Author event – Jenny McLachlan (Friday 5th May, 2017)

Dear Parent, Jenny McLachlan Author Event Friday 5th May 2017   We are excited to be hosting an event for popular author Jenny McLachlan, on Friday 5th May. The event will be held in the Arts Theatre from 10.00-11.10 and we are inviting girls from years 7 and 8 who we know are already fans, Read More …

Top children’s fantasy author Garth Nix to visit Turton School

Garth Nix Author Event – Thursday 30th March, 2017 Dear Parent, Our school has been chosen to host a book event, featuring the author, Garth Nix, on Thursday 30th March. Garth, who is over from Australia for less than a week, to promote his new book, is one of the best children’s fantasy writers in the Read More …

Author Juno Dawson visiting Turton School on the 8th February

Author Juno Dawson visiting Turton School on the 8th February.   Dear Parent/Guardian,  Your child will be attending an event with multi award winning and bestselling author Juno Dawson on 8 February and will have the opportunity to buy personally signed and dedicated copies of her books. Should you wish your child to be able Read More …

Scholastic Book Club Sale!

Scholastic Book Club Sale   If you’re wondering why your child hasn’t brought home the Scholastic Book Club leaflet this term, it’s because this one is not available in paper format, instead orders should be placed online here https://shop.scholastic.co.uk/schools/turton-high. You can still have books delivered to your child in school free of charge and we Read More …

A visit to Canon Slade to see Author Chris Riddell. By Grace Higginson (Year 7)

A visit to Canon Slade to see Author Chris Riddell.   On the 16th November, I and a group of 25 fellow year 7 went on a trip to see the amazing, current children’s laureate author, Chris riddell. It was a great experience to meet this wonderful author and illustrator. Aged just 54, he has Read More …

Author Visit: Joshua Khan ( 20th October, 2016 )

  Author Visit:  Joshua Khan – “Shadow Magic”   Author Joshua Khan was in Turton on Thursday afternoon entertaining year 7 with a talk about his new book Shadow Magic and the things that inspired him to write it. Books were on sale after the talk which he signed in between letting students take lots Read More …

Joshua Khan – Author Event for Year 7

Joshua Khan Author Event for Year 7 (Thursday 20th October 2016)   Our school has been chosen to host a book event, featuring the author Joshua Khan, on Thursday 20th October. As his latest fantasy adventure book ‘Shadow Magic’ ties in with the current year 7 English scheme of work, we are offering all year Read More …

Year 7 Summer Reading Challenge

Year 7 Summer Reading Challenge This summer we are encouraging year 7 students to keep up their reading and avoid the traditional slipping behind that takes place in the long holiday, with our summer reading challenge. Pupils have been given a postcard with details of the challenge but you can also download it here. The challenge Read More …

Author, screenwriter and conservationist Andy Briggs to visit Turton

Andy Briggs to visit Turton. Author, screenwriter and conservationist Andy Briggs will be making the first of 2 visits to school on Thursday 9th June, speaking in the Arts Theatre from 9.45-10.45. We’ll be welcoming pupils from other local schools and inviting our year 8 students who have participated well in the Accelerated Reader scheme to Read More …