Google has launched an ambitious Chrome experiment today, in partnership with The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug. It’s an interactive updated version of those great hand-drawn maps Tolkien included in his print edition of the works upon which these movies are based, that provides a guided tour of Middle-earth and the people, elves, trolls, wizards and other beasts that populate it. (Source: TechCrunch). Read more about it here.
You don’t need to be besties with a Wizard to share an adventure in Middle-earth—just point your favorite browser togoo.gl/TheHobbit on your laptop, phone or tablet to check out “Journey through Middle-earth,” the latest Chrome Experiment. (Read more on Google’s official blog.)
Click here to have a go.
Interested in how it was built? Take a look.
Yes, it’s Movember again. Are you ready to join us to fight the good fight? Some of us have been practising the look, and we are quite pleased with the result. Considering we are an all female library staff, that makes it all the more interesting. I think.
But we are an all boys’ school, so hopefully our students and male staff will join in to support the cause for the improvement of men’s health. Sign up here. Grow the mo. Raise the money. Be involved as a committed citizen.
Who can you recognise in our display above. Thanks to Denise as always.
Goodbye and good luck to our Year 12s. You have been the first guinea pigs for our quiet library for VCE study. We wish you all the best; stay healthy and sharp, quietly confident, flexible and calm. We hope you are happy with your choices for your first year out of school. Come and visit us soon!
Here’s a student begging to stay in the library forever.
Live music is always appreciated. Thanks Aaron.
Ilia, it’s like you never left.
One of our card playing enthusiast groups decided to be creative with their legacy to the school and leave a permanent reminder of their recess and lunchtime activity on a table. Magic cards.
Well done! The table looks fantastic. Could we have 20 more, please?
Ooh, we love the feel of the smooth, shiny tabletop.
Thank you for your unique gift to us. Good luck in your exams and the very best for next year!
Well, it’s that time of the year again – time to celebrate readers and award prizes for our best and finest. This year we wanted to do something different from previous years when we awarded prizes to students who had read the most. Our award winning readers will be recognised for enthusiastic reading in various categories and genres. With the inclusion of Goodreads as a reading/discovering/sharing/discussing platform for readers, we have added a prize for the richest discussion. This year we are honoured to have the (in her own words) furious cowgirl/superpoet, Emilie Zoey Baker, Spoken Word Performer, present our prizes to the boys. Emilie was the winner of the 2006 Nimbin Performance Poetry World Cup and is a multi-slam champion. In 2010 she started OutLoud, the first teen team poetry slam as part of The Melbourne Writers’ Festival, now in its third year. Our students are fortunate to have the opportunity to be part of a poetry workshop with Emilie.
Here are some blurry snaps of some of our reading categories -
And now, on to selecting the prizes!
Every year, with very little support – none this year – Denise enthusiastically celebrates Talk Like A Pirate Day.
Thanks, Denise, for making sure there’s always something different to discover in the library. Denise has stuck pirate-themed Savage Chickens comic strips onto the student tables.
I’m not sure what the students think of all this but I hope that these little interruptions to their serious study serve as calming interludes.
Never a dull moment…