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Learning Resource Centre

Welcome to the Learning Resource Centre. The LRC is more than just a library. As well as offering a large collection of fiction and non-fiction books, magazines and newspapers, computers both in the LRC and an adjacent classroom can be used for homework and research. Students are welcome to print their homework in the LRC; this facility is currently free of charge. Students enrolled on the Accelerated Reader programme can use Ipads to undertake their reading practice quizzes. A Reading Cafe operates every lunchtime and a Homework Club operates after school until 4.30pm Monday to Thursday.

Students from all year groups regularly have the opportunity to attend author talks as well as participate in the annual Swindon Youth Festival of Literature and World Book Week activities.

Reading for pleasure is strongly linked to educational attainment as well as personal and social development. Positive reading habits are promoted and encouraged through the wide, current and free choice of reading materials available as well as enrolment on the Accelerated Reader programme for Year 7 and 8 students.

The LRC is a great place to be, whether it’s for completing homework, reading quietly or just taking a breather from the hustle and bustle of school life. Mrs Day is on hand Monday to Thursdays and Mrs Tonkin is in on Fridays, so come on in and check it out!

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