The Learning Resource Centre (LRC) is open Monday to Friday, 8.00 – 4.00pm. Students are welcome during break and lunch-times and before and after school.
The LRC provides a friendly, supportive environment where the Learning Resources Manager is on hand to assist students. There is space suitable for group study, individual private study, quiet reading and class visits.
Students have access to fiction and non-fiction books, DVDs, journal articles, computers and printing facilities. All students become members of the LRC and are welcome to visit to read, borrow books and complete and print out work. There is no charge to students for using the facilities.
Students are allowed to borrow up to 3 items. Most books are available for a 2 week loan period. Items can be renewed if students have not yet finished with them and need to have them for a longer period.
Reading for Pleasure
The LRC encourages all students to enjoy their reading and to read for pleasure. Besides providing a wide range of new and popular fiction and non-fiction books, the LRC arranges events and activities throughout the school year. These include:
· Author Visits
· ‘Book buzz’ scheme
· Book Fairs
· Book Week
· Carnegie Book Awards Shadowing
· Derbyshire Literary Challenge
· Derbyshire Schools Book Award
· Spelling Bee
· World Book Day
Book and Borrow
New for this year! Students can complete a manual form to request books or alternatively they can access the online library catalogue, Eclipse to reserve books. Librarians will visit the English classrooms weekly to deliver and collect books and forms. Book and Borrow forms are available in English classrooms and also to print from the students school email account. The Eclipse shortcut is on the desktop and also the school website.
Genre Reading Challenge Years 7, 8 and 9
Attached are the reading lists for suggested titles to read alongside the different genre books you are enjoying in English. You can use these to participate in the Genre reading challenge. Collect a Reading Record and read between 2 and 12 books throughout the year to receive bronze, silver or gold pins and goody bags! Records are available in form rooms.
Genre Challenge reading list YEAR 7 FANTASY
Genre Challenge reading list YEAR 7 MYTHS
Genre Challenge reading list YEAR 7 INEQUALITY
Genre Challenge reading list YEAR 8 GOTHIC
Genre Challenge reading list YEAR 8 GENDER INEQUALITY
Genre Challenge reading list YEAR 8 DYSTOPIA
Genre Challenge reading list YEAR 9 LOVE
Genre Challenge reading list YEAR 9 DYSTOPIA
After School Clubs
We hold after school and homework clubs every day in the LRC. There is always a librarian on hand to answer any queries or help find answers. The sessions are from 2.45 to 4.00pm and everyone is welcome.
Some of the most popular clubs are Magic the Gathering, Animee film club, Creative writing and we are always open to new ideas!
Free refreshments are provided.
Below is a link to access Borrowbox which is an app to borrow books online. If you are a member of the public library service you can borrow hundreds of e-books and e-audio books for free: https://www.borrowbox.com
Derbyshire County Council Library Service
Below is the link to access the Derbyshire County Council library service. Here you can join, or if already a member, reserve and renew items: https://www.derbyshire.gov.uk/leisure/libraries/libraries.aspx
Due to the Covid-19 situation, at the moment we are only able to have certain year group bubbles in the library and many of the activities and events shown above may be delivered via Teams or similar platform. We will update the website as the situation changes.