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Archive for the month “December, 2011”

Design Technology and Library Link

A creative and wonderful link opportunity was the visit organised by the Design Technology department in Block Week.  This was for the Craft/3D designer, Samantha Bryan, to help the students create their own models of figures which reflected different aspects of school.  It was interesting to see how she and the DT staff were able to guide the students in envisaging and then constructing their models.

Particularly interesting for us, were the models which some students designed and created, reflecting the style and ethos of the library in different ways.  See the wonderful model below which incorporates the library’s cross-curricular link – very appropriate and thank you to DT.

Kevin Crossley-Holland: author trip

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On Thursday 6th October 2011, some students from Year 8 along with Mrs Beeson and Mrs Coates, went to Warwick Arts Centre to see the acclaimed author Kevin Crossley-Holland.  Whilst there, as some of the students have written about and illustrated, they learnt about Crossley-Holland’s life, books and style of writing.

He talked about some of his books, including his current, historic and exciting Viking novel, ‘Bracelet of Bones’ from which he read some extracts, holding the audience’s attention.  There was also time for questions and Kevin Crossley-Holland gave useful advice to potential writers.  Some of our students were particularly delighted to get their copies of his novel signed and all said how much they enjoyed the trip.  Check out the displays in school.

booked up!





Once again, this Autumn Term was a wonderful opportunity for all the Year 7 students to receive a FREE book.  They made their choice from a very interesting range of different books organised by booked Up! The students response and thanks for receiving the books was great.  Reading is a joy and the booked up! website definitely reflects this – log on and have a read!

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