PUPILS at a Westbury school have been selected to judge part of this year's Royal Society Young People's Book Prize.

The prize aims to inspire young people to read about science and promotes the writing of excellent, accessible Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics books for under-14s.

The prize is unique in that the winner is selected by judging panels made up of young people across the country.

Pupils at Westbury Leigh Primary School have been selected to judge the 2019 science book shortlist for the prize.

Steve Pearce, Y6 Teacher said: “ We have some passionate scientists and it is a great opportunity to see what is on offer and how we can incorporate them into our everyday learning.”

Ben, a Y6 Pupil and science chair, said: “We are observing different books. This is positive because we have books for all age groups. We need science to look forward and solve issues.”

To find out more about the prize, go to https://royalsociety.org/grants-schemes-awards/book-prizes/young-peoples-book-prize/