Events
  • National Reading Champions Quiz 2021

    date posted: Thursday 01 Jul 2021

    In May two enthusiastic teams from Ecclesbourne participated in the East Midlands heat of the NRCQ. The students selected to represent the school are avid readers with an encyclopaedic knowledge of books.

    The NRCQ, hosted by quizmaster Mr Dilly, provides a fantastic opportunity for students to enjoy an online quiz with their peers and compete with other schools in their region. The winning teams from 18 regions go forward to a star-studded, national final in June with one team being crowned National Reading Champions 2021.

     
  • YEAR 7 POETRY EVENT 2020

    date posted: Friday 09 Oct 2020

    The Kids’ Lit Quiz is an International competition run by Professor Wayne Mills, where schools get to compete in “The Sport of Reading”.

    In November Ecclesbourne attended the East Midlands heat with two teams. Our book group sessions before the quiz were spent furiously revising and testing our knowledge by doing mini quizzes in groups.

     
  • DUFFIELD PUBLIC LIBRARY VISIT 2020

    date posted: Sunday 01 Mar 2020

    In the earliest stages of March all our Year 7 students visited Duffield Public Library. Librarian Carole-Ann Howard and Children’s Librarian for Derbyshire, Cathy Peterson gave a short presentation on the facilities and services available

     
     
  • Year 7 Poetry Event 2019

    date posted: Friday 21 Feb 2020

    In October our Year 7 students participated in a poetry workshop with poet John Dougherty to celebrate National Poetry Day.

    John started writing aged 18 as a way to express his thoughts and feelings. He writes both fiction and poetry for children and has had 33 books published. His themes include reality, fantasy, emotions and diversity.

  • KIDS LIT QUIZ 2019

    date posted: Thursday 13 Feb 2020

    The Kids’ Lit Quiz is an International competition run by Professor Wayne Mills, where schools get to compete in “The Sport of Reading”.

    In November Ecclesbourne attended the East Midlands heat with two teams. Our book group sessions before the quiz were spent furiously revising and testing our knowledge by doing mini quizzes in groups.

  • YEAR 7 AUTHOR EVENT 2018

    date posted: Wednesday 12 Feb 2020

    In April our Year 7 students were delighted to welcome author Fleur Hitchcock into school. Fleur has written 13 children’s books and treated the students to an exciting insight into the world of becoming a successful published author. She discussed her central themes of crime and everyday life. Fleur explained how she incorporates real life situations into her stories through an acute sense of observation and her magpie like skills in gathering jewels of information. Her wish to become a children’s author was born out of her sense of boredom when young and a desire for adventure. As Fleur said ‘reading and writing provides everyone with the perfect opportunity to escape and explore’

  • KIDS LIT QUIZ 2018

    date posted: Tuesday 11 Feb 2020

    The Kids’ Lit Quiz is an International competition run by Professor Wayne Mills, where schools get to compete in “The Sport of Reading”.

    In November Ecclesbourne attended the East Midlands heat with two teams and were cheered on by an enthusiastic group of supporters. Our book group sessions before the quiz were spent furiously revising and testing our knowledge by doing mini quizzes in groups.

     
  • KIDS LIT QUIZ 2018

    date posted: Tuesday 11 Feb 2020

    The Kids’ Lit Quiz is an International competition run by Professor Wayne Mills, where schools get to compete in “The Sport of Reading”.

    In November Ecclesbourne attended the East Midlands heat with two teams and were cheered on by an enthusiastic group of supporters. Our book group sessions before the quiz were spent furiously revising and testing our knowledge by doing mini quizzes in groups.

     
  • YEAR 7 POETRY EVENT 2018

    date posted: Monday 10 Feb 2020

    In October our Year 7 students participated in a poetry workshop with poet Matt Black to celebrate National Poetry Day. Matt writes poetry for both children and adults and held the prestigious post of Derbyshire Poet Laurette. He started writing aged just 14, inspired by the belief that his parents didn’t understand him, a desire to become more articulate and to improve his intelligence