Category Archives: Film & TV

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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Film news

There are lots of films coming out in 2011 that have been remade from original books or folktales. This is not a complete list, and I have no idea how good the films will be because I haven’t seen them … Continue reading

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19 days to go until the new Harry Potter film’s released. The trailer looks absolutely amazing. Of course, Harry Potter’s been around now for longer than some pupils in 1st year. So I wonder how many of you are chewing down your … Continue reading

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Eva Ibbotson

One of my favourite books to suggest to pupils is The Great Ghost Rescue by Eva Ibbotson. It’s a brilliant story to hand to all you people who think you “don’t like reading” (because you’re wrong – you’ve just not found the … Continue reading

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“See? Nothing is ever useless!” Jeremy Paxman, University Challenge, 30th August 2010

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Gamu at school

There’s been a lot of blethering about Gamu Nhengu on X Factor last week. Well, you might like to see this video she made as part of the band, Haven, while she was still at Alva Academy.

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Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

Only a few months left to wait now for Harry Potter 7, or the first part of it at least. The second part is being released in 2011. Meanwhile, a first trailer has been released and can be seen here. … Continue reading

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Comic puppets

Ms Steinert brought 2P5 and their puppets along to the LRC to learn how to use the Comic Life software. Each puppet was created with button eyes, like those in Coraline by Neil Gaiman (and they’re just as creepy!) Pupils … Continue reading

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Going Postal

Many of you will know that Terry Pratchett‘s book, Going Postal, is being dramatised over the holiday weekend (6pm on the 30th and 31st on Sky 1 to be precise). Sky have also created an entire website around the film, … Continue reading

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Where the wild things are – the movie!

Where the Wild Things Are is a picture book by Maurice Sendak. It’s an absolute classic that everyone should read and it’s now being made into a film. I’m hoping that it will be fantastic, but I’m wondering how you turn … Continue reading

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