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About gunther.y

I am the Chartered Librarian of Nottingham High School.

Seven Years On

Seven years ago, we asked the incoming Y7s on their June Induction Day to send us a postcard during their summer break telling us what they were reading and what they thought of it. This kept us, the Librarians, very happy and … Continue reading

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Anxious Times

Prince Harry came forward this week to talk about his experience of depression and anxiety, while promoting the Heads Together Campaign collaboration with this year’s London Marathon. His admission has created a big stir, as if the action man with … Continue reading

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Another busy term for the library

Last week we welcomed our new 2017 Carnegie Shadowing group.   Pupils from Y8 and Y9 will be reading through the six books and taking their own vote before the Medal is awarded on June 19th. Railhead by Philip Reeve, Bone … Continue reading

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“I swear to tell the post-truth, the alternative truth and nothing like the truth”.

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We live in strange times. The new US President has made very clear that Truth is a flexible commodity and that News will be faked. To underline this, we find that post-truth is the Oxford Dictionaries 2016 Word of the Year.  … Continue reading

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2017 Arts Society: Book a ticket now!

Full details from the Library.  Please book an Opera ASAP. All Tickets £5! Halle Orchestra Royal Concert Hall Thursday 26 January BBC Philharmonic Orchestra Royal Concert Hall Friday 3 February The Woman in Black Theatre Royal Tuesday 21 February Vienna … Continue reading

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My Favourite Book of 2016.

Right at the end of the dying year I started hearing about a book that was getting huge respect in the Young Adult realm, particularly the UK YA blogs.  Although the first book in the South Crongton Trilogy Liccle Bit had been … Continue reading

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“Twelve Words of Christmas” A selection…

The third can, the second needle, the last penny, his final Christmas. Ben W. Y9 One year his present was life.  This year he gave it back.  Thomas B. Y9 Gaze upon the fireplace. Sit with the family. Celebrate altogether. … Continue reading

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The 2016 Library Christmas Quiz

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The Twelve Words of Christmas

The 12 Words of Christmas Competition 2016 Write a 12 word story/poem on a Christmas/winter theme. Prize for the best pupil entry and one for Staff. (independent adjudicator) Entries to the Library by 13th December at 1.00.    

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The Rest Of Us Just Live Here vs All of the Above.

In the past few weeks I’ve read two acclaimed YA books both published in 2015 and both by high profile YA Authors. The similarities between the two stories are striking with themes of identity, change, loyalty and Coming of Age. … Continue reading

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