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Trinity Schools Book Awards Ceremony

Trinity Schools Book Awards Ceremony

Dulwich College pupils triumphed at the Trinity Schools Book Award (TSBA) Ceremony.

The TSBA is a nationwide book award organised by librarians, in which the winning books are selected by pupil vote. The Book Award Shadowing Club has been reading and discussing the shortlisted titles over the past two terms, as well as working on their pupil response competition entries - creative projects and book reviews responding to the TSBA titles. 

Thursday 25 April was the culmination of our TSBA shadowing, as ten Lower School pupils travelled to Latymer Upper School for the Awards Ceremony, an event attended by 13 schools from across the country. Pupils were delighted when the winning books were announced: Rebel Skies by Ann Sei Lin took the TSBA Award (Year 7+), and Lies Like Wildfire by Jennifer Lynn Alvarez took the Trinity Plus Award (Year 9+). Both are favourites here at Dulwich in the Raymond Chandler and Wodehouse Library.

However, most exciting for our group was the results of the pupil response competition. In the book review category, Michael in Year 7 earned joint 2nd prize for his review of Fish Boy by Chloe Daykin, and Mark in Year 8 earned joint 3rd prize for his review of Rebel Skies by Ann Sei Lin. In the creative response category, Mark and Jake in Year 8 earned joint first prize for their large-scale wire, plaster, and paper model of a shikigami, the magical origami creatures from Rebel Skies, which was constructed using pages from the book itself.

After the ceremony, pupils had an exciting opportunity to meet the shortlisted authors, get their books signed, and browse the pop-up gallery of pupil response competition entries.

Group of Lower School boys at Trinity Schools Book Award Ceremony


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