26 November 2018

School Library Christmas Writing Competition 2018

Our school library has just launched a Christmas writing competition. The library is inviting pupils to enter a Christmas story, 500-1000 words, beginning with; 'It was Christmas Eve, and everyone was in bed. The clock ticked towards midnight but I couldn't...

22 November 2018

Thank-you to everyone who donated to 'The Big Read'.

  Thank-you to everyone who took part in ‘The Big Read’. The sponsored read was organised by the English Department and the school library, with the aim of encouraging pupils to read whilst raising money for the library at the same time! 'The Big Read'...

7 November 2018

School Library's Armistice Display Commemorates the end of the First World War

A special display dedicated to Armistice 1918 has gone up in the school library, commemorating the centenary of the end of the First World War. The display features books focussing on the First World War and a selection of the First World War recruitment posters.  Two...

5 November 2018

Still Time to Donate to 'The Big Read'

Thank-you to everyone who has taken part in ‘The Big Read’. The sponsored read was organised by the English Department and the school library, with the aim of encouraging pupils to read whilst raising money for the library at the same time! “We are delighted at the...

27 September 2018

The Big Read 2018

October sees the launch of a special school fundraiser. 'The Big Read 2018' has been organised by the English Department and the school library, with the aim of encouraging pupils to raise money by reading. Monies raised by the sponsored read will go to charity and the...

14 September 2018

Sweet Celebration for Roald Dahl Day

There were sweets galore and a whole lot more, to celebrate Roald Dahl day on Thursday.  The school library marked the splendiferous author’s birthday with a party at lunchtime. Pupils who borrowed books from the library could choose from a selection of cakes and...

10 September 2018

Pupil Librarians Create Wonderful, New Sorting Hat for the Library

A couple of months ago a large, papier maché Harry Potter sorting hat went missing from the school library. As we are both library assistants, we decided to make a replacement.   Mrs Markham, Head of Art, provided the resources and guidance to make the hat. First, we...

10 September 2018

Winner of the World Cup Writing Competition Announced

In June, the school library and English Department launched a World Cup Writing Competition. The brief was to write a group stage match report, with a fantastic prize up for grabs.  Mr Nightingale, Teacher of English, judged the entries. He was pleased with the response to the...

7 September 2018

We Are Reading!

This week we welcomed pupils back into school and met all our new year 7 pupils. It has been great to hear that lots of our pupils have been busy reading over the summer holidays. One pupil, Christine in year 9, completed the

7 June 2018

A Week of Treats Encourage Pupils to 'Get Caught Reading'

This week our school pupil librarians have been busy scouting the canteen, yard and library to catch pupils engrossed in a book. Anyone found reading at break or lunchtime received a treat.  "Any reader engagement activity, like 'Get Caught Reading' is to encourage...

25 May 2018

Get Caught Reading Week

Following the success of the school Book Swap the library team will be holding 'Get Caught Reading Week!' after half term. The aim of the week is to reward children found reading in their spare time, they might be reading in the library, in the yard or anywhere in school during break...

23 May 2018

Book Swap Creates a Buzz in the Library

There was a buzz in the library yesterday as the Book Swap got underway. Nearly 90 books were donated by pupils for the event, in exchange for Book Swap Tokens, which they could 'cash in' at the Book Swap.  There was a wide range of titles to choose from including books...