MABA 2015

Valley Park School is hosting the Maidstone Area Book Awards 2015 in its new, purpose-built Library.


Sally Gardner, with her book 'Maggot Moon', which won the Carnegie medal for children's literature.

The guest speaker is the author, Sally Gardner, whose book Maggot Moon won the prestigious Carnegie Medal for children’s literature. Students from seven local schools will be participating in this event:

  • Valley Park School
  • Invicta Grammar School
  • Maidstone Girls Grammar School
  • Holmesdale Technology College
  • The Malling School
  • Aylesford Primary School
  • Snodland Primary School

Students taking part have been reading from a selection of books, all linked by the theme of “Alternative Futures”; they will then vote for the title they think should win the Award. The winners of the “junior” and “teen” Awards will be announced by Sally Gardner at the event on Monday 23 March, which takes place from 1pm to 3pm in the Library.