Year 7 Parents’ Evening

The Library will be supporting the English Department during tomorrow’s Y7 Parents’ Evening. Mrs Gibson will be on hand to offer advice and suggestions for encouraging regular reading at home.

All Y7 students are being given the leaflet below to share with adults at home.

Parents leaflet cover

Guide for Year 7 parents and carers


Extreme Environments, Extreme Reading.

We are preparing for a bonanza day on 24th October when film-maker, adventurer and author, Matt Dickinson is in school to talk to Y8 Geographers and Y7 Readers.

The North Face of Mt Everest has a reputation as one of the world’s toughest climbs. A challenge Matt  took on when he went to film a documentary for Channel 4 and National Geographic television.The 10 week expedition took him to the limits of human endurance when a killer storm swept the peak. Against all the odds, he and professional climber Alan Hinkes managed, along with their three man Sherpa team, to battle through hurricane force winds to reach the summit. He became the first Briton to film on the summit and return alive.

Matt Dickinson Y7

His passion is the world at its wildest and most challenging and this cascades into his writing.The Library Ladies have been staying up late to finish his Mortal Chaos series which uses the Chaos Theory to drive its intricate plot. The Library also stocks The Everest Files, telling the story of a Gap Year student working in Nepal, played out against the lethal slopes of the highest mountain in the world.

Matt will be talking about his real life adventures from Everest, Antarctica and the Sahara Desert and showing  pictures and video clips to provide a fascinating insight into the world of exploration. There will the opportunity to ask questions and have a copy of his one of his books signed.

The above titles will be on sale for £5 each.