Last year, Jack Styles of Year 10 was selected to judge the best book for the Inky Prize. This award incorporating the Silver and Gold Inky is a prize and accolade that many authors seek. The Inky is awarded by student judges rather than teachers and Librarians. It is the voice of young readers around Australia. The chances of another student from our school being selected at all are slim, let alone in consecutive years, however, this year Joe Bosa of Year 9 was selected as the 2013 Inky Judge!
Ky Sinclair, Jack Styles and Oscar O’Neill-Pugh travelled with me to the State Library to listen to Joe speak about the Judging process. We also listened to authors including James Maloney speak about the writing process. The large crowd of writers and readers found the presentations enlightening, inspiring and entertaining.
Thanks to Julia Hicks, English Teacher and Coordinator of Public Speaking at Mentone Grammar for escorting our students and completing this write up.