Claremont High School Academy

Library Resources Centre

 

Library Resources Centre

The Library and Resources Centre is a vibrant and attractively furnished space situated on the ground floor of the Library Building. Its main mission is to provide s resource for students and pupils in supporting the teaching and learning of the curriculum. It is used both individually and by classes, and is managed by staff who are, available throughout the day to help.

 

Staff

Mrs H. Powell (Librarian)
Mrs P. Folie (Library Assistant)

 

Normal Hours

Mondays and Fridays - 8.00 – 4.00
Tuesday, Wednesdays and Thursdays – 8.00 – 4.30
The library closes earlier on Open and end of term days.

 

Facilities

24 computers all with internet connections and printing facilities, in addition there is seating for 50 pupils. Over 17,000 print books  , DVD’S , newspapers and magazines providing quality information in any format that works best for the information needs of varied abilities.

Most of the items are loaned to students who are expected to look after them. Payment is expected for any lost or damaged items.

 

Reading

We firmly believe in encouraging reading not only as a subject but for enjoyment. There is a varied fiction area, covering from the classics to up-to day best sellers, even a boys reading corner, for all abilities. Events such as author visits, shadowing book awards, quiz competitions and other related events are also held to promote the reading ethic

 

'The importance of instilling a need to read' - Click on link below

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/education/educationopinion/10035473/The-importance-of-instilling-a-need-to-read.html

 

Library News – November 2016

Claremont was once again involved with the Book Buzz scheme which gave each pupil in year 7 a free fiction book from a choice of 11 titles. The school pays for this as it sees reading and literacy as very important. The pupils chose their books at the beginning of the term and the books arrived and were given out last week. This week we start the Book Buzz reading club for year 7’s, to not only talk about the books, but also as a fun related activity. For more information about this scheme click on the link below

http://www.bookbuzz.org.uk/

 

USEFUL LINKS

http://theday.co.uk –The Day Newspaper – current affairs for schools