Library Highlights of 2018
Our library is a hive of activity throughout the school year, providing an array of different activities and events to engage our pupils in the joys of reading, bringing books to life. 2018 has been a fantastic year for our library and here are some of the highlights as selected by our librarian, Mrs Marcuccilli.
Springtime saw the start of our Year 7 and 8 Book Breakfast programme. The pupils very much enjoyed The Explorer by Katherine Rundell. Snoops, our very loveable House pet often made an appearance, curled up in his favourite spot to hear the children read.
As the cold Lent Term wore on, the Great King’s Hall Potato Challenge invited pupils (and staff) to recreate their favourite book character from a humble potato – the creations were amazing! And as for World Book Day … well, this year we were visited by the Beast from the East, who very naughtily brought a little mayhem to school and prevented our guest author, Katherine Rundell, from appearing as our guest author. However, with thanks to modern technology, we were able to chat to her via Skype!
As the cold weather abated, our Year 7 readers were delighted to see their reviews of Lady Mary by Lucy Worsley in print in national magazine, TES, and the whole school enjoyed our ever-popular Spring Book Fair.
Summer brought a wonderfully inspiring day with author, Abi Elphinstone, who treated our Year 5 pupils to a creative writing workshop out in the King’s Hall woodland! And later, as we enjoyed soaring temperatures, pupils and staff had lots of fun sending in photos of themselves reading in unusual locations over the summer holidays.
At the start of Michaelmas Term, the library became a Reading Restaurant as pupils had great fun ‘tasting’ different genres of fiction. The verdict: it was delicious! And in October, pupils and staff created superb blackout poetry to celebrate National Poetry Day 2018.
Although not yet Christmas, our Year 7 pupils enjoyed selecting and wrapping their favourite books for Year 6 to open and discover, ahead of the start of our Year 6 Reading Ambassador training.
Finally, Christmastime arrived! We all had lots of fun creating festive Christmas tree decorations using old library books, among the many other celebrations that took place across the school.
I wish you a very Merry Christmas. Happy holiday reading to all!
Published on: Thursday, January 1, 1970