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Book Week Scotland 2016

This years theme for Book Week Scotland is Books into Movies so we are asking staff and pupils alike… What is your favourite book that was turned into a movie?


We have lots planned this week to celebrate Book Week Scotland in Baldragon.

  • Every lunchtime in the library  we will  be showing films based on books as well as reading the books too! First one is James and the Giant Peach.
  • All S1-S2 literacy classes are getting the opportunity to enter a book movie quiz with a chance to win a prize for the class.
  • A team of 4 S2 pupils will be representing the school at the annual Interschool’s book quiz.Prizes are vouchers for the winning team plus a trophy for the winning school!
  • Lots of classes and departments are taking the chance to join in with Book week. Amongst other things going on around the school they are looking at murderous molecules in Chemistry and shocking electricity in Physics and many other activities in departments  promoting the love of reading for pleasure.
  • Staff are joining in too promoting their favourite book that has been turned into a movie and our Buisness Manager will be handing out either free books or reading dares all thanks to the Scottish Book Trust.
  • Our new exciting Paired Reading project will be celebrating Book Week Scotland too. This project has been set up to help support some of our S1 pupils to help increase their confidence and enjoyment of reading. The aim is that the S5/6 pupil reads with them and helps wherever needed  with a goal set  each week by the pupils involved to encourage the S1 pupil to do a little bit more each week. This one-to-one quiet time has got off to a great start with both S1 and senior pupils enjoying the experience .
  • The LRC is busy this week with Literacy classes working in teams researching and designing their own board games, Skills classes are finding out new ways to help them search the internet effectively and lots of English classes are coming to choose books.

Our LRC shelves are looking a little bit bare just now with so many books being borrowed which is fantastic but please remind your child to return any library books they have at home that they have finished reading. Texts will be going home to remind them and their English Teacher will be asking them too! The librarian can help with any queries about missing or overdue books  if your child goes and has a chat with her and she won't be cross if the book has been found but has been out for two years, not two weeks. She will just be glad to have the book back.  

How to Support your child at home with their reading.

Parent Zone Scotland has some great tips on their website about ways in which to support literacy and reading at home for children of all ages but the secondary school part particularly has some fun ideas to encourage good reading habits. The librarian will be more than happy to help suggest books your child might like.

Keep and eye out here and on our school twitter feed where we will post some of our activities going on in the school.

Happy Book Week everyone!



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