20 June 2018
Ten lower school students took part in the 15th annual Abingdon Carnegie Forum, which brought together more than 70 students from Abingdon School, St Helen's, Larkmead, John Mason and Fitzharrys.
The Forum followed three months reading, discussing and reviewing the eight books shortlisted for the 2018 Carnegie Medal, the UK's most prestigious award for children's literature.
At the Forum, Abingdon students worked in teams comprising students from all the schools involved to champion a particular book and then vote for the book they wanted to win the award.
This year, the Abingdon winner, by a small margin, was The hate u give by Angie Thomas, the powerful story of a fight for justice in the face of violence, oppression and racism. According to one Abingdon student, it has “a plot that just makes you want to read on.”
Prizes were presented by the Mayor of Abingdon.