Monthly Archives: January 2013

Hilary Mantel Wins Costa Book Award

Pronounced by the judges to be “head and shoulders” above the other contenders and was “quite simply the best book”, Hilary Mantel’s book won her the Costa Book prize of £30,000. The novel, “Bring Up the Bodies” is about Thomas Cromwell … Continue reading

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Holocaust Memorial Day Display

Sunday 27 January was Holocaust Memorial Day (HMD) 2013 set up  to remember those communities which were destroyed during the Holocaust, under Nazi Persecution and the subsequent genocides in Cambodia, Rwanda, Bosnia and Darfur. For further information and stories click … Continue reading

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Fun in the Snow this week

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New EPQ sessions for the Spring Term

Neither snow nor circulating viruses have dampened the enthusiasm of students working for the Extended Project Qualification. During the Christmas break they completed a mini literature review which involved critically evaluating three different sources relevant to their project. They are … Continue reading

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The New Term Starts with Titles from the Costa Book Awards

     This most prestigious and popular of the literary prizes recognises some of the most enjoyable books of the year by writers based in the UK and Ireland. Formerly The Whitbread Literary Awards, Costa took over ownership in 2006. The total prize fund … Continue reading

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