Stromness Academy Library

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Busy term – Quick Update


Careers & S2 Choices

January seems such a long time ago, let alone the February half-term break. Since then, the S2 Careers Information Literacy course has been up-dated based on evaluations from last session. Careers LiveBinders have been set up and can be found in the LibLinks tab (scroll down to PSE).

A major overhaul of the Careers Section has also taken place, with new leaflets being sourced from hundreds of organisations. This meant setting up mailing lists via searching organisation websites (based on the old leaflets) for contact details. Many have provided up-to-date leaflets which have been arriving in the post on a daily basis. These are classified, dated and filed. Some of the filing is being done by pupil librarians and this help is very much appreciated.


S2 pupils are now learning about the careers section and have started on the 5 week programme of information literacy skills, careers research and building up their own profiles. This course should help pupils to make more informed choices about their S2 into S3 options.

Youth Achievement Award

Pupil Librarians and some activities pupils are continuing to work towards their Bronze YAA. We are currently reviewing progress and checking logbooks are up-to-date.

World Book Day

Thursday 6th March sees the annual Reading event in the library at lunchtime to celebrate World Book Day. This will be an informal event with snacks, tea, coffee on offer as we sit and discuss books or read extracts or just generally have a natter. There is also a (national) bookmark competition running alongside this.

Stromness Books & Prints are kindly allowing us to have some books for our Peedie Bookfair and they will be on sale Thursday and Friday this week.


Free £1 book tokens will be distributed to pupils who want them. They can be used in part exchange for full priced books or swapped for one of the special World Book Day £1 books.


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