The Learning Resource Centre is open each day for students and caters for a variety of study needs. The following facilities are available within the LRC:
Library – a large selection of both fiction and non-fiction books, magazines, graphic novels and e-books.
Study Area – for quiet reading, coursework and homework.
ICT Suite – with 30 classroom computers available for homework and coursework.
ICT Drop In – with 6 computers available to use during lesson time.
Interactive Area – for presentations.
Monday – Thursday 8:30am – 4:15pm
Friday 8:45am – 3:45pm
Please note that the use of the LRC is restricted to certain year groups at break time each day. At lunch time it is open for all years.
Monday – Year 7
Tuesday – Year 8
Wednesday – Year 9
Thursday – Year 10
Friday – Year 11
Monday – All Students
Tuesday – All Students
Wednesday – All Students
Thursday – All Students
Friday – All Students
Books can be borrowed for 2 weeks at a time and renewed twice. If a book is not returned on time a notification will be sent via Firefly and eventually a letter will be sent home.
A limited amount of media equipment is available to borrow for 1-day at a time – please see Miss Suffield for more information.
We have a number of student librarians who work in partnership with the LRC manager to help keep the Library running smoothly during busy times. If you are interested in becoming a student librarian, speak to Miss Suffield to find out more.
Activities and Clubs
The LRC hosts a number of activities and clubs for students throughout the year. See the Extra Curricular page for more details of the clubs. There are also seasonal displays that include suggested books for particular themes and topics, or ideas to help you kick-start a reading habit!
Guest Speakers & Trips
The LRC has hosted many events and guests, including Author visits and Storytellers.
Some of the authors have included; Luch Christoper, Val Tyler and Joseph Delaney.
Each year we attend the Bolton Book Awards and various other book festivals and conferences.
Music in the LRC
Every half term, a selection of our talented Music students perform in the LRC during lunchtime. The purpose of this is to help increase the confidence of the musicians in preparation for their exams, as well as raising awareness of opportunities available within the Academy to the listeners. It can also be very calming for those reading or studying in the LRC during their free time.