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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 once again a fantastic day of reading and celebrations. During the first part of the day we had Author Kate Maryon in school to talk about her novels and to conduct book signings. Students listened in awe to the delightful Kate. There were lots of fantastic competitions and activities in the LRC which students thoroughly enjoyed; despite the miserable freezing cold weather. We are eagerly awaiting next year’s celebrations and know it will be equally fantastic.
This term we will be taking part in the Carnegie Kate Greenaway Medal and books have already been pre-ordered. Finally, our resources are now fully re stocked with up to date and newly released titles and our comfy reading area has expanded to include more seating. Come along and take a peek. We are sure there is something for everyone in our wonderful, relaxed environment.
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 WorkshopCountdown 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.