End of Term – At last!

This has been a really long term but the end is in sight.

Tomorrow is Ms Brown’s last day as PT of the English and Modern Languages Faculty. We wish her well in her new job.

For pupils sitting exams in April and May, the holidays will be a time for study. The good news is – you can study and eat chocolate at the same time. Of course, as teachers, we want you to use the holiday time wisely to prepare for your exams but do remember to take some time off to relax. You might even consider escaping into a good book for a few hours.


World Book Day – Thursday 6th March

What will you be reading on World Book Day?

Tomorrow Tutors will be handing out World Book Day £1 Book Tokens. You can exchange your book token for one of the £1 books specially produced for World Book Day or use it when you buy a children’s book worth £2.99 or more.

We are running a competition to create a new character (in the style of Roald Dahl) to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Roald Dahl’s ‘Charlie and the Chocolate Factory’.  Prizes will be awarded for the best book title, character description and character drawing.

Willy Wonka

Click here for a copy of the competition entry form

Everyone visiting the school library during March will be given the opportunity to fill in a Roald Dahl themed bookmark to recommend a book. The bookmarks will be entered into a prize draw.

For more information about World Book Day check out the official website @ http://www.worldbookday.com/


2013 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2013 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

The concert hall at the Sydney Opera House holds 2,700 people. This blog was viewed about 34,000 times in 2013. If it were a concert at Sydney Opera House, it would take about 13 sold-out performances for that many people to see it.

Click here to see the complete report.

Countdown to Christmas

Only two more weeks of school before Christmas. Don’t forget to put a book (or two) on your Christmas list.


Keep safe on Bonfire Night

Good advice from S1 pupils to keep you safe if you are celebrating Bonfire Night.













Book Week 2013 – Writing Competition

Congratulations to everyone who took part in this year’s Book Week Writing Competition. Read the winning story by Leanne Wilson, runner-up Pippa Campbell’s tale of ‘A Bus Journey Through Time’ and extracts from some of the other entries by clicking below.

bus journey

Click here to read the winning entries

Summer Reading Challenge 2013

19 S1 pupils completed the Six Books in Six Weeks Summer Reading Challenge. Click below to read their reviews.

Read this year's Summer Challenge reviews

Read this year’s Summer Challenge reviews


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