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Welcome to the LRC

We have moved to our brand-new school where the Learning Resource Centre is placed within the heart of our school community and has become an even more popular place to be. With over 5,000 books (including ebooks and audio books), a selection of magazines, First News newspapers, The Day online digital newspaper, 14 PCs and 20 laptops, we have something to offer pupils of all year groups.  

All pupils will be provided with a login and introduced to our online library catalogue, AccessIt. All pupils are encouraged to make book suggestions and orders, so we can stock a quality Library where pupils engage with reading for pleasure, as well as reading for learning. Books can be borrowed for two weeks at a time and can be renewed at any time at the LRC information desk. 

Each September pupils are welcome to apply to be a pupil Librarian. This is a fun and educational position that teaches teamwork, organisation, public speaking and responsibility. Our pupil Librarians play a very important role within the school community promoting the love of reading for both pleasure and learning.

All year groups will be able to visit the library in an allocated tutor time. During tutor visits, pupils are to return completed books, choose new books, read, and quiz on Accelerated Reader.

​​​​​​​The LRC runs a ‘Reading Challenge’ open to pupils in years 7 and 8. All pupils are encouraged to quiz, write reviews of books they read both in the Library and at home in order to support their year group with how many words read and to gain Achievement Points. 

We use Accelerated Reader (AR) which is reading management and monitoring programme that aims to foster independent reading. The internet-based software assesses reading age, and suggests books that match pupils' needs and interests as well as challenging the pupil along their reading journey. Pupils take computerised quizzes on the books and earn AR points as they progress, which also means prizes.

​​​​​​​In addition, there are clubs, programs and competitions that pupils can take advantage of in the LRC throughout the year as well as author visits in person or via Skype.

The LRC is open from 8.30am – 4.15pm every school day.

Extra-curricular clubs

A range of activities and initiatives are regularly on offer, including our successful extra-curricular clubs:

  • Fighting Fantasy Book Club – Monday and Friday lunchtime
  • League of Master Strategists Board Game Night – Wednesday after school
  • Spellbinding Book Club – Thursday lunchtime all year groups
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Spellbinding Book Club

Are you a keen reader and would you like to read some of the most amazing recently published books?

If yes, then Mrs. Jones would like to hear from you... 

As a member of the club, you will have access to new and recently published books and cakes. You will be able to chat with other pupils about the books. We will be holding online events with some of the authors, competitions and more….!
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Mrs. Jones, Book of the Term...

The Humiliations Of Welton Blake Alex Wheatle

Things get very chaotic very quickly for a young teenager the day when his ‘phone breaks one morning before school.

Welton Blake has done it - he’s asked out Carmella McKenzie, the best looking girl in school and she’s only gone and said yes! But just as he thinks his luck, and life, is starting to change, Welton’s phone breaks kickstarting a series of unfortunate, humiliating, and sometimes disgusting events. Life for Welton is about to go very, very wrong. 

 

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