Crikey! It’s the actual END OF TERM for Norfolk schools today- where on earth has the last academic year gone?! That’s a question we’ve uttered on multiple occasions this week especially as our summer term project boxes arrived back in office; we’ve already begun planning for the September “back to school” project rush- we’re sure… Read More End of Term 2017!
Before the torrential rain descended this week, two of our team popped to Norwich Cathedral to attend the Norfolk Children’s Book Festival, taking place as part of the Young Norfolk Arts Festival. Now in it’s sixth year, the one-day event is hosted by Norwich School, and is a great way to promote literacy and books by… Read More Norfolk Children’s Book Festival 2017
If you visited our blog this time last week, you’ll have seen our post recapping our morning shadowing this year’s Carnegie and Kate Greenaway Awards. One of the best parts of our morning was hearing what pupils from the six schools who joined us had to say about this year’s shortlists. Some even shared reviews-… Read More (Belated) CKG Reviews!
This week, on a very, very hot Monday morning, we made our way to Dereham for our annual CILIP CKG shadowing celebration, this year hosted by Ms Ling from Northgate High School. SIX schools came together to share their thoughts on the books shortlisted for both the Carnegie and Kate Greenaway Medals; Wymondham High, Litcham… Read More CKG Day 2017!
Can you believe it’s only THREE DAYS until the winners of this year’s Carnegie and Kate Greenaway Awards are revealed? Since the initial nomination list was announced back in October, we’ve been following the process from longlist to shortlist and we can’t wait to finally see which books come out on top. If you need… Read More Countdown to Carnegie…
Last summer, we wrote about the inaugural Write On Norfolk competition and we’re pleased to say, it’s back for a second year- and entries are now open! The 2017 competition launched this week and we’re very excited to see what Norfolk’s young writers have to say about our county. Children aged 5-13 are being encouraged… Read More Write On Norfolk 2017
Today marks the end of the first half of this summer term and we’re certainly having the weather for it here in Norfolk; the sun hasn’t stopped shining all week! We’re already looking forward to the final part of this academic year as there are lots of brilliant things coming up; Bookstart week runs 5th- 11th… Read More Half-term is here!
With Norwich being a brilliant cultural hub of arts, we’re incredibly lucky to regularly have at our disposal lots of amazing events for young and old alike. Today sees the launch of this year’s Norfolk and Norwich Festival, the flagship arts festival for the East of England. The festival itself is one of the oldest within the… Read More Festivals!
Last week, you may have noticed a lack of activity on this blog. It wasn’t that we forgot to share our usual Friday post- we were primed and ready to do so!- but we COULDN’T! There was a mass power outage which meant that we were without phones, emails and most importantly- the internet! Normal order… Read More Bath, Book, Bed
This week saw Norfolk schools return from the Easter break for the start of the summer term and with only 12 school weeks left until the end of the academic year, now’s a great time to encourage your young people to think about what they might like to do with their free time in July and August. For those… Read More A Summer Call for Volunteers!