The Winter Reading Challenge

Winter Reading Challenge

The Winter Reading Challenge started on Friday 4th December but don’t despair, there’s still time to take part.

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All you need to do is read SIX books of your choice between now and Friday the 15th January 2016. Return your completed form or leaflet to your English teacher, the School Library or your Tutor no later than Friday 22nd January to be entered into the prize draw.

Pupils from our feeder Primary schools can ask their teachers to send their booklets to Annan Academy and adults can hand their book review(s) into the school office.

For full details, download the relevant leaflet or form. Annan Academy pupils and staff can pick one up a from the School Library.

Primary School pupils              Annan Academy Pupils                Adults

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Books help you to see the world differently.

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I’d like to take this opportunity to welcome our new librarian, Mrs Nixon, to the Academy and wish her all the best in her new post.

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Library Opening Times

 

Book Week Winners

Blurbie Competition Winners

Ashley Conlan

Imogen Cook

Reece McGregor

Ethan McMorran

Abbie Power

Miarin Smith

Max Thorburn

Voting Slip Winner – Thomas Angus

Click on William Blurbie Shakespeare to see the winners and the best of the rest.

Check out our Book Week 2013 Blurbies

Check out our Book Week 2013 Blurbies

Many thanks to everyone who took part. There was a fantastic response to the competition with 300 Blurbies on display in the English corridor.

Writing Competition

Winner: Leanne Wilson

Runner-up: Pippa Campbell

Highly Commended

Ashley Cole

Nicole Lamont

Lewis Shaw

Harvey Walsh

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!

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Book Hunt Winners

Ellie Kirkpatrick

Hannah Thomson

Caitlin Ritchie

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.

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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.

BOOK WEEK 2013 – Across Space and Time

BOOK WEEK 2013 begins tomorrow.

 

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Make sure you don’t miss out on the fun!

Enjoy your retirement, Mrs Turner!

Mrs Turner, our school librarian, is retiring tomorrow. I will especially miss her help and support. We’ve worked together on the school library magazine and Book Week and lots of other projects designed to encourage reading. She has listened patiently to my moans and plans and given me wise advice on lots of occasions.

Thanks for everything. We’ll miss you.

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Don’t miss out …

Book Week 2012 is well underway.

Join us in the library at morning interval for fruit juice, muffins, chocolate krispies and other snacks. It is free – a thank you to those of you taking part in the Sponsored Read. Just remember to bring along your sponsor form.

This year’s Summer Reading booklet is now available to read on this blog – just click on the link below. Paper copies will be available soon in the library and in each English classroom. See what S1 pupils were reading over the summer. You might be surprised by the wide range of books.

Summer Reading Challenge 2012

Get involved in BOOK WEEK 2012

Click here for Book Week 2012 – HEROES AND VILLAINS- Artwork

There are lots of ways to get involved in BOOK WEEK 2012.

The biggest event is the Sponsored Read. We’d like as many people as possible to read for at least 60 minutes during the school week.

Come along and read in the library at morning interval and enjoy a Book Brunch. Entry is free, you simply need to bring along your sponsor form.

Our popular Blurbie Competition is back. This time we want you to dress Blurbie as a hero or villain. Entry forms are available now from the library and should be handed in by the end of the day on Friday 21st September.

Inspired by the Olympics or Andy Murray’s fantastic win at the US Open? Enter our Writing Competition and tell us about your real life hero. Entries should be no more than one side of A4. The deadline is the end of the day on Friday 21st September.

S1 pupils are all being given the chance to enter our Book Hunt. Members of staff will be wearing Book Badges and pupils will be trying to find as many of the 120 book titles as possible. Extra copies of the competition forms will be available from the library for anyone from S2-S6 who wishes to join the hunt.

From tomorrow, pictures of twelve villains will be displayed throughout the school. Find as many of the Dirty Dozen as you can and match them up with the correct superhero. Competition forms will be available from the library from Monday 17th September.

How well do you know your comic book heroes and villains? Pick up a form from the library from Monday 17th September and find out.

For more information, visit the library.

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