Category Archive: S2 Book Talks

S2 Book Talks – Off The Rails – 24 – 28 February 2020

New in the S2 book programme for February 2020, with superb titles featured and much to discuss!  All about real life, real issues and real teenagers.   Long Way Down by Jason Reynolds (author), Chris Priestley (illustrator) Shortlisted for the CILIP Carnegie Medal 2019. And then there were shots Everybody ran, ducked, hid, tucked themselves tight. …

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Class 2.1 World War 2 Stories 12 February 2020

A fascinating library session with Class 2.1 on Wednesday 12 February. Sharing stories of their families during WW2. This was the pupils’ activity in their reading journal after the last S2 book talk. WW2 stories in library period. We heard about a German plane crashing in Banff: hosting evacuees and, a grandfather who fought in …

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Molly & Natasha Auschwitz Ambassadors – powerful & passionate presentations – S2 book talks 27-20 January 2020

One of the ways in which we have marked Holocaust Memorial Day in the library at Elgin Academy has been in the S2 Library book talks. Our S6 Auschwitz Ambassadors, Molly Buckley and Natasha Ogle, have shared their experiences and impressions of their trip to Poland and Auschwitz-Birkenau during eloquent, powerful and passionate presentations. Molly …

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S2 Book Talks for Holocaust Memorial Day January 2020

S2 classes will be participating in library book talks, during January, to commemorate Holocaust Memorial Day on 27 January. Holocaust Memorial Day is a time for everyone to pause to remember the millions of people who have been murdered or whose lives have been changed beyond recognition during the Holocaust, Nazi Persecution and in subsequent genocides in …

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Class 2.1 and Characters in a Book Series 18 December 2019

Class 2.1 presented their ideas for a character in a book series during their library period on Wednesday 18 December. Sam drew her inspiration from a Japanese urban legend, while Emily talked about her sinister soul snatcher. There was a very focused and appreciative audience on beanbags and good questions too.

S2 Reading Journals and Presentations 2 – 6 December 2019

S2 classes, during the week 2 – 6 December, were are all about sharing their reading journal activities during library periods. Fraser in class 2.2 spoke about the poem Arms and the Boy by Wilfred Owen on Tuesday. This was part of his presentation on Children of WW1 and linked to last month’s library book …

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S2 Book Talks – Classes 2.2 and 2.7 and Photos and Medals – 5 November 2019

Two classes participated in the World War One book talk on 5 November and there was lots of interest from and good chat with class 2.2. Pupils are reading Johnny and the Dead in their English class #connections #learning #reading #sharing. Class 2.7 were engaged and enjoyed a lively discussion about the books. James in …

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Remembrance Day Display 5 November 2019

Our new display at the library door for Remembrance Day on 11 November.

World War One The Great War 1914 – 1918 – S2 Book Talks November 2019

During the week beginning 4 November, brilliant books on World War One were shared, including these by Theresa Breslin, Paul Dowswell and Tom Palmer  Theresa Breslin: Remembrance Scotland, 1915. A group of teenagers from two families meet for a picnic, but the war across the Channel is soon to tear them away from such youthful …

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Book Talks and Response from Author 8 October 2019

LOTS of interest in and chat about books Monster by CJ Skuse and The Bunker Diary by Kevin Brooks, in the selection during book talks with class 2.7 on 8 October. Lots of borrowing and requests as a result. #horror #tension #NoHope #reallife #GreatReads We heard from author CJ Skuse via social media. For all …

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