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Wonders in Adventureland

Librarian blogging about libraries, learning, education and anything else I find interesting (Tweeting @jionalib)

KS4 Breakfast & Books Club

My KS4 Breakfast and Books Club is going strong.  Although small, we have added a new member from year 10, as a result of my attending the evening for parents and their sons/daughters who are on the Academy's "more able" register.... Continue Reading →

Owen Jones’ ‘The Establishment’

A must read for everyone on the journey to a greater understanding of society... and the shadow behind it. Source: Owen Jones' 'The Establishment'

Window Writing

So, having had a read of Teacher Geek, by Rachel Jones (@RLJ1981) over the Summer, I took away her idea of using chalk pens for writing on windows.  As I don't have very many prominent display boards in my Library,... Continue Reading →

Book Club Introduction

I have written a guest-blog post about our year 10 book club on the OAE Media blog, where you can read all about what we have been up to in 2014-15. Please have a read to find out more.

Media Studies @ Oasis Academy Enfield

I have been running a small book club for pupils in year 10 in 2014-15.  It takes place every Wednesday morning before school, from 8.15-8.40am, in the Library.  Each week we get together for a breakfast snack and a chat about whatever we have been reading that week.

The thinking behind the club is primarily to get together to have an informal chat about books, share the books we love, recommend great books to one another and find new fantastic books to read.  Sometimes we all will have chosen to read the same book, other times different books by the same author, sometimes along a similar theme or genre, and yet other times completely different books altogether.  Each week we will have a chat about what we want to read next, and make a choice for what we are going to read next.  There is never any pressure to finish…

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Surprise Summer Reads 2015

We have done Surprise Summer Reads for a few years now. This involves offering all staff and students the chance to have a book chosen for them, then wrapped an delivered to them on the last day of the Summer... Continue Reading →

Ethnography Project

Since January, a small group of students have been taking part in a special ethnography project, with a visiting ethnographer/storyteller (Richard Neville) who ran the weekly workshop and guided them through the process.  The purpose of the project was for... Continue Reading →

Librarians are restricting reading?

I have recently read a number of headlines and articles about pupils’ reading in secondary schools, including the headline: Pupils 'shunning tough books at secondary school' (National Literacy Trust, http://www.literacytrust.org.uk/news/5952_pupils_shunning_tough_books_at_secondary_school), and Tough books left on shelf by secondary school children (TES, http://news.tes.co.uk/b/news/2014/03/05/tough-books-left-on-shelf-by-secondary-school-children.aspx) which have... Continue Reading →

Surprise Summer Read

End of Term Initiative Yesterday was the last day of term at Oasis Academy Enfield and, to continue the 'reading for pleasure' bug, I felt that I needed an initiative for staff because, let's face it, it is the Summer... Continue Reading →

EPQ Lesson One: Reflection

What? The first lesson for my EPQ students was to be a brief introduction to what the course was, why they were doing it and what it would involve.  Once this information had been passed on, I felt that it... Continue Reading →

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