"The more that you read, the more things you will know.
The more that you learn, the more places you'll go."
The Learning Resource Centre consists of a spacious, comfortable library and a separate IT suite. There is informal seating as well as traditional study areas so that all students can take part in recreational activities as well as independent study.
The Learning Resource Centre caters for all abilities and age groups from Year 7 upwards and offers a wide range of fiction and non-fiction books, a dedicated Revision section full of the very latest revision guides and resources, as well as specialist and general interest magazines. There are twenty laptops and eleven desktops available for individual study, homework and research as well as a colour printer/copier.
During the day, it is used for lessons covering all subjects, as well as by Sixth Form for quiet study and research. Lessons for the younger years include Library Lessons which focus on Spelling, Grammar, Punctuation and of course, reading – all designed to improve literacy skills, research skills and aiding concentration.
At break and lunchtime the Hub is open to students for homework, reading or just simply a quiet place to get away from it all. Additionally, students can enjoy recreational activities such as chess, draughts, Lego and other games and activities that encourage literacy and numeracy as well as being a lot of fun!
Various lunchtime clubs are also held the Hub and students are encouraged to sign up and join in.
The opening hours are 8.30am to 3.45pm including lunch and break – everyone is welcome.
The Learning Resource Centre is staffed by the English department with the support of Sixth Form students.
"I have always imagined that Paradise will be a kind of library."
Jorge Luis Borges