Our newly refurbished Library is based in the Trafalgar Block and benefits from a split mezzanine floor. The mezzanine level of the Library houses most of the Library’s computer facilities as well as a section for higher education and careers guidance. Meanwhile, the lower level houses the Library’s wide range of fiction and non-fiction stock. Students are able to visit the library during the academy day; before school, during break & lunch times and at the end of each day for Homework Club. Students in Lord Nelson Sixth Form are also able to use the library during their study periods.
Students are able to borrow up to three books for three weeks, which can be renewed up to three times. There are also reference books for students to use within the library.
Students in Years 7 & 8 regularly visit the library during their English lessons. During these lessons, students are given 20 minutes to read silently. During the remaining 40 minutes, students complete the Bronze, Silver, Gold and Platinum challenges.
The library runs a Homework Club everyday after school, from 2.45pm until 4:30pm Monday-Thursday (4pm Fridays). The Homework Club provides access to computers and facilities for printing homework. Help with homework is also provided by the Library Manager and Student Librarians.
Around the World Reading Challenge
As a #ReadingAcademy, we have started a new ‘Around the World’ Home-School Reading Challenge. The Challenge is designed to encourage students to read even more at home. Students choose their own method of transport and place this on the world map when they arrive at each country. Every time they read at home for 15 minutes and get their parents to sign their reading passport, the more miles they can use to travel to the various countries around the world. On arrival, students can complete the Challenges for Each Country, which will contribute to their Bronze, Silver, Gold and Platinum Library Challenges.
A group of our students are taking part in the Carnegie Shadowing. The Carnegie Medal is a British Literary Award which annually recognises one outstanding new book for children and young adults from a shortlist of eight books. It is one of the UK’s oldest and most prestigious book awards.
Students taking part are expected to read as many books on the shortlist as possible which are then discussed with the group at weekly meetings. As they read each book, students are posting reviews on the Carnegie Shadowing website, they will also be included in the Victory Voices Magazine. The group will have their final discussions on 19th June when they will each choose their winning favourites and the official result will be announced by CILIP.
Our Carnegie Shadowers meet every Tuesday after school, to discuss the eight shortlisted novels in this year’s selection.
To read some our students’ reviews, please visit: http://www.carnegiegreenaway.org.uk/grouphomepages/index.php?GroupID=27174
The library hosts a variety of exciting events, including author visits and themed evenings throughout the academic year.
- 6th October 2016 – Visit by Mark Grist, Performance Poet, to mark National Poetry Day
- 19th October 2016 – Goosebumps Evening
- 2nd February 2017 – Harry Potter Book Night
- 16th February 2017 – Carnegie Shadowing Longlist Announcement
- 1st March 2017 – Author Visit by Alexander Gordon Smith
- 2nd March 2017 – World Book Day
- 16th March 2017 – Carnegie Shadowing Shortlist Announcement
- 30th March 2017 – Space Night
- 19th June 2017 – Carnegie Winner Announcement