Click the links below to see our exciting and informative recommended reading list for our Key Stage 3 pupils this autumn. There’s something in there for everyone - see what grabs your interest.
The challenge: write a self-portrait poem Have you ever had to do a self-portrait in an art lesson at school? Young Poet’s Network (YPN) are challenging you to write self-portrait poems: you can be as realistic, or as abstract, as you like… Prizes Selected poets will be published on the Young Poets Network and sent an exclusive YPN notebook, as well as poetry goodies including books and Read more
From creepy tales, urban legends and supernatural spine-chillers... what lurks in your imagination? A ghost story is a timeless classic style of creative writing and Young Writers are inviting you to write your own short story inspired by things that go bump in the night! You could be inspired by a real place that is rumoured to be haunted, choose a supernatural being to be the star of your Read more
A sudden shift, a twist of fate, and bam! Everything changes! What happens when an ordinary day turns extraordinary? What are the effects on the world if one thing is changed forever? What thrilling or terrifying outcomes are unleashed if one mishap alters reality? The possibilities are infinite, which allows you to write about what excites you. These are the questions Young Writers are asking Read more
Reflect on the realities of war and conflict, and the hope for peace... Lest We Forget invites 4-18 year-olds to write a poem in any style on the theme of war and peace. Poems can be about your own experiences, or about something you have learnt at school. If budding poets are looking for inspiration, here are some ideas: · The sadness of war · The hope of peace · The courage of soldiers · Read more
Thursday 12th October 2023 was the official Harry Potter Book Day and the library hosted a Harry Potter celebration with themed activities and a quiz. Students could come in fancy dress or take photos with Harry Potter props. The theme this year was Magical Places. Students created and named their own houses, which resulted in some wonderfully creative team names; The Dumbledores, The Birthday Read more