LIBRARY RESOURCE CENTRE
Don Paterson, Scottish poet as well as anthologist, editor and critic, was in school on Tuesday 4th October to work with S5 pupils who are studying his poems as part of Higher English
Scottish Poet Library Visit
Word of the Week
a newly coined word or expression
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Mrs P Davidson -
Mrs H Schouten Library Assistant
Top 10 Collins Words of the year 2016
The withdrawal of the United Kingdom from the European Union
A concept, originating in Denmark, of creating cosy and convivial atmospheres that promote wellbeing
A theatrical gesture in which a person drops (or imitates the action of dropping)
the policies advocated by the US politician Donald Trump, especially those involving a rejection of the current political establishment and the vigorous pursuit of American national interests (2) a controversial or outrageous statement attributed to Donald Trump
To make a public show of contempt for someone or something, often in a subtle or
The habitual use of social media to share news, images, etc of one’s children
The young adults of the 2010s, viewed as being less resilient and more prone to taking offence than previous generations
Junk food such as hot dogs, burgers, etc considered particularly appealing to men
The adoption of a business model in which services are offered on demand through direct contact between a customer and supplier, usually via mobile technology
Joy of missing out: pleasure gained from enjoying one’s current activities without worrying that other people are having more fun
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Book of the Week
Salt to the sea by Ruta Sepetys
Winner of the CILIP Carnegie Medal 2017
Set in 1945, this novel is based on a true event from the Second World War.
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Cathy enthralled and engaged all S1 during her visit to the school.
Cathy’s work is very popular with teenagers, and she has established a reputation as a writer of gritty, urban stories that tackle emotional, contemporary issues but always work towards a positive solution.
Interestingly, Cathy informed the pupils that she left school at 15, never attended University nor any creative writing course. Her inspiration for writing came from reading books – manna to all English teachers and the librarian.
Great feedback from the pupils on her visit.
Cathy MacPhail Visit