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One-Day Readathon at Castle Manor Academy gets the whole school buzzing and brings even struggling readers on board!

Castle Manor Academy

We have been running Readathon at Castle Manor Academy for the last 3 years, ever since I took on the role of Librarian, and each year we challenge ourselves to do better than the previous year. I’ve found it most effective to build up a buzz around Readathon for a few weeks leading up to […]

Munchkins and Mary Poppins visit Miss Haversham’s house – Dress up day at Queen’s Gate School

On Thursday, we all dressed up as our favourite characters from books and we saw many extravagant costumes. It was also the day our Form rooms were going to be judged for turning them into the setting from a book. My class did the Wizard of Oz and we spent lunchtime frantically decorating it. Some […]

Library lending up (TICK), pupils discovering new authors (TICK), and on their way to a lifelong love of reading – TICK! Helen Cooper, Librarian at King Henry VIII School ticks all the boxes

Children reading in library

King Henry VIII School’s Readathon update:      We’re breaking up for the half term holiday today and I’m trying to catch up with jobs in the Library so that I can ease myself gently back into work in ten days’ time. Year 7 have enthusiastically embraced the Readathon and lots of pupils are very […]