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Here at Alsop High School, we feel that the Learning Resource Centre ( LRC)is the hub of our school. We pride ourselves on having a centre that is conducive to learning and in particular promotes whole school reading and participation, with many initiatives to encourage students. Our aim in the LRC is to equip students with the skills of independent learning, information, literacy and creative thinking. We are passionate about encouraging children to read, to love reading and to become educated through reading.
The LRC has been designed to help students feel welcomed and supported throughout their visit. It contains a large selection of fiction and non-fiction resources, E Readers, Information Booklets and IT Suite, all readily available and regularly updated. There is also a “comfy area” to give students a quiet and relaxed reading experience. We strive to provide excellent support, advice and resources that ensure our students acquire the very best results. Our varied selection of after school clubs provide a rich assortment of learning opportunities that are both educational and enjoyable.
World Book Day was upon us again yesterday and what a wonderful day was had by all. Students from our neighbouring Primary Schools took part in Poetry and Creative activities. We were honoured to have visiting us Paul Delaney, Author and Poet who entertained the students with his amazing talent and wit. Students and staff dressed up for the event and embraced the celebrations, which was a great success.
Today we are continuing with the celebrations, with free book giveaway, films and competitions. It seems the fantastic event is getting bigger and bigger every year and yesterday was no exception. We eagerly await next year….
Our next big event will be the Carnegie Book Awards; shortlisted books have already been ordered and we look forward to reading those.
This year we are having our very own Centenary Celebrations, with many events due to take place. Come along to the LRC to see a selection of memoirs from our archives and Historical Display and learn a little bit about the History of Alsop High.
Our International Reads Shelf is very popular. Catering for our EAL Student, The International Reads Shelf hold Fiction and Non-Fiction books written in several languages, including Polish, Hungarian, Tamil, Albanian amongst others. This enables our EAL students to read fiction in their own language; with books ranging from Harry Potter to David Walliams.
Reading Club: Chinese Cinderella
Writing Workshop Countdown Challenge.
Students will now have access to the LRC software, enabling them to access their LRC account. From here, students will be able to review books, reserve books, personalise their account and much, much more. This new interactive homepage is a great addition to the support and resources already available in the LRC. Students will shortly be provided with a username and password; but please see the LRC Manager in the meantime.