Friday, 28 February 2014

And the award goes to .... Lights, Camera, Action, Read!

With the award season in full swing and the Academy Awards 2014 due to be announced at the Oscars ceremony on Sunday, we have put together a display of books that have been made into films.  If you liked the film why not read the book! Come and browse and borrow from our display in the War Memorial Library.  Great reads to look out for include The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky, How I Live Now by Meg Rosoff and The Railway Man by Eric Lomax.

Tuesday, 25 February 2014

Award Winning Performance Poet, Adisa, to visit TRS

We are pleased to announce that the amazing performance poet, Adisa will be coming into the school this Thursday, 27th February.

Winner of the Apples & Snakes New Performance Poet of the Year award, Adisa will be performing some of his poetry for groups of Year 9 students. He will also be working with the children to help them create their own performance poems in two poetry workshops.
Adisa has visited the school before and we are very much looking forward to welcoming him back again!

Unfortunately, due to unforseen circumstances, this visit was unable to take place.

Tuesday, 11 February 2014

Fall in Love with a Good Book

Our Valentine’s display in the War Memorial Library has a darker edge, with books about love as an obsessive and destructive force. Toni Morrison’s Beloved, Hardy’s Tess of the D’Urbervillesand Anna Dressed in Blood by Kendare Blake.

Look out for the Matched series, a dystopian romance set in a futuristic society where officials decide who you love.

Happy Valentine's Day!

Friday, 7 February 2014

500 words competition 2014

The BBC 500 words competition is open to anyone aged 13 or under.  To enter you simply need to write a fictional short story of no more than 500 words.
The closing date is Wednesday 26th February.  The prize is Chris Evans’ height in books plus 500 books for the school.  Why not give it a go?  To enter and for inspiration, hints and tips visit the official 500 words website.