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About gunther.y

I am the Chartered Librarian of Nottingham High School.

What’s your favourite Metasphere?

Year 6 and 7 had a very absorbing talk from Jeff Norton yesterday to coincide with WBD.  Promoting the fourth and final book in his MetaWars series, Jeff introduced (most of us) to the terms and concepts of Digital Legacy, Meta-trends, Meta-Spheres and Tech … Continue reading

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Nottingham High School and WW1

To commemorate the Centenary of the start of World War One this year, we have created an online Archives exhibition to which we will be adding over the next four years.  Visit our Book of Remembrance now.    

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Bali Rai writing workshop for Year 8

  Writing Workshop for Year 8. Bali Rai, award winning author of teen fiction, spent the day with Year 8  yesterday ( Thursday 16th January).  Commencing with a talk about writing, the importance of recreational reading and the background to his … Continue reading

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Chasing Blogs

When I have a bit of time to spare I have a quick whizz around some of my favourite Book and Library Blogs for inspiration from like-minded people around the world.  The Edge, a particularly good blog I often return to, is actually … Continue reading

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Clothes maketh the man

  This Nottingham High School Old Boy’s Society car badge once sat proudly on the polished Rover belonging to Geoffrey Harris, a pupil of the school from 1924 to 1931 who became a master tailor and produced fine suits for … Continue reading

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New E-Resources for Homework (and school)

The Library subscribes to a number of quality information resources that can be accessed from home via the internet.  A large Reference area, Science and History resources, News bank Online and (Social) Issues Online are all suitable for use from … Continue reading

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Year 6/7 Summer Reading Logs

We have just finished reading Year 7′s fantastic reading logs in which we asked them to keep a record of their reading over the summer they spent between schools.  Certainly some boys LOVE to read and  we’ve even been surprised by a … Continue reading

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MEANWHlLE…

This month at the Edinburgh International Book Festival, not only does this year’s programme see the inauguration of an entire themed sub-festival called Stripped, but also the first presentation of the 9th Art Award, an international prize for graphic fiction. … Continue reading

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“Old School”

Last week, along with 33 pupils from Year 7 to Year 12, I went to the Western Front.  The Western Front was the area running roughly north to south through Belgium and Northern France where the allied forces halted and held the advance of … Continue reading

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Wimpy Kid comes to Lowdham Book Festival

The best literary event in Nottingham runs from 18th June to 29th June 2013.  This is the 14th Year and it gets better every year.  Run by independent bookseller The Lowdham Bookcase, there are events for adults and kids; Poetry, Crime, Music and … Continue reading

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