LSC students become book judges


We are excited to announce that LSC were successful in an application to participate in this year’s CBCA Shadow Judging Program. LSC is one of only five schools chosen to Shadow Judge the “Book of The Year” in the Older Reader Category for the Children’s Book Council of Australia.

The Shadow Judging program encourages all readers, from emerging to young adult, to express their opinions about the titles selected by the CBCA Judges as contenders for this year’s Book of the Year Award.

Students will meet with author Jane Godwin for a Creative Workshop and will receive copies of the 2021 Shortlisted novels later in the year. These student judges are asked to submit a response for each novel and the responses will be shared on the official CBCA Shadow Judging site and will form part of Book Week celebrations (August 21-27)

Pictured with Library Manager Kathleen Smith, are the volunteer Student Judges – Bailey Trevena, Nickyta Bennett-Pearson, Erik Webster, Georgia Dunn and Erica Begg.

Well done to these students and they are very excited to be given this opportunity and are enjoying reading their novels.

The 5 schools selected to participate in the Shadow Judging Program for Older Readers are Leongatha Secondary College, Alphington Grammar School, Genazzano FCJ College, John Paul College Frankston and St Joseph’s College Mildura.

A huge thankyou to Mrs Kathleen Smith for nominating Leongatha Secondary College and coordinating the students and the program.

More can be found on how the program works on this link: