This time last week we were captivated by snow but today if we look at the window, we’re met with bright sun rather than a sprinkling of white- it’s still cold though! The January edition of our High Lights newsletter for secondary schools filled with useful updates is now online and can be found here; you’ll also… Read More Frost-Free Friday!
Young Norfolk Arts Festival took place across the county between 1st– 10th July, with a plethora of events in all aspects of art and culture. We attended two events at the tail-end of last week; the Young Norfolk Poetry Competition, hosted by Writers’ Centre Norwich, and the British Art Show 8 Norwich Castle Takeover, with… Read More Young Poetry and a Castle Takeover!
What’s that saying? You wait for a themed week and then three come along at once….? We kicked-off the 2015 Chatterbooks week with a special event at Norwich’s Millennium Library on Tuesday at which author (and Chatterbooks champion) Guy Bass appeared and spoke to lots of keen children! Here he is below, in action and showing… Read More Getting Poetic on a Friday Afternoon…
Our Friday Reads feature is back for the summer (and beyond)- and today we’ve got not one, not two or three, but FOUR mini-reviews from members of our team. We’re always interested to hear what everyone else is reading, so if you’ve encountered any great books lately, let us know via the comments! Gail: Jessica’s Ghost by… Read More Friday Reads Returns!
Summer holidays allow for lovely leisure time to listen to the radio, and this morning’s Fry’s English Delight caught my ear, as the theme was Reading Aloud. If you didn’t hear it, do listen on BBC iplayer as it was fascinating, nostalgic (though most of us are probably a bit too old to remember Listen… Read More Let’s all read ALOUD!
Did you enjoy World Book Day yesterday? We most certainly did! Our Team Librarians were out and about and were thrilled to see what schools were doing to celebrate books, authors, and reading. We always think that one of the best parts of the day is seeing pupils (and teachers!) dressed as their favourite book characters (BBC… Read More World Book Day & Let’s Play!
Picture the Poet is a creative poetry project for KS2 and KS3 children, run by the National Literacy Trust in partnership with the National Portrait Gallery and performance poetry company Apples and Snakes. A touring exhibition will be based in Norwich between May and July this year, and Norfolk schools are encouraged to sign up by going… Read More Picture the Poet Project
It’s Poetry Day today, hooray! So get rapping and rhyming away. There’s ‘A Cat Called Elvis’ By a man called Moses And he’s coming to Norfolk in the spring, ting-a-ling, To poetize to us all about poetry So look out for our publicity! (A Cat Called Elvis by Brian Moses, Macmillan Children’s Books, £4.99, 9780230751972).