Learning Resource Centre (LRC)

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  • librarians
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  • bookbuzz1
  • author's visit

Our LRC is the hub of the school, a bright and welcoming place, and open to staff and students from 8am – 4pm every day. We have well stocked shelves with over 14,000 current fiction and non-fiction titles. The book selection is wide and varied and Mrs Gordon is open to suggestions of anything we may not have! Students have access to computers and can also use the printer and photocopying facilities. All students in years 7 and 8 have a timetabled lesson in the LRC via their English class as we place high emphasis on reading here at Acklam Grange.

 

Read to Succeed

Read to Succeed is our in house reading scheme and all students must have a book in their bag as part of their equipment and are encouraged to read at home. Students than complete regular reading logs of what they are reading to enable their teacher to evaluate their progress.

50 books to read before you leave school

This is our selection of 50 suggested titles from our AGS literacy co-ordinator Mrs Kerr-Morgan. It includes old classics such as A Christmas Carol, To Kill a Mockingbird to the more popular recent reading literature of The Hunger Games and Wonder. This can enhance and widen our students' literacy knowledge.

Bookbuzz

Each year we enrol and invest in the Book Trust Bookbuzz Reading scheme. This ensures that each Year 7 student has the opportunity to own a book, which they have chosen from one of 12 new titles.

Student Librarian Scheme

Enthusiastic students can take part in the LRC Student Librarian Scheme. They will learn the logistics of running an effective LRC through study, whilst being part of the team. This scheme is also active in other schools throughout the North East and culminates in an awards ceremony of all their school librarians, along with parents, carers and school staff in attendance.

Authors in School

We regularly host children’s authors at Acklam Grange. Most recently Robin Stevens, Gary Northfield and Dan Smith. Students participate with the author’s presentation, can ask questions and have the opportunity to meet them to have their books personally signed by them.

Activities in the LRC

AGS LRC is here to support learning across the curriculum by the way of providing book boxes to faculties when they are studying particular topics in school. Specific times of the year or World events are celebrated. We had displays and replicated the countries flags whilst running competitions during the European Cup, and we always participate in World Book Day and other events throughout the year.