Friday, 24 March 2017

Waterstones YA Book Club in Bromley run a YA  on the last Thursday of every month.  If you enjoy chatting about books why not drop in? Drinks and snacks are provided too! Details here.

Tuesday, 21 March 2017

Joe Craig is coming to TRS

We are delighted to announce that the wonderful Joe Craig, author of the thrilling action adventure Jimmy Coates series, will be visiting TRS on Wednesday 22nd March!  Joe will be working with our Year 7 and 8 students and signing copies of his books, which will be available to buy on the day for the special price of £6.

To find out more about Joe Craig visit his web page or read his blog.

Friday, 17 March 2017

CILIP Carnegie Medal Shortlist 2017 Announced

CILIP’s Carnegie Medal is awarded each year for an outstanding book for children and young people.  

This year's shortlisted books are:

The themes of this year’s shortlisted novels include identity, friendship, love and survival.  Previous medal winning authors on the list are Frank Cottrell Boyce, Philip Reeve, Mal Peet and Meg Rosoff.  Beck by Mal Peet, his incomplete last novel, has been finished by Meg Rosoff, and is a coming-of-age story about a mixed race boy transported to North America in the 18th Century. 

To find out more about the books and their authors, go to the Carnegie Shortlist web page and click on the book that you are interested in reading.  Some of the shortlisted books are available to borrow now from the War Memorial and Discovery Libraries, the rest are on order.

We are very excited to announce, in collaboration with the English Department, that a group of students from TRS will be taking part in the Carnegie Shadowing scheme for the first time this year.  Shadowing Group meetings will be held in the War Memorial Library on a weekly basis.

Watch this space for more news!

Tuesday, 14 March 2017

The Print Express Children's Short Story Competition

This is another chance to use your creative writing skills and imagination!  Open to students aged 13 and under, you simply need to write an original story of no more than 500 words about anything you like.

The winner will receive £50 in book tokens, and £175 in book tokens for their school. 

The closing date for entries is 31st March 2017, so you haven’t got long!  Stories can be entered by a parent, teacher or guardian and must be emailed (in the body of the email – not as an attachment) to  Your name, age and town or city must be included in the email.

For more information and how to enter click here.

Match the Teacher to the Book - winner announced

A big congratulations to Tukez in Year 7, who was the only entrant to correctly identify the teacher with their book in our ‘Match the Teacher to the Book’ competition! The correct answers were:

Tukez was awarded her prize by Ms Roberts at the Year 7 assembly yesterday.

Well done to everyone who entered, you have been awarded an achievement point for taking part.

Tuesday, 7 March 2017

Blue Peter Book Awards 2017 - Winners Announced

The Blue Peter Book Awards, sponsored by The Book Trust, celebrate children's books published in the last two years.

Announced live on Blue Peter on World Book Day, the winner for best story went to Kieran Larwood for The Legend of Podkin One-EarAmong the runners up was Time Travelling with a Hamster by Ross Welford.

Winner for best book with facts went to David Long for Survivors: Extraordinary Tales from the Wilds and Beyond.
The winning books are on our wish list and Time Travelling with a Hamster is available to borrow from the Discovery Library now!

Thursday, 2 March 2017

World Book Day 2017 - Staff Dress Up

This World Book Day at TRS is proving to be a great success thanks to the active engagement of students and the participation of staff, who look fabulous in their departmental costumes!  

We have already Dropped Everything and Read, World Book Day vouchers have been distributed and the Library competitions and banned book Library lessons are proving popular!
The Librarians as Dumas' Three Musketeers
Performing Arts Department as famous literary characters 
Social Sciences Department as Heroes and Villains
English Department as characters from Alice's Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll
Art Department as characters from The Wizard of Oz by Frank L Baum
History Department as The Magnificent Seven, screenplay by William Roberts