We are delighted to announce that Gill Lewis will be visiting Churchill Academy on Tuesday 7th November and will speak to all year 7 students about her new book, Sky Dancer
We look forward to welcoming her to Churchill Academy.
The Summer break is finally upon us, with lots of free time to relax and read.
Local libraries are open throughout summer (apart from Yatton library which is shut for refurbishment until 29 August).
If you are in need of recommendations, here is our 2017 Summer Reads list (please click on the image to open the pdf):
Zoe Sugg also has a brand new selection for her Zoella & Friends Book Club.
Further information about the club, including videos about each book, can be found here.
And finally, some books published in August to look forward to:
Happy summer, Happy reading!
The 2017 Carnegie Medal was announced on Monday and we were delighted to welcome the reading group from Backwell School for our annual joint celebration!
We started the day with a creative writing activity with students having to write a story based on one of the books, using dice to help them with the main elements!
Entries were judges by Mrs Strachan who chose two winners:
Helen, Bekky, Catherine, Jaz and Sylvie for their amazing story based on Salt to the Sea, and Christian, Emma, Dan, Jennifer and Maddie for their hilarious tale based on Beck.
This was followed by a quiz based on the books they have read during theirs shadowing of the Carnegie Shadowing.
Then lunch, with lots of amazing book-themed cakes!
Mr Hildrew then came in to announce the winner, which was:
Amazingly, this was our choice too! This hardly ever happens so we were delighted to have got it right!
The day ended with a debate on each of the shortlisted books, where students had an opportunity to share their, sometimes very strong, opinions on the books.
Thank you so much to Mrs Gibson, Mrs Vaux and the students of Backwell School for joining us in these celebrations. I hope you have enjoyed it as much as we have.
Thank you also to our students for owrking hard and creating some lovely pieces of work around the books:
Finally, we said goodbye to some very special book group members on Monday. We will miss you Ellena, Katherine, Becky, Ariella and Ella!
The LRC has set up an online book club which allows parents to buy the latest children’s and teen books at a discounted price.
You can order really easily online; just go to our book club page to browse the latest books and order online. Delivery is free is sent to the school and the LRC team will ensure books go to students.
For every £1 you spend on this month’s Book Club, our school will earn 20p in Scholastic Rewards.
Please place your order online by May 25th, 2017.
If you are looking for ideas as to what to read over the next few weeks, why not try the Read Without Walls challenge this April?
This was set up by Gene Luen Yang, who is the National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature in the USA, their Children’s Laureate, so to speak.
So what is the challenge? It is simply to read one book for each of these categories:
Here is Gene talking more about the challenge:
It is all about expanding your horizons and reading outside your comfort zone! Why not give it a try?
Shadowing for the 2017 Carnegie Medal is now underway and we look forward to reading all these amazing books 9find out more by clicking on the image):
if you would like to join our group, it is not too late: