I had a great day out of the LRC yesterday when I took a group of pupils from Caldervale to the Scottish Children’s Book Awards at the Lyceum Theatre in Edinburgh.
We traipsed through the drizzle in Princes Street Gardens to the theatre. Where we took our seats for the ceremony. Some of our pupils were a little bit disappointed that their favourite Theresa Breslin didn’t win but others were delighted to see Nicola Morgan take top place, in the 12-16 category, for her novel “Wasted”.
The Scottish Booktrust did a fantastic job of hosting the awards and our pupils thoroughly enjoyed the whole event, especially getting a chance to meet the three authors in their category at the book signing. All of the authors took time to speak individually to the pupils while they signed copies of their books or handed out pre-signed postcards.
A happy group skipped back through the wind to catch the train home! I’d thoroughly recommend getting involved in the Scottish Children’s Book Awards from the initial reading and reviewing of the shortlisted titles through voting and finally attending the ceremony.