Other Events

Visitors from our link school in Zanzibar, Hurumzi School

 A warm welcome greeted our visitors from Zanzibar in the Summer. We hope they had an interesting and exciting stay in Pembrokeshire and enjoyed meeting you in school.

Zanzibar Festival: a celebration of all things Zanzibar took place on Monday 14 July at lunchtime in the Library. Plus special Zanzibar Quiz with a prize for the winning team, and tastes of Zanzibar to enjoy for all who took part.

Summer Reading Postcard Competition 2012:

Pembroke or Portugal, Tenerife or Tenby...Wherever pupils and staff were, we asked them to bring us back a postcard telling us about what they were reading!

All entries were raffled for prizes, and the best at sharing why they enjoyed their read were awarded additional prizes.

Extreme Reading Competition 2012:

Reading takes place all the time, in many places - both usual and unusual. For this competition, we went for the unusual and asked for a photo of pupils, staff, governors and parents reading in an unusual location or situation - Up a tree? On top of a mountain? On rollerskates? At the top of a castle? While doing judo? Part-buried in sand?...

Wherever they chose, they just emailed their photo (file size no more than 10MB) to library@pembrokeschool.org or returned a copy to the Library, remembering to include their name, tutor group and details of what they were reading.

We obviously encouraged pupils and their families to keep safe - no jaws of a crocodile or cliff edge photos please; the school cannot accept responsibility for any injuries incurred while taking part.

By entering the competition, use of the photo for school publicity purposes (displays, school newsletter, on the school and library website.) was agreed.

Favourite Book Competition:

On Year 6 Parents' Evening 2012, Chloe and Chloe ran a competition to share a favourite read using only pictures.

The range of entries made deciding winners difficult, but the two finalists, both in Year 8, were Dana, who chose Hush, Hush by Becca Fitzpatrick, and Sally, who chose Double Act by Jacqueline Wilson (both pictured).

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Sally earned herself a Cathy Cassidy book and sparkly Cathy Cassidy bag, and Dana chose to have a voucher to order any book of her choice. Well done to them and to everyone who entered.

Hunger Games celebrations:

Find out details and winners here! Watch the film trailer here too!

March 2012 was Screen Reads month! The display in the Library has now been replaced, but pick up a Screen Reads booklist - you might be surprised how many books have been made into films! Borrow the book and then the DVD - see which you prefer!

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Our own Book Oscars ceremony took place on Monday 26th March. Go to our Book Oscars page to find out who won in the following categories:

  • Which authors won the Best Male Author and Best Female Author awards?
  • Which series was the favourite?
  • Which Information Book was voted the best? Which pupils and staff won prizes?
  • Who was our favourite male character? and female character?
  • Which cover was deemed to be the best?
  • What was the most unputdownable book?

Thank you to everyone who voted.

View results here

Hunger Games Poster Competition 2012

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Hunger Games Poster 1

To celebrate the release of The Hunger Games film on 23 March, we launched a poster competition on World Book Day to advertise the series of books and the film. Congratulations to Rosie in Year 11, whose excellent poster won her first prize; hot on her heels was Siana, also Year 11, whose poster was judged runner-up. Both won themselves Hunger Games goodies. Thank you and well done for an amazing effort by all of 8G and Miss Mueller, whose entries earned them a class box of Celebrations chocs.

Hunger Games Event 2012

We also celebrated this fantastic series of books and the release of the film by holding our own Hunger Games-style challenges - though less sinister, they were no less tricky and tough! Having picked their 'survival sacks' up from the Cornucopia, the teams embarked on a series of tasks, each differing in difficulty and points. Well done to our winner, Sam (Year 9) and runners-up Aimee (Year 13), Dylan (Year 10) and Daniel (Year 12) - all earned themselves HG items!

World Cup Fever 2010:

Voting for the Pembroke School 'Champion of Football books' has now closed. Congratsdc10227ulations to Robson in Year 7 who won himself an official World Cup football, sponsored by Llewelyn Sports in Pembroke! Robson read and voted for the top scoring book (and the others in the series) -

9780552554039goalTOP SCORER at the final whistle was Goal! by Robert Rigby, with Foul Play by Tom Palmer in 2nd place, and Cool! by Michael Morpurgo in 3rd.

Warmed up on the touchline but not quite seeing any action on the field were Match of the Day Magazine World Cup 2010, David Beckham's autobiography, My Side, and Bend it Like Beckham by Narinder Dhami.

Though voting has closed, fans can still pick up one of these and many other great footballing reads in the Library.

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