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Far Far Away, Beyond the Word Mountains
The Learning Resource Centre (LRC) is situated on the first floor of the school. Students can access PC’s in the LRC to assist with their homework and have access to new multifunctional printers and photocopiers. The LRC also houses a specially adapted Revision Zone area to encourage quiet study and reading time. The upper floor of the LRC has been specially adapted to a Reprographics area which is fully staffed at all times throughout the day. The interior of the LRC is spacious and has low bookcases making the centre accessible to all.
The LRC facilitates over 10,000 resources available on the library catalogue including fiction, non-fiction and reference books. The catalogue also lists links to relevant websites for student research. The centre with its varied resources and ICT facilities offers teachers and students an environment in which to work and support activities, which compliments learning in the classroom.
The Library and Learning Resource Centre exists to:
• Promote reading and independent research and learning skills throughout the school community.
• Provide a welcoming and sheltered environment where the development of these skills can flourish, with trained staff to assist students and teachers.
• Raise standards of literacy through encouraging students to develop a love and enjoyment of books and reading.
• Make library related activities an integral part of teaching and learning across the school.
• Increase students’ confidence in locating and handling information, and contribute to their social development by their involvement in running the library.
• Facilitate teaching and learning by effectively managing the resources to support the curriculum and whole school community
Students can borrow up to four books for three weeks. All books may be renewed for a further three weeks if required. Books can be reserved if a title is out on loan.
We have a dedicated group of student librarians who help during break and lunchtimes.
We hold bi-weekly meetings where members of staff put forward their ideas and views from students.
World Book Day/Author Visits
World Book Day is celebrated in March when every student receives a £1 book token to redeem against a book of their choice. We invite popular authors to celebrate this day and hold quizzes and competitions.
A Reading Club is held for Year 7 and 8 students to discuss and recommend their favourite books and to participate in the many activities that take place.
Book fairs and Book Swaps are often held in the library where students can buy or swap books. Any commission earned enables us to buy new resources.