Fantastic news this week – the very popular author, Malorie Blackman, has been appointed as the new Children’s Laureate.
Students at The Dixie Grammar School love her books, especially the Noughts and Crosses series.
She has a new book out this week, Noble Conflict. It is on order for the Senior School Library – here is the book trailer:
Congratulations to Malorie!
Exciting news, as the school is in Market Bosworth and so close to Bosworth Field.
It was announced today by a team from the University of Leicester that the skeleton found underneath a Leicester car park is really that of King Richard III.
Mrs Robinson has made a Research Guide on the Battle of Bosworth, Richard III and Henry VII:
More information can be found:
From The First Men in the Moon to the Hitch-hikers’ Guide To The Galaxy, science fiction has transported, tantalised and terrified us with visions of technologically advanced futures and far-flung worlds.
In the era of Kindle, twitter and Audible, the way we enjoy science-fiction has changed, but the stories remain as compelling as ever.
The National Space Centre will be celebrating the history, present and future of Science Fiction during February half-term with a jam-packed programme of special guests, fun activities and a special competition where you get to decide which is the ‘Best Science Fiction Book of All Time!’
This is the programme of events – looks great!
We have won an iPod Touch for our school libraries! Microlibrarian Systems, who are the developers of our Library Management System, Eclipse2, entered us into their prize draw and we won.
Mrs Robinson would love to have students’ ideas for how we might use our iPod to promote reading or research skills. Here are some to start you off:
- Listening to audiobooks
- Reading ebooks
- Listening to podcasts, e.g. for Languages
- Looking at apps developed for education
- Taking photos of activities in our libraries
Click on the photographs below to see the most amazing sculptures made by the artist Guy Laramee out of books. There are even more here.
But please don’t try that with books from our libraries!
It is 200 years ago today since Charles Dickens, one of our greatest writers, was born. This site has lots of information about celebrations taking place around the world:
If you would like to read one of his books, please call in to the Senior School Library.
It is National Libraries Day tomorrow and I hope you are all going to visit your local public library. To celebrate, we asked all our lunchtime visitors to The Michael Parker Library to tell us what they like about their Library. The Helpers then tweeted the best ones on our Library_Online Twitter account:
Why not read this site on your phone? Here is the QR code:
To get our app, please follow these instructions:
Please download the iPhone and Android apps in the following locations.
1) iPhone app: http://itunes.apple.com/my/app/bloapp/id436962200?mt=8
2) Android app: https://market.android.com/details?id=com.infindo.bloapp.activities
Note: To add this blog, you simply need to snap the QR code with Bloapp. Alternatively you can search for this site’s name using the search function as well.
If this does not work, please let Mrs Robinson know so that she can sort it out!