Learning Resource Centre

 

thCAUHZGJOAims and Objectives

The LRC aims to provide a comfortable working environment for students in which they are encouraged to work independently.  We aim to foster in students a life-long love of learning and reading.

Facilities and Resources

The LRC is very well resourced, with nearly 15,000 books and over 500 DVDs.  Students are able to borrow up to four books at a time for a period of three weeks, or one DVD overnight.

Our library catalogue, Eclipse, is now accessible via the school VLE.  Students can use this system to search for resources, make reservations, check their LRC account or review books they have read.

We are well furnished with seating for over 100 students and 14 networked PCs.  Students are able to print their homework in black and white free of charge.

We have two full time librarians who are always on hand to help students or suggest a good book to read.

We are open 8am-4:30pm Mondays to Thursday and 8am-4pm on Fridays.  Students are welcome to use the LRC during their break and lunch times; the LRC is always a hive of activity at these times.

During lesson times, Curriculum Teams make good use of the LRC by bringing their classes in for independent research or for a chance to do some quiet reading.  Sixth Formers can also be found working independently in the LRC during their study periods.

Activities

The LRC offers a number of different clubs for our students.

Every Friday lunch time there is a book quiz, which is written and run by our LRC Ambassadors.

Each year group is offered its own book club. The groups meet after school to discuss the books they have been reading. The clubs for our younger students contain a competitive element with regular quizzes. Year 8 book club members take part in the annual Cheshire Schools Book Quiz.