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Episode 2 of The Book Chatters Podcast Has Dropped!

Date Published: 11/05/2020

One of the promises we make to students is that we can always recommend a great book to read.  The staff in the iCentre have made a podcast to add to our suite of book recommendation platforms.  It’s short and

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Daniel Radcliffe Reads Chapter One of Harry Potter

Date Published: 11/05/2020

Did you know that you can listen to Daniel Radcliffe and other famous people read you Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone?! JK Rowling and the Wizarding World have worked together to create an amazing online experience for Harry Potter

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LitFest2444 is going Digital

Date Published: 11/05/2020

LitFest2444 –  a storytelling festival for high school students – is responding to the COVID-19 crisis and moving some of its proposed 2020 program online. Any student or teacher can access the FREE Workshops weekly on Facebook’s Watch Party, starting

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Book of the Week

Date Published: 11/05/2020

Peta Lyre’s Rating Normal by ‘own voices’ author Anna Whateley is a powerful novel for older readers.  It explores a character who is neurodivergent as she goes through a difficult year of change.  It is a moving story that encourages

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Book of the Week

Date Published: 04/05/2020

The Vanishing Deep by Astrid Scholte is a page-turning YA fantasy mystery thriller that centers around two young women and their sibling bond. With 24 hours for them to uncover the truth they are looking for, the novel takes the

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Study Skills Tips For Staying Focused in an Online Lesson

Date Published: 01/05/2020

TOP TIPS FOR STAYING FOCUSED IN AN ONLINE LESSON  By now we are all starting to get a bit more used to different modes of learning. If you are still finding it challenging to stay focused in online lessons, here

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Online Jigsaw Puzzles

Date Published: 30/04/2020

Need a five-minute break from studying? Already played all the games on your phone, read your emails and checked social media? It must be time for an online jigsaw from the iCentre!     Featured image: Image by Gordon Johnson from Pixabay

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PenPal-a-Quaranteeny

Date Published: 27/04/2020

Pen Pal Program  Do you love books? Interested in something arriving in your letterbox that isn’t junk mail? Keen to make a new friend? Join our PenPal-a-Quarateeny!  It’s simple to do:  Tell us your name, address and favourite book by Monday

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iCentre Book Bingo

Date Published: 27/04/2020

Term 2 iCentre Book Bingo is now online!! Check out our Instagram post – and don’t forget to tag the iCentre and a couple of your friends when you add your completed bingo squares to your Instagram story. It’s open

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Book of the Week

Date Published: 27/04/2020

Wink by Rob Harrell is a heart-warming and uplifting story for Middle Years’ readers (10+ yrs) and is based on the author’s own experience as a child with rare eye cancer. As it is a multi-modal text, it can be

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