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About gunther.y

I am the Chartered Librarian of Nottingham High School.

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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Nottingham High School and Djanogly City Academy Joint Poetry Slam

In the wise words of Percy Bysshe Shelley ‘Poets are the unacknowledged legislators of the world.’ and that was certainly the case on the afternoon of Wednesday 11th March 2015. Organised my Mr MJ Neale (Teacher of English, Nottingham High … Continue reading

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William Howe of Langar (1729-1814)

Information about past Nottingham (High) School pupils prior to our 1807 registers, can come through to us from the most unexpected sources. Last November, I had an enquiry from the historian and writer Julie Flavell concerning a reference to William … Continue reading

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Harry Goodwin is 100.

      This happy boy is Harry Goodwin, son of a local grocer who came to the school aged 12 in 1927 after his family’s return from South Africa, the country of his birth. His father had fought in the … Continue reading

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Dawn of the Unread

A new initiative driven by James Walker of Nottingham Writers’ Studio is the creation of an interactive reading environment Dawn of the Unread which combines Nottingham history, graphic fiction and digital learning with the work of local authors and artists … Continue reading

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Nottingham. UNESCO City of Literature

You may have heard that Nottingham is bidding to become the 2015 UNESCO City of Literature. Nottingham has a very strong case having produced more than a fair share of quality authors over the past few centuries and a vibrant cultural … Continue reading

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50 Best Books for Cultural Diversity

  A few years ago I wanted to add the category of cultural diversity to our Year 7 Reading Challenge, but the term “cultural diversity” didn’t sit very well beside animal, fantasy and thriller so I named it Other Cultures … Continue reading

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