Chamberlain Book Day

On the 15th March 2018 staff and pupils took part in Chamberlain Book Day! It was a pleasure to see staff and pupils dressed up as their favourite book characters. Prizes were awarded to the best costumes in each year group. Congratulations to all of the winners and to everyone who took part in the day.

On this day we also had a visit from the author Julia Golding. She delivered interactive assemblies with lower and upper phase. She was also interviewed by the Library Monitors and on Ark Radio. In the afternoon she autographed books for pupils and conducted a Creative Writing Workshop. This was such a brilliant day!



Book of the Month – February 2018


The book of the month for February 2018 is ‘Young Knights – Merlin’. This book is written by Julia Golding. This book was chosen to coincide with Julia Golding’s author visit to celebrate Chamberlain Book Day. This book will appeal to advanced readers. It is based upon the legends of King Arthur. Readers will become hooked on the plot and on the interesting characters in this book. If you are a fan of Julia Golding books then I would defintely recommend this book to you!

Julia Golding Author Visit

Julia Golding the award winning children’s author will be coming to visit our academy on Friday 2nd March 2018. Julia Golding will conduct separate assemblies with lower and upper phase. She will also be interviewed by the Library Monitors and on Ark Radio. Later on in the afternoon pupils will have an opportunity to purchase a signed Julia Golding book for £5. Julia Golding will also conduct a Creative Writing Workshop with a group of pupils. This should be an exciting day!

Have you read any books by Julia Golding? We have a selection of her books in our academy library.




Bali Rai Visit

On Friday 23rd June 2017 we had an inspirational visit from the author Bali Rai. He was given a tour of our academy. He also encouraged pupils to read for pleasure as well as information. He  talked about how reading can help you to develop skills and grow as a person in life. In his interactive assemblies he also talked about the multicultural society that we live in and British Values. In the afternoon, Bali Rai was interviewed by the Library Monitors and on Ark Radio. He also signed books and autographs for pupils and staff. It was a brilliant day!