Over the past few months, you may have seen us write about our involvement in championing (and subsequently shadowing) the Junior Fiction category of the 2016 Peters Book Award- we definitely mentioned it a few times! The separate page we set up for our groups can still be viewed here , where it’ll remain for the foreseeable future.… Read More Our Peters Book of the Year Parties 2016
Our annual conference took place at The Space in Norwich last week and we’re pleased to report that months of careful planning paid off, as the day was a great success! Titled ‘Language is Power’, the day began with a rousing keynote from 2015 Carnegie Medal winner Tanya Landman who spoke of empathy, how books make us… Read More Language is Power Conference 2016
The Takeover Challenge is a project established by the Children’s Commisioner in which businesses across England are encouraged to invite young people to take over adult roles for the day which they hope will “puts children and young people into decision-making positions and encourages organisations and businesses to hear their views”. Involvement is often shared… Read More #TakeoverChallenge 2015!
It’s been quiet in our office this week; it’s half term, but though the phones haven’t been ringing quite as much as normal, we’ve been preparing ourselves for a busy November out and about at a few conferences, as well as some INSET training and the Norfolk heat of the 2015 Kids’ Lit Quiz! A couple… Read More Hello Half Term!
We had some visitors to our office at the beginning of this week! Visitors are of course nothing new but these ones were particularly special, because it was a class of 27 children from a local school- the FIRST full class we’ve ever had come and see us! They were here as part of North Norfolk… Read More Very special visitors!
As you may have seen, we recently blogged about our Norwich KS2 Reading 4 Pleasure group’s summer term meeting- and if you didn’t, you can read about it here! Our group based in the west of the county also met last term and here is Harriet’s recap of the discussions had at that meeting… “Our… Read More Fakenham KS2 Fiction Discussion Group- Summer Term
The third meeting of our Norwich KS2 Reading 4 Pleasure group took place at the end of last month, with attendees this time descending on Saxlingham Nethergate who’d volunteered to host. As usual we had a wonderful time discussing the books that had been loaned to each school for the term, in particular elaborating upon… Read More Norwich KS2 Fiction Discussion- Summer Term
On Monday morning, we made our way to Long Stratton High School for our annual CKG award celebration. Pupils from two other schools – Litcham School and Wymondham High Academy – joined us for an exciting morning of book discussion, everyone sharing their opinions of the shortlisted titles they had managed to read and what… Read More The CILIP Carnegie and Kate Greenaway Medals 2015
It seems like a long time ago now, but just before Easter, our Norwich KS2 Reading 4 Pleasure group met for the second time to discuss the books they’d been given to read and share with their pupils throughout the Spring term. As usual, lots of great book-related chat was had and we were really… Read More KS2 Fiction Discussion in Norwich- Spring Term
It’s been a busy few weeks for us with projects flying in and out of the SLS office. One of our SLS Librarians, Harriet, found time to meet not one but TWO brilliant authors in the 7 days, as she tells us below… Meeting two fantastic authors in one week – how good is that?!… Read More Meeting Authors!