Only two more weeks of school before Christmas. Don’t forget to put a book (or two) on your Christmas list.
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.
19 S1 pupils completed the Six Books in Six Weeks Summer Reading Challenge. Click below to read their reviews.
Voting Slip Winner – Thomas Angus
Click on William Blurbie Shakespeare to see the winners and the best of the rest.
Many thanks to everyone who took part. There was a fantastic response to the competition with 300 Blurbies on display in the English corridor.
Winner: Leanne Wilson
Runner-up: Pippa Campbell
The following pupils will receive a certificate for taking part in the competition: Jake Armstrong, Zach Blair, Margaret Boyd, Daniel Callaghan, Alex Carpenter, Zelia Clash, Harry Connor, Megan Cother, Molly Elliot, Arran Hastie, Dominik Hatala, Macaulay Howes, Lewis Johnston, Abbie Kirkpatrick, Stephanie MacInnes, Rhys Mawby, Callum McKinlay, Bethany Metcalf, Cameron Mitchell, Jordan Murray, Rebecca Ritchie, Beth Taylor and Abi Wilson.
Thanks to everyone who took a bus ride to the past or the future, met dinosaurs or their ancestors, took a trip on a hoverboard or a flying car or even braved a school of the future with virtual teachers and school dinners in the form of tiny blue pills!
Thanks to all staff and S6 pupils who wore their Book Badge during Book Week. Congratulations to our winners who tracked down 69, 58 and 55 books respectively and thanks to all the S1 pupils who took part.
Don’t forget to hand in your sponsor forms and sponsor money. On Wednesday 2nd October five completed sponsor forms will be drawn at random from all of those returned. The total collected so far is just over £300.
Since this photograph was taken, even more entries to the Blurbie competition have been added to the display. By the end of Book Week itself, there were just under 300! Because of the phenomenal response we have decided to extend the voting process for another week. Everyone who borrows a book from the School library this week will be given the opportunity to vote for up to 5 of their favourite Blurbies. The voting slips will be entered into a prize draw.
The winners of both the Blurbie competition and the prize draw will be announced on Monday 30th September as will the winner(s) of the writing competition.
I would like to thank the following people: all the staff and S6 pupils who wore their Book Badges throughout Book Week; the Tutors who encouraged their Tutor Groups to get involved; the staff and pupils who shared our Book Brunch in the library; the Science Department for supervising the Space Quiz; Mrs Magellan, our new Librarian, who was thrown into the deep end and was a star; and Jessica and her mum whose space cakes and tray bakes sold out in five minutes.
Special thanks to those who took part in the Sponsored Read. Don’t forget to return your completed Sponsored Read form and your sponsor money to your Tutor by Wednesday 2nd October. All returned sponsor forms will be entered into a prize draw.
The response to the Blurbie competition has been phenomenal. Everyone who borrows a book from the School Library this week will be given a slip to vote for up to FIVE Blurbies from the over 200 on display in the English corridor. Don’t worry if you haven’t yet entered your Blurbie into the competition – the deadline is lunchtime on Friday 20th.
Join us in the library each morning interval this week for Book Brunch. Fruit juice and a snack is free to anyone taking part in the Sponsored Read – just bring along your sponsor form.
All S1 pupils can take part in the Book Badge Hunt. Members of staff throughout the school and S6 pupils will be wearing a Book Badge. All you have to do is to write down the name of each book onto your competition form. Forms should be handed in to the library or to your tutor by Monday 23rd at the latest. There are prizes for those who record the largest number of books. There are 120 in total and all the books featured on the badges can be found in the School Library.
Interested in Space? Pick up a Space Quiz from the Science Department. Show off your knowledge of our solar system and you can win a prize.
If you haven’t yet picked up a Sponsored Read form, it isn’t too late. See your Tutor or pick up a form from the Library or from Mrs Johnston in the English Department. Tutors will be setting aside time during the week for reading. Remember to get your Tutor to record your reading on your sponsor form.
You have until Friday to complete your Time Travel story for the writing competition. Remember: you can travel to the past or the future. See your Tutor for details.
Space cakes and tray bakes will be on sale during morning interval on Thursday at the Dining Hall.