News about ‘Library’

Author Visits Test Valley School

On Monday 22nd May Test Valley School were treated to a visit from author Steve Cole when he introduced his fourth and final title in the explosive YOUNG BOND series of books. Steve’s work includes a broad range of books, sales of which have exceeded three million copies. He gave our Year 7 & 8 pupils and… Read more »

Brainteasers

Brainteasers

Congratulations to Joseph Lovell 8N who was this term’s winner of “Bobby’s Brainteasers”. We had over thirty contenders in our Monday lunchtime quiz “Bobby’s Brainteasers” and the winner with all the correct answers pulled from the hat on Monday 22nd May was Joseph. His prize was a book and chocolates. Well done! Come and join in… Read more »

Hampshire Book Award

This year’s Hampshire Book Award was launched on 22nd March by the School Library Service and Test Valley School Library eagerly accepted delivery of the six shortlisted books ready to be digested by Miss Needs and the 12 pupils involved in this year’s event. The Year 8 judges of the award are: McKenzie Simpson, Elizabeth Amos,… Read more »

Your Favourite Genre

There are so many different genres out there to explore and our Librarian Miss Needs is trying to encourage pupils to try something new, and not always stick to the ones they know. Mr Hewson (Learning Support Assistant) is a fan of dystopia — why not come and have a read of some of his… Read more »

Launch of Hampshire Book Awards

Test Valley School are looking forward to participating in The Hampshire Book Award again this year. It is voted for annually by Year 8 pupils from across the county from a shortlist of novels published in English in the previous year. The shortlist is drawn up by last year’s readers. It involves some of our… Read more »

Hampshire Literature Quiz

Last week a team consisting of four pupils (Cody Marsh, Cerys Hotchkiss, Olivia Rolfe and Isabella Moriniere) travelled to Romsey School for the Hampshire Schools Literature Quiz. There were many teams from schools all over Hampshire taking part. The aim of the quiz is to promote the enjoyment of reading and to give pupils an… Read more »

Blind Date with a book

Next week the school library will be encouraging pupils to have a blind date with a book, in order to try and encourage our pupils to read something a little different from what they might normally chose. The idea is that they chose a covered book from the library, read it and discover something new.

Year 7 and 8 Team Win Regional Literature Quiz

Congratulations to the Year 7 & 8 Test Valley Team of Cerys Hotchkiss, Hannah Bird, Sam Hunt & Rose Kane-Smith who won the Regional Literature Quiz at Romsey School. They beat off competition from Romsey School, Toynbee School, Thornden School & Hounsdown School after eight tough rounds of questioning including “Flights of Fancy”, “Geography” and… Read more »

Schools Library Service Literature Quiz

Peter Arthur, Harry Scobie and Holly Tims receiving Certificate

The first Schools Library Service Literature Quiz took place on 6th Feb. Test Valley School participated in one of the Regional heats, which was hosted by the Romsey School. The quiz covered all areas of Literature with answers ranging from Shakespeare and Jane Austen to Michael Morpurgo, the Gruffalo, Harry Potter, Alice in Wonderland, James… Read more »

Twelve Words of Winter Prize Winners

Twelve Words of Winter graphic

Congratulations to our Winners, Glenn and Lucy. They both win a Book token and a book. The winning entries are below: Prize Winners Glenn Hamilton-Smith 11S The Snowman wept as his nemesis rose; he melted alone and unloved Lucy Brooker 9A Sleeping soundly, snow falling outside. Only Santa knows where the presents hide.