LRC

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The Learning Resource Centre is at the heart of the school and runs a lively calendar of events throughout the year. The LRC is open throughout the school day and offers an excellent collection of factual and storybooks, magazines, ICT area, lecture theatre, and an informal seating area. At lunchtimes and after school pupils are welcome to come and relax over books or magazines or complete homework. There are popular lunch time clubs including the Scrabble Club, Chess Club and Homework Club when there is staff support for pupils tackling their homework. Keen readers have the opportunity to join the Carnegie Reading Group which shadows a national book award in the summer term.

All pupils are automatically members of the LRC. Years 7, 8 and 9 may borrow up to 3 books at a time. Year 10 onwards may borrow up to 5 books at a time. Most books are issued for 2 weeks at a time.

The LRC is regularly used by a range of subject areas. Pupils get the opportunity to improve their research skills through LRC based lessons in collaboration with the Geography Department.

The LRC and the English Department work closely together to raise individual achievement through reading for enjoyment. This is most effective when reading is actively supported at home. All year 7, 8 and 9 pupils take part in the Accelerated Reader Programme when individual effort and achievement is celebrated. The aim is for all pupils to read for at least 20 minutes a day and to quiz regularly on their books for a chance to win prizes and make progress in their reading.

Events and activities

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Careers Resources in the LRC


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The Careers area is located on the Mezzanine in the LRC

* College/University prospectuses

* CV writing

* Interview techniques

* Careers guidance

* Which career path is for you?

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