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Author visit to CCC

Posted by on February 22nd 2018 in Library & Book Club

     We are very excited to be welcoming Steve Voake to CCC,  Steve is the award-winning author of several YA novels including The Dreamwalker's Child, The Starlight Conspiracy and Blood Hunters (Faber &Faber).

He has also written several series for younger readers including Daisy Dawson, Hooey Higgins and Maxwell Mutt (Walker Books). Insect Detective was awarded Best Illustrated Non-Fiction Children's book by the English Association.

Steve is Senior Lecturer in Creative Writing at Bath Spa University and a regular tutor for the Arvon Foundation. He has taught a writing master class for the Guardian and was long listed for the University of Canberra's International...

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Readathon 2017

Posted by on February 2nd 2017 in Library & Book Club

Readathon 2017

Sign up for the 2017 Readathon and do something wonderful while you're reading!



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Pop Up Reading Event

Posted by on December 1st 2016 in Library & Book Club

Year 7 and 8 students -  dont miss our annual Pop Up reading event in the Library.

Rebecca Matthews and Matt Heywood, both in Year 10,  will be reading "A Christmas Carol" at lunch time on Monday 5th December, Thursday 8th December and Monday 12th December.

Enjoy the Christmas atmosphere in the library and be enthralled by the story -  described by Dickens himself in a letter:

"I have endeavoured, in this Ghostly little book, to raise the Ghost of an idea, which shall not put my readers out of humour with themselves, with each other, with the season, or with me. May it haunt their houses pleasantly, and...

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Annual Book Mark Competition Winners announced!

Posted by on November 24th 2016 in Library & Book Club


This Year we have 3 winners of the annual Design a Book mark competition!

Molly Wildin in Year 7 (7LZK) wins 50 House points for Artemis

Meda Kairyte in Year 8 (8LCS ) and Tanya Carsane in year 9 (9 PRD) each win 50 House points for Ares




Molly Meda Tanya


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Science is not just in the Labs!

Posted by on October 19th 2016 in Library & Book Club


Mrs Davies, Head of Science at CCC, has chosen a selection of exciting Science Fiction books for the Library. Come and see the Science fiction section, with books for all ages and see that Science books are not just Reference or Text Books.

Mrs Davies particularly recommends the works of Mary Roach and she is currently enjoying 'Packing for Mars', which The Times newspaper calls "Disgustingly good"!




If anyone would like to donate Science Fiction books they have read and enjoyed,  in good condition, suitable for 12 to 16 year olds, please see Mrs Holmes in the Library.



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Winners of our Design a Bookmark Competition

Posted by on July 19th 2016 in Library & Book Club

Meda Kairyte, 7LCS and Alex Pring, 7AJC were joint winners of the Bookmark Competition, winning 50 House points each!


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AR with 100%

Posted by on July 14th 2016 in Library & Book Club

AR with 100%


Congratulations to all 100% AR readers!

This term's raffle will be drawn on Friday 15th July 2016.

The lucky winner will receive a Book Token.



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Carnegie Book Awards

Posted by on June 30th 2016 in English, Library & Book Club

Carnegie Book Awards

On Friday 17th June 8 students from Mrs. Pring's year 9 English class visited Clyst Vale Community College to attend this year's Carnegie Book nominations.


The students performed a dramatisation of one of the nominated novels "There will be Lies" to other participating schools. They also heard a talk from a children's author, Tamsin Cook, and had a chance to meet her and buy a signed copy of her book.



In the students' own words:

The Carnegie Award is a prestigious prize awarded annually to a YF author. The winner is chosen by a panel of Librarians.

We prepared for this event by each reading...

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Students' work published in the Poetry Trials Anthology

Posted by on April 28th 2016 in English, Library & Book Club



  Seasons by Jessica Phillips

My Poem by Anastasia Groom

Shark Attack by Ben Lewis

Lover by Caine Reece Patrick Jackson

They Don't Understand by Ella Louise Tucker

Friends by Chloe Phillips





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Alex Pring is the Winner of our World Book Day 2016 Website Quiz!

Posted by on March 10th 2016 in Library & Book Club

Alex Pring won the coveted prize of a Book Token and gigantic Chocolate Gold Medal in our recent Quiz. He also received 50 House points.

The quiz was part of numerous events held throughout the College on World Book Day.

Alex found the book titles and characters hidden in the News and Blog on the school website and was the first to hand in the correct answers.

He is pictured here with the College Librarian, Mrs Holmes, who awarded the prizes.

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