Learning Resources Centre (Library)
The LRC is at the heart of the school and is staffed full time. It is open from 8:00 – 4:30 with an Early Birds club every day before school and a Homework club three days a week after school when students can use the resources and get some help and encouragement if needed. Students can also use the LRC at break and lunchtime.
There is a variety of resources: non fiction and reference books to help with homework, books and magazines to read for pleasure to suit all ages and abilities, as well as videos, DVDs, audio books, computers and photocopying facilities.
Staff encourage independent learning but are always available to help students find the resources they need.
Students are taught how to use the LRC through library lessons, which also help to develop their reading and information skills. The LRC is also booked for whole classes to do research, or book boxes can be provided for use in the classroom. A quiet corner of the LRC is also a popular place for staff working with a small group of students.
The LRC is extremely popular with students at break and lunchtime so a group of students act as library monitors at these busy times, helping with issuing books, tidying shelves and other tasks.
There are regular events in the LRC to help promote reading such as book clubs, where students share their enjoyment of reading and an annual book week centred around World Book Day when there are a variety of book related events.