Reading Week is Back!

Following on from a fantastic reading week last year, we will be having another one this year and have already organised a number of authors and other VIPs to come into school, including:

Mark Robson (Author of the ‘Imperial’ trilogy & ‘Dragon Orb’ series)
Catherine Robinson (Author of ‘Tin Grin’ and ‘Fat Chance’)
Crispin Thomas (An ‘Sports Performance’ Poet)
Alan Meggs (An actor, who has substancial experience of working in the theatre, and directing plays)
Ken Oliver (A local illustrator of children’s books)

More news will follow … and for later on in the year we have a special ‘surprise’ author who has been booked for November! 🙂

Happy World Book Day 2010

What comes next…?

Do you love reading books in a series?  If so, download ‘Great books to read in Sequence’ so you know which title follows! (See Mr Martin if you don’t know the password!)

Calling All Year 7s!

Mr Martin, the school Librarian, will be talking to you shortly about the FREE book you can choose to keep! For a sneak preview of the books you can choose from take a look at the ‘Booked Up’ website.

Its that time of year again…

How fitting it is that during Reading Week, we have just had our first meeting to start shadowing the books shortlisted for the Carnegie and Kate Greenaway book award. See our shadowing page to keep up to date with the latest debate!

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Praise from Andy!

Andy Briggs has written a rather glowing review on the Trapped by Monsters website about his visit to the school on Monday, here’s an extract below:

“Sometimes promo events just go really well. It’s the combination of a great audience, who are attentive and excited in equal measure, a prepared author (once he or she has escaped from the dark dank monster caves), and a well organized maestro to put it all together. And today I got lucky, the planets were aligned – and Hadleigh High School in Suffolk are my new heroes!

I had the whole Year 7, 8 and 9 – all of whom were superb. They got into the spirit of the event and bought lots of books, which is always nice! Three cheers goes to the School Librarian, Mr Martin, who organized everything perfectly and looked after his escapee author with food and plenty of coffee – which is always welcome!”

“The Boy in the Dress” by David Walliams

Take a look a David talking about his debut novel!

Reading Week is Coming….

A number of events will be happening in school the week beginning 11th May… Not least visits from the these authors….

and Barrie Appleby, illustrator for ‘The Dandy’ and ‘Beano’

Plus a whole host of surprises!!

World Book Day – 5th March

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Author Booked for February…

DUE TO THE SEVERE WEATHER SOPHIE’S VISIT TO HADLEIGH HIGH HAS UNFORTUNATELY BEEN POSTPONED UNTIL LATER IN THE YEAR.   IN THE MEANTIME, DON’T FORGET YOU CAN BORROW ANY OF HER EXCELLENT BOOKS FROM THE LIBRARY!

Sophie McKenzie will be visiting the school on 3rd February and will be talking to students in Yrs 7, 8 & 9… Books are available to borrow from the library now, so get reading and be prepared to ask Sophie lots of questions !!!  If you are already a fan of Jacqueline Wilson, Jean Ure or Hilary McKay – Sophie McKenzie will shortly be a favourite too!

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To find out more about Sophie McKenzie, be sure to check out her website and to see a video of her talking about her book click here