Rhyddings Business and Enterprise School was chosen to represent the county in the 30th year celebration of Lancashire Book of the Year. We were very honoured to be part of this very prestigious award and nearly all of our Year 9 students were involved in the process, which was organised by Mrs Stevens.
The award is voted for by Year 9 students in twelve high schools around the county. Each school is given a collection of books, submitted by publishers as being the best books they had produced for the 12-14 age group. The young people then read and shortlist the books before choosing the overall winner.

From a list of 92 fiction titles, which students at our school read,  a shortlist of eleven was announced on 11 March 2016. There was something for everyone – adventure, romance, mystery, horror – and each one is a really good read, endorsed by the young people of Lancashire.

The young judges, including Bethany Beresford and Thomas Gales-Ellis, met on Friday 17 June to vote for the overall winner, and the name of the winner was announced at the 30th anniversary celebrations and presentation of the award on Saturday 18 June 2016 in the Council Chamber, County Hall, Preston.

The winner of the 2016 Book of the Year award is Holly Bourne for ‘Am I Normal Yet?’