Here you can find news on events and activities that have taken place in the Learning Resource Centre
Dear all - its 50 years since A Kestrel for a Knave was published by Barry Hines. The film adaptation, 'Kes' was made the following year and for many years this book was studied at school. The comedian Greg Davies appeared in a documentary about Barry Hines and how the book has inspired so many people. More information can be found here.
We have our first Millionaire Reader out of all Year 7 and 8 Accelerated Reader students.
Ms O Kelly
Students can now buy books from the Book Club.
Leaflets are available in the LRC and the Catalogue can be viewed here.
Orders need to be given in by November 30th 2019.
Can you please return your overdue LRC books before the end of term.
Overdue books are logged as Equipment Missing and is logged as a Behaviour point.
10 Reasons to Love Libraries
On Sunday 10 March authors Philip Pullman, Salley Vickers and Jacqueline Wilson along with CEO of The Reading Agency, Sue Wilkinson, took to the British Library stage to discuss the importance of libraries, their experience of libraries as children into adulthood, and how these experiences have made their way onto the pages of their bestselling novels.
1. Libraries are free
2. Libraries can come to you
3. Libraries are open to everyone
4. In libraries, you’re the boss
5. There’s more to libraries than books alone
6. We wouldn’t have some of our favourite authors without libraries
7. In fact, we wouldn’t have some of our favourite books and characters without libraries
8. Libraries are good for the mind and soul - Matt Haig
9. Libraries are a treat for the senses - Jacqueline Wilson.
10. Don’t just take our word for it - MS KELLY WSFG LRC
Duke of Edinburgh Volunteering in the LRC
Ying Hang from Year 10 came to me in November 2018 and asked if she could volunteer in the LRC. I was delighted, as there are many roles that she could have taken on, from supporting the knitting group to library tasks.
One of the oldest and most extensive parts of our archive collection is the examination results. These papers date from 1898 to 1967, and list the subject, such as Botany and Needlework and the marks for those subjects. Student’s names are listed and from 1951 dates of birth, however, in the early days, not all students took their final exams.
Ying Hang has been volunteering every week in the LRC getting these results into our archive electronically, and I would like to thank her on behalf of the Alumnae Committee for her diligence and commitment to this work.
Good luck to all the Duke of Edinburgh Award volunteers across the school.
Ten Women who used Pseudonyms ... and one man
'I would venture to guess that Anon, who wrote so many poems without signing them, was often a woman.' – Virginia Woolf
In time for International Women's Day on 8th March, Art UK has posted an article by Lydia Figes which includes a selection of portraits of female writers in UK collections who used a nom de plume.