Author Archives: Debbie Rawson

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Orientation in the Centenary Library

This week Year 7 students were invited to visit the Centenary Library during their English lesson to learn about their new space for the next two years.  The lesson involved a game called Library Smarts which was both an informative and an engaging hands-on activity requiring students to work together as a team to explore the resources and facilities available to them in the library.

In table groups students moved their way around a game board, landing on spaces which asked them to complete set challenges created to get students up, exploring the space.  Teams were also tasked with the job of making their own Centenary Library guidelines with the help of Grammar Man and Grumpy Cat cards.  Students then completed a pop quiz at the end of the lesson to investigate how much they had learnt during their activity and a winning group was crowned.

It was wonderful to see the enthusiasm, competitiveness, teamwork and problem-solving approach that was on display throughout the activity.  We look forward to a year of reading, leaning and fun in the Centenary Library for 2021.

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Year 5 Welcome

It was a warm welcome for our youngest and newest students in the Middle School Library when term began. Boys gathered together to create Lego structures and add to our collaborative Lego Wall. Playing giant Connect 4 and Noughts and Crosses helped the boys mingle and relax a little before the official start of their BGS journey. Form seniors were on hand to help. Early in the week, each class was treated to a reading of the book “Butterflies in My Stomach and Other School Hazards”, a humorous book which relates a young boy’s first day at a new school. Most could easily relate to the story. Over the coming weeks the Year 5s will become familiar with the Library space and we encourage them to borrow and read as much as they can.