On Tuesday afternoon a group of Year Nine students attended the Portsmouth Book Awards at Fratton Park. Our students joined others from schools from across Portsmouth and beyond in discussing and judging the five shortlisted books: ‘Alone’ by D.J. Brazier; ‘Arena 13’ by Joseph Delany; ‘More of Me’ by Kathryn Evans; ‘The Bubble Boy’ by Stewart Foster and ‘Accidental Superstar’ by Marianne Levy. The event culminated in the vote for the winning story.
The students, who have spent the last three months reading and meeting after school to discuss the novels, had a fantastic time at the event and confidently and eloquently represented ALNS. We’re now all eagerly looking forward to Wednesday 14th June, when the winner is announced and we meet the winning author!