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  • Scholastic Book Fair 2018 is coming to the Learning Lounge!

    Books, Posters, Stationery...

    The Book Fair is back - Thursday 1st March to Thursday 8th March 2018.

    A glorious amount of books, posters and stationery to purchase. Students will be able to come to the fair during their LL reading lesson, break-times and lunchtimes. Also, the fair will be open until 6.00pm on Wednesday 7th March during Year 8 Parents evening. Start saving your pocket money and visit our fair; help us to earn books for our lovely reading resource.

    Posted 15/02/2018 by Learning Lounge

  • Autism East Midlands

    8 Week Sibling Support Course Next Year

    Do you have a child with autism?

    Would you like some extra support for the other children in your family?

    Autism East Midlands are offering a sibling support group which runs over an 8 week period during the Spring/Summer term for 8-12 year olds.

    This year’s group is full, although they have started a waiting list.

    If you would like to secure a place on next year’s course please go to the link below or contact Linsey Atkins

    https://www.autismeastmidlands.org.uk/family-child-services/sibling-support/

    Linsey.Atkins@autismeastmidlands.org.uk

    Posted 13/02/2018 by Learning Support - Read more

  • The Big Bang Fair STEM Trip: Get your tickets now!

    The Year 9 & 10 STEM trip to the Big Bang Fair is on Wednesday 14th March. Only 60 places available!

    Year 9 & 10 Trip: Please return reply slips to the main office ASAP. If you don't have a letter yet then act fast to secure one of only 60 tickets for this fantastic trip.

    If you don't know what this is then check out the attached image and the website

    If you don't have a letter yet then there ARE still some available. Collect one now from Mr Walters in DT5 or Mr Lawrence in P3. It's up to YOU!

    We will also be exhibiting at the show so look out for our team who have made it to the national finals and hope to win their category of The Big Bang Competition.

    Any questions, see M...

    Posted 12/02/2018 by STEM Pathways - Read more

  • Bali Rai visits the Learning Lounge

    Writing workshop success!

    On Monday the 12th of February Toot Hill's Learning Lounge were lucky enough to welcome local author Bali Rai through their doors. Bali is a gritty author who publishes stories which teenagers can relate to. They are sharp, engaging and real.

    In the morning, Bali gave an address to two year 9 classes and spoke to them about how he wrote his novel 'Web of Darkness' which he'd based on real events. The students learnt about internet safety and the very realistic dangers that can be found on the web. They also learnt that Bali wasn't a fan of 'the sweet life of Zack and Cody', which caused ...

    Posted 12/02/2018 by Learning Lounge - Read more

  • World Book Day Display

    The best display ever created!

    Every year the World Book Day award takes place. This year the Learning Lounge decided to get involved. The competition is simple. Create a display which explains how your school flies high with reading.

    As the competition is judged by Sir Chris Hoy, the Learning Lounge decided to create a display around the 'Tour de France' but instead of cycling through France our bikes would cycle through different zones each containing a different era of books. To create this wondrous book utopia, Design and Technology, Art and English all got involved. Student Librarians and English Ambassadors also...

    Posted 12/02/2018 by Learning Lounge - Read more

  • Wicked Young Writers Competition

    Its time to get wickedly writing

    The Wicked Young Writers competition has begun! This writing competition includes a vast age range and allows students to write anything they desire. Students can write a story, poem, article, biography, review or letter. It doesn't just have to be fiction based. So if you want to write about why Marvel is better than D.C, you can!

    There are amazing prizes up for grabs. The winning entry will receive tickets to see the Wicked Musical, which will include a backstage tour. Furthermore, the school with the most entries will win a Wicked workshop. Its truly Wicked!

    If you want to enter it...

    Posted 06/02/2018 by Learning Lounge - Read more

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