This week young people across the UK are choosing their favourite short story from the BBC National Short Story Award in partnership with the Book Trust. Almost 200 schools applied to take part in Student Choice, which gives A level students the opportunity to shadow judge the award. Students from Kingsthorpe College were one of only twenty schools across the UK to be specially selected to make up the official student judging panel.
To launch the judging panel, students were invited to an afternoon tea party with the Principal and English staff . This provided them with the chance to discuss and share their ideas about contemporary literature and ‘what makes a good short story’.
Over the coming weeks Kingsthorpe's sixth form students will be working closely with the BBC and the Book Trust to help judge this prestigious award. Debbie Morrison, Principal, said " It is a real honour that the College has been chosen and our students are extremely excited to be part of the official judging panel."
A student at Kingsthorpe College said, “I feel honoured to be a part of something so prestigious and to have the opportunity to be an integral part of the judging process. Personally, I will relish being immersed in and inspired by these contemporary writers.”