Tuesday, 29 November 2011

Information Book Award

the first ever information book award has been held to celebrate the best in information books. Schools voted for their favourites and  the overall winner was "How to make a Universe with 92 Ingredients by Adrian Dingle" 

Monday, 3 October 2011

author visit

Carnegie award winnng author Jennifer Donnelly will be at County Hall, Preston on Friday October 7th to talk about her latest novel 'Revolution'.
The event starts at 7pm and tickets are £2 - redeemable against the purchase of the book on the night.  

Wednesday, 21 September 2011

author Damian Dibben visits BBEC

we were lucky today to have visiting author Damian Dibben come to school to talk about his debut novel 'The History Keepers - The Storm Begins'
He has already sold the film rights and the book has been sold in more than 20 countries so watch out for him.
Half of year 7 were able to listen to him answer questions on his life and the book.
the history keepers

Wednesday, 8 June 2011

breaking news - new Childrens' Laureate

It has just been announced that Julia Donaldson, author of the Gruffalo has been appointed as the new Children's Laureate. She has taken over from Anthony Browne. 

Previous occupants of the post have included Michael Rosen, Jacqueline Wilson, Michael Morpurgo, Anne Fine, Quentin Blake.

The role of Children's Laureate is awarded once every two years to an eminent writer or illustrator of children's books to celebrate outstanding achievement in their field.

Julia has also been very supportive of libraries and keeping them open.

Wednesday, 18 May 2011

John Connolly visit.

The visit from John Connolly was a real honour for us. it was the second one i have personally been to. He was a CRAZY man with a CRAZY idea for a book. He started with science and ended with a thrilling chapter of his book " The gates"!!

Monday, 16 May 2011

ditching books

Wellington College is to get rid of 16000 books and replace them with epads!
would you like to read a novel on an ipad or research info on them?

Wednesday, 4 May 2011

visiting author coming

On Wednesday May 18th we will welcome John Connolly to BBEC LRC to talk about his latest book 'Hells Bells' sequel to 'The Gates'. He will be on hand to sell signed copies of his books to the invited audience.

Wednesday, 6 April 2011


Apparently, when pupils arrive at BBEC  in Year 7, the amount of reading they do drops because of the demands on their time of out of school activities, homework and family time. How can we help you to keep  reading  a part of your life?  Remember, research proves  that the more you read the better learner you become!

Lancs book of the 2011.

Year 9 set 1 English students have recently been given the challenge to read 10 shortlisted books, view them here : http://www.lancashire.gov.uk/libraries/services/children/cboty/cboty_new.asp?year=2011. Jess said " you have to read OMG i never read but it was brilliant, and i even read it in 2 days.

Friday, 1 April 2011

read 50 books per year

Michael Gove has said all children should read 50 books per year and authors and writes have suggested a reading list. the list includes titles like Alice in wonderland, Swallows and Amazons, A Christmas Carol.
What do you think?

do a search on Google for the full list or see Mrs Harwood

Wednesday, 16 March 2011

Jon Mayhew

The visit from Jon Mayhew was a AMAZING experience he was soooooo funny, and hyper, which is quite unusual for an adult, and i think this is the real side of him. The way he described his mythical creatures made many people cling to their seats!?! He read us an extract of his book "Mortlock" (which i now have a copy of) this part was about a crow like bird pecking the guts from a circus magician ewwww!!

I think he was impressed with our questions but i think he was most impressed with the "clicker" (the clicky thing that changes the slides on the big whiteboard) and he couldn't help but play with the laser light built into it!

Thank-you i hope you get to meet him some day he will have you in stitches one minuet and have you wetting yourself with fear the next!?!

author visit

Children's author Jon Mayhew visited BBEC last week to talk to year 7 pupils and invited guests from broughton primary.