GSO Test

Curiosity

Togetherness

Excellence

Learning Resource Centre

The library is a whole school resource providing a range of books, both fiction and non-fiction, for all pupils and staff. The library resources support the curriculum, promote independent learning and encourage reading for pleasure. All pupils and staff are members of the library. The LRC is situated over two floors. The ground floor houses all the books, areas to sit and read, and for seniors to study quietly with laptops available to them. There are two trolleys which hold Netbooks and iPads. These are booked by teachers to be used in class. The first floor has a main computer room with 24 desktops. This classroom can be booked by teachers for ICT lessons. There are also two smaller classrooms that have the use of a laptop trolley.

LRC Staff - Library Assistant, Mrs E Hadley

Opening Hours:

Monday, Tuesday and Friday: 08:40 - 14:50

Wednesday and Thursday: 08:40 - 15:40

Lending Policy

The standard loan period is 3 weeks. Items can be renewed for longer periods of time by bringing them back into the library to be re-stamped.

Junior Pupils (S1 - S3) - 2 books at a time

Senior Pupils (S4 - S6) - 4 books at a time

L Listen to the library staff
I Inquire (ask) if you need help
B Be respectful of others
R Read and talk quietly
A Always walk, never run
R Return books to their proper places
Y Your good manners are appreciated

 The benefits of reading:

  • People who read for pleasure are more likely to score well on reading tests
  • Regularly reading stories or novels outside of school will increase reading skills, spelling and develop skills in understanding texts
  • Reading can have a positive impact on emotional and social behaviour
  • Reading can improve your general knowledge:

 

Here are some fun websites to explore and encourage a love of reading:

  • Click HERE for the world of Diary of a Wimpy Kid
  • Click HERE for the world of David Walliams 
  • Click HERE for the the world of Jacqueline Wilson 
  • Click HERE for the world of Tom Gates