Fighting Fun.

What a fantastic time we had with nine Year 7  teams competing to win this year’s Battle of the Book-a-trons in the Library!

Each tutor group put forward a team to battle it through 5 rounds of Tom Gates video observations, Hunger Games mutliple choice, Harry Potter character pictures, David Walliams readings and general book knowledge. The Library Ladiez were joined by several members of the English Department and a trusty Scores-on-the-doors panel of 6th form assistants. Mr Baldwin even found time to announce the winners for us – and don a pair of festive glasses. The students kept their strength up with our literary snacks: Bruce Bogtrotter cake, caramel wafers, prawn cocktail crisps and polyjuice potion, and by the looks of our photos had a super time.

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All the houses were represented among the winners:


2) 7Q1

3) 7S2 & 7C2.

Well done Year 7, and have a very Merry Christmas!


12 Word Winners!

With over 200 entries, it has been an difficult job to whittle them down to just one winner per year group. But we have done it and they are being flashed up on the plasma screens around school during our last week of term. Here is a preview:

Many thanks to all those taking part (some getting into full swing and creating several!) Your Amazon vouchers will wing their way to you this week.



12 Words of Winter

We are sneakily taking an idea from Wellington College Library and running a competition over the next two weeks called 12 words of winter.

12 words picture file (4)

Write a story in less than 12 words. That is all there is to it!! Just don’t forget to maintain a Winter theme.

Amazon vouchers for the best in year, for all year groups AND teachers.

Y7 Battle of the Bookatrons.

Once again, the Library Ladiez are challenging the Y7 tutor groups to a Battle of the Bookatrons. We require a team of 6 from each tutor group to compete in a quiz of several rounds, all on a “booky” theme (Harry Potter, Tom Gates, Hunger Games).

Bookatron picture file

The Quiz will take place in lunchtime on 18th December. There will be snacks, drinks, fun, puzzles – and – Prizes!!

Team lists to the Library Ladiez as soon as possible.