Wednesday, 22 February 2012

back where it all began!

It was exciting to listen and talk to potential Olympic middle distance runner and past pupil Helen Cltheroe (Pattinson) this week in the library. Members of the media team posed questions to her and filmed the interview as part of the BBC school report. Helen brought in 2 of her medals to us too. Hopefully she can add another one this summer.

Tuesday, 7 February 2012

Blue Peter online poll

Blue Peter is inviting under 16s to vote online for their favourite book of the last !0 years.
The short list is...
Alex Rider Mission 3: Skeleton Key by Anthony Horowitz
The Series of Unfortunate Events: Austere Academy by Lemony Snicket
Private Peaceful by Michael Morpurgo
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix by JK Rowling
Young Bond: SilverFin ─ A James Bond Adventure by Charlie Higson
Candyfloss by Jacqueline Wilson, illustrated by Nick Sharratt
Horrid Henry and the Football Fiend by Francesca Simon, illustrated by Tony Ross
Diary of a Wimpy Kid by Jeff Kinney
Mr Stink by David Walliams, illustrated by Quentin Blake
Theodore Boone by John Grisham

Wednesday, 1 February 2012

read to succeed


"Fifteen-year-old students who are highly engaged readers and whose parents have the lowest occupational status achieve significantly higher average reading scores (540) than students whose parents have the highest occupational status but who are poorly engaged in reading," Reading for Change OECD report