|Pupil Takeover - By Hannah and Martha|
As Mr Russell our librarian, seems to have fallen asleep after eating too many mince pies and tea at the staff coffee morning- we- Hannah and Martha in S6 and library Saltire Volunteers have taken over the Library blog again, and as promised it is on the theme of book quotes.
Martha: Mr Brown (Depute) and S6 Year Head wants us to start with this from The Great Gatsby: “Whenever you feel like criticising any one, just remember that all the people in this world haven’t had the advantages that you’ve had. In consequence, I’m inclined to reserve all judgements.”
Hannah: Superb. Ok. What about this one from Mr Stirrat (Guidance) “My advice is, never do tomorrow what you can do today. Procrastination is the thief of time.” Charles Dickens just always knows what to say. I feel like we should take this one to heart since we’re both such big procrastinators!
Martha: That’s true but as Cassandra Clare would say “One must always be careful of books and what’s inside them for words have power to change us.”
Hannah: That does not mean that books have made us lazy it just means we’d rather read than study which fair enough is true.
Martha: The library’s looking a bit more festive this week.
Hannah: I told you we would get to go crazy with the tinsel and I must say our tree is lookin’ mighty fine.
Martha: And there’s the ‘Americaness’ back again, but I must agree with you there mate.
Hannah: It’s just in time as well since this week we had our senior reading group book secret Santa. We all decided that we’d all bring in a book that meant a lot to us and then we pick one at random- it was a lot of fun.
Martha: It was. The Christmas fair was also really good this year with a silent auction of Ian Rankins and book sale/swap. I must mention that credit for decorations of the table goes to two saltire volunteers’ Holly and Megan.
Hannah: Now that Christmas is nearly upon us it feels as if we need to address what else is nearly upon us.
Martha: New Years?
Hannah: No- the prelims.
Martha: Ahh! that makes sense. Thank goodness we practically live in the library there’s plenty of books and study guides to help us.
Hannah: They’re available to everyone which is great plus the SQA have an app called ‘SQA My Study Plan’ which helps you see how much you’re studying and even tracks your progress.
Martha: Let’s leave you with my favourite quote from one of the best books ever written “It is a far, far better thing that I do, than I have ever done before; it is a far, far better rest than I have ever known.” Charles Dickens’ ‘A Tale of Two Cities’.