Latest Library News - January 2011

New Library Assistants

From Summer Term 2010 our new team of Library Assistants are (pictured below: Becky Airey 8S, Abby Browne 8S, Naomi Sargent 8C, Sarah Mc Cormack 8S & Georgia Noel 8C.

Library Assistants

Year 7 'Booked Up'  

Once again in September all the Year 7s chose a free book from this national programme aimed at encouraging 11 year olds to read for pleasure.  Titles and authors ranged from - "At the Sign of the Sugared Plum" by Mary Hooper to "Uncle Montague's Tales of Terror" by Chris Priestley.


The most popular title chosen was "Love Aubrey" by Suzanne La Fleur.

National Poetry Day 

This was held on 7 October 2010 and this year's theme was 'Home'.  Year 7 and 8 held poetry readings in the Library during the day.

National Non-Fiction Day

This was on 4 November 2010 and to celebrate we invited origami artist Yoshiki Kurokawa to hold workshops in the Library.  Classes ranging from Year 7 to 13 came in throughout the day and made origami cards, balls, crackers and baskets.  

Origami1 Origami2 Origami3

The Anime Club was held in the Library at lunchtime and they made cats!  Yoshiki was taught origami by her grandmother in Tokyo when she was very young and is a recognised origami instructor by the Nippon Origami Association and a member of the British Origami Society.  

Origami4  Origami5

It was a very enjoyable and creative day for everyone involved.

Poetry Reading 

Local poet and former English teacher at Upton, Angela Topping read a selection of poems from her latest book "The New Generation" at lunchtime in the Library during the last week of term before Christmas.