Our school library is a well-stocked multi-media resource centre, providing a range of educational and recreational material for student use. It is available for pupils to use each break time, when they may borrow books, read, or use the wide range of materials available to research projects or help with homework. As well as a range of exciting fiction and non-fiction books available to borrow, the library provides users with magazines, leaflets, reference material and a bank of 8 computers with internet access.
All year groups have timetabled library lessons as part of English classes, during which they learn how to make full and effective use of the library as a resource.
The library was the scene of much excitement recently when our annual Book Fair took place. It was incredibly popular with pupils queuing up at break time to spend their hard earned pocket money on a fabulous selection of books and stationery items. The final sales tally was £984, making it our most successful Book Fair in recent years. The best part is that we can now claim 60% of that total – £590 – in Scholastic vouchers to buy new stock for the school library.
As part of Book Week many pupils entered the Book-Alikes competition to win vouchers for the Book Fair. The challenge was to make a poster showing 3 book covers which all had something in common. The link could be in the title, the author’s name, the picture on the cover or the theme of the book.
First prize went to Matthew 9AY, while the runners-up were Megan 9BY, Joel 9AZ and
Can you work out the common link between their Book-A-likes?
There were lots of other fantastic entries which were highly commended; a selection can be seen on display in the library.