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!!



S2 Literacy Leaders!

We are looking for S2 pupils who are enthusiastic about reading, writing and leading literacy events and activities at Hillhead. Look for these posters around the school and see Miss Rothery and Miss Lawrie for further information!!

And the creative response winner is….

Well done to Pearl from 1E who won our creative response challenge! Her response was based on the novel The Mystery of the Colour Thief by Ewa Jozefkowicz. Her entry carefully detailed each character’s point of view with sophisticated vocabulary and some incredible illustrations.