QBS Learning Centre News

Week beginning 10th June

Goodbye old friend.

After 2 weeks of frantic packing our Learning Centre is now boxed up. The builders move in on Friday and will start changing the space into offices and planning areas. It is sad to see our Learning Centre being demolished but next year promises to be very exciting. We are really looking forward to moving into our new space after the holidays. At the present time it is a very flexible space that gives the children lots of opportunities for creative learning both digitally and in more traditional modes.

Hopefully you will find the time to drop by in September to see the space for yourself.

New Children's Laureate!

This week Malorie Blackman, now 51, was named the eighth children's laureate, a position she inherits from mega-selling Gruffalo author Julia Donaldson and will hold for two years. At the announcement of her appointment in London on Tuesday, a few days before publication of her latest novel for teenagers, Noble Conflict, she looked delighted. "I think younger children have been incredibly well served by the laureates we've had, but maybe teenagers haven't had as much of a look-in, so I'm looking forward to redressing the balance," she said.


Malorie Blackman has written some fantastic books, however most are aimed at teenagers. Take a look at her website if you are considering buy some of her books for your children.

Make a splash in reading over the summer holidays.

Here are some fabulous lists of books that you might want to jump into over the summer.


Children aged 5 to 7


Children aged 8 to 10.


Children aged 11 to 13


Have fun and enjoy.

Battle of the Books

A great list for any Year 5 or 6 looking for something to read over the summer.

Best Book apps for kids

If you are travelling over the summer you may not want to carry lots of books around with you. Take a look at these book apps that come highly recommended from Common Sense Media.


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