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.
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.
We have a variety of exciting events which take place within the Library 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
- 2nd March 2017 – World Book Day
- 16th March 2017 – Carnegie Shadowing Shortlist Announcement
- 19th June 2017 – Carnegie Winner Announcement