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Carnegie Medal Winner!

Ex-Lochinver teacher wins prestigious award


Author, Sarah Crossan, won the prestigious Carnegie Medal for Children’s Literature yesterday at an award ceremony at the British Library. The award is given for the best children’s book written in English. The winning book is voted for by the Carnegie panel, made up of illustrious writers and librarians and children from all over the country. If you don’t know much about the award it is comparable to winning an Olympic gold!

Sarah used to teach here in the English Department before she moved to New York a few years ago where she continued to teach for a while before dedicating herself full-time to writing.

The Carnegie medal was awarded for Sarah’s book ‘One’ which is a beautiful verse novel about conjoined twins, Tippy and Grace.  This is Sarah’s fifth novel.

Sarah is a great friend of the school and has been in a few times to run workshops with our older boys; this year group read ‘The Weight of Water’ as part of their Studied Literature modules of work and was Sarah’s first novel.