Schools Library Service
Plymouth PL5 3EJ
Plymouth City Council
Plymouth PL1 2AA
Inaugural Unconference Library Camp for School Librarians 2013
Friday 25 October 2013: 9am to 3pm
Plymouth Schools Library Centre
Cost including buffet lunch: £10 (free for subscribing schools)
Download the flyer below to find out more.
Read for my school
Has your school signed up to the national reading competition - Read for my School?
We can help by supplying a topic box to support you.
- It’s a Mystery – thrillers, whodunits and spooky stories
- Keep it Real – books to fill your brain with facts
- Laugh out Loud – rip-roaringly funny reads
- Stars of the Screen – books featuring characters from film and TV
- Thrill Seekers – amazing adventure stories
- Out of this World – titles with a touch of sci-fi, fantasy or magic
- Wild Thing – tales of animal antics
- Historical Hits - tales to take you back in time
Email email@example.com or phone 01752 780713.
Report from Commission on School Libraries
We have produced a paper for the Children's and Young People Overview and Scrutiny Panel with reference to the School Library Commission Report 2010. The paper summarises work done in the last year to enhance our service and proposed developments for 2013 to ensure the sustainability of the service. Download the paper below.
New health resources at Plymouth Schools Library Service
Our new collection of resources (to support the Library Health Project) is available to all schools and partner organisations. Borrow individual items or collections.
An organised journey around the web - preparing pupils for the new digital world
For access to this resource collection and suggestions for things to do with your pupils, visit our members’ website. Please contact us if you have forgotten how to get there.
You can explore the following nine themes:
- Social networking
- Being creative
- Homework help
- Digital literacy
Download the document below for more details.
OFSTED report: Moving English Forward
The new Ofsted report, Moving English Forward, asks that schools do more to introduce whole-school approaches to reading for pleasure and suggests appointing reading advocates to ensure teachers stay up-to-date with new books.
Digital literacy - Preparing our children and young people for the future.
We are building an online library of resources you might like to use as you prepare your pupils for the digital world. The library is growing and changing on a daily basis, so visit regularly. To access the library go to our subscribers' website and click on Digital Literacy. (This site is only available to subscribing schools - please call us if you have forgotten how to access it).
There is nothing new here, we've just gathered together a few starters into one place. We hope they will save you time and be useful signposts to resources to use as you prepare your pupils for the new digital world. They are intended to be used as spring boards - a few ideas to whet the appetite.
Here are some things to think about as you dip in and out of these guides:
- It is better to teach children and young people to use the internet safely rather than filter and ban certain sites
- 65 per cent of children will be doing jobs in the year 2020 that don't even exist at the moment
- Young people don't need to know things now, they need to learn how to search, evaluate, be creative
- The internet has been referred to as the super highway. Young people need to be taught how to drive and navigate. They need guidance and signposting. They need advice and recommendations to help them reach fulfilling destinations.
The guides are signposts to a range of websites with some starter ideas for activities that will engage your pupils in reading and learning beyond the printed format.