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Library

Your library is open 8am-4.30pm Monday to Thursday and 8am-4pm on Friday. It is staffed by Mrs Ikeda (Librarian) and Mrs Randall (Assistant Librarian). You can contact us at library@fcc.faringdon.academy.

 

In the library you will find a wide selection of fiction and non-fiction books, CD's, DVD's, magazines, newspapers and a network of 30 computers.

 

Homework Club takes place in the library every day after school 3pm-4.30pm (except Friday) and Manga Club runs weekly after school on a Monday.

CILIP Carnegie Medal Shadowing 2017

FCC Library is once again running a Carnegie Shadowing group. We meet every Friday lunchtime in the library to discuss the shortlisted books and write online book reviews. Please have a look at our unique shadowing site and read our reviews: http://www.carnegiegreenaway.org.uk/grouphomepages/index.php?GroupID=1205.

 

FCC Carnegie Shadowers 2017

AUTHOR VISIT

 

On Monday 27th February young adult author Martin Stewart visited FCC.

 

Martin kicked off the afternoon by talking to students involved in the Oxfordshire Book Awards about how he came to write his longlisted book, Riverkeep. Martin shared his inspirations for the characters and the setting and told us about his journey to become a published author.

 

6th Form English students, along with two keen writers from years 10 and 11, were then treated to an after school workshop in which Martin shared his top tips for writing and editing.

 

         

‘I loved finding out about the whole editing process from someone who wasn’t afraid to admit that they found it difficult’ Molly, 10MT

 

‘I enjoyed learning easier ways to go about editing and improving my writing’ Alex, 13NB

 

‘He was very funny’ Eve, 8AK

 

‘I enjoyed finding out about the process of how a book is written’ Zarsirin, 8JA

NEW Library newsletter ‘BOOKED’! Written by students, for students.

Kids Lit Quiz

Every year we take a team to the local round of the ‘Kids Lit Quiz’, a worldwide literary quiz for students aged 10-13 which aims to encourage a love of reading. Find out more about the quiz on their website.

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Book awards

The Oxfordshire Book Awards 2017 Longlist has been announced please see the website for more information.

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Oxfordshire Book Awards Ceremony 2016.

Reading schemes

We are trialling the Accelerated Reader scheme which matches students to books within their ability range. This aims to build student confidence and encourage a love of reading.

 

Registered students can click here to take a quiz on their book.

Popular Reads for Year 7 and 8 Students 

Looking for inspiration? Check out our list of popular reads for young people, below. You might discover a new favourite!

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