News about ‘Library’

Pupil Librarian Achievement Award

Congratulations to Henry King, who recently received his Gold Pupil Librarian Achievement Award! The Pupil Librarian Achievement Award is a carefully structured training programme, which allows pupil librarians to develop skills, qualities and knowledge in a real life context. Henry has consistently worked in the library, doing a variety of jobs, including shelving, issuing and returning books, suggesting… Read more »

Libraries Week 2018

Libraries Week 2018

This week was a busy week for the Library, with activities and promotions running throughout the week. On Wednesday Mrs Lowin ran some games in the library, which involved pupils looking for books with only their covers and initials for clues and answering some quiz questions. It was great to hear the pupils talking about… Read more »

Hampshire Book Award 2018

Hampshire Book Award 2018

On Thursday 28th June pupils involved with the HBA since March visited Kings School, Winchester for the grand final. The group have been meeting and reading the six shortlisted books and finally got the opportunity to vote for their favourite book. The event is run by Schools’ Library Service and involved 43 Hampshire secondary schools.… Read more »

World Cup Comes to the Library

World Cup Comes to the Library

The Library has gone World Cup mad with an eye catching display of football related reading material. Come and take a look and get involved with the World Cup Fever. On Friday 22nd June at lunchtime in the Library there was a World Cup Football Quiz for pupils and staff to come and test their knowledge with a… Read more »

Reading Award

Reading Award

James Ashley 9N has received a Library Achievement Award by Mrs Needs (Librarian) for successfully reading with enthusiasm 300 books since starting at Test Valley School. This is an amazing achievement and definitely something to be recognised. James visits the Library most days and loves it when there are new books to choose from. He is also… Read more »

The Hampshire Book Award

Hampshire Book Awards

This year’s Hampshire Book Award is well underway in school with Mrs Needs and her team of pupils from Year 8. All are already reading the six shortlisted books to decide which to vote for. All the books are predicted to be a great read although they are all quite different. The main aims of the award are… Read more »

School Library Service Literature Quiz

School Library Service Literature Quiz

Miss Needs (Librarian) took a team of four pupils to Romsey School on Wednesday 7th March to take part in the Literature Quiz organised by the School Library Service. The event has been running for many years, promoting the enjoyment of reading by allowing those enthusiastic readers in schools to take the spotlight and represent… Read more »

World Book Day Activities in the Library

World Book Day Display

The snow meant that the World Book Day activities originally planned for Thursday 1st March had to be re-arranged to Thursday 8th March. During lunchtime pupils from all years took part in a Book Quiz and Design a National Book Token competition. Sam Hunt won the book quiz and we had some great artistic entries… Read more »

Lots Going On in Our Library

World Book Day is fast approaching on 1st March.  Test Valley School will be celebrating by running a quiz and a book token design competition at lunch time. Pupils also need to get down to the library during their lunchbreaks between Monday 19th and Friday 23rd March for a spectacular book sale. This sale applies… Read more »

Explore Human Rights Through Fiction

This week our School Librarian Miss Needs attended an Amnesty International Forum which was arranged by the School Library Service. The forum was exploring Human Rights through fiction and how Amnesty supports Education. Miss Needs quoted: “I came away with lots of fabulous display materials and I will be updating the notice board in the… Read more »

Test Valley’s Reading Group

Helen Dennis with Test Valley School pupils

Pupils were invited to meet the author Helen Dennis at an exciting event held at Winchester Guildhall on Thursday 2nd November. The event organised by the Schools Library Service was the climax of a busy few months of reading. The current Year 9 pupils, chosen by Librarian Miss Needs, came together when they were still… Read more »

eBooks Available to All

Miss Needs in the Library is excited to announce the availability of eBooks. All staff and pupils have access to the system and can read on a computer, or on a mobile device using the app. To get started: Access the ePlatform Click “sign in” at the top right Click the blue Sign In button… Read more »