Plantsbrook School LRC is a central resource for materials to support teaching and learning. It provides a place for study, research and reading for pleasure. It is located in room 122 on the first floor overlooking the dining atrium.
The LRC houses a number of resources – fiction books, talking books, curriculum based & recreational information books, journals, careers material including prospectuses, and a suite of 16 Chromebooks. We also house the student printing facilities.
The LRC is staffed by Ms Meads and a team of student librarians help out with the daily tasks at breakfast, break and lunchtimes. Sixth form students support reading lessons as part of the sixth form enrichment programme.
During tutorials and lesson times, we have workshops, events, reading lessons and information literacy sessions taking place.
Resources and Services
The LRC houses around 10,000 resources which include fiction books, recreational reading, curriculum based information books, journals, careers materials including prospectuses and 16 Chromebooks.
The LRC runs a breakfast club from 8.15am every morning, and a homework club from 3.05-4.00pm – Tuesday to Thursday. We run a reading group on a Monday after school and a Literacy Puzzle club on a Friday lunchtime.
All Year 7s entering the school will receive an LRC induction during the Autumn term to help them make the most of the resources available to them. Students in Year 10 and 12 have the opportunity to receive an induction to boost understanding of resources available at this higher level of study.
How to borrow resources
Pupils in Years 7-13 are entitled to borrow 2 non-fiction and 2 fiction items for up to 2 weeks.
Staff are entitled to borrow eight items for up to 2 weeks. If an item is required for longer, the LRC will renew items borrowed.
If resources are not returned to the LRC, a reminder will be issued. If the resources are still not returned a bill for the cost of replacing the resource(s) will be sent to parents.
How to find resources in the LRC?
- Search for resources using Eclipse.net. This also has links to over 10,000 educationally approved websites.
- Ask the LRC Manager or one of the student librarians.
Fiction books are organised in alphabetical order by the author’s surname. Information books, reference and the careers sections are organised using the Dewey Decimal Classification (DDC) system.
Posters are displayed in the LRC to help you use the DDC system.
LRC Reading Groups
A Reading Group takes place in the LRC after school on a Monday evening, 3.05-4.05pm.
We read a range of books: some fun, others thought provoking, and there are also discussions and activities based on what is being read.
Please see Ms Meads, if there are interests about joining the reading group.
Literacy Puzzle Club
The LRC hosts the ‘KS3 Literacy Puzzle Club’ on Friday lunchtimes. We have a range of literacy based games and puzzles.
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