On Friday 3rd May Browns Books For Students visited the school in their purple double-decker bus. The bus is kitted out with scanners, pcs and bookshelves containing books from Primary right up to teacher training and Higher Education. Most importantly for us it also has a great range of Accelerated Reader fiction and non-fiction books.

The Nursery were the first to visit the bus, climbing to the top deck past beautiful paintings of Peter Pan in Neverland and Alice in Wonderland. They then had two stories read to them, which they loved. After break the two winning forms from the World Book Day Short Story competition got to have their turn. 8LMC were first to board the bus, having been split into pairs and each pair being given a scanner. Their job was to search the shelves and to scan any book they would like to read or would like to see in the School Library, which they took and ran with!. The Year 7s were next, with 7EJA doing a great job of picking out some really good reads. Both classes behaved extremely well and I was pleased with how enthusiastic and engaged they were in this activity.

Once I have edited the basket the students put together (for multiple scans or duplicate copies) then I will be able to place an order with Browns and our students will be able to see some of the books they picked out on the Library shelves. It was a really good visit and one I hope we will be able to do again next year.

Mrs N Raven

Resource Centre Manager

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