• DGGS 144 (2016)

Library News

​"Time is set aside in English lessons for silent reading and this encourages a love of books and passion for reading."


Ofsted, June 2016

A warm welcome awaits students who visit the school library.  I have over 30 volunteer librarians regularly available during lunchtimes through the term to recommend books, authors or point you in the right direction when looking for subject supporting books.  We also have magazines on fitness, fashion, sport, as well as crosswords and Sudoku. There is something for everyone to enjoy in the library.

World Book Day 2018

On Friday March 16th  Year 7 and  Year 8 students to invited to dress up as a book character for World Book Day 2018.  Students who participated were asked to contribute £1.00 for our annual Readathon.  The total raised for our annual Readathon was £432.08.

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Junior Librarians' Pantomime visit.

Twenty of our volunteer librarians enjoyed a pre-Christmas trip to the Orchard Theatre to watch Cinderella.  The afternoon was an extravaganza of fun and laughter.  As well as the enjoyment of the show the students were given lots of ideas during the performance on creativity, dance, drama and script writing.  All the students thoroughly enjoyed themselves.  I am looking forward to hearing their ideas for our next trip.

All Cast with Michelle Collins

All Cast with Phil Butler

All Cast with ponies

Events to look forward to over the next few months:



This will be launched this year just before half term.  All year 7s will be given a sponsor card to log how many books they can read in three weeks, hopefully raising funds for children’s charities along the way.  The Readathon will finish on World Book Day.  When students in Year 7 and 8 will be able to come to school dressed as their favourite book character.  These events are a great opportunity for students to have fun with reading and raise money for some good causes.

Carnegie Shadowing Scheme:

Our annual Carnegie Shadowing will start at the end of March and is open to all students to read the eight books on the Carnegie shortlist.  The event runs until mid- June when the students are able to vote for their favourite title on the list.  It is always exciting to see if our students agree with the professional judges

Inter School PoetrySlam:

The annual Bexley area Poetry Slam will take place on 9th March at Bexleyheath Central Library.  This is an opportunity for students in Years 7, 8 and 9 from schools around the area to write their own poems and perform to an audience.  We were so proud to win this competition two years ago and look forward to having the same success this year.

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