Category Archives: Books

Artwork for school blogs

S2 Art and Design have been asked to create a series of banners for the Our Lady’s Latest blog using parts of famous artworks. Only part of the painting or sculpture will be visible in the header because of its shape so … Continue reading

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Great Writing Challenge 2

For the second Great Writing Challenge, Mrs Macfadyen explained that pupils would have to put their characters into some sort of danger. Their task was to investigate dangerous locations around the world to help them decide where and how their characters … Continue reading

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The Hundreds

The non-fiction section of the Library is arranged in numerical order using the Dewey Decimal Classification system. Dewey has ten sections, each with a different hundred. Sciences are 500s, Literature are 800s and so on. There are signs to mark … Continue reading

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Remember the Moomins!

This year we were all asked to decorate our doors for Christmas by the Personal Development class. What with one thing and another, the Library doors remain sadly undecorated, but it was extremely heartening to see Moomins on one of … Continue reading

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Free Comic Book Day – May 3rd 2014

Free Comic Book Day is the first Saturday in May each year when comic book shops give away comics – just for coming in to look around! This year’s event takes place on May 3rd. To find out more, sign … Continue reading

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Book Drum

Book Drum is an outstanding site that adds additional background information to over 150 books, using information, images, sounds, videos, links and anything else it can cram in to add to your reading. For example, Matilda by Roald Dahl includes … Continue reading

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Competition

From Curious Fox publishers Curious Fox are a new publishing company creating books for curious minds. This September we are publishing an exciting novel for teenagers called Red Rock. To tie in with this book, which is written by a … Continue reading

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Catalyst voting: from longlist to shortlist

The Catalyst Longlist for 2012-13 has provoked some interesting discussions with the 3rd year English class reading them. The vast majority found something to excite them, but one or two others just couldn’t find anything in the list that sparked … Continue reading

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Young Writers Awards 2013

Link to the Scottish Book Trust Young Writers Awards 2013

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Book trailers

For the past couple of months, Mrs Jeffrey’s 3rd year English class have been working on book trailers. Some groups chose to create a trailer for a book from this year’s Catalyst Longlist, which others preferred to work on a … Continue reading

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