Tag Archive | Catalyst 2010-11

Return to St Aidan’s

Report from Calum Smith, St Aidan’s 100 S3 pupils were treated recently to a return visit from North Lanarkshire Catalyst Award Winning author Linda Strachan. The St Aidan’s pupils had won a visit from the renowned author by posting the best collection of reviews of the Catalyst Longlist books on the Catalyst Blog. Linda talked about the […]

Catalyst Winner 2010

North Lanarkshire teenagers have voted Spider the winner of the Catalyst Teenage Book Award for 2010. Congratulations to the fabulous Linda Strachan, and commiserations to the lovely Tim Bowler and Paul Dowswell. The awards took place at St Aidan’s High School, Wishaw, on Thursday 28th October. Full details here.

Catalyst Awards Ceremony – 28th October 2010

The scene is set at St Aidan’s High School, Wishaw. Three authors, chuffed to be the lucky three from the original 24, sit on the stage, wondering if they are the winner of this year’s award, but we’re making them wait a bit. Schools from across North Lanarkshire have filed into the hall, eyeing up the […]

Review Competition Result

This year, Catalyst readers had the chance to win a prize for sharing their thoughts on one of the shortlisted books. All reviews received were automatically entered in the competition. Individuals competed for a choice of book tokens or an iPod. The school with the best collection of reviews was awarded a prize of an […]

Review competition deadline: 22nd October

The Awards Ceremony on 28th October is getting really close, so we have to close our review competition on Friday 22nd October, which still leaves you five days to enter. Remember, the winner can choose either an iPod touch or £40 of book tokens as their prize. Plus, the school which sends in the best collection of reviews […]

Voting now open!!!

Voting for the winner of this year’s Catalyst Award has now opened, and will run for two weeks. You will find voting slips and ballot boxes in most North Lanarkshire school and public libraries. And don’t forget you can still enter the review competition. Full details are available here.

Catalyst Review Competition

The Catalyst Awards will be held on Thursday, October 28th, at St Aidan’s High School, and you could be picking up a prize for yourself or your school on the day. We’re looking for the best reviews from 3rd and 4th year across North Lanarkshire Council. All reviews already received for this year’s books will automatically […]

Shortlist announcement

The North Lanarkshire Catalyst Teenage Book Award 2010 shortlist will be announced at the opening of the new T-Space in Motherwell Library and then here on June 16th. The shortlisted books were chosen on the basis of comments left on this blog and with local school and public librarians. Why not let us know if […]

Longlist 2010-11

Catalyst 2010 – do you know the winner?

The Catalyst team have already started work for next year, and we’re looking for your help. If you’ve read any book that was published between 1st July 2008 and 30th June 2009 that deserves to be a Catalyst book, please let us know by replying to this post. If you’re not sure of the publication […]