National Love Libraries Day

So we’ve been trying to raise the profile of National Love Libraries Day which is tomorrow (4th February 2012).

All week we have been showing on all our Academy Screens the incredible library book dominoes video from Irelands Library week.



I’ve also included some posters obtained from all sorts of places.


All this week we have been giving out free raffle tickets to eveyone who borrows a book from the MRC. The prize is a book signed by G.P.Taylor who visited us last year.

We have also been handing out joining forms for our local public libraries.

Inspired by GP Taylor…

S GFl tutor group was one of the four highest borrowing tutor groups in the academic year 2010/11.

As a reward they were  one of the tutor groups that were lucky enough to spend time with our visiting Author GP. Taylor last week.

He was very impressed with them as a group and obviously the feeling was mutual as during their next DEAR (Drop Everything And Read) session they read an extract from “Shadowmancer” one of his published books and created some really good pictures that represented the storyline.

S GFl turor group display

S GFl turor group display

S GFl turor group displayS GFl turor group displayWell done S GFl

GP Taylor visits us TODAY!

GP Taylor (first name Graham) is in school today working with Year 7’s and 8’s as part of the Literary Festival.

GP Taylor

  • Period 1 session with 150 year 7 students
  • Period 2  45 Year 8 students
  • i-connect two high reading tutor groups (C ABa & S GFl)
  • Period 3 Yr 9 workshop
  • Period 4 session with G&T students from Yr 8/9 and TheWord Interview

Why not check out his website or watch the book trailer below

I’ll post an up-date soon about how the day went!

Literary Festival

Over the next two weeks the MRC is supporting Comms College in their first Literary Festival.

Coming to the TDA this week are

Author GP Taylor – writer of Shadowmancer,

and Scriptwriter Laura Watson who has written for both Casualty and EastEnders.

They will be talking to Year 7 and 8 students as well as the top four borrowing tutor groups.