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Students Attend CIBA Launch Event at The Ricoh Arena

On Wednesday 19th October students involved in the Coventry Inspiration Book Awards 2017 (CIBA 2017) enjoyed a trip to the Ricoh Arena to meet the author, Andy Briggs. 

The Coventry Inspiration Book Awards (CIBA) is a celebration of reading and of fantastic books which have been shortlisted in different categories for young people.  The Awards are launched in October each year and voting begins in January. Students across Coventry vote to decide which book wins in each category.

In the CIBA there are 5 shortlisted book categories. These are, Simply The Book, Hooked On Books, Rapid Reads, Telling Tales and What’s The Story.  Each category caters for different age groups and reading abilities.

Year 7 students at President Kennedy School will be reading and voting for the books in the Hooked on Books shortlist.  Along with following the Awards, they will also get a chance to participate in the Coventry Secondary Schools’ Book Bout Competition, where young people are given one of the shortlisted books in the Hooked on Books category, then compete with the other schools to say why they think it’s the best book.  

At the launch event, at the end of the author talk, the students took part in a multiple choice quiz about how they would react in a fictional situation.  They were awarded points based on their answers and this determined if they were a hero, a villain or neutral. If you were neutral you were Batman! 

The session was extremely interactive and resulted in our students becoming either a hero or a villain. Students were able to interactively create their own story through the insightful and engaging activities offered by the author. 

The session ended with students being able to get their books signed by Andy Briggs who left each student a personal message depending on whether they were a hero or a villain. Students thoroughly enjoyed the event and have already started to read the first book in his new sequel.     

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