New Learning Resource Centre Opens
The Learning Resource Centre is the hub of the school’s overall strategy in developing supported self-study for its students. This year’s significant investment has seen it undergo a major transformation to bring it into the 21st century.
The Centre now boasts a contemporary design with floor to ceiling feature windows, 32 hydraulically operated computers, a library of 6,500 fiction and non-fiction books and display cabinets which showcase the students’ work.
The Centre is now divided into two; the main area houses the library and computers. Additionally, there is now a separate room which can be used for quiet reading, as a working space for small groups of students and for meetings of the Student Council.
The Resources Centre/Library is open each day from 8.15 to 4.00 and is available for Breakfast Club before school, at break, lunchtime and after school.
Small groups and whole classes use the Centre during the rest of the day. The emphasis of the new Centre is on independent learning. Students will be encouraged to research and gather information which they can continue to work on during their free time at break and lunch time with the support of the Learning Resource Manager. The Library provides the books the students are required to have with them to support the School’s literacy programme.