Friday, 29 January 2016

Competition! Design A Poster for the Discovery Library

We are running a competition to design a new ‘this way’ sign for the Discovery Library, to replace the existing bookworm poster.  Students are invited to submit their designs on an A4 sheet. 

The winning entry will be reproduced and displayed to direct users to the Discovery Library.  The closing date is 11th February and all entries should be handed into the Librarians.

Good Luck!  We look forward to seeing your entries.

500 Words 2016

The ever popular BBC Radio 2 500 words story writing competition is back for the sixth year.  It is open to anyone aged 13 or under.  To enter you simply need to write a fictional short story of no more than 500 words and submit your story online.

The competition closes for entries at 7pm on Thurdsay, 25th February.  Prizes include Chris Evan’s height in books plus the top 50 entrants will receive tickets to the final.  Why not give it a go?  To enter and for inspiration, hints and tips visit the 500 words website.

Friday, 22 January 2016

TRS Big Draw 2015 - Shortlisted Winners and Winners

The whole school took part in The Big Draw International Drawing festival last term, organised by the Art Department.  The theme was "Every Drawing Tells A Story". Each student was asked to create a bookmark based upon a descriptive extract from a book selected by the Librarians.  It was a wonderful opportunity to get creative and have fun whatever your artistic ability!

The short-listed winners and winners were chosen in collaboration with the Library and are now on display outside the Discovery Library.  Come and have a look!  

Sofia O 7SE
Alize E 8SW
Stewart S 9ML
Taylor H 10BN
Rea H 11CO
Hannah W 12BY
Philippa B 13BG

Shortlisted winners:                 
Ciara W 7CS
Emily S 7FH
Connor D 9CT
Peter R 11SY
Renee M 10BN
Bailey R 13HB
Christina N 8BL

Friday, 15 January 2016

Take A Risk Christmas - Prize Draw Winners!

More students than ever took a risk and borrowed a ‘take a risk’ book at the end of last term! 220 students borrowed a book, 179 questionnaires were successfully completed and 58 spot prize were given out. All entries were then put forward for the free prize draw. 

The following prize draw winners were presented with their prizes at Assembly.

  • Isabella 7MU
  • Mark 7FH
  • Ellie 8SA

Take A Risk 2015 Prize Draw Prizes
We had a great response - thank you to everyone who took part!

Friday, 8 January 2016

Blue Peter Book Awards 2016 - short list announced

The Blue Peter Book Awards, in association with The Book Trust, celebrate children's books and recognise the best authors and illustrators.  Started in 2000, the Awards are given to best story and best book with facts.

Short-listed for best story are:
  • The Astounding Broccoli Boy by Frank Cottrell Boyce 
  • The Boy Who Sailed the Ocean in an Armchair by Lara Williamson
  • The Nowhere Emporium by Ross MacKenzie

Best book with facts:
  • The Silly Book of Weird and Wacky Words by Andy Seed and Scott Garrett 
  • Factfeed by Penny Arlon
  • The Epic Book of Epicness written and illustrated by Adam Frost. 
The winners will be voted for by 200 school children from 10 schools and announced on Blue Peter on World Book Day on 3rd March.

Tuesday, 5 January 2016

Welcome Back!

Hope you all had a great Christmas and enjoyed reading lots of great books!

Check out our new year book displays - New Year New Books and Biographies in the War Memorial and why not make a new year's resolution to borrow a classic novel in the Discovery Library?

New Year's Resolution - Read a Classic Novel in the Discovery Library
New Year, New Books in the WML

Biographies in the WML

As well as asking your Librarians for advice, why not have a look at the 'new books' and 'book review' pages of the Library blog for ideas of what to read next? 

The prize draw winners of our Christmas ‘Take a Risk’ competition will be announced soon – good luck!