On Tuesday 4th October we enjoyed a full day of literary activities to celebrate the official opening of the TKA Library, including several 'drop everything and read' sessions which inspired some reluctant readers to visit the library for the very first time, and a fabulous book-themed bake-off.
Our Year 8 and 9 pupils received a fascinating talk from astronomy author, Colin Stuart, about what it would be like to voyage to Mars including: how you would exercise without gravity, what you might do for fun, and how you would go to the toilet! (Ask your children what shooting stars are made of...) If you missed out on the book orders, you can still order a signed book from Colin's website and it will be delivered to school:
At lunchtime, we hosted a special opening ceremony for invited guests and pupils, with balloons, cake, and commemorative bookmarks. A former pupil, Sara Car, who initiated the original petition to open a library, unveiled a plaque dedicating the library to the memory of the Queen, and Colin Stuart spoke about the importance of libraries and reading.
Report by Ms Rouillard, Librarian