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  • Waterstones Trip July 2017

    Books, books, books!

    Our lovely fourteen students selected to go on the Waterstones trip had a great afternoon. They each got to select one book which the Learning Lounge then also bought to place in our library. We are super proud of how these students represented Toot Hill yesterday and we loved their enthusiasm for all the brand new books which were available.

    Here are some of the books our students picked:

    The Dolls:

    When 17-year-old Eveny returns to the tiny Louisiana town where she was born, she discovers she is the powerful missing link in a trio of voodoo queens who have everyone under their ...

    Posted 13/07/2017 by Learning Lounge - Read more

  • The Learning Lounge used book sale has begun!

    Your favourite reads now only 20p!

    The Learning Lounge used book sale has begun! From Monday 10th July until Tuesday 25th July the Learning Lounge will be having a book sale every lunchtime. In order to create space for our new reads we have weeded out some of our older books for you to buy. All of our used books on display will be 20p each. So if you want to come and pick up your favourite reads or just take home a little bit of Learning Lounge history don't forget to come visit us! We have hundreds to chose from.

    See you there!

    Posted 10/07/2017 by Learning Lounge

  • STEM Big Bang Fair Near Me Trip

    Year 9 and 10 students visit the regional exhibition and workshops for a great STEM experience

    On Thursday 29th July we took a coach load of year 9 and 10 students to the Roundhouse in Derby for the Big Bang Fair near me. A regional exhibition of all things Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths STEM in the East Midlands.

    Students not only visited exhibits but watched stage shows and participated in hands on workshops such as the fantastic "Bridge To Schools" activity where the year 10 students built a huge steel suspension bridge and then walked over it!

    There was a lot to think about in terms of future careers and the students conducted themselves with maturity and enth...

    Posted 04/07/2017 by STEM Pathways - Read more

  • Lily Divall author of 'A False Creation' visited the Learning Lounge

    Young author Lily Divall ran a creative writing session today with our lovely students

    Lily Divall who wrote 'A False Creation' visited the Learning Lounge today and ran an amazing creative writing session with 24 of our budding writers. The young author spoke about her experience of getting published at 18 and how important every idea you have can be. Later the students were engaged in creating their own settings/characters. Lily then looked through the selection of fantastic ideas and chose Solomon Okrafo-Smart (7.9) as her winner! He was lucky enough to take home a signed copy of her book for free. Well done to all the students that attended and we hope to see all your ide...

    Posted 03/07/2017 by Learning Lounge - Read more

  • Movie Night Success!

    Popcorn flowed, lights went down, one or two tears...

    25 students enjoyed 'A Monster Calls' on Thursday 29th June. The film was an emotional rollercoaster. One student said "Oh no...i might dream about that monster tree, tonight." (hopefully, he slept peacefully). Also, one student said "the film had personally touched him." It was difficult to stifle back the tears as the film drew to an end.

    Look out for the next Movie Night...'may the force be with you'!

    'A Monster Calls' by Patrick Ness is available in the LL to borrow:

    This is an extraordinarily moving novel about coming to terms with loss. The monster showed up just after midnig...

    Posted 30/06/2017 by Learning Lounge - Read more

  • Junior Kangaroo Results 2017

    Kangaroo success!

    Huge congratulations to our five students who recently took part in the Junior Kangaroo round having previously qualified with excellent scores in the Junior Maths Challenge:

    • Charlie Martindale (Y8) scoring 95 marks (Merit)
    • James Plews (Y8) scoring 73 marks (Qualification)
    • Daniel Wright (Y8) scoring 69 marks (Qualification)
    • Callum Retzlaff (Y8) scoring 64 marks (Qualification)
    • Charlotte White (Y7) scoring 43 marks (Qualification)

    Posted 27/06/2017 by Mathematics

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