Book of the Month September 2018

Our Book of the Month is nearly a week late, but worth the wait and, it was #ReadABookDay on Thursday 6 September, so seemed a good day to say that September 2018’s Book of the Month is:

Mud by Emily Thomas

 This is a marvellous read and copies are available to borrow on the library desk.

Shout It Out! Speaker’s Corner returned on Thursday 6 September 2018

Speaker’s Corner is back! The place to share your hobbies, passions, interests with others or to enjoy listening & ask questions. Every Thursday.

Speaker’s Corner hit the ground running! What a great talk from Mrs Forster about her London Marathon on Thursday 6 September.

From Christmas Day training, to running on the day in a temperature of 24.1 degrees, finishing on a high & raising funds for Teenage Cancer trust.

We take our hats off to Mrs Forster🏅🏅🏅.

Speaker’s Corner is an exciting opportunity for all in school to share inspirations and interests. Questions from the audience will help to provide lively, diverse and fun sessions. This weekly event will provide a forum to learn from each other and share information. Our Speaker’s Corner is an event for us all to shout about.

Sign up for a slot at the library desk.

 

Meet the Paired Reading Team 2018- 2019

Meet our S6 Paired Reading team 2018-19.

We are all looking forward to it all beginning next week 📚

 #reading #buddies #connections #safespace #teamEA👍

Scottish PEN Workshop with Nik Williams 6 September 2018

We were delighted to welcome Nik Williams from Scottish Pen to the library on the morning of Thursday 6 September.

We also welcomed to Joel, from Lossiemouth High School who is part of Elgin Academy Advanced Higher Modern Studies group and he, with Ronah, Leah and Destiny, were looking forward to the workshop. In fact, we all were!

This workshop included lots of issues  to think about and discuss and was a great session with Nik, on censorship and the tension between free expression and hate speech.

Huge thanks from us to Nik and to Scottish PEN for an excellent workshop, with so much to think about and to consider for our Higher English and Advanced Higher Modern Studies students.

This workshop and trip, to Elgin, for Nik was a long distance and was much appreciated by us all . Thank you Nik and Thank you Scottish Pen👍.

National Poetry Day is Coming and our Staff Poetry Competition is Back for 4 October 2018

National Poetry Day 2018 will take place on Thursday 4 October and the theme is Change. We are joining in with lots of celebrations on the day and….

Our annual and popular staff poetry competition returns!

All staff are invited to write a poem and to enjoy, discover, share a poem with all in school:

If You Could Turn Back Time….

Last year’s winner was Mr McWhirter in our Geography department, who beat off very stiff competition. Who will it be this year?

 

Doctor Who Day: 13th on the 13th – September 2018

What about our big event next week?

DOCTOR WHO DAY: 13th on the 13th and we are so excited!

Look out for Cybermen; TARDIS selfies; Dalek cakes Weeping Angels; Space and Time fun; S1 Favourite Aliens… and so much more!

DARE YOU try the fish fingers and custard?

All happening in the library at lunchtime on Thursday 13 September. Don’t Miss it!

Shout It Out! Speaker’s Corner returns on Thursday 6 September 2018

Speaker’s Corner returns to the library every Thursday and will see us sharing our hobbies and passions with each other during lunchtimes. This is an exciting opportunity for all in school to share inspirations and interests. Questions from the audience will help to provide lively, diverse and fun sessions.

This weekly event will provide a forum to learn from each other and share information. Our Speaker’s Corner is an event for us all to shout about.

Mrs Forster starts off this session on 6 September with her talk: My London Marathon.

Pupils, sign up for a slot at the library desk and Shout it Out!

 

 

Novelties Book Club meeting 5 September 2018

Some of the Novelties Book Club enjoyed meeting new friends at our meeting on 5 September. They will have their own, very special, contributions to our big reading event next week.

Doctor Who Day: 13th on the 13th. Not to be missed.

 

Rose, The Christmas Invasion, City of Death, The Day of the Doctor and Twice Upon a Time.

Books to be read and devoured!

S1 English Class Research into Scientists September 2018

The pupils’ research into scientists continued this week and yes, choc chip cookies featured!

There was lots of collaboration and learning during their book research and lots of chatting too, and sharing information. Happy learners and happy readers.

There was online searching too, by our S1 English pupils, into scientists, with lots to share and get excited about.

Discoveries/STEM/Scientists/Reading/Learning

Comic Characters Club 4 September 2018

There were lots of new members to Comic Characters Club on Tuesday 4 September, which was FAB!

 

From next week, we shall have three different groups to ensure everyone can do what they enjoy. Finn is working on a Vote for Your Fave Character; the girls are creating a comic and all had a great time sharing👍 and having fun.

 

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