Carnegie Medal celebrations!

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!

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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!

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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.

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This was followed by a quiz based on the books they have read during theirs shadowing of the Carnegie Shadowing.

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Then lunch, with lots of amazing book-themed cakes!

 

Mr Hildrew then came in to announce the winner, which was:

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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.

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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!

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Scholastic Book Club

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 check their latest offers in the virtual magazine by clicking on the picture:

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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.

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Saturday is Free Comic Book Day!

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Are you a comics fan?

Every year,  on Free Comic Book Day a collection of comics (magazines or floppies) are made available for free to customers in local comic shops! it is called  It takes place every first Saturday of May and it is happening this week! 

If you are not a fan of comics yet, this is the perfect opportunity to give it a try and there is something for everyone. Comics isn’t just about superheroes!

You can view the collection available this year here.

Here are the Bristol comic shops taking part:

FORBIDDEN PLANET BRISTOL
UNITS 4&5 CLIFTON HEIGHTS
TRIANGLE WEST, CLIFTON
BRISTOL
ENGLAND
BS8 1EJ
Phone: 0117 929 8692
EXCELSIOR COMICS LIMITED
48 BOND STREET
BRISTOL
ENGLAND
BS1 3LZ
Phone: 0117 9300621

BAMPF
189 STOCKWOOD LANE
STOCKWOOD
BRISTOL
ENGLAND
BS14 8NF
Phone: 07903 069180

 

You can find all the information needed here.

 

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April is READ WITHOUT WALLS month

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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:

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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?

HAPPY READING!

 

 

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Carnegie Medal Shadowing

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):

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if you would like to join our group, it is not too late:

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Book Fair 2017

Thank you to all for supporting our annual book fair, which was a great success. Year 7 and year 8 classes visited the fair during English classes and the reading room was buzzing with customers, particularly at break times, with people picking up reserved books or browsing and buying.

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Thanks to your support, the school will receive over £550 worth of free books  as our commission. Thank you to the English staff, student helpers and of course parents for making it such a  success!

Here are some of the books from oru commission which will soon hit the library shelves:

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World Book Day Quiz

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Thursday 2 march was World Book Day as we had a Big Book Quiz in the LRC to celebrate!

Congratulations to our winning team ‘Not a Social Area’. They win a £6 voucher each to spend at the book fair!

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And congratulations to our Golden Ticket winners who go to choose something from oru Goody Box!

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