Book of the yearjan2020

Blessed Trinity pupils are reading and reviewing a selection of Young Adult books after being selected as a judging school for the prestigious Lancashire Book of the Year award.

A group of the school’s most avid readers have been ploughing their way through almost 30 books in order to be able to shortlist and judge the books ahead of the presentation day in July.

“The Lancashire Book of the Year award is unique in that it is the only book award chosen exclusively by young people. As such it is a highly prized award amongst authors who write for this age group.” said English teacher Mrs Bainbridge.

“We are delighted that our school has been chosen to represent our area and our pupils are all enjoying the challenge. We have regular meetings with other judging schools so that we have the opportunity to discuss and exchange opinions on all the books.”

Bookworm Dylan, who has read four books, said: “I believe this is a great opportunity and believe that more schools should take on this wonderful endeavour.”

Thomas has read three books. “One of my favourites has been ‘Kerb Stain Boys’ which is a thrilling, gripping work that will appeal to all teenagers and was very funny!"