Bali Rai Interview

A big thank you to Mr Pinnock and Amilah. They have conducted a brilliant interview with the author Bali Rai. Feel free to listen to it on the link below. 😉



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!


Bali Rai Visit

Bali Rai will be coming to visit Ark Chamberlain Primary Academy on Friday 23rd June 2017.  He will be conducting two assemblies with lower and upper school. He will also be interviewed on Ark Radio and by the Library Monitors. Books will be on sale in the afternoon. This should be an exciting day and definitely one that should not be missed!

Nick Arnold Visit



Today we had a lovely visit from the ‘Horrible Science’ author Nick Arnold and his wife Suzanne. It was such a brilliant day! Nick Arnold was given a tour of the academy by Sayhan. He was praised by Nick for being an excellent tour guide. He then conducted two assemblies with lower and upper phase. Pupils had a chance to ask questions and to take part in the interactive assemblies. They learnt a lot about science. After that he was interviewed on Ark Radio by Amilah. She was a true professional. Nick and his wife had lunch in the canteen. They were then interviewed by the Library Monitors. They were true professionals. In the afternoon lower and upper phase had a chance to buy a signed book and to sign autographs.

This was such a brilliant day and we look forward to meeting Nick and his wife Suzanne again. 😉


Book of the Month – November 2016



The Book of the Month for November 2016 is Bulging Brains from the Horrible Science Series. This book is written by Nick Arnold who is coming to our academy to help us celebrate National Children’s Book Week.

‘Bulging Brains’ puts the brain under the spotlight. It explains how brain surgery is performed, and includes fantastic fact files, curious quizzes, teacher tests and crazy cartoons.

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This book is a must for people who have an interest in Science. It is written well and will definitely appeal to all ages and both genders. Bulging Brains is very informative and very interesting. The illustrations are brilliant!

I would definitely recommend this book to be read!

Nick Arnold Author Visit



Nick Arnold the award winning author will be coming to visit Ark Chamberlain Primary Academy. He will talking about his ‘Horrible Science’ books and conducting some fun and exciting science experiments. He will be conducting two assemblies with upper and lower phase. He will be also interviewed on Ark Radio and by the Library Monitors. There will be signed books on sale as well. This should be an interesting day and definitely one that should not be missed!