Book Club members help to choose this year’s best science book for young people!

Dinosaurs that roamed lost prehistoric lands, NASA’s Mars rover Curiosity on a journey from the laboratory to the Red Planet; and fearless female scientists who changed the world...

These are just some of the creative and inspiring science topics students got to grips with when they helped to decide the winner of the prestigious Royal Society Young People’s Book Prize 2018. The Prize celebrates the best books that communicate science to young people in an accessible, creative way.

Students from Beckfoot Thornton Book Club joined over 300 other schools, clubs and youth groups specially selected from across the UK to choose the winner of the 2018 prize, when they met to judge the books last week.

Year 8 students Keeley and Evelyn said:
“It was exciting to get involved with the prize and a great experience. We had to be very critical to determine our winner!”

The thoughts of our young readers have now been sent to The Royal Society, they will help to decide the overall winner, to be announced later this year. The highest rated book amongst our students was Curiosity – The Story of the Mars Rover, the shortlisted books are available to borrow from the library.

Book Club meets every Thursday after school, in the Library – please talk to Miss Billingsley for more information.

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