The year 10s are developing resilience and perseverance.
They have coped well with the responsibility of being prepared for book club and setting a good example to the younger students.
Amy Smith, Librarian
The habits of informed criticism and respectful debate are practised during book club, these are cross curricular life skills. I have observed the accelerated progress in the work of the pupils who participated in English.
Dom Jones, English teacher
The format gets children to reflect on a text, to consider the views of other group members and to develop more objective and analytical thinking in a fun and engaging way.
Report card says - could do better! "Schools with a higher proportion of children with free school meals are more than twice as likely not to have access to a designated library space" Read the full report here! https://t.co/9S1cyR5n8K
Xiomara is a tough girl, Harlem has taught her to stick up for herself and be sassy. But even tough people have things that make them weak at the knees. She writes a diary of poetry about someone she fancies, her family, religion, her friends, and then is introduced to performing them as slam poetry.
The Poet X is instantly real, the diary style invites you into Xiomara’s world and poetically paints the stories of her life. The book is written in a mixture of poetry and novel writing and we were blown away by it, it’s an instant classic and winner of the 2019 CILIP Carnegie Medal.