Reading Quiz

The winners of the twenty question Reading Quiz we did during Book Week Scotland were:-
Korina McMahon
Connar Meechan
Kaytlin Scally
Lita McIntosh
Erin Barr
Alena Barr
Katie Stirling
Kaitlind Murphy
Rhys Strang

Lee Uriarte
Emma Blain
Lindsay Paton
Stephanie Hamilton
Miller Waugh
Gabrielle Graham

Staff Book Group

At last, a book we almost all enjoyed and can recommend.
The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern. 

It is the story of two young people who are trained  by two magicians to take part in a mysterious challenge. It involved the creation of a  night circus of great beauty and fascination. 

The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern

The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern

Book Week Scotland

For more information about Book Week Scotland you can check out their Facebook page .

Pick your favourite from their Pets Reading Competition.    This is my favourite.

Classroom doors

As part of Book Week Scotland we had a dress your classroom door as a book jacket competition. We had fantastic support with 23 doors done in all. As you can see if you look at the pictures , some people had gone to a huge amount of effort. Some doors were done by teachers and some by groups of pupils. It sparked a lot of inerest with puils and staff.
You can see the winners listed below.

October staff book

The snow child

The Snow Child

At last a book that most people read and everyone liked. The Snow Child is set in Alaska around 100 years ago and is the story of a settler couple who are unable to have a child and who conjure up a snow child – or do they?

S1 Pathfinders

As the final part of the S1 Library induction, the classes worked in groups to produce subject pathfinders on various themes. Some of the best science ones went up on the wall in the Science Dept as part of the school Science Fair happening next week.

S1  Science Pathfinders display

S1 Science Pathfinders display

To produce the pathfinder, the pupils worked in small groups to find some basic information plus good books and webites that would help other people who wanted to find out about the topic. They covered geology, astronomy, chemistry, photography, and inventions.

Halloween suggestions

Halloween display

Halloween display

Some book suggestions for Halloween – give yourself a scare!

Staff Book Group

The Staff Book Group has started up again after our summer break, but with fewer members, due to retirals.

The first book we read was

Tom-all-alone’s by Lynne Shepherd

“A brilliant and sinister re-make of Bleak House, exposing the vicious underworld of Victorian London. Totally gripping.”–John Carey

We weren’t very smitten but this one. One person finished it, but people decided to hang on to their copies to finish it.

Reading Posters

Some fantastic book quote posters done for the Library by the pupils in the Art Dept.

Epic Reads -loads of ideas for something to read, plus  polls, quizzes, contests, channels and  member reviews.

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