Love Books, Love Reading

The shops are full of cards, soft toys, chocolates and red roses but why not give the one you love a book they’ll love this Valentine’s Day!


A short message for English teachers everywhere who are marking Prelims or trying to get pupils to hand in essays for their portfolio:

I know how you feel …



and I hope this makes you smile.




Perfect timing for those of us taking part in the Winter Reading Challenge – a whole day to read a book!

Enjoy the day off school. Keep warm and safe.

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Winter Reading Challenge – One More Week To Go

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Have you read your 6 books yet?

Don’t worry if you haven’t – there’s still over a week to go. 

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Happy New Year

Happy New Year.

We’d like to wish Mr Cooper good luck for tomorrow as he starts his new job. We’ll miss you!


2014 in review

The stats helper monkeys prepared a 2014 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 40,000 times in 2014. If it were a concert at Sydney Opera House, it would take about 15 sold-out performances for that many people to see it.

Click here to see the complete report.

Merry Christmas

Wishing you all a very Merry Christmas.

I hope Santa is good to you.xmas_26

Take part in the Winter Reading Challenge

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It’s the end of term – at last – and in between getting the house ready for Christmas and wrapping presents and buying food I’ll be trying to make time for the books that are piling up on my shelves begging to be read.

We’re challenging staff and pupils at Annan Academy to read SIX books over the next SIX weeks and you’re welcome to join us. The local libraries are on board – – but you can download a leaflet or booklet here or simply post your book review on this blog.

What will be your favourite book this winter?


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