- Category: News
- Created on 18 September 2014
The Charlie Higson Author Event in the Atkinson at Southport on Monday 15th September 2014 was an amazing event for Year 7 Pupils from Maghull High.
The pupils had been offered the chance to qualify for the Author Event earlier in the month by “Reading and Quizzing” on books from the school library under the school’s literacy package “Accelerated Reader Scheme”.
90 pupils qualified and we took them via coach from school on the morning to the Atkinson, Lord Street, Southport.
The event included other High Schools from the area such as Range High, Holy Family, etc.
The students had a meet and greet session with Charlie Higson and he talked about his writing for TV, Radio and Books and what inspired him to write for pleasure.
The pupils had the opportunity to purchase books from Broadhurst Book Shop, of his Zombie Series “The Enemy” and he signed and greeted each pupil individually!
Pupils took pictures and enjoyed asking questions of the author. A great day was had by all and the pupils who attended were impeccably polite and well behaved and a credit to Maghull High.
For more information about Charlie Higson go to www.charliehigson.co.uk/books
- Category: News
- Created on 20 June 2014
The Ceremony took place on Thursday 12th June 2014 at the Atkinson in Southport. We took all of our pupils along who had read and written reviews for the books nominated for the event (8 in total);
- Erin Craine (Year 7)
- Bliss Thorpe (Year 7)
- Alicia Oldfield (Year 7)
- Bethany Barlow (Year 8)
- Macy Evers (Year 9)
- Toria Hatton (Year 9)
- Dylan Horton (Year 9)
- Lemmy Campbell (Year 9)
A summary of the event will appear later on the Sefton Libraries’ website, Facebook and Twitter pages in due course.
Book Nominees - Reviews
As in previous years the reviews could be hand written, typed on blank paper or into the pro-forma provided. Plain or coloured paper, were also acceptable. Illustrations could be included but the judging was on the quality of the written response to the book.
Members of the Senior Library Management Team had then judged the reviews.
On the day of the awards - The reviews were displayed in the Atkinson Library or Arts Studio, grouped by title.
Awards & Certificates
A prize was awarded to the pupils judged to have written the best review, for each book – (6 prizes in all).
I am pleased to say that two of our pupils; Alicia Oldfield and Erin Craine (Year 7) both won in this category and received a prize (£5 book token) for their amazing written reviews to the books.
Please see all the pupils’ reviews on the school website together with pictures.
The pupils were a credit to the school on the day and enjoyed a tour of the new refurbished Atkinson Art Gallery and Library. We are so looking forward to participating in next years Sefton Super Reads already!