World Book Day - Free £1 book tokens

Please remember to exchange your free £1 book token for one of the following books:

They are available from major bookshops, such as W H Smith and Waterstones, throughout March, subject to availability (so it is advisable to collect your book soon). Alternatively, you can use the token to get £1 off of any full price book costing £2.99 or above.

Year 9 and 10 pupils: please come to the Library to collect your token.

Extended deadline for the design-a-book-cover competition

The competition for year 7, 8 and 9 pupils to design a book cover of your favourite book has been extended to 4pm Tuesday 10th March. Please bring your entry to Miss Johnson in the Library. Your design must be different to the original book cover.

There are some fantastic prizes this year – national book tokens and books – with four winners (overall and for each year group) … so please take part!

What are your teachers and staff at FBA reading?

Check out the book covers on classroom and office doors and view the display in the Library corridor.

Storytelling tips by Malorie Blackman, Charlie Higson and other famous authors

Are you interested in writing stories? Watch the short videos, providing helpful storytelling tips, by 10 famous children’s authors:

Frances Bardsley Choir on Radio Sri Lanka (SLBC)


The Frances Bardsley Academy for Girls Choir was on Radio Sri Lanka (Sri Lanka Broadcasting Corporation) last week. A track called ‘Open Every Door,’ a song for autism, was played over the airwaves of the station. This was the first time that a British school choir was featured on Radio Sri Lanka. The track is on the playlist on the English Services of Radio Sri Lanka (SLBC) for this week. The SLBC is the oldest radio station in South Asia.

Student members of the Frances Bardsley Autism & Disabilities Club were involved in every stage of ‘Autism – The Album,’ from designing the CD album cover to organising the recording sessions with Romford Gospel Musician Helen Yousaf. This is the first compilation music album for autism in the United Kingdom. ‘Autism – The Album,’ was released in February 2013 to mark the Havering Autism Sunday Service held at St. Alban’s Church in Romford.




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