Well, it’s been six (long) weeks and we’re back; what did we miss? By all accounts the Space Chase Summer Reading Challenge seemed to go well (over 10,000 sign ups in Norfolk alone!), plus the weather was quite good, wasn’t it? We used our blog break wisely: catching up with lots of the amazing new books… Read More New Term / New Books!
Now the end of term is upon us, there’s one VERY IMPORTANT thing we must encourage you to do before you whizz off on your summer holidays: sign-up to take part in the SUMMER READING CHALLENGE! The theme for this (20th!) year is Space Chase, which coincides very nicely with the 50th anniversary of the… Read More Space Chase Summer Reading Challenge 2019
Our annual visit to the Norfolk Children’s Book Festival is something we always look forward and the lovely weather had us even more excited to attend this year. Taking place in the grounds of our city’s wonderful Norwich Cathedral, the one-day event is hosted by Norwich School and is a brilliant chance for young people… Read More Norfolk Children’s Book Festival 2019
How amazing that poetry books should have won both the Carnegie and Kate Greenaway Awards in 2019! (the latter for the illustrations of course – but take a look and you will see how the gorgeous images are integral and part of the text.) With that in mind: we wanted to tell you about a… Read More Poetry Wins Prizes!
Regular as clockwork, our Carnegie shadow morning was upon us even though it only felt like yesterday that we were eagerly awaiting the initial nominations list (that was way back in November- can you believe?). Like every other keen reader around the UK, on June 18th we were glued to twitter, awaiting the announcement of… Read More CKG Day 2019
Celebrated annually, Refugee Week is a world-wide celebration which takes place around the time of World Refugee Day (June 20th). Established in 1998, it was set up as a direct reaction to hostility towards refugees and ayslum seekers but is now an key part of the cultural calendar- particularly in the UK- where a nationwide… Read More Refugee Week 2019
Children’s Art Week is a UK-wide programme run by Engage, the National Association for Gallery Education. There are tips and suggestions for teachers available online, as well as lots of brilliant resources for you to use. Visit their website: http://engage.org/about-engage/ We are very fortunate in Norfolk to have lots of art galleries and museums, as well… Read More Children’s Art Week 2019
“The need for an empathy education programme has never been greater. Hate crimes are at their highest level since records began, and we face new challenges to the civility and standards of our public life. There are increasing concerns about young people’s mental health, and the potentially empathy-draining effects of social media.” Evaluation Report 2016-2018… Read More Empathy Lab Pioneer Schools
Inspired by BookTrust’s ‘The Book That Made Me‘ series, we’ve decided to share which books from childhood made us who we are today…find out below which books left a lasting legacy with our ELS team! Harriet: I was so over the moon that the wonderful Nicola Davies’ most influential book of her youth was Alison… Read More What Was the Book That Made You?
We are currently in the midst of the annual Norfolk and Norwich Festival, which is jam packed with exciting and original cultural events and happenings. The National Centre for Writing, based in historic Dragon Hall in Norwich, has just hosted a summit of all the other UNESCO European Cities of Literature; a collection of children’s… Read More Norfolk in Stories