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Battle of the Sexes in Book Award Vote

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Pupils in the Boys’ and Girls’ Divisions have been holding a friendly competition to see which half of Bolton School would collect the most votes for the Bolton Children’s Fiction Award 2019.

The shortlist was announced in September, and since then pupils across Bolton have been reading the six books, leaving comments and reviews on the Award website and looking forward to the casting their votes. All pupils who have read three or more of the books are eligible to choose their favourite and have their say in picking this year’s winning book.

A tally in both Senior School Libraries has shown the progress of boys and girls as pupils in both Divisions cast their votes. With one lunchtime of voting left to go, the boys were in the lead with 36 votes to the girls’ 29.

Votes from all over Bolton will be counted in the coming weeks and the winner will be revealed at the Award Ceremony on 27 June 2019. Pupils from other schools will join Year 7 pupils from both Divisions and Ambassadors from Year 8 for a morning of workshops with the shortlisted authors before hearing the results.

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