A school library blog could be the perfect follow-up to school library month for your school.
Brisbane Grammar School’s senior library has not one blog, but two. Their library blog, The Pulse, holds details of upcoming library events like author talks.
It contains reports of how library activities went, for example a QR code treasure hunt held in the library for the school’s open day this year.
The school’s library staff also manages The Gathering, a blog dedicated to connecting readers with books. This blog is where students and staff can recommend and review books for each other, posting their reviews in different categories to recommend them for individual year levels, specific topics, or for staff.
The blog includes lists of books recommended by students, one such entry has results of surveys undertaken by the Year 9 students to come up with a shortlist of their top peer recommended books, the results of which were also turned into a bookmark for students.
Visit www.brisbanegrammar.com/blogs/reading/ and www.brisbanegrammar.com/blogs/library/ to check the blogs out.
If you have keen reviewers amongst your students who would like to see their work in print, encourage them to submit their pieces to S-press.
Check the fact sheet for details of how students can review albums for the magazine.
IN THIS MONTH'S S-PRESS
Wildlife under threat
AUSTRALIA may not top the list of the world’s most beautiful countries but compared to many other parts of the world, we’re very much a ‘lucky’ country.
Not only do Australians enjoy a magnificent landscape, we’re also home to some of the most amazingly diverse wildlife in the world, many of which inhabit only Australia.
But changes to the landscape here over time have placed numerous species at risk of extinction, and a growing number of species are now endangered.
This month’s S-press Issues spread looks at endangered Australian animals and, on a brighter note, highlights some new animal discoveries of the past five years.
Great Getaway Plan
IN this month’s S-press we interview the lead singers of two of Australia’s hottest young bands, Jenna McDougall from Tonight Alive and The Getaway Plan’s Matt Wright.
Sydney pop-punkers Tonight Alive have been touring internationally for the past year in preparation for their debut album What Are You So Scared Of?, while Melbourne rockers The Getaway Plan have reformed following a much publicised breakup in 2009 to release second album Requiem.
Both singers give fascinating insights into what it takes to make it in a super competitive modern music world.