Stromness Academy Library

Books, reading and life in a school library

January 20, 2017
by Mrs Sinclair
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A New Year, A New Term, New Books

Christmas has been and gone and is now but a distant memory as we settle down into the third term. ┬áThe library is not so heavily booked as it was last term as departments, especially in the senior years, are … Continue reading

May 7, 2015
by Mrs Sinclair
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Illustrator, Martin Brown, to Visit Stromness Academy

Last term, we successfully applied to the Scottish Friendly Children’s Book Tour (Scottish Book Trust) to have illustrator, Martin Brown visit the school. He is most well known for illustrating the Horrible Histories series of books published by Scholastic. S2 … Continue reading

January 29, 2015
by Mrs Sinclair
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Stan Lee Excelsior Award 2015

    It is that time of year again (well, maybe slightly later than usual) when we return to thinking about Graphic Novels and shadowing the annual Stan Lee Excelsior Award for graphic novels and Manga. This winner of this … Continue reading

January 15, 2014
by Mrs Sinclair
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Stan Lee Excelsior Award for Graphic Novels & Manga

It is that time of year again when eight graphic novels and manga, shortlisted for the Stan Lee Excelsior Award have recently arrived in school, been hastily processed and are now on display. Also on display are a few non-fiction … Continue reading

February 27, 2013
by Mrs Sinclair
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World Book Day / Peedie Book Fair / C2C Book Club

It is World Book Day time of year again and there are a few things happening in the library this year. Readings from favourite books will take place on Thursday 7th March at lunchtime. Snacks will be available. Pupils will … Continue reading

January 30, 2013
by Mrs Sinclair
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Nearly February

It is hard to believe that were are already at the end of January. S4 Prelims have been and gone and S5 Prelims are due to start soon. February inservice and half term is next week – seems awfully soon! … Continue reading

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