Preparing for the EE

On the February 28th February and 7th March grade 11 as part of their Extended Essay preparation attended a workshop hosted by the Württembergische State Library. The workshop is aimed specifically at students studying for the Abitur/IB.

With 3.8 million holdings the Wuertemberg State Library houses one of the largest collections in the state after the University Libraries of Freiburg, Heidelberg and Tuebingen.

As well an introduction to the services offered the students were given useful tips on how to pepare themselves for online searching, shown how to search the Online Public Access Catalogue (OPAC) for both print and digital information and how to access the huge database collection.

Many thanks to the Landesbibliothek Stuttgart who kindly offered the workshop in English language for the first time.

Our donated books made it to Uganda!

A message from our contact at heart4children:

Now, after return in Germany I will say very special thanks for the books who we become from you Mark, and also very special thanks for showing our Library in Osia.

I promised to make a Kontakt between these two Libraries in Germany and Uganda.

So Mark, Julia is the Person who makes the new Library with your Books in the School at heart4children. I hope it is useful that you have Kontakt because we are so happy that you donate the books for these Projekt. Think the children will love that.

I also have a new Picture, that I took at the Library two weeks ago.WP_20180202_10_40_45_Pro

Please have good and blessed Kontakt.

Greetings,

Jürgen Schwarz

Read in the Dark Day

The Lower School students participated in Read in the Dark day. They came suitably attired in their pyjamas (it makes reading more comfortable) and built forts with tables, chairs and blankets. Once these were made the blinds came down and the lights were turned off and Operation: Read in the Dark began!

Hansel and Gretel Readers’ Choice Award

We have recently launched the Hansel and Gretel Readers’ Choice Award with students from grade 3 – 5 in the Lower School. There are 16 nominated books which the students can choose to read from. In January the students who have read at least four titles can start to vote. There will be three voting rounds to determine which book our readers have decided is their favourite. 19 other International schools in Germany will be participating by reading the same books and we will combine the votes. The books are being checked out constantly and the Hansel and Gretel shelf is the first stop in the library for many of our borrowers.

Bookfair Fun!

bookfair

The Lower School were amazed by the wonderful books that arrived with The Little English Bookworm yesterday. Funny or factual everyone found a book to love. Miss Lydia now has a wonderful new stack of books to add to the library. The Upper School and Sindelfingen have a treat to look forward to.