Youth Reviews Book Week

Published April 23, 2012 by electricbluegaloo

PRESS RELEASE:  CBCA NSW BOOK WEEK ACTIVITIES

JOIN IN OUR YOUTH REVIEW THE CBCA SHORTLIST FOR BOTH OLDER READERS AND YOUNGER READERS VIDEOCONFERENCE FRIDAY AUGUST 17

This year we are extending our successful videoconference event to primary schools. We thank the staff at Caddie’s Creek Primary school who have volunteered to be the first to host this event. To widen the audience even further, you can invite nearby private schools to visit and join in. CBCA NSW will supply an award winning writer or illustrator to appear and discuss the texts.

This has proved to be a great way for students to be involved in the excitement of the CBCA Book of the Year Awards announcement for fiction. Students from remote NSW areas will once again join students via the schools of Distance Education with students in Sydney by a live video link, to present their responses to the shortlist. This real time videoconference will include the announcement of the winner and honour books awards as they are placed on the national website at 12 noon. We also thank Judith Ridge, the Western Sydney Young Peoples’ Literature Officer with WestWords who is hosting the videoconference at a western Sydney high school and funding a guest writer.

Any number of students at schools may watch, listen or register to join in with questions or comments.

Go to http://dart.nsw.edu.au then click on “connections”, then “upcoming excursions” then “free excursions” and scroll down to 17 August to bring up the CBCA Book of the Year event notices. Scroll down to fill in the ‘Book Now’ form to register your students to participate. See more information on the Connections page by clicking on “schools”

To watch the event, any school can connect via Web Stream and then selecting the presentation from the “Featured Channels”.

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