Friday, 28 November 2014

Are You Ready to Take a Risk?

The Library’s ‘Take a Risk’ competition is back by popular demand for Christmas! 

To take part all you need to do is borrow a mystery ‘Take A Risk Book’, fill in the short questionnaire and you will automatically win a prize, and have your name entered into a free prize draw with the chance to win more prizes. PLUS there are spot prizes to be won!  

See a Librarian in the Discovery Library for details - Everyone's a winner!

Friday, 21 November 2014

Guardian Children's Fiction Prize 2014 - winner announced

Piers Torday has won the this year's Guardian Children's Fiction Prize for his novel The Dark Wild, sequel to his debut novel, The Last Wild.

The prize is judged by authors and previous winners have included Jacqueline Wilson, Frank Cottrell Boyce, Ted Hughes, Philip Pulman and Meg Rosoff.  

The Last Wild trilogy by Paul Torday is available to borrow from the Discovery Library.

Friday, 14 November 2014

Remembrance Displays in the War Memorial Library

All this week there have been special Remembrance assemblies taking place.

The students have also been selling poppies and some of the KS3 students have created some wonderful artefacts that are on display in the War Memorial Library.

The War Memorial Library is for the use of KS4 and 5 students and staff only and we are aware that the KS3 students do not get to see the memorial.  We have therefore arranged a timetable of visits for the Year 7 students during Form Time this term.

We have an excellent collection of war based novels, poetry and non-fiction in both the Discovery and War Memorial Libraries, including Carnegie and Greenaway shortlisted novel Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein and Bird Song by Sebastian Faulks.

Friday, 7 November 2014

Remembrance Day - Lest We Forget

Remembrance Day takes place on 11 November every year in Commonwealth Countries, marking the official ending of the WWI on the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month in 1918, Armistice Day.   A two minute silence is held on this day every year so that we do not forget the millions killed, injured and affected by war and people wear remembrance poppies.  The Discovery Library has a special Remembrance display of war time story books for you to borrow. 

The Ravensbourne School war memorial, initially dedicated to students and staff who gave their lives in the Great War, is situated in the KS4/5 Library; known as the War Memorial Library. It was added to again after World War II. The war memorial is important to the life of the school and we mention it often.