The Book Thief : inter-house film review competition

New Book thief slide

We are showing The Book Thief in the Drama Theatre over 3 lunchtimes next week. Years 8 and above are welcome to view the film of the famous book, written by Marcus Zusak (several copies in the library) 

We are also running an inter-house competition – for the best film review. You can pick up an entry form on the day. There will be prizes!

If you wish to get ahead, then why not borrow a copy of the book from the library? Read it and then you can also decide whether the film does it justice.


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.

Read the book? Now see the film!

War Horse by Michael MorpurgoIt is great to see EVERYONE reading at Backwell School. We have a waiting list for War Horse in the Library, and Mr Ball, our Site Manager, borrowed a copy yesterday. Here is what he has to say about it:

Cleck here to watch the film trailer

 Read this last night.  Great story simply written through the eyes and ears of the horse – most unusual.

The book is written very simply and the story flows quite well. The events in the horse’s life are not over dramatised and it shows how he responds to good care and love, and earns the respect and love of his various owners, keepers and captors.

Slightly worried the film may ruin the simplicity by over dramatization of events.

My wife is now reading. Thank you Library Ladies,  Brilliant:-)

Mr Ball                                                                                                         Site Manager