Twelve Days of Christmas

If you achieved an average of 85% and 20 mins daily reading during the month of November, your name will have been entered into the draw for our Twelve Days event.

Every day there will be a winner drawn and they get to select a gift from under the tree in the library.

Today’s winner was Jonas 9A3

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Stuck for Christmas gift ideas?…..

This is the perfect moment, with Christmas now on the horizon. Any parent who signs up for an annual subscription at www.britannicamagazine.co.uk (now only £47.99 with the Xmas20 20% off discount code) will automatically receive the wonderful Encyclopedia as a free sign up gift. But also please remember that our school receives a £10 book voucher to spend on non-fiction books every time a parent signs up. Just remember to select our school from the drop down list at the online checkout at www.britannicamagazine.co.uk.

 

We absolutely want as many children as possible to develop a love of learning through non-fiction reading, and we are sure this magazine is a the perfect vehicle for that.

 

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….and they smashed it!

The girls were amazing! News came through today that they were one of the top 4 teams in the UK (the only team from Northern Ireland to get through) and have been invited to the final round in London at the end of November.

Big congratulations to these girls and good luck for the final round!

Britannica Magazine Schools Quiz Challenge

Wednesday saw a team of girls take part in the first ever Britannica Magazine Schools Quiz Challenge!  

Sarah, Tilly, Evie, Rebekah, (supported by our reserve Sara) took part in in this festival of knowledge as part of our Non-Fiction November celebrations and competed against 40 other schools to get through to the final round in London at the end of November. The event started off with the girls feeling nervous, but they soon got into it and their enthusiasm and knowledge shone through!

Three rounds of questions were soon all answered, and the quiz ended with a promise from Christopher Lloyd, CEO, Britannica Magazine and Editor of the Britannica All New Children’s Encyclopaedia, to announce the four successful schools on Friday 11th.

Fingers crossed! 

Skip The Queue Pass Winners

For quizzing in October 22

To gain the privilege of skipping the queue at break and lunch for a whole week (and bringing a friend!), all pupils had to do was successfully quiz on at least two books, gaining a score of 85% or higher and on books at their individual book level.  Skip the Queue Pass valid 7th – 11th Nov

WINNERS RANDOMLY DRAWN AT THE END OF OCTOBER:  

Harry McC Year 8       

Harry U Year 9     

Jessica D Year 10   

Winners can collect their pass from the library  

National Non-Fiction November

National Non-Fiction November was set up by the Federation of Children’s Book Groups as a way to highlight the importance of information books and to promote reading non-fiction for pleasure. Each year, National Non-Fiction November has a different theme. The theme for 2022 is communication.

A report by the National Literacy Trust in 2022 has found that more than half of children and young people aged 8-18 read non-fiction in their free time. Non-fiction reading is also a great leveller, proving popular regardless of gender and socio-economic background.

To celebrate all thing non-fiction during Non-Fiction November, we are entering a team of just 4 pupils (with one reserve) to represent our library and school in the Britannica Magazines Schools Quiz Championship. After all, as many of us realise, the real world is far more amazing than anything you can make up!

The first online heats will take place on Wednesday 9th November and the top FOUR schools will be invited to attend the finals day which will take place in London on Wednesday 30th November. Good luck to Rebekah, Tilly, Sarah and Evie (not forgetting our reserve Sara)!

Britannica Magazines Schools Quiz Championship

To celebrate all thing non-fiction during Non-Fiction November, we are entering a team of just 4 pupils (with one reserve) to represent our library and school in the Britannica Magazines Schools Quiz Championship. After all, as many of us realise, the real world is far more amazing than anything you can make up!

This morning we held a session for pupils to try out for a place in the team and the turnout was fantastic! Team members will be announced early next week but well done to everyone who gave it a go!

The first online heats will take place on Wednesday 9th November and the top FOUR schools will be invited to attend the finals day which will take place in London on Wednesday 30th November.