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Hampshire Book Award 2017 – Winner

The winner of this year’s Hampshire Book Award is ‘River of Ink’ by Helen Dennis. The winner was announced after all the Year 8 student judges met at five different locations in Hampshire.

The runner-up was ‘My Name is Not Friday’ by Jon Walter

All the six shortlisted books are available to borrow from the Library.  Thanks to our   wonderful Year 8 students who took part this.

 

 

 

 

Wessex Schools Literary Festival 2017

The first week of this years Festival is over and we have enjoyed a  wonderfully creative day with Sally Goodden in our Art department. The students drew and painted animals with impressive results.

Book Art was once again on the agenda. Students spent the day in the Textiles department and with great imagination and thought produced amazing art.

We also had a visit from horror writer Chris Priestley, who informed and inspired Year 9 in Thornden Hall.

Also, during the week, there was a quiz and author story time in the library.

The Wessex Schools Literary Festival 2017

LogoThis years Wessex schools Literary Festival runs from 26th June to 7th July.

We will be hosting two authors – Lauren St John and Chris Lauren St JohnPriestley. Lauren has won many book awards, including the Blue Peter Book of the Year Award. She will be talking to Year 6 and Year 7 on 6th July. Her books will be available to buy. Chris will talk to Year 9 on 29th June and again his books will be available to buy. His Chris Priestleybooks are chilling and frightening.

Thornden Art department will be hosting local artist Sally Goodden on 29th June. Her expertise and talent will benefit a small group of budding artists.Sally Goodden1

Book Sculpture will take place with the help of Miss Pothecary on 26th June. Examples of which will be shown on Open Evening.

Other activities taking place during lunchtimes in the library will include – a Scavenger Hunt, a Quiz, Author Story Time, Book Trailers and a Saga Writing Competition. During the second week we will once again be encouraging students to ‘Get Caught Reading’ and on the last day students will get the opportunity to hunt for a Golden Ticket.

Students can come to the library for more information, observe the posters around the school and look for information in the daily bulletin.

Matt Dickinson on Everest

Author Matt Dickinson, who visited Thornden at the end of November, is back on Mount Everest!

He is filming the backdrop for his Everest Files play which will be premiered at the        Edinburgh Fringe in August.  His third Everest Files book ‘Killer Storm’ will also be launched in August at the Edinburgh Book Festival.

To find out more about Matt’s latest adventures on Everest read his blog at https://www.shrinebell.com/blogs/news/matt-dickinsons-2017-everest-broadcast

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Romantic Novel of the Year

Sophia Bennett’s young adult novel ‘Love Song’ has won Romantic Novel of the Year 2017.  It is only the second time in 57 years that a young adult novel has won the award, the other winner being ‘Storm and Stone’ by Joss Stirling.

‘Love Song’ is available to borrow from the library.

For more information about the award and the winners of other categories please go the website http://www.romanticnovelistsassociation.org/news/entry/sophia_bennetts_love_song_wins_the_goldsboro_books_romantic_novel_of_the_ye