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Libraries Week

posted 16 Nov 2017, 04:05 by Tim Williams   [ updated 16 Nov 2017, 06:18 ]
Libraries Week is about discovering the range of things you can do at your library and so the school held read aloud sessions where students and staff read chapters from their books to their peers.

Local primary school pupils also visited and took part in reading activities and were challenged to design a new logo for the library, known as the Learning Resource Centre (LRC). Librarian Colin Jean-Louis said: “This is the first time we have celebrated Libraries Week. “We encouraged people to come in to see what’s on offer in the LRC. The space is used for English lessons, but other subjects are starting to utilise the facility more and more. 

We have so much in the way of resources for students here, including computers, laptops, iPads, cameras and iMacs, and this was aboutpromoting that fact.

“We are trying to create a friendly atmosphere and letting everyone know they are welcome to come in. We are open from 7am until 4.30pm and encourage students to come in and do their work before and after school and during their lunch breaks.
“The LRC is about having somewhere safe to come and develop their ability to be independent learners.”
Pupils from Bowes Primary School are visiting the Nightingale LRC each week to read with Year 12 and 13 students.