Over 5 days, each day, we gave 5 different teachers disposable cameras and asked them to take 5 pictures of their students reading!We had a great selection of readers from Year
7 to Year 13 and have created an amazing collage of all the photographs, which is
on display outside the Discovery Library.
students who were photographed received rewards postcards or pens.
have a look to see if you can spot yourself or your friends and keep reading!
We have a good selection of revision resources available in the WML – come and have a browse or ask one of the librarians.There are some useful GCSE revision websites listed on the blog, as well as Post 16 resources, which provide A-level revision websites and advice on referencing. One of our P16 lunchtime library helpers has also recommended the Get Revising website, which allows you to organise your time with a study planner, create useful tools including mind-maps and flash cards and discuss your subjects with other students. To check it out visit Get Revising.
Keep Calm and Love Animals!
If you are looking for inspiration in choosing what to read, check out our new 'animal' themed display in the Discover Library. We have some great reads, including The Great Escape by Melanie Rix, a World War 2 adventure about three beloved pets who embark on an incredible journey from London to Devon. We also have lots of excellent new books for you to choose from - look at the 'New Books' section of our blog to see the highlights.
Beyond the Stars - Short Story writing competition
Would you like to be a published author? Then this competition is for you.To enter you must write a short story with a winter theme that is suitable for children between the ages of 8 and 10.The story should be between 1,500 and 5,000 words long and should be imaginative and original.
The winner will have their story published as the 12th story in Beyond the Stars collection of winter-themed stories alongside well-known children’s authors such as Eoin Colfer, Derek Landy, Judi Curtin and Roddy Doyle.The closing date for entries is Midnight on 30th June 2014. Entrants must be between 8-16 years.
you simply have to send in your best poem, which you’ve written in class or at
home, either by post or online.The
competition is open to 11-17 year olds and the poems can be of any length and
on any theme.The competition closes at
midnight on the 31st July 2014.
15 winners are invited on a week-long writing residential course at the Hurst
Arvon Centre, Shropshire, or receive one-to-one mentoring with a professional
poet (age dependent), and have their poem printed in the Foyle Winners
More students than ever took a risk and borrowed a
‘take a risk’ book at the end of last term! 217 students borrowed a book, 195
questionnaires were successfully completed and prizes given, including 58 spot
prizes. All entries were then put forward for the free prize draw.
The lucky prize draw winners below were
presented with their prizes on the day of the 2 Steves author visit to TRS:
1. James C 7NG
2. Jessica H 7MD
3. Daniel C 8RN
We had a fantastic
response and thank you to everyone who took part!