Advent Library competition
At the start of December the Library launched an Advent Calendar competition with questions or tasks behind each door.
There were also tasks on social media for the weekends which involved making a snowman from the famous story and writing a short story about Christmas Eve.
The winners will be announced on the last day of term!
The Library has been very busy since the start of term and many of our students are making use of the range of facilities. It is open at break and lunch every day and after school until 4.30 for homework club Monday to Thursday. Every student is an automatic member of Ernulf’s Library and they can borrow up to three books for three weeks. We have a wide choice of fiction, non-fiction, graphics novels and poetry and we have 200 new books on the shelves waiting to be discovered.
All students in years 7 and 8 are enrolled on the Accelerated Reader programme which expects them to read for at least 15 minutes every day. Once they have finished a book they take a short quiz on the computer to check how much they have understood and this rewards them with point towards a target. They can also add up how many words they have read and several students are well on their way to being word millionaires already since September.
We have found that this can motivate students to read more which has a positive impact on all their subjects and is a valuable life skill.