10 March 2020

Pupil Librarian Works Towards Platinum Award

Following on from the success of World Book Day, one of our hard working pupil librarians has moved onto her next challenge – organising the school book fair. Diya, in year 10, has been a pupil librarian for over three years. In that time she has achieved her Bronze, Silver and Gold...

7 February 2020

School Library Celebrates Sixth Annual Harry Potter Book Night

Our school library celebrated the sixth annual Harry Potter Book Night, on Thursday 6th February 2020, with a special Harry Potter party. Mrs Dearden, school Librarian, and our pupil librarians magically decorated the library with charms and spells from JK Rowling’s...

4 February 2020

Christmas Writing Competition Winner Announced

Congratulations to Bethany for winning the Christmas Writing Competition. The competition, set by our school library, proved very popular with pupils. The year 7 pupil librarian’s winning entry told the story of a boy who didn’t believe in Santa....

24 January 2020

Harry Potter Fan Donates Special 20th Anniversary Edition of Harry Potter & the Chamber of Secrets to our School Library

An avid Harry Potter fan has very kindly donated a special 20th Anniversary Edition of Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets to the school library. Ethan, in year 8, donated a Hufflepuff edition of JK Rowling’s second book in the popular Harry Potter...

24 January 2020

ATS Book Club Visit Waterstones

On Thursday 19th December 2019, we took a trip to Waterstones in Preston city centre with four members of our Archbishop Temple School Book Club to buy some new stock for the library. The task proved harder than anticipated, as the selection of books was so vast! The boys went in...

8 January 2020

School Library Delighted with Kind Book Donations

Mrs Dearden, our school Librarian, was delighted to discover a number of kind book donations on her desk following the Christmas break. Ms. Ryder, Head of Business Studies, had donated a full set of sixteen stories written by children's author Michael Morpurgo. The set of classic stories...

11 December 2019

School Library Delighted to Receive a Delivery of Forty Free Books from the Book Trust.

Our school library was delighted to receive a delivery of forty free books from the Book Trust yesterday. The Book Trust is the UK’s largest reading charity that reaches children across the UK, via children’s centres, schools, libraries and health professionals, with books...

10 December 2019

Our school library is celebrating the wonderful Icelandic tradition of 'Jolabokaflod'.

Once again we are celebrating the wonderful Icelandic tradition of 'Jolabokaflod' in the school library. Every year, people in Iceland buy a new book for someone and wrap it up with some chocolate. Rather than on Christmas Day, the book and chocolate are given on...

22 November 2019

School Library Christmas Writing Competition

An annual Christmas writing competition has been launched by our school library.  "I decided to start running the competition annually as it is very popular. It encourages our pupils to be a part of the library and also...

5 November 2019

New books are a big hit in our school library.

A selection of new books has arrived in our school library. The books, a blend of children's teenage and young adult titles, have been requested by our pupils.  "'The Land of Stories' is a fantasy series written by American singer and actor Chris...

3 October 2019

Record number of pupils apply for roles in the school library.

A record number of applicants have applied for the available pupil librarian posts. Mrs Dearden, School Librarian, has received thirty-two applications with seven pupils being recruited following an interview process. “The standard of all of the applications is very...

25 September 2019

Friendship formed in our school library inspires Key Stage 3 girls' book club.

Two pupils in year 7 have decided to start a book club for girls in key stage 3. Ria and Hannah attended different primary schools and met in our school library.  "We both enjoy reading books," said Hannah. "Then we had an idea one day, 'why don't we...