Stromness Academy Library

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A New Session


So, here we are, now in our third week back after the long summer break and it almost seems like we have never been away. The annual cycle has started again as pupils and staff knuckle down for another session’s work. It is a busy time of year for the library as S1 pupils do the library induction course over 6 weeks (one period a week). Library activities at lunchtime and after school on Tuesdays, and on Friday afternoon have started with the library feeling as busy as ever, particularly at lunchtimes. Classes have already been booked into the library for various projects and resource use. In particular for the S2 Geography Earth Forces project which will be getting under way in the next couple of weeks, for which I am ever grateful for the resources borrowed from the Orkney Library which supplement our own stock.

What is there for pupils and staff to look forward to this term? For the pupils continued availability of the library for activities and for the whole school our annual ‘Poetry Picnic’ will be held on Thursday 7th October on National Poetry Day when there will be poetry readings in the library. Also, as near to  Hallowe’en as possible, there will be the ‘Spooky Happenings’ storytelling event. It is also hoped that the lapsed Reading Group will reform and feelers have already been put out for this. If any pupils or staff have any suggestions for  the library in terms of resource requirements or ideas for activities and events, please do let Mrs Sinclair know.

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