This book has been read and reviewed by La Mare de Carteret High School Book Group (Addison, Amy, Taylor, Holly, Theo and Harry), aged eleven to twelve. Written by Catherine Stuart, SLS Librarian. The story is about an eleven year old boy called Maxwell who isn’t having the greatest time at home or school. His… Continue reading The Day I Was Erased by Lisa Thompson
Looking back over the year is an important way to understand what you have achieved. We are very proud of our annual report and look forward to more next year.
Last month and very excitingly, I was given the opportunity to attend the Guardian Reading for Pleasure Conference in London, which was the first conference I had ever been to. After a slight mishap, where I went into the wrong building and was asked if I was there for the L’Oreal conference (I admit, I… Continue reading Guardian Reading for Pleasure Conference – Secondary
We have just celebrated the end of our first year of our Channel Island Children’s Book Award with an award ceremony in Jersey library and it was wonderful.
Here at SLS Guernsey we have launched a new staff book club! Each team member was tasked with reading a book over the spring term with the intention of discussing it with the rest of the team at our end of term training session. This is not the first time we have tried a staff… Continue reading SLS Staff Book Club
Elizabeth attended and presented at the LILAC information Literacy conference 2019 and has given her permission to share her blog post here. To see the original click here Having just come home from 3 very intensive days of learning, collaborating, sharing and networking I am exhausted. However, I feel it is important to write this… Continue reading Sharing our learning. LILAC conference 2019
When you read about school libraries these days there is a mountain of information about how the librarian supports literacy and reading for pleasure. Wonderful librarians like Emma Suffield, school librarian of the year, do amazing things from their school library. Recently Emma was interviewed about her role where she demonstrates how she goes above… Continue reading School Librarians supporting inquiry-based learning in schools through FOSIL
Over the last few years, Schools’ Library Service in Guernsey has had a big focus on teaching and supporting information literacy showing teachers how the research skills we teacher links to the Bailiwick of Guernsey curriculum. Last year we made more of an effort to focus on our offer for literacy. We already offer book… Continue reading New initiatives for promoting literacy from our Schools’ Library Service
Another year, another wonderful World Book Day celebration! Every year here at SLS we invite local schools to put together a team of either Year 6 or Year 7 students to take part in a literary quiz. Ranging from ‘Food for Thought’ to ‘Magic & Mystery’, we put together six rounds of quiz questions for… Continue reading Celebrating World Book Day 2019
Quirky from the outset, Kenneth Oppel’s latest offering Inkling is an innovative look at creativity, honesty and belonging. The story follows Ethan Rylance, the 11-year old son of a well-known graphic novel artist, who finds himself in need of inspiration when a school project pressures him to turn in an art project that is nothing… Continue reading Book Review: Inkling by Kenneth Oppel