CILIP Carnegie Medal

During the first part of the summer term we have an extra book club after school club in conjunction with the English Department. This is for keen readers in Years 8, 9 and 10. They shadow the CILIP Carnegie Medal.

The Carnegie Medal is awarded annually to the writer of an outstanding book for children. It was established by in 1936, in memory of the great Scottish-born philanthropist, Andrew Carnegie (1835-1919). Carnegie was a self-made industrialist who made his fortune in steel in the USA. His experience of using a library as a child led him to resolve that “if ever wealth came to me that it should be used to establish free libraries.”

Carnegie set up more than 2800 libraries across the English speaking world and, by the time of his death, over half the library authorities in Great Britain had Carnegie libraries.

The medal is awarded by CILIP: the Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals

These are some photographs from one of our previous years on results day.




Mr Brown came along to announce the winner……


This year the Carnegie Reading Group shared results day with 3 other secondary school in Cambridge. They discussed and debated the short listed books altogether and chose their own winning book before listening to the national announcement later in the morning. The students winning book was More Than This by Patrick Ness however the CILIP judging panel selected Buffalo Soldier by Tanya Landman to be the 2015 winner.