We’re pleased to announce that pupils at Litcham School will be taking over the Shelf Talk blog, building on the legacy of working with the Old Buckenham High School Librarian and students who had been overseeing it until the beginning of this term. We’d like to take this opportunity to thank Librarian, Andrea Hassan, for her time and commitment to overseeing the project for this initial hosting period, and would like to commend her students for the stellar work they’ve produced!
Before half-term students from Litcham and their Librarian, Cathy Berry, visited Old Buckenham for an official “handover” meeting where there was the opportunity to discuss books and reading, and for the OBHS students to give advice to the new hosts.
(photo courtesy of Litcham School)
Litcham have recently set-up their own blog, Books and Beyond, which you can find here. There’s also an RSS feed on this page, which will automatically update each time they post a new entry. Every so often, we’ll be sharing some of their content highlights on this blog too, so there’s lots for you to keep an eye-out for!
Below is a write-up from Litcham’s blog, about their visit to Old Buckenham, a full version of which was originally posted here.
‘Our Reading Hack representatives Eleanor, Amelia and Madeleine, visited Old Buckenham High School the current host, for the official handover of the blog. It was a great opportunity to meet with other students who share a love of reading and who were able to give us some useful hints and tips on how to manage the blog page. “Shelf Talk” will provide an excellent opportunity for Litcham school students to share book recommendations, reviews and other literary links with other schools and young people in the community. We hope that all students will take the opportunity to blog about the books they are reading, share pieces of creative writing or write film/game reviews. Further information about the blog site will follow next term.
“On Monday we ventured to Old Buckenham High to talk about the Shelf Talk blog that we will be taking over shortly. We discussed the ins and outs of the blog and how it worked with students from the school. They were really enthusiastic about it and gave us lots of tips on how to manage it”. Eleanor
“Over hot drinks and biscuits we discussed our favourite books, interests and ideas for the blog. We shall be launching the blog after half-term and we hope to establish a long lasting link with Old Buckenham High School. We came away with many new ideas for our school library, including lots of Harry Potter ideas. A big thank you to Old Buckenham for hosting us so well”. Amelia