Monday, 15 January 2018

Writing Competitions - 500 Words and Write It 2018!

500 Words

The BBC Radio 2 500 words story writing competition is back!  It is open to anyone aged 13 or under.  To enter you simply need to write an original short story of no more than 500 words about anything you like and submit your story online!

Get your entries in by 7 pm on Thursday, 22nd February.  Prizes include Chris Evan’s height (6ft 2”) in books plus this year the winners will get to ride in Chitty Chitty Bang Bang and take tea on the River Thames on the Queen’s royal barge Gloriana.

To enter and for inspiration, hints and tips visit the 500 words website.

Write It 2018

Do you love food and enjoy writing?  If yes, why not enter the Write It 2018 competition, run by the Guild of Food Writers and Pink Lady Apples?

To celebrate 10 years of the competition, you are invited to write a story of between 500 and 750 words on the theme of food and celebration.  The competition is open to young people between 11 and 18 years and the closing date for entries is 30th April.  If your story is chosen, you will be named Guild of Food Writers Young Food Writer of the Year and win prizes that money cannot buy. 

To find out more and to enter visit the Write It 2018 website.

Friday, 5 January 2018

☃ Winter Reads

Why not embrace the winter season by curling up with a good book?!  We have selected some excellent books with a winter theme for you to browse and borrow. 


Waterstones Bromley - Children's and Teen Book Clubs

If you enjoy chatting about books, why not try out the book clubs at Waterstones in Bromley?  For more information click here.  

The teen book club current book of the month is Crooked Kingdom by Leigh Bardugo, part of the Six of Crows series.  It is a fantasy epic, described a Game of Thrones meets Ocean's Eleven, and is available to borrow from the War Memorial Library.

If you are looking for book recommendations don't forget to check out our new books pages or ask your librarians!

Tuesday, 19 December 2017

Crisis at Christmas 2017

Thousands of people will be homeless this Christmas.

Each year, some of the staff at TRS choose to make a donation to Crisis instead of sending Christmas cards.  This year the total raised is £290.  

In addition, our amazing Teaching Assistants organised and funded a cake sale and staff raffle, with the money raised also going to Crisis. This brings the total raised to £435which will reserve more than 17 places for homeless people this Christmas.

Crisis is a charity which offers shelter, companionship and life-changing services to people who are homeless.  To find out more visit the Crisis website.

Friday, 15 December 2017

🎅Books into Film at Christmas

What are you reading over the Christmas holiday? Come and browse and borrow from our display of Christmas books in the War Memorial Library and books with a film tie-in on TV in the Discovery Library!


School Librarian, Helen Smith, has compiled her annual list of Christmas book and film tie-ins that are on TV over the Christmas period.  Please click on the link to view: Christmas TV List 2017.


The Ravensbourne School - Eden Park High 2017 Poetry Anthology

So excited about The Ravensbourne School - Eden Park High 2017 Poetry Anthology! All proceeds go to Great Ormond Street Hospital.
 for details.