Library News

Readathon 1


Readathon at CPS has now been launched to all Year 7 classes and it is in full throttle! Students will have brought home their sponsor forms and, where possible, we encourage them to get ‘reading and raising’. An information sheet about this also went home to parents of Year 7, clarifying that any sponsorship is much appreciated, but that the main focus is to encourage our students to read for pleasure.

The money raised by Read for Good supports many children in hospital as the funds are put into providing a regular supply of brand new books along with storyteller visits to brighten up the days of children in all of the UK’s main children’s hospitals. Children unable to leave their beds can choose books from specially designed mobile bookcases which are wheeled right up to their bedside. We are grateful for your support for the work the charity carries out and for supporting our students in their reading. The Calthorpe Park School community will also benefit from all their reading efforts, as ‘Read for Good’ also allocates money to each participating school for them to buy books. 

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The closing date for sponsorship money is the 16th December which takes us up to the end of term. Students can bring in cash/ cheques and hand in at the Library or you can sponsor online at this link

If you would like to know a litle more about this charity, you can use this link 

Read for Good   The more you read

We have told the students they are not limited to reading traditional paper copies of books, in fact ‘Read for Good’ encourages the students by saying ‘From comics to classics, and audio books to blogs – all your efforts raise money to get books to children in hospital, and books for your school also’. There will be some prizes available for students who read and raise for both general participation and recognition of amounts contributed.

However, we are also encouraging a love of reading books via our Readathon Raffle Ticket where students gain a ticket and entry to the draw for every book read over the next month. The more entries, the higher the chance of winning a prize.

We have a vibrant display in the Library focused on Readathon, with suggestions of books we have available to read. We have a stack of new books just in – students can check out the ‘Discover New Books’ feature we have as they arrive at the Library. A couple of these are a featured ‘Books of the Week’ too this week. More books will continue to arrive next week too. It's certainly worth popping in to see if we have the right choice that encourages that reading journey.

Readathon 2

Score Big with Books

Football fever has hit the Library. Come along and get a kick out of reading as we may well have the perfect book for you if you are a footie fanatic. Plenty of stories involving the challenges and triumphs of the game, alongside a range of football facts via our non-fiction. We also have a few more books arriving soon as it was clear we had a distinct lack of female players featured - that will change soon! Don’t forget we also get some football-based magazines in every month too so there is plenty for any football crazy student to find a story to entertain them inbetween watching all the matches.

Football 1    Football 2     Football 3

Library Times

The library continues to be available before, during and after school.

Reading Corner

A quick reminder about opening times:

  • Before school from 8.30 am. However, it is usually available before this time as once I’m in, it’s open!
  • During breaktime and lunchtime
  • After school until 3.30 pm. Longer availability is an option.
  • Year 7 and 8 Book Club runs on a Wednesday until 4.00pm
  • Games Club runs on a Friday until 4.30 pm






Reading, alongside mindfulness activities/ homework & revision and quiet board games

Reading, alongside mindfulness activities/ homework & revision and quiet board games

Reading, homework & revision, with mindfulness activities also available. Board games unavailable

Reading, alongside mindfulness activities/ homework & revision and quiet board games

Reading, alongside mindfulness activities/ homework & revision and quiet board games

Books of the week:

I Cosmo

'I, Cosmo'

Proving pretty popular already, this is one of our new books in and certainly worth a 'Book of the Week' place.

This is the story of one dog's attempt to save his family, become a star, and eat a lot of bacon. Cosmo's family is falling apart. And it's up to Cosmo to keep them together. He knows exactly what to do. There's only one problem. Cosmo is a Golden Retriever.

This is a funny yet wise tale, filled with warmth and heart. Think Charlotte's Web meets Little Miss Sunshine - a moving, beautiful story, with a wonderfully unique hero. A feel-good delight!



This is the enthralling sequel to Wranglestone. It’s a twist on your average zombie story, featuring a post-apocalyptic world mixed with a love story; combining pace, thrill and gore with romance.

Peter and the remaining community on Wranglestone prepare to leave for town, where the comforts of the world before await them. Could this be the home that finally brings both safety and unity for all? Cooper isn’t so sure or keen, as he recalls the past and harbours a secret.

Faced with losing the boy he loves, Peter must uncover the truth about the mysterious Timberdark before their future together and the world around them is placed in danger. Summed up as ‘properly scary and properly heart-warming.’ T+