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Carnegie Award Shortlist Shadowing Presentations.

On Thursday 13th June a group of year 9 students made the short trip to Stover School, Newton Abbott, for the Annual shadowing competition.

Seven schools were in attendance. After an enjoyable and entertaining talk from Mitch Johnson, author of ‘Kick’ - pictured with the ECC team-  the Competition got underway. The Exmouth team waited excitedly for their turn to present ‘The Hate You Give’, a Young adult novel about a girl who is choosing between her life in a gang ridden neighbourhood and her life at her predominantly white prep school. Themes of equality, racism and class feature strongly in this gripping novel from Angie Thomas.

Our team’s  presentation was very strong with some excellent acting recreating the interrogation scene from the book.

Participant, Saphira Myrie said, ‘It was very nerve wracking at first, as we were performing in front of a large crowd. However, as we performed I really enjoyed myself and I’m very thankful I got the opportunity to do this!’.

All schools then voted for the presentation most likely to make them want to read the book. Exmouth were delighted to be placed 2nd! The competition was very strong with excellent presentations all round. Many thanks to Stover school for hosting and  Mrs Burrows and Ms Messer for organising the college team members - Emily Freer, Lilly Allen, Saphira Myrie, Olivia Rowley, Sarah Reynolds, Erin Bruce, Matie Ficken, Abbey Jobson and Lucy Rose.

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