This, from The Day, highlights a report carried out by the Education Endowment Foundation (EEF) and the Royal Society. Read the full report as a pdf here.
Librarians, Clishmaclaver included, have known this for a long time, and have argued in support of the cross-curricular benefits of literacy. Reading is the thing. Schools need libraries and libraries need books.
I’ve been working with P7s on ‘point of view’; adapting an alternative version of ‘The Three Little Pigs’ into a play @MaisondieuPS. Consequently, I felt the need to split the class into two groups: the Pork Chops and the Bacon Rashers! Sometimes I love my job. 😀
Are you a Brechin Book Ninja? If you are, you need a bona fide Ninja name. Try this handy Ninja name generator for maximum Ninjitsu kudos; I just used the letters of my last name, and got: Arichi-Kumei Kashichi 😀 Cooool.
“Far from dying out in this age of technology, libraries are going from strength to strength – but they have had to adapt in order to stay relevant.”
With Libraries Week fast approaching (Monday 9 to Saturday 14 October 2017) this is an interesting article from iNews that speculates on the continued evolution of libraries, and how,“Architects and interior designers will play a key role in the transformation of public libraries, from a warehouse for books into a gathering space for people.” Lindley argues that the key is “creating interactive, collaborative and participative spaces for people to come together and work together, learn together, and access a variety of materials and resources – not just borrow books.”
Hmm, not exactly epiphany-making stuff – Libraries haven’t been about ‘just’ borrowing books for a long time – but I’d agree that the role of good design in the creation of truly, ‘collaborative and participative spaces for people to come together,’ is critical to success. 🙂
An exclusive from CBR.com 😀 : “This Christmas, Klaus better watch out. Grant Morrison and Dan Mora have returned to Klaus and BOOM! Studios for a third time, and CBR has the first details on their latest adventure, the 48-page one-shot Klaus and the Crisis in Xmasville. This time around, the action picks up with Klaus — the superhero-esque version of Santa Claus introduced by Morrison and Mora in 2015 — in the 1980s, faced with an evil version of Santa who is described by Morrison as “cruel, violent, unreasonable, a bully, a monster — and a werewolf.”