Beaconsfield High School

Beaconsfield High School

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Learning Resource Centre (LRC)

School Libraries are nothing less than the rooms young people enter in order to discover the world."Andrew Motion (Former Poet Laureate)

The LRC:

  • promotes reading for pleasure
  • provides resources to support students studies
  • develops students independent learning skills
  • provides careers resources
  • provides study space and computers
  • manages text book issues

The LRC is managed by a professional Chartered Librarian, with the support of a team of Parent Volunteers and Student Librarians.

We work with teachers to develop students’ independent learning and research skills. Reading for pleasure and wider reading is encouraged by English classes regularly visiting the LRC to discuss books and authors with the Librarian. We run two book clubs: one for Year 7 and another for older students and members take part in the annual Carnegie Book Award Shadowing Scheme.

To further inspire students, leading authors are regularly invited to BHS and have included Sophie McKenzie, Mary Hooper, Jonathon Stroud, Pauline Francis, Marcus Sedgwick and Malorie Blackman.

Students can use the LRC from 08.30 until 16.30 for private study.

The LRC Catalogue (Oliver) can be accessed from any school computer, as well as from home. Students can search the resources held in the LRC, see what books they have out and reserve books.

We are constantly adding new resources to the LRC, often at the request of students, and are involved with activities throughout the year such as World Book Day.