Library News

Published: Wed 16 Mar 2016

The latest updates in Book Collections are:

The Dystopian Collection from East Lothian Libraries is currently in Knox Academy. If you are looking for
something to move onto after The Hunger Games browse and find your next new read now.

A Human Rights Book Collection is in school to support the work carried out by the Rights Respecting
School Group. The collection is currently in the East Lothian Collection section of the library.

Quick Reads and World Book Day books are available for loan in the School Library near the Issue Desk.
The titles include books by Andy McNab; David Baddiel and Juno Dawson.

Published: Sat 4 Jul 2015

On Wednesday 1 July 2015, several puplis were presented with their Pupil Librarian Certificates for completing parts of the toolkit from the School Library Association.

The pupils and certificates awarded were:

  • Alexander Doctor - Bronze
  • Angus Langlands - Bronze
  • Connor Lynn - Bronze; Connor will also be presented with the Pupil Librarian of the Month for June for the support and co-operation he gave during the P7 Visits, Carla Taylor nominates the Pupil Librarian of the Month in role as Head Pupil Librarian.
  • Robin Venters - Bronze
  • Finley Brown - Silver
  • Sarah Greenwell - Silver
  • John McFern - Silver

Jason Hogg, Ashleigh Lawson & Josh Nisbet have all been presented with Bronze, Silver and Gold certificates this year.

Published: Tue 30 Jun 2015

Haddington Library is looking for volunteers from S3+ to assist with the Summer Reading Challenge. Volunteers will be asked to support younger readers and help with the tasks of the reading challenge. This is a good opportunity for those wishing to work with children to show colleges/employers that they have experience with working with children in a community role. Please contact branch staff for more details. 

Published: Thu 4 Jun 2015

Renaissance Learning has teamed up with Orchard Books, publisher of acclaimed World of Norm books by Jonathan Meres, to create a fun comic strip challenge for pupils’ to complete.

The Beano has created a template for pupils to use as a guide – pupils can create their own comic strip. However, all comic strip entries must begin with the line: “Norm knew it was going to be one of those days when he woke up and found himself…”, and must finish with the line: “Abso-Flipping-Lutely!”

The lucky winner will receive a complete set of signed World of Norm books for themselves and their school, as well as a school visit from Jonathan Meres!

Click Here for more information and the link to The Beano’s template.

All entries, whether electronic or printed, must be received by Friday 19th June, 2015 – Good Luck!

Published: Mon 27 Apr 2015

The fantastic teen author Sam Hepburn is coming to Knox Academy on April 28th.

Sam's writing is informed by her hugely fascinating career as a documentary producer for the BBC, which has taken her all over the world to discover stories from people across the globe. 

Sam will talk to S2 Pupils during their Period 5 English Class about the inspiration and research for her latest book If You Were Me.The novel tells the story of a young Afghan asylum seeker who is accused of a terrorist bomb attack. As he lies injured in hospital his 14 year old sister sets out to prove his innocence. A tense and gripping thriller, If You Were Me deals with themes of tolerance, prejudice and the power of lies and is sure to spark debate.

Following the event pupils will have the opportunity to discuss the novel and creative writing styles with Sam. Copies of Sam's two novels will be on sale for £6 per title. A pre order form was issued to pupils via English teachers to guarantee a signed copy of the book.

Sam's publisher, Chicken House, has organised her tour of East Lothian with East Lothian School Librarians' and respective English Departments across the authority. Knox Academy is Sam's last stop in East Lothian following visits to Ross High and Musselburgh Grammar.

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