Month: February 2016

Library lending up (TICK), pupils discovering new authors (TICK), and on their way to a lifelong love of reading – TICK! Helen Cooper, Librarian at King Henry VIII School ticks all the boxes

Children reading in library

King Henry VIII School’s Readathon update:      We’re breaking up for the half term holiday today and I’m trying to catch up with jobs in the Library so that I can ease myself gently back into work in ten days’ time. Year 7 have enthusiastically embraced the Readathon and lots of pupils are very […]

Helen Cooper, Librarian, King Henry VIII School celebrates a hushed Library full of Y7 pupils with their eyes glued to the pages of a book

Readathon Display Board

So we’re a week in to our month-long Readathon and things seem to be going well for Year 7.  There’s nothing better than a hushed Library full of Year 7 pupils with their eyes glued to the pages of a book. I have offered a daily Reading Group in the Library at lunchtimes, but so […]

Pupils at King Henry VIII School are encouraged to challenge themselves

Year 7 Bags

After all the planning and anticipation, I was almost expecting a fanfare when I arrived in school this morning for the first day of Readathon.  I’m just going to blame the lack of one on the fact that I arrived late after visiting another school’s recently refurbished Library and battling the West Midlands gridlock. Some […]

The gauntlet is thrown down at King Henry VIII School. War and Peace – who will finish first: school librarian or 2 year 7 boys…?

War and Peace

Our Readathon starts tomorrow and today I’m meeting the last Year 7 class in the Library to hand out their sponsorship cards, show them the Readathon promotional film and give them an opportunity to return and borrow books. My life as Readathon organiser is made a lot easier by the School’s leadership and the English […]