500 Words competition


Your chance to win Chris Evans’                  height in books!

Mrs Gibson and Mrs Wood have just signed up to be initial judges for the Radio 2 500 words competition.

This is a fantastic opportunity to get your writing juices flowing AND to win a whole lot of books! Chris Evans has been interviewing the celebrity judges on his breakfast show and here he is to tell you all about the competition.

Click here to go to the website with all the details, vids and the winning stories.

Here is this year’s main judging panel:

ce500_judgesWe will promoting this competition in Yr 7 and Yr 8 Library Lessons with the challenge to write a story and enter over the 1/2 term holiday.

BUT, don’t forget to give the Library a copy of your story for a chance to win our very own competition, with the stories appearing on this blog.

More information to follow very soon.


We are Winners!

Microlibrarian Facebook page

Mrs Gibson has just been notified by Microlibrarian, the company that supplies and manages the Library management system for Backwell, that she has won an ipod touch. She follows them on Twitter and every month there is a draw for all the followers.It has been posted and the Library Ladies cannot wait to load some education and literary apps and books on it for use in Reading Lessons.

Suggestions welcome!

Happy New Year Everyone!

Here are some interesting statistics about the Library Blog. Our host,  WordPress.com, prepared a 2012 annual report for this blog. A great number of viewings, (some from as far away as the US and Australia!) although quite a few will be Mrs Gibson demonstrating the blog to students, staff and other Librarians in LB1!

Look out for the link on Frog, the new school Learning Platform, which will offer the Library and its activities a much higher profile in 2013.

Here’s an excerpt:

The new Boeing 787 Dreamliner can carry about 250 passengers. This blog was viewed about 1,700 times in 2012. If it were a Dreamliner, it would take about 7 trips to carry that many people.

Click here to see the complete report.