World Book Day – Get Your Tokens!

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Dear students

Tomorrow, Thursday 5th March, is World Book Day. Please visit the Library to receive your book tokens which can be used to get £1 off books in the latest Scholastic book club brochure which you’ll be receiving shortly. Click here for more details. You can also use the tokens in leading bookstores.

Come into the Library to to take a fun mini quiz on book titles by this year’s World Book Day authors. After each quiz you can enter a free prize draw for the chance to win some fantastic prizes. Full details can be found here or ask librarian, Miss Madden.

Don’t forget to sign up for the Read For My School reading challenge. There are over 150 great titles to read in the online library and there are new prizes to be won every week. Click here to join in.

Luke Lands BBC Apprenticeship!

Sixth Form student, Luke Thomas, has been successful in securing a Technology Apprenticeship with the BBC. Luke was one of over 1200 candidates to be interviewed and one of twenty to be offered a place on the training scheme, based at The Mailbox in Birmingham. To read the whole story, please click here.

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Head of Sixth Form, Miss Warner, congratulates Luke on his achievement.

Short story competition

Use Wordcount to check you’re under 500. Use the BBC website for ideas [link]624

Year 7 send your finished stories to - year7story@oldburywells.co.uk
Year 8 send your finished stories to – year8story@oldburywells.co.uk
Year 9 send your finished stories to – year9story@oldburywells.co.uk
Your title also counts, your email/name & class doesn’t.
Do not just share, finish & attach.

Read for My School Competition Has Begun!

All Year 7 and 8 pupils can take part in the exciting national Read for My School Competition from 19th January to 20th March 2015.

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All you have to do is sign up and create an account at www.readformyschool.co.uk using a code (see Miss Madden in the Library for the code). When you have signed in, you will have access to an online library of over 150 books. How many books can you challenge yourself to read over the next two months?

  • You can enter book review competitions, answer online polls and check our school’s leaderboard.
  • There are prizes to be won. One of our students won a prize during last year’s competition.
  • You can also access the online library using your tablet or Kindle.

See Miss Madden in the Library for more details about this exciting reading challenge.

Happy reading!