Learning Resource Centre (LRC)

At Nightingale Academy, the Learning Resource Centre (LRC) is an integral part of teaching, learning and achievement. The LRC offers students a welcoming, stimulating, secure and purposeful environment for the following:

  • Access to a wide range of the best fiction suitable for secondary students of varying abilities, books in other languages and dual language texts and fiction to support the curriculum
  • Accelerated Reader (AR) Programme to improve reading and comprehension
  • Access to a wide range of information resources to support and extend the taught curriculum
  • Facilities to read and to use research and investigation skills in small groups, as a whole class or independently
  • Opportunities for students to get involved in the LRC as library helpers, monitors and advisory committee members.
  • The chance to work with adults other than teachers, and to allow informal social interaction with other students
  • Book-related events and activities
  • Developing skills within the LRC which are essential to students for higher education, work and everyday life in the 21st Century