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About gunther.y

I am the Chartered Librarian of Nottingham High School.

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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And the winners are…

Thank you everyone who kept a Year 6-7 Summer Reading Log this past summer and also the Year 8s and 9s who rose to the Summer Reading Challenge. As promised, a draw was made for both projects on Friday lunchtime … Continue reading

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The Summer Reading Challenge Ends Sept 8th

                                                    Welcome Back. Six Weeks, Six Books?  DON’T FORGET to bring your completed Summer Challenge booklets to the Librarians to be entered in the Prize Draw.  Closing date Monday 8th Sept.  (Even if you haven’t read all 6…)

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Letter to an unknown Soldier

August 4th is the 100th anniversary of the start of what we know as the First World War. Over the next four years you will come across many cultural events that commemorate that war. As the school archivist I know … Continue reading

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