Read this summer and take part in activities run by Islington libraries

Islington libraries are running the following reading activities over the summer:

Lewis Carroll library

12th August – 2-4pm  – ages 4-11: Hat Making, wreaths and crowns

14th August -11.45 – 12.20 – ages 5+: John Kirks production of Mad Hatters Tea Party to mark 150th Anniversary of Alice in Wonderland

26th August – 2-4pm – ages  4-11 Design your own record sleeve

West Library

28th July – 2-3.30pm  – ages 5+ Collage making based on Eric Carle books

4th August  – 2-3.30pm – ages 5+ Making mad hats to wear to the John Kirk event

14th August – 10.15-10.50 – ages 5+ John Kirks production of Mad Hatters Tea Party to mark 150th Anniversary of Alice in Wonderland

A magazine for parents and carers

b2s magazine

Back to School is a free magazine that runs specific in depth features every term on topics such as; phonics, reading support, maths homework, the new national curriculum changes and much, much more.

There’s also lots of practical parenting advice including; encouraging good bedtime routines, healthy recipes and nutrition tips, handling difficult behaviour as well as health and wellbeing, eye checks, nits, coughs and colds, when to take off school and when NOT to take time off school!

Once a parent has subscribed, they will receive their free issue directly to their inboxes at the beginning of each term. It’s also very easy to unsubscribe if they wish to.

The magazine is completely free and always will be!

  1. Follow this link:
  2. Click on SCHOOLS & PFTA’S
  3. Fill out the form with your email address, head teacher’s name, name of the school and postcode.

Sainsbury’s Active Vouchers

Thank you for collecting Sainsbury’s active school vouchers. We collected over 3000 vouchers. With those vouchers we were able to get all this PE equipment, including balls, bean bags and tennis balls.  I know that the children cannot wait to use them.


Cally Fest 2015

Children of Robert Blair took part in the Cally Fest 2015. We joined in the carnival and paraded from Lyon Street to the Cally pool following the Barbican Drummers. Good fun was had by all!!!


Islington Learning and Working summer course

Please find attached the ACL Summer brochure detailing courses run by Islington from their Learning Centres and throughout the borough during the summer term.

Enrolment days are on Thursday 16 and Friday 17 April between 9.30am – 4pm at First Steps Library Centre and 3Corners Learning Centre.

Please note to be eligible to enrol on our courses leaners need to be Islington residents aged 19+ who are in receipt of either out-of-work or  in-work benefits.