Reading Update: 8 Reasons to go to your local library

  1. Borrow up to 15 books for free, for up to three weeks at a time to read for fun and relaxation or to help with your studies
  2. Download e-Books e-Audio books and e-Magazines free of charge on to your smart phone, tablet or other device
  3. Libraries are not just about borrowing free books. It’s cheap to also borrow films, games and music
  4. Use computers free of charge including office software, email and the internet.  You can print for a small charge or save your work on to a memory stick.
  5. There is free Wi-Fi in all Norfolk libraries
  6. Meet friends, look at magazines and join in with events and activities.  Some of the projects young people have been involved in include: Our Norfolk StoryYarmouth Strikes BackCarry On Bridge
  7. Find out more about volunteering in a Norfolk library
  8. Shelf-help is the Reading Agency’s list of books recommended by young people and health experts. It’s a brilliant mix of fiction and non-fiction and they’re all available at your local library

Reading Update: Access your local library even when it is unstaffed.

Open Library lets you access your local library, its books, computers and spaces even while the building is unstaffed.

Just talk to a member of staff and they’ll add the extra access to your library card.

If there’s no member of staff available, give the library a call on 01603 774777.

If you’re under 16 you can’t sign up for Open Library, but you’re welcome to come in to the library during unstaffed hours if you’re with a parent or guardian who is registered.

Open Library is available at Earlham Library

How to use Open Library
  • Hold your library card 10-15cm below the number pad, barcode side up – you should see a light scan your card and hear a small beep
  • Type in your PIN code when it says so on the screen then press the green enter button
  • At some libraries you might also need to press a large button before the door will open
  • To leave the library, push the button by the door

Safer Internet Day 2020

Safer Internet Day is coming up next week. On Tuesday 11th we will be discussing ways to stay safe online.

For more information please go to the Safer Internet Day website.

In the meantime, here are some top tips for staying safe:

  1. Only talk to people you know and trust in real life
  2. Don’t give away personal information to strangers – like what street you live on, or where you go to school. Say “no” if they ask you to share photos or videos of yourself
  3. Set your profiles to private
  4. Be ‘share aware’ – once you share something online, you’ve got no control over what anyone else does with it. And it’s illegal to take, share or view sexual images of under-18s, full stop
  5. Be mindful of your digital footprint – it could come back to bite you
  6. If you see something upsetting, or someone bullies you, tell an adult you trust
  7. Don’t assume everything you see is true to life. People often make their lives look more exciting online
  8. Watch out for hoaxes and scams, like messages you’re asked to pass on or that as you for payment details or passwords
  9. Be wary of schemes that promise easy cash in return for you receiving and transferring money, and don’t be fooled by anything that glamorises gang lifestyles
  10. Watch out for loot boxes or other ways that games get you to pay – before you know it you can spend a lot on them

Norwich South (Bluebell Primary) results – not official!

#ge2019 #election #results

The results are out and Bluebell Primary School overwhelmingly supported Clive Lewis of the Labour party.

Mr Lewis took 58.9% of the votes (see chart below) with Catherine Rowett of the Green Party coming in second place.

Congratulation Mr Lewis (@labourclivelewis) and to all the candidates for their speeches to the children and best of luck to all in the real thing.

The real results will be announced in the next few hours, so check the news.

Results for Norwich South #GE2019

#ge2019 #election #electionresults

The votes have been counted and we have the results for Norwich South!

Firstly, we would like to say thank you to all the candidates for coming in to school to speak to the children: Sandy Gilchrist (@p_architect), Clive Lewis (@labourlewis), James Wright (@JamesWrightLD), Catherine Rowett (@CatherineRowett) and Mike Spencer (@Dr_Mike_Spencer) – plus Jim Adcock who is no longer standing.

Just another reminder, please take your children with you when you vote. #kidsatpollingstations.

But… the moment you have all been waiting for…

…the results, as voted for by the pupils of Bluebell Primary School, for the Norwich South Constituency are…

…going to be announced at 10:00pm when voting closes in the real election. Stay tuned to find out the results.

In the meantime, take your children down to vote and talk to them about the election.

The votes are in!

#election #GE2019 #kidsatpollingstations

Voting has closed at the Bluebell election (real polling stations stay open until 10:00)!

Every member of the school community has voted from Reception to Year 6 and staff as well.

We will now work tirelessly to count the votes and report on them later in the evening. Stay tuned.

Remember, please take your children with you when you’re voting and ask them how they voted in our election and why.

Bluebell Rocks!

It’s official, Bluebell rocks! We had our most recent concert of the Rock Steady bands today and they were brilliant.

We heard some excellent renditions of songs such as Stitches, Fight song and, the classic track, Baby Shark. Needless to say, the crowd went wild.

Children have been sent home a flyer if they want to sign up for next half term.