Friday, 22 September 2017

Post-a-Read 2017


Thank you to everyone who told us what they were reading over the summer holidays. We've had postcards from Grenada to Whitstable and Croatia to Crete and lots of excellent book recommendations!  All the students who sent us a postcard have been awarded achievement points.
Come and have a look at our display, which is on the noticeboard outside the Discovery Library.  Remember, we are a reading school, so feel free to ask you teachers what they are reading!

Friday, 15 September 2017

Man Booker Prize 2017 - shortlist announced



The Man Booker Prize is awarded for fiction and is open to authors writing in English regardless of their nationality.

The six books on this year's shortlist are:
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  • 4321 by Paul Auster
  • History of Wolves by Emily Fridlund
  • Exit West by Mohsin Hamid
  • Elmet by Fiona Mozley
  • Lincoln in the Bardo by George Saunders
  • Autumn by Ali Smith

The winner of the year's Man Booker Prize will be announced on Tuesday, 17th October.




Previous Man Booker Prize winners and shortlisted titles are available to borrow from the War Memorial Library.




Friday, 8 September 2017

International Literacy Day





Today is UNESCO's annual International Literacy Day.

Set up in 1966 to champion efforts to improve literacy around the world, this year's theme is 'literacy in a digital world'.




Monday, 4 September 2017

Welcome Back!

We would like to welcome back all the TRS students and staff and welcome all those who are new to the school, including the Eden Park High students and staff and the Bromley FC students.  We hope that you enjoy your time here! 

We hope you had a good summer, whether you went away or stayed at home.  We have received some postcards telling us what you were reading and look forward to displaying these. 

We have a great collection of fiction and non-fiction to browse and borrow in our Libraries, with Librarians on hand to help with homework and recommend a great read - just ask!
Display in the WML

For the KS3 students, the Discovery Library is open before and after school as well as at lunch time for quiet study. For KS4 students, the War Memorial Library is open at lunch time and for Post 16 students, it is available to use throughout the day including morning break.

Look out for our library competitions, including our weekly 
Word of the Week competition, with loads of great prizes to be won. We have changing book displays and displays of new books to encourage reading for pleasure. We are happy to consider buying any books that we do not currently have – just ask! There are suggestion boxes too for any comments or suggestions you may have.

Monday, 21 August 2017

Bromley Waterstone's Teen Book Club


Do you enjoy talking about books with snacks?  Why not try out the Waterstones' teen book club?  It is aimed at 14 -20 year olds and the next meeting is Thursday 24th August at 6pm.  This month's book is One of Us is Lying by Karen McManus, described by Lovereading4kids as 'a hyper-tense high school who dunnit'.

If you are interested, email bromley@waterstones.com.

Tuesday, 15 August 2017

Free App for free eBooks from your public Library.





Great news from Bromley Libraries, there are two great new free Apps which allow you to download eBooks from the Public Library for free!!  All the details can be found here.

Friday, 28 July 2017

Author coming to Waterstones Bromley



Karen McManus, author of One of Us is Lying, is coming from the USA to Waterstones Bromley on Monday the 31st of July.  Click here for details.







On Monday afternoon, five students at Bayview High walk into detention.
    Bronwyn, the brain, is Yale-bound and never breaks a rule.
    Addy, the beauty, is the picture-perfect homecoming princess.
    Nate, the criminal, is already on probation for dealing.
    Cooper, the athlete, is the all-star baseball pitcher.
    And Simon, the outcast, is the creator of Bayview High’s notorious gossip app.
 
Only, Simon never makes it out of that classroom alive. And according to investigators, his death wasn’t an accident. He died on a Monday. But that Tuesday, he’d planned to post juicy reveals about all four of his high-profile classmates. Now, all four of them are suspects in his murder. Are they guilty? Or are they the perfect patsies for a killer who’s still on the loose?
 
They all have a motive. They all have something to hide. They all have a history with Simon. And one of them is definitely lying.