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):



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.


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


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!



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


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Non Pratt visit

On Tuesday 28th February we were delighted to welcome bestselling YA author Non Pratt to the LRC where she spent the day helping students with their creative writing and more specifically characterisation. Students attending the sessions included year 9 and 10 students as well as a group of year 7 students who have reached silver or gold level in the Year 7 Reading Awards. After a well-earned lunch shared with members of our reading group, Non spoke about gender in popular culture to a group of sixth-form students who study English language and Media Studies.


What a fantastic day it was, thank you so much to Non for visiting us! You have been a great inspiration and students have really enjoyed meeting you.

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Book fair!

Our annual Scholastic Book Fair will be taking place next week in the reading room and will be open to all students at lunchtime. Additionally year 7 and 8 classes will visit the book fair during one of their English lessons

Books  can be reserved until the next day and we will be accepting World Book Day vouchers on any book purchase worth £2.99 and above.

The school receives book  commission on each book sold during the book fair allowing us to stock the LRC as well as other departments

Here is a sneak peek at the selection of books available this year:

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Forthcoming Author visit: Non Pratt

We are delighted that teen author Non Pratt will be visiting Churchill Academy on Tuesday 28th February. As well as leading creating writing workshops with some year 7, 9 and 10 students, she will be talking to A-level students about gender representation in pop culture.

We very much look forward to welcoming her to the LRC!






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Christmas Literary TV Guide!

Every year, Mrs Smith, the librarian at Eckington School in Derbyshire compiles a list of all the films and television shows based on books that show on TV over the Christmas period. This includes movies on all Freeview channels and though it includes films adapted from adult as well as children’s books,. there are no 18s to ensure the list remains family-friendly.

This is a HUGE undertaking and we are very grateful to Mrs Smith who shares this list with school librarians across the land every year!

You can download the list here by clicking on the image:



Merry Christmas, and happy viewing!


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