Hampshire Book Award 2023
Every year, avid readers from Year 8 take part in the Hampshire Book Awards. This involves participating secondary schools from across the County reading, then voting for the best paperback fiction title published the previous year.
The students are involved in every stage of the Award from the selection of the long and short list to the final vote from the winning author.
The shortlist of books announced in March 2023 were:
Accompanied by Ms Millard and Ms Seward, 12 students from Year 8 attended Eggars School in Alton for the live Regional Voting Day on 29th June 2023. Together with other local schools, they discussed the books and then submitted votes for their favourite one. Each book was rated according to the three Es : Enjoyment, Enrichment and Engagement.
Once all votes were counted and verified, the winning book was announced as :
When The World Was Ours
by Liz Kessler
The winning author will be invited to a presentation at Winchester Guildhall in the Autumn term to accept the award.