HARRY POTTER BOOK NIGHT

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HARRY POTTER BOOK NIGHT 2017

ON February 2nd muggles and wizards invaded the Cloud in order to celebrate Harry Potter Night, along with many others around the country as part of a national event. The evening was hosted by Professor McGonagall, Tonks and Hagrid.

Much excitement was had over the sorting ceremony as each wizard put the sorting hat on to determine which house they were in. Once this was done, each house took part in a ‘Dress The Professor’ game, with a random box of props. The results were quite spectacular and included a ‘gender non-specific’ professor from Gryffindor. Next a treasure hunt took place with clues leading to students finding items such as a wand, toad and a Quidditch broom.

The last event was a bumper Harry Potter quiz which proved easy for our knowledgeable wizards.

Final scores added up meant Ravenclaw were the winners with 162 points. Prize for the best fancy dress went to Maria 7H who dressed as mini Hagrid.

Thanks to everyone for coming along and making it such a fun event.

Professor McGonagall

February Book of the Month

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HOW DO YOU KNOW WHO TO TRUST WHEN YOU CAN’T EVEN TRUST YOURSELF?

 

I look at my hands. One of them says FLORA BE BRAVE.

Flora has anterograde amnesia. She can’t remember anything day-to-day: the joke her friend made, the instructions her parents gave her, how old she is.

Then she kisses someone she shouldn’t, and the next day she remembers it. It’s the first time she’s remembered anything since she was ten.

But the boy is gone. She thinks he’s moved to the Arctic.

Will following him be the key to unlocking her memory? Who can she trust?

January Book of the Month

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THE BOY IN THE TOWER – Polly Ho-Yen

When they first arrived, they came quietly and stealthily as if they tip-toed into the world when we were all looking the other way.

Ade loves living at the top of a tower block. From his window, he feels like he can see the whole world stretching out beneath him.

His mum doesn’t really like looking outside – but it’s going outside that she hates.
She’s happier sleeping all day inside their tower, where it’s safe.

But one day, other tower blocks on the estate start falling down around them and strange, menacing plants begin to appear. Now their tower isn’t safe anymore. Ade and his mum are trapped and there’s no way out . . .

Book of the Month: December 2016

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Meet Stewart. He’s geeky, gifted and sees things a bit differently to most people. His mum has died and he misses her all the more now he and Dad have moved in with Ashley and her mum. Meet Ashley. She’s popular, cool and sees things very differently to her new family. Her dad has come out and moved out – but not far enough. And now she has to live with a freakazoid step-brother. Stewart can’t quite fit in at his new school, and Ashley can’t quite get used to her totally awkward home, which is now filled with some rather questionable decor. And things are about to get a whole lot more mixed up when these two very different people attract the attention of school hunk Jared. . .

ISLINGTON TEEN READ 2016/7

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EGA’s Top 15 books have been chosen from the assigned list.

 

 

BOOK OF THE MONTH: NOVEMBER 2016

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UNBECOMING – JENNY DOWNHAM

 

Katie’s life is falling apart: her mum’s controlling, her dad’s run off, she’s in love with someone whose identity she can’t reveal and now her estranged grandmother’s turned up on the doorstep and Katie’s expected to take care of her. Soon Katie discovers she’s not the only one in her family hiding the truth. If she’s going to get her life back together, she’s going to have to expose everyone’s deepest secrets – including her own.