Dulwich Despatch Christmas 2014

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Dulwich Despatch Lower School Boys’ Newspaper—Christmas Issue 2014

Young Volunteer Scheme at Southwark Libraries During the summer I volunteered to help out with the Summer Reading Challenge at Dulwich Public Library. After seeing an advert for this voluntary work, in our school library, I decided to volunteer despite being slightly underage (the minimum age being 14). I went to Challenge is a great initiative set up by the National Reading Agency in partnership with many of the libraries across UK. The aim is to get children to read 6 books over the summer, with small prizes being awarded for every book read. If you read the 6 books, you are entered into a prize draw for an electronic gadget, this year it was an android mini tablet. My job as a volunteer was to ask the children about their book and their opinion on it, and then I would take note of the books they the recruitment session at Peckham Library and I chose to work in the library closest to me, which is Dulwich. The Summer Reading

We were presented with certificates at the end

had read. Sometimes the younger children would read the book to me as they found it difficult to explain the story. The staff at the library were very welcoming and extremely friendly. Overall it was a really enjoyable experience and has improved my communication skills which has improved my self–confidence. I am genuinely looking forward to applying again next year, and would encourage other boys to give it a try. Felix Gralton (now in 9S)

Book Reviews: C.H.E.R.U.B. Russian Roulette

General Interest: All you need to know about Vikings Blue Cornflower Evolution Cartoon Great Dulwich Bake Off Pupil Profile Shark Attack! The Secret Teacher! Upcycling Visiting London/Victorian London Young Volunteering

Puzzles & Quizzes: Rugby Wordsearch Spanish Quiz 7

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Recipes: Chocolate Brownies Cookies and Cream Oreo Cupcakes Cupcakes Turkey and Sausage Pie Trips and Outings: House of Lords Raymond Chandler Blue Plaque FREE COMIC INSIDE Catch up with the latest Batman adventure

Clubs and Societies: Cycling Debating History Society: Greece Scouts’ Air Car Sports Appreciation Table Tennis Creative Writing: Dwarf Story Farm Lake Homeless at Christmas Oldmere Characters Perfect Crime Friends

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Author Talk: Sam Osman Black History Month

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Painting : Clock Tower Poetry: One Shout (Illustrated)

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