Year 7 Reading Challenge update

Our Year 7 students have been busy reading for the Year 7 tutor group reading challenge and we have been busy building up their book piles. They are are now displayed upstairs in the English building and we will continue to add to the them until the end of the challenge.

This is how tutor groups are doing so far:

There is still plenty of time to get involved! Every book read counts!

To find out more about the Year 7 Reading Challenge, see this post.

Carnegie Medal Challenge!

This challenge is open to year 8 and 9 students

What is it about? 

The CILIP Carnegie Medal is awarded annually to the writer of an outstanding book written in English for children and young people. 

The Carnegie Medal was established in 1936, in memory of the great Scottish-born philanthropist, Andrew Carnegie (1835-1919). Carnegie was a self-made industrialist who made his fortune in steel in the USA. His experience of using a library as a child led him to resolve that “if ever wealth came to me that it should be used to establish free libraries.”

Some previous winners:

The challenge:

To read as many of the books as you can until the shortlist is announced on 19th March !

We have purchased many of the titles on the nominations list. You can check the titles we have on AccessIt . You will find a list called “Carnegie Medal Nominations List 2020” under Quick Lists. 

Prizes will be awarded for students writing reviews on the library catalogue (you can find out how to do this here), and for reading 10 books or more!

WILDCARD: As part of your challenge you can also read ONE previous Carnegie Medal winner. A list is available on AccessIt under Quick Lists. 

To enter:
*Read a book from the list

*Review it on AccessIt (make sure you have collected your Borrower ID and PIN in order to do so)

* Go to the library and fill in one of the challenge cards:

Any questions, ask the Mrs McGilloway or Mrs Toft!

Year 7 Reading Challenge!

Today we are launching a brand new reading challenge for year 7 students! Tutor groups will compete against each other to attempt to read the height of an average year 7 student by 20 March 2020!
Whether you read one book a week or one book a month, whether you prefer thin or thick books, it all adds up so make sure you make all your reading count! It doesn’t matter if your book is not from the school library either.

All the information needed is in the presentation below.