Book Week Scotland!

Happy Book Week Scotland!

Our S2 Literacy Leaders have been busy making posters around the school to celebrate reading!
They will also be visiting S1 classes during English time to award top readers of our First Minister’s Reading Challenge (so far!)

This Wednesday, we will have a whole school book swap in the foyer outside the canteen! Bring a book to swap and get a new one for a cosy night in reading!
Staff are invited to DEAR at a time of their choosing!

Happy reading!

Junior Book Club visit the Edinburgh Book Festival

On Friday 23rd August, Miss Lawrie took the Junior Book Club to the Edinburgh Book Festival to see MUHAMMAD KHAN & TOM POLLOCK: VIRTUAL REALITIES. Authors of two gripping and powerful new novels, they were taking a look at the world of internet-based relationships, rapturous online fandoms and cyber bullying.

In Book Club we read I am Thunder, Khan’s first novel and really enjoyed it. Having listened to him talk about his new book, Kick the Moon, we would really like to read this with the Book Club too!

 

Click under Wider Achievement: Book Club for reviews by each book club member!!!

Edinburgh Book Festival

We had a lovely day out in the capital hearing Steven Camden share how he creates unique and inspiring characters! A special reward treat for those who completed our Summer Reading Challenge!

Summer Reading Bucket Challenge!

As a continuation from our First Minister’s Reading Challenge, S2 pupils are encouraged to join in our Summer Reading Bucket Challenge!! Each challenge is worth a certain amount, please read the cover page of instructions and enjoy your summer reading!!

 

Points will be collected in August and prizes revealed!

 

Click here for more information! S2-Summer-Reading-Bucket-Challenge

 

For recommended reading based on the challenge click here: Recommended-Reading-for-our-Summer-Reading-Challenge

 

Carnegie Shadowing Challenge

Pupils in 3A1 and 3A2 have been competing in the Carnegie Shadowing Challenge. They are challenging themselves to read as many of the nominated novels as possible! They have also completed creative and research responses to the novels. Winners will be announced at our Carnegie party tomorrow!!