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Library News

It has been another busy term in the Library. 

Archway School was selected to take part in the Carnegie ‘Winner of Winners’ debate in October, which took place at the   Cheltenham Literary Festival, championing Theresa Breslin’s Whispers in the Graveyard. This was a fantastic opportunity for the school to be involved in such a wonderful celebration of children’s and young people’s literature. Please see other articles in this newsletter for further details!


This year the school has taken part in the Bookbuzz reading programme, which is organised by the Book Trust, which provides every Year 7 student with their own book to keep! The students were able to choose from a wonderful selection of books, which they have now been given. The photograph below shows some of our Year 7 students with their books! The Bookbuzz website provides lots of useful information about the books, the authors, as well as quizzes and competitions. It can be found at:

https://www.booktrust.org.uk/supporting-you/practitioners/our-programmes/bookbuzz/

The Stroud Book Festival took place in the town during early November, and Archway Library got involved! A number of students were filmed by Y13 student, River Driversharp, talking about their favourite books, and these video clips were shown between events at the festival! Also, a number of Year 7 Library Helpers created some beautiful book-related posters to be displayed at the festival (see above photograph). Many thanks to all those students involved for taking the time to make such a brilliant contribution to the festival this year.