Friday, 26 October 2012

Carve out time for a book!

Why not enjoy a ‘spooky’ read this half term?  Come and have a look at our Halloween display in the Discovery library and borrow a scary book!  We have lots of other good reads available in our ‘new books’ section and throughout the library.

Tuesday, 16 October 2012


October is Black History Month.  To find out more about the inspirational people and key events that have shaped history come and visit the libraries.

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Recent Word of the Week Winners

Discovery Library:

Noun: The highest point
chosen by Luke Clifton (7RN)

Noun:  One of the Spanish conquerors of Mexico and Peru in the 16th century.
chosen by Frankie Palmer (9MP)

Adjective : Surprising, amazing
chosen by George McKeown (7SA)

Adjective : A task which is difficult to carry out, long or boring
chosen by Elliot Wheeler (7LC)

Noun: A relationship or association, link or bond.
chosen by Millen Benians (8CM)

War Memorial Library:

A large and disastrous fire.
chosen by Brett Parry (12CA)

Noun: Nest of an Eagle or other bird of prey, built in a high, inaccessible place.
chosen by Chloe O’Brien (10SY)

Noun:  Any person in a position of authority who exercises power oppressively or despotically.
chosen by Mr. Mills (History)

Noun: Devious trickery, underhand or unscrupulous.
chosen by Stephen Bailey (12CA)

Verb: Ceasing or stopping, rest or pause
chosen by Brandon Flanagan  (KS4 MI)

Monday, 8 October 2012

Winner of “Spread the Joy of Reading” competition - £1000 worth of books!

We are delighted to announce that we were among the winners of the Siobhan Dowd Trust “Spread the Joy of Reading” competition.  Entrants were asked to write 250 words to say how they encourage and promote reading in their school.  Ten winners were then chosen to receive £1000 worth of books.
Among the judges were Michael Rosen, author and reading enthusiast extraordinaire.  Our top tip was to “just make reading normal”.  Look out for the new books, which will be arriving soon!