National Teen Book Club

Book Clubs in Schools (BCiS)

Available Between

This is a five-week unique and interactive opportunity for you to connect with thousands of other teen readers across the UK to share in the first virtual book club. Between 3.30 pm and 4.30 pm every Wednesday for five weeks, you will be able to share your thoughts on our book club`s book. You`ll be meeting writing heroes and completing engaging activities that help you become a better reader, writer, and explore careers in the literary world.

Your participation in the National Teen Book Club means you will get special access to purchase a leading young adult eBook book for a discounted price of £0.99 to £1.99. The book is Chinglish, by Sue Cheung. Over the five weeks, you will read the book and each Wednesday between 3.30 pm and 4.30 pm we will meet online to:

- Discuss the book in breakouts with young people across the UK, meeting a mixture of diverse teens with a variety of viewpoints.

- Meet writing titans in live question and answer sessions, meeting award-winning and other leading authors as well as comedy writers, music writers, journalists, publishers and other writing heroes.

- Interactive activities for you to complete with other young people in the weekly events and independently offline. These include arts and crafts, creative writing opportunities and research activities all related to the book club`s book.

At the end of the five weeks, there will be a graduating finale, meeting the book club`s book author with quizzes and questions and answers so you can share your voice on the book and learn more about their story about being an author and their writing process.

What will you gain through the National Teen Book Club after school club:

- You will meet with other teens and build your communication and teamwork skills each week through virtual interactions.

- A certificate from Speakers for Schools and Book Clubs in Schools to help in your future education and career opportunities.

- Across National Teen Book Club events, completing the tasks week to week fulfils the skills element of the Duke of Edinburgh Award.

- Be introduced to a variety of writing careers by meeting authors, writers and publishers and find your future in the literary world.

Skills/Experiences You Will Gain:

Decision Making
Communication Skills
Document writing
Goal setting
Problem solving
Time management
Project work

Great For Students Who Are:

Team Player
Hard Working
Interested in learning industry basics
Interested in photography
Proficient with social media
Able to learn quickly
Capable with numbers
Willing to learn
Keen to try new things
Interested in analysing information
Interested in problem solving
Interested in reading

Candidate Questions

Below are a number of questions which you will need to answer to apply for this opportunity.
What is your favourite book?