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The Learning Resource Centre

 
STAFF:
 
The Library is being re-organised. It will only be open for the FIRST HALF of LUNCHTIME from now until the end of Summer Term 1.30pm until 2.30pm
Resource:
 
The facility is open to students and staff throughout the school day. There are 30 hide-away computers for students to use which are in great demand during break-times.  Before and after school hours the facility is a quiet haven ideal for private study and reading. It is also where the regularly up-dated library collection can be found, reflecting the varied reading interests and abilities of our pupils.  
 
The library collection is an exciting and engaging source of material ranging from popular series of fiction titles such as ‘Tom Gates’, ‘Divergent’(similar to ‘The Hunger Games’), ‘Diary of a Wimpy Kid’, Dan Freedman’s ‘Jamie Johnson’, and a collections of quick reads and graphic novels. There are plenty of fact books (including the ever popular ‘Guinness World Records’), newspapers, magazines and the termly ‘Cover to Cover’ book club brochure.
 
Staff in the LRC are happy to guide students in their choice of book, but there are reading lists and student-written book reviews available, too.
 
Students can empower themselves by taking advantage of the reading materials in the facility, developing a knowledge and understanding of words that will benefit them through their days in education and as they mature into adults.
 
World Book Day  2014
 
This year was the 17th world celebration of books and reading in which thousands of schools took part. Emerson Park Academy staff and pupils recognised the day by taking part in the book-based quizzes and fund raising (this year for ‘Book Aid International’) by dressing as characters from books, so break-times saw an array of unusually clad people about the building and grounds including these members of staff:
 
                
 
 
BOOKBUZZ
 
This is a national programme originally set up in 2007 by the Book Trust as ‘Booked Up’, aimed at encouraging 11-year-olds to read for pleasure and by which year 7 pupils were able to choose a book for FREE from a selection of 12 titles. In 2012, following the withdrawal of government funding for the scheme, the Book Trust created Book Buzz.
 
Emerson Park Academy has taken part in the programme since it first began and, although this new scheme imposes a charge for the books, the academy is pleased to cover the cost in order that each year 7 pupil has a book chosen by them, and for them, to keep.