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Events Calendar

8 September 2014

International Literacy Day

International Literacy Day (ILD) is a day to celebrate the power of literacy around the world!

24 September – 24 November 2014

Children's Book Show

Children's Book Show aim is to delight and inspire children with great poems, beautiful illustrations and gripping storytelling, helping teachers provide their students with a rich and exciting experience of literature and create the readers and writers of tomorrow.
Various venues around the country.

30 September 2014

Information Book Award Ceremony

Presentations and prizes for the SLA's Information Book Award 2014.

Guildhall, Bath, 18:00 to 19:00.

Entrance to event by ticket only, contact SLA office.

2 October 2014

National Poetry Day

This year's National Poetry Day will take place on Thursday 2 October. The theme for 2014 is 'remember'. 

Whether it's Robert Hood or Philip Larkin's 'I Remember, I Remember'; the centenary of the First World War; or the national Poetry by Heart recitation competition; memory is an important part of poetry.

This year, refreshing our collective poetry memories, there will be readings, launches, prizes, performances and happenings. For details of events taking place please visit:

6 October 2014

School Libraries Celebration Day

The SLA's annual Award Ceremony for the finalists in the School Librarian of the Year Award and the SLA Inspiration Award. A ticketed event held at Hotel Russell in London from 10:30.

27 – 28 October 2014

i-pad Film and Animation Course

The course is suitable for 11-17 year olds and will be held in Welling School’s iBrary (interactive learning zone) on the 27th and 28th of October (during half term break). It is also FREE.

We will be teaching students about filming, editing, making movies and creating animation of different kinds using iPads. Both days will have workshops 9am – 3pm with a break for lunch.

Both Teaching and support staff will be conducting this course alongside the iBrary Assistant,Heather Simmons. Please download a poster relating to the course for promotion in your school.

Welling Poster

Word document, 415 kB (Requires Microsoft Word 2007 or later)


If this course proves successful, we will be running a summer school in summer 2015 here at Welling school for all 11-17 year olds in the Bexley area to enjoy for an agreed fee.

In order to book a place, parents must email me at this address or call us on 0208 304 8531 extension: 2861 and ask for Heather Simmons. I will be liaising with parents/carers personally and sending them information/consent forms regarding their child when they book.

14 November 2014

Reading for Excellence: SLA One-Day Conference

A one-day conference planned around the Reading for Pleasure agenda in schools, aimed at teachers, head teachers and school librarians and includes speakers on the following topics:

  • Reading Research and Insights into Achievement – Dr Claire Wood, University of Coventry
  • Reading and Change – Karen Goulding, University of Reading
  • Thinking Skills and Reading – Sue Dixon of The Thinking Child
  • Working with/supporting young people who are identifying as LGBTQ – John Vincent of The Network
  • Creating Readers – Prue Goodwin, Independent Consultant and Lecturer
  • Ofsted, School Libraries and Reading – Marilyn Mottram, HMI Deputy National Lead for English and Literacy
Book online at or phone 01793 530166.

4 December 2014

KLQ UK National Final

Kids' Lit Quiz UK National Final

7 February 2015

National Libraries Day

Saturday 7 February 2015 is National Libraries Day. It rounds off a week’s worth of celebrations in school, college, university, workplace and public libraries across the UK.

Join in by organising an event, contributing to the forums, tweeting with the #NLD15 hashtag and visiting your local library.

12 – 14 June 2015

Creating Future Learners: A Hoard of Knowledge

The SLA's annual weekend training course.

Venue: Yarnfield Park Training and Conference Centre, Yarnfield, Stone, Staffordshire ST15 0NL.