These are just a few of the treasures found when we emptied the SHRIMP packs after a summer of glorious reading.
What a lot of reading has been done by McGlashan families over the holidays!
By the time the boys have returned their SHRIMP bags from the Summer Reading Programme, our team of student librarians will have processed nearly 2,400 books. This is a mammoth effort on their part, and they have been appropriately rewarded with some very big cream buns. Thanks, guys.
But what really matters is the value that this amount of reading signifies in the McGlashan community. We hope the programme has inspired some important family conversations about books over the holidays and encourage you to keep talking to your boys about what they are reading, what the book is about, who is the writer, what is the point of the story, and most importantly, what is their opinion? This is a vital part of their education.
Now that all those books are back on the shelves we want everyone to make the most of all the new titles we have added to the collection recently. Amongst them, two books our readers keep telling us about … Working Class Boy by Jimmy Barnes and Costa Book of the Year, Days Without End by Irish writer Sebastian Barry. Both wonderful, wonderful reads.