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28 November, 2016

Students explore new worlds in the Global Library

Students explore new worlds in the Global Library
Students explore new worlds in the Global Library The Global Campus Primary library books have now arrived! This is a worldwide book club launched last year to encourage students in Nord Anglia Education’s 43 schools to read a wide range of classic and contemporary books & share their experiences and ideas with their peers in 15 countries around the world.

The Global Campus Primary library books have now arrived! This is a worldwide book club launched last year to encourage students in Nord Anglia Education’s 43 schools to read a wide range of classic and contemporary books and share their experiences and ideas with their peers in 15 countries around the world.

Students can read as many of the titles as they can from their age group (under 8 or 8-11) over the course of the school year (see Global Library Reading List below). This could be through library periods, free reading time in class, lunch and break time, extracurricular groups or at home. There is a wide range of genres so students will encounter classic and contemporary fiction from around the world, poetry collections, non-fiction and graphic novels. There is a range of difficulty levels so students should find a mixture of titles that are accessible and challenging. Some of these books were introduced to years 5 and 6 in 5EN and 5CG’s assembly (see photographs above).

After reading each title, students can log on to the Global Campus via moodle: https://shunyi.learn.nae.school/login/index.php (using pupil login) and participate in the Global Library online in the following ways:

  • Write a book review. Students who write a review demonstrate their reading comprehension and critical thinking skills as well their writing abilities. Once they have written a review they will receive a digital badge that celebrates their having read the book and written a review. Each term, students who have written excellent reviews will be given the Global Library Reviewer award.
  • Design a challenge. A challenge could be a quiz, a word search or something else. Students could be invited to design a challenge for a book they have read, which can be completed by others in school. If a student has designed an excellent challenge, you are invited to send it to us so that we can make it available on the Global Library online. Students who have their challenges published online will be acknowledged online and receive a digital badge that celebrates their work.
  • Be a Book Ambassador. Books Ambassadors encourage their fellow students to read different books and write reviews. Book Ambassadors receive a digital badge for participation and a certificate to celebrate their work at the end of the school year.

There is a chart in the primary library, which students can use to keep a tally of the books they have read.  When students reach key milestones of having read 5, 15 and 20 books, they will be awarded a Bronze, Silver and Gold Global Library certificate respectively. We hope our pupils enjoy reading these new and exciting books, and benefit from sharing their experiences with Nord Anglia students around the world.

Update from: Ms. Emily Newman, Global Campus