Virtual Compass Library

A warm welcome to our virtual library! 

This is your base to explore various library challenges and share with our community your thoughts, the books you are reading and your love of language.

Library Challenges

Challenge 1: The Big Book Project!

1) Help to write our book! – submit the next couple of lines to the sentence starter(s) for your year group. The best ones to move the story on will be chosen and together we will create an exciting journey for our characters. Email your ideas to and check in regularly here to read the story so far!


2) Write your own short story  – this can be 100 or 500 words using the sentence starter(s) for your year group.

HINT: you will need to be flexible in your thinking so that the story can be picked up by somebody else!

REMEMBER: if your next line isn’t the one chosen to move the story on, you can use your version to continue a story of your own which you can also submit as a short story.

Year 7 Mal and Bence were tired of waiting for the rain to stop, they would need to make a decision and soon…
Year 8 Dawn arrived slowly, they could see the sun gleaming through the mauve, autumnal sky, separating each frost-covered blade of grass, sending sparkling shards of light through the basement window…
Year 9 Everett knew he was better than this, he had made a series of bad moves, but he could turn things around if he could only somehow, change her mind….
Year 10 Little did Justine know, this would be the last time she would have to worry about where the next meal was going to come from, all she knew right now was, she had to tell…
Year 11 “How many times do I have to say, I’m not sure!” Decisions were always difficult for Jody at the best of times, but in this new world, how was he to know what the best option would be? Whose idea was it to make him leader anyway? 

Challenge 2: Poetry Corner

Write a poem of any kind on the theme below and e-mail directly to 

Week 1 Theme: Noticing Nature 


Challenge 3: Reading Challenge

It is important to continue to read and listen to as many books as you can. If you are still to decide on your next read, David Walliams is releasing an audio book every 30 days; see Elevenses here. You could also try one of the classics: Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen, To Kill a Mocking Bird by Harper Lee and The Call of the Wild by Jack London.

Once you have finished your book complete the Compass Book Count. This way we can record the number of books you have all read and hear your feedback if you wish to review them!

You can even listen to the classics and books in Spanish and French!


Challenge 4: The Southwark Book Award

Why not try the Southwark Book Award collection? You can read online reviews here by clicking on the books. Look out for new submissions by our very own Compass students! If you’d like to participate, please email


Daily Challenges

Year 7
Year 8
Year 9
Year 10
Year 11
How can you check what’s true and what’s false? Play this game! Watch this video and answer this question:
1. What is satire? 
Watch this video and answer this question:
1. What are the dangers of not being discerning?
Watch this video then answer these questions:
1. How media-wise am I? 
2. What is sponsored content?
3. Is the source reputable? 
4. Why is it dangerous not to check the online source of information before you accept or report it as fact?
5. What is the difference between misinformation and disinformation?

Try these virtual library links

Stay At Home in Style 

Be Curious!