We are delighted to share with all pupils and staff ‘The KSW Book Exchange’ (TGKBE). The monitors have been working with the school Library to create this new school project for all pupils and staff to help continue to keep us all connected during remote learning.
It is very simple to take part. Pupils and staff are invited to recommend their favourite reads, which other pupils and staff will then be able to request, with your book then being posted out to you from the Library! A Firefly page has been set up which includes a form for you to recommend or request books. Once a recommendation is made it will be uploaded onto the appropriate TGKBE page with a picture of the book, and will be available for pupils and staff to request. If possible please recommend a book before requesting one as this is the spirit of the exchange.
Recommendations and comments will be anonymous, nobody will know who has recommended, requested or commented on a book, adding a sense of mystery and excitement to the project and helping keep a sense of connection between everyone. You can recommend fiction or non-fiction, Library books, eLibrary books, or books that you think the Library should buy.
This is a great opportunity for all, encouraging pupils to read for pleasure, but this is also your chance to share your passion for books and to find out what teachers and pupils have been reading and enjoying. The Library and Upper Sixth are excited about having the opportunity to share this, in order to inspire reading connections within our community.
“The monitors and I think our school’s shared love of reading is a great way to stay connected in a time when we are all physically apart. Being part of this book exchange means you can experience other pupils’ favourite reads and share your own thoughts on the same book. We hope you enjoy it as much as we do”, Oliva Howard, Head of School.
There will also be prizes for the House and Form who make the most recommendations. We hope everyone gets involved with this fantastic opportunity.
To access the firefly pages which have been set up for the project click here.