The annual Hackney Carnegie event took place on Thursday 14 June hosted by The Petchey Academy. Nine secondary schools participated in the event (Bridge Academy, Cardinal Pole, Hackney New School, Haggerston School, Mossbourne Community Academy, Mossbourne Victoria Park Academy, Petchey Academy, Skinners Academy and Stoke Newington School.
Angie Thomas, the author of “The Hate U Give” gave an entertaining and inspirational talk to the students.
Each school then performed a presentation on one of the Carnegie shortlisted books.The judges had an extremely difficult decision to make as the standard of student presentations was very high. Congratulations to the winners for the second year running, Haggerston School for their presentation on “After the Fire”, by Will Hill.