Library Lunchers Eco group!
Library Lunchers raised money again this year to renew fostering Quanza and Kamok, two orphaned baby elephants from The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust in Kenya. We had a cake bake and guessed the birthday of a Steiff elephant. We raised enough to foster them for a further 3 years each! Awesome!
Pupils also were made aware of the plight of elephants due to poaching for their ivory.
S3PWRB club is our S3 club for 2017-18! Tuesday lunchtimes, fortnightly
Experiencing many different genres! This year they have read The Color Purple by Alice Walker, The Hound of The Baskervilles by Sir Arthur Conan-Doyle, The Chrysalids by John Wyndham and Obernewtyn by Isobelle Carmody, They have just started Rebecca by Daphne Du Maurier (May 2018).
S2 BookWorms. Wednesday Lunchtimes, fortnightly.
Bookworms has now combined with the S1 book club! They are currently (May 2018) reading the short listed titles for the prestigeous Carnegie Award.
Jane Austen Book club Thursday lunchtimes, monthly.
We are reading Pride and Prejudice, and hope to finish it before the end of the school year so we can start on Sense and Sensibility in September! Tea and cake feature as we discuss the novels of Ms Austen! We also look at the rights of women at the time of Jane Austen, and th erights of girls and Women now via the Malala Fund.
Chess club, and Wari/Bao club
Every Thursday in the library at lunchtime come to play this popular game from the African continent! It has many names in many of the different countries in Africa: it is Wari in Ghana, and Bao in Kenya. Mancala is another name! Mrs Coles Reichman runs this club. Mr J. Davies organises the chess club every two weeks at lunchtime in the library. We have already had one chess tournament!
There will be a Wari/Bao touranament during our annual Celebrating Africa week , week beginning June 11th!
Wari/ Bao in the library
Wari has many names across the continent of Africa: Bao and Mancala being two other names!
Wari and Bao boards
This games can also be played by making holes in the ground instead of a board, and using stones instead of marbles/seeds.