A work in progress

The English/Library corridor is getting a face-lift.

Check out our new word wall.




World Book Day

Another World Book Day has come and gone but you still have plenty of time to use your World Book Day £1 token.

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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.

Winter Reading Challenge 2

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

Books read during Book Week

Here are just some of the books that pupils and staff read during Book Week 2015.

Divergent trilogy



Fun Reads

Fun books for boys

Manga Favourites


Cathy Cassidy

Cathy Cassidy trio

Adventure Time

Cosmic and b

Books to suit all tastes

book week books

Thanks again to everyone – pupils, staff, parents, friends and families – who took part in or supported Book Week 2015 at Annan Academy.

Special thanks to Mrs Nixon and her Library Assistants for all their hard work and enthusiasm.

Top Ten Blurbies

Cat in the Hat

Once again the Blurbie Design Competition has proved a great hit. If you click on the Cat in the Hat above you can see 63 of the entries for Book Week 2015.

The TOP TEN (the observant among you will see that there are actually 11 as we had a tie for 10th place) were voted for by Tutor Groups. Congratulations to the winners, of course, but well done to everyone – staff and pupils – who took part. Once again, the Blurbies made a fantastic display in the English corridor.



Blurbie display

Book Week 2015 – Monday 14th – Friday 18th September

Book Week 2015

BOOK WEEK 2015 begins on Monday.


This year’s SPONSORED READ is in aid of READATHON which supports four fantastic children’s charities.  Check the link for details : https://vimeo.com/90217681

There will be free drinks and snacks in the school library during lunchtime for those taking part in the SPONSORED READ. Tutor Groups have the option to sponsor their Tutor. You can even suggest which book your Tutor should read during BOOK WEEK.

All S1 pupils will be able to take part in the annual BOOK BADGE HUNT. Members of staff, library assistants and some senior pupils will be wearing badges with a picture of both a book and its film. There will be prizes for those who collect the most book and film titles.

To win a prize in the WRITING COMPETITION, all you have to do is write a book or film review OR review a book and its film and say which you prefer and why. Check out the POSTER for details.

BOOK WEEK would not be the same without the DRESS BLURBIE COMPETITION. This year, the challenge is to dress Blurbie as a character from a book or a film. Forms are available now from your Tutor and from the school library.

Get involved, have fun, and remember: READING IS FOR LIFE, NOT JUST FOR BOOK WEEK.



Summer Reading Challenge 2015

Summer 2015s



Just two weeks to go!

What are you looking forward to most? For me, one of the best things about the summer holidays is having the time to read the books that have been piling up on my shelves.

Next week the Primary 7s will be in school for their 3-day visit and whilst they’re here we in the English Department will be challenging them to read six books in six weeks. However, all pupils and staff can take part.

The booklets and leaflets will be available in school until the last day of term but you can download a copy here.

STAFF LEAFLET           S1 BOOKLET             S2 – S6 BOOKLET

Everyone who completes the challenge will receive a certificate and will be entered into a prize draw. Mrs Nixon, our School Librarian, has a special prize or two for the lucky winners.

Here’s to the holidays and lots of fabulous books to read!

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