World Book Day, the international celebration of books and reading, takes place on Thursday the 3rd of March. Special £1 Book Tokens, which can be exchanged in bookshops for a brilliant £1 book, will be given to all S1 and S2 students when they visit the library to take part in a quiz. There are plenty of tokens to give away, so students from other year groups can also collect one from the Library or from the English Department. Tynecastle High School Librarian
For National Poetry Day this year, the 2nd of October, all Tynecastle High School students were given the opportunity to view a presentation on the life and work of the World War I poet Wilfred Owen. They were then invited to take part in a poetry competition on the theme of ‘Remembrance’. There were an impressive 58 entries and the standard was so high it made deciding on the winners a very difficult task indeed.
Eva in 2B1 was the outright winner for her outstanding poem. Raymond in 1B2 and Robyn in 2B2 were both highly commended.
A display of student entries can be viewed on the noticeboard immediately outside the library. Well done to all of our students who took part!