Staff Reading Group – Pure by Andrew Miller

All staff are welcome to join in reading our choice over the Easter Holiday

Fabulous review by Adele Geras on the History Girls' Blog. Read it AFTER you have read the book yourself!

“..a year of bones, of grave-dirt, relentless work. Of mummified corpses and chanting priests. A year of rape, suicide, sudden death. Of friendship too. Of desire. Of love…A year unlike any other he has lived.”

Follow the story of the young engineer, Jean-Baptiste Baratte and we promise you will not fail to be absorbed in his gruesome task of clearing the Cemetery of the innocents.

We will let you know when the meeting will be, after the Easter break.

If you have read it or finish it over the holidays, why not leave us a comment?


Free web tools and The Hunger Games!

Mrs Gibson went on a School library Association Multimedia Course run by web-guru, Phil Bradley, ( and learnt how to use free web tools (including Animoto, Voicethread, Podbean, QR creators) to promote reading and make lessons more interactive.If you are interested in this too, do keep an eye on his blogs which are regularly updated with interesting and fun things to do as well as news about all-things-library-and-information. 

Catch the film, but recommend you read the book first. Ask to reserve it in the Library

In anticipation of the release of The Hunger Games film on 21st March) Mrs G has created this Word Cloud, using Tagxedo.

Happy Reading :)

Where's Wally?

I love this photo!

Staff and students from Education Support popped over on the last day of the Book Fair to choose £250 worth of books for their area in the Arc and as you can see they have proved very popular.

Oh, and by the way, 13-8 won the Daily Reads Competition with a fantastic Full House. Well done team, enjoy your chox!

Booktastic Scholastic Book Fair!

Wow, what a great week we had last week! Usually the Library Ladiez are keen to encourage borrowing books, but this time we were promoting book ownership. LB1 was turned into a book shop with Scholastic’s mobile book shelves and the English Department put themselves out to bring all Yr7 – 9 students in to have a look and give them the opportunity to buy a book for themselves. And our student library assistants helped (wo)man the tills at lunchtimes.

6 Students won £5 Book Vouchers in our competitions. Here are the winners of the Year 7 Booky Top Trumps Competition:

We took an amazing £1030 which gave us a 60% commission for the school. Staff and students from Education Support came to choose £250 of books for their bookshelves, which are used at break and lunchtimes. We also chose new titles Library, leaving us with excess funds to spend throughout the year.A BIG THANK YOU to all those who helped us out, and who spent money!

Enjoy your books 🙂