Students celebrate love of reading at North Herts Book Awards

Miriam Ross attended the North Herts Books awards where students discussed their favourite from a se

Miriam Ross attended the North Herts Books awards where students discussed their favourite from a selection of books. Picture: Gillian Jemetta - Credit: Archant

Eight schools across Stevenage and North Herts have come together to celebrate their enjoyment of reading at Baldock’s Knights Templar School.

Students from Highfield, St Francis’ College, St Christopher, and Fearnhill schools in Letchworth, The Nobel School in Stevenage and Hitchin Girls’ and The Priory schools in Hitchin attended the annual North Herts Books Awards.

Following an in-depth discussion of the books the students and school librarians vote for their favourite book from the selection and the winning author is invited to speak at the following year’s event. This year’s winner author was Lucy Adlington for her novel ‘The Red Ribbon’.

The Highfield School librarian Ms Linford said: “I’m delighted that our group of librarians continue to organise this event every year.

“I can’t wait for next year’s event and to help start selecting a shortlist of books for everyone to start reading.”

Last year’s winner Miriam Moss, author of ‘The Girl on the Plane’ joined the session to give a guest presentation.