Monday, 19 December 2016

Crisis at Christmas

Thousands of people will be homeless this Christmas.

Each year, some of the staff at TRS choose to make a donation to Crisis instead of sending Christmas cards.  This year the total raised is £420.  

In addition, our Business Manager, Mrs Whiting, kindly organised a staff raffle with the money raised also going to Crisis.  This brings the total raised to £522which will reserve 23 places for homeless people this Christmas.

Crisis is a charity which offers shelter, companionship and life-changing services to people who are homeless.  To find out more visit the Crisis website.

Tuesday, 13 December 2016

🎅 Books into Film at Christmas

What are you reading over the Christmas holiday? Come and browse and borrow from our display of Christmas books and books with a film tie-in on TV! 


School Librarian, Helen Smith, has compiled her annual list of Christmas book and film tie-ins that are on TV over the Christmas period.  Please click on the link below to view: Christmas TV List 2016.




Tuesday, 6 December 2016

Michael Morpurgo and The Power of Stories

The acclaimed children's author, Michael Morpurgo, consistently champions the benefits of allowing all children to develop a love of reading through storytelling, giving them the opportunity to access the world of books and all the advantages that brings.  As he eloquently put it in a speech he made recently as President of the Book Trust, reading "widens and deepens knowledge and understanding, develops the ability to empathise, explore, discover, be comforted, excited, provoked and challenged and it spurs confidence and creativity".

At TRS we have two amazing Libraries, and three knowledgeable Librarians, who are passionate about reading and endeavour to find a book for every student. We have a culture of reading, where all students are encouraged to carry a reading book, we organise visits from authors to inspire and run competitions such as 'Take A Risk' to engage KS3 students.

We have lots of favourite titles by Michael Morpurgo in the Discovery Library, including Private Peaceful, War Horse, Kensuke's Kingdom and An Eagle in the Snow.

For ideas on what to read see our 'new books' and 'book review' pages on the blog, visit the reading list web sites on the blog home page or ask your librarians!