Last month we took part in ‘Libraries Week’, celebrating our much-loved library and the central role that libraries play in supporting life-long learning.  Libraries Week is an annual showcase and celebration of the best that libraries have to offer. Each year we pick a theme and explore the innovative and surprising things that libraries are doing to support their communities.

The week started off with the unveiling of our new stock – including our eBooks, which can be accessed through the eBook platform, SORA.

Bookmark Club was heavily attended by lots of year 7 pupils who were eager to use our pre-pressed flowers to make some beautiful bookmarks – using ‘nature’ as the theme.

Year 12 students

Hira Ayub and Fatima Adnan created a wonderful book display using our very old and rustic books and Angelina Brown-Jones chose to spend some time in the library, taking some amazing photos for her A Level ‘libraries’ themed art project.

National Poetry Day 2022

National Poetry Day is the annual mass celebration, which ironically falls during Libraries week, that encourages everyone to make, experience and share poetry with family and friends. Each year we come together to celebrate some of the best poems.

To celebrate, we held a lunchtime poetry event in the library for Year 7 pupils. 23 pupils attended reciting their own poems or poems chosen from poetry books. A competition using the national theme ‘environment’ also took place.

Congratulations to our winners:

Poetry Recitals

Zayd Sidat 7SIR

Zaki Khan 7ALF

Dua Rizvi 7KIC

Poetry written work

Maryam Bashir 7SIR

Dua Rizvi 7KIC

Fatimah Younus 7SIR