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About gunther.y

I am the Chartered Librarian of Nottingham High School.

Immerse yourself in Culture…

Event Performance date Pay by ArtSoc price Philharmonia Concert Mozart, Mahler Feb 5 Fri 29 Jan £5 Jane Eyre Theatre Royal Feb 9 Tues 2 Feb £10 Any Means Necessary, Nottingham Playhouse Feb 11 Thurs 4 Feb £5 Rambert Dance. … Continue reading

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Human Rights Day December 10th

The United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child, was written 25 years ago by UNICEF, the part of the UN dedicated to children, and was ratified by 193 States of the UN. The Convention changed the way children … Continue reading

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Gunpowder, Treason and Plot

Remember, Remember, Father Henry Garnet, O.N. by Guest Blogger William Ruff It is at this time of the year in particular that we remember a man who is perhaps the High School’s most historically important former pupil. When Henry Garnet … Continue reading

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Seven Stories is 10 Years Old

No, that is not a grammatical error. Seven Stories is the home for British children’s literature, the National Centre for Children’s Books in Newcastle. Housed in what used to be a Victorian mill with beautiful views of the Ouseburn River, … Continue reading

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Man Booker Short List Pop-Up Bk Gp.

There is a very interesting Short List this year for the 2015 Man Booker Prize. The prize is worth £50,000 to the winner of the best novel of the year written in English and published in the UK.  The authors are from Nigeria, … Continue reading

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2015 Summer Reading Log and Summer Challenge Results

This summer over a third of our incoming Year Sevens kept a log of their summer reading and were entered for a prize draw at the beginning of term.  Daniel Wattis was the luck winner of the Veronica Roth box set and … Continue reading

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Nottingham High School E-Book Library

This Summer download an e-book to your device from Nottingham High School E-Library at www.vlebooks.com. Extension reading in English Lit and Language, Science/Medicine and Economics available 24/7 for current and prospective Sixth Form.  Also, fiction and a wide range of subject … Continue reading

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To Kill a Mockingbird Re-visit.

Please join us for our To Kill a Mockingbird Re-read or Read At Last Book Group this Summer. To celebrate the exciting news that Harper Lee’s long lost sequel will be published on July 14th, we’d like to invite you … Continue reading

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70th Anniversary of VE Day

Friday 8 May 2015 was the anniversary of VE Day (Victory in Europe Day), marking 70 years since the end of the Second World War in Europe. Our records show that this school lost over 90 past pupils between 1939 and 1945 out … Continue reading

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Dog Loves Books on WBD

This post is a little late but this year World Book Day featured a different approach, taken by four pupils, to the regular WBD assembly honouring our love of books. Inspired by an Arabic translation of the excellent Dog Loves Books … Continue reading

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