The Library at Trinity School is available to all members of staff and pupils.
Library Opening hours
8am – 4.00 Monday to Thursday
8am – 3.20 Friday.
The Library is open at break and lunch time for pupils to do homework, research, change books and read (of course!) As well as books there are newspapers and a wide range of magazines to ensure there is something for everyone.
It aims to support pupils throughout the curriculum as well as encouraging wider reading of both fiction and non-fiction books for pleasure.
When there are not regular classes in the library, it is well used by the Sixth Form and by departments for research. It is also used for small groups of pupils, accompanied by a Teaching Assistant and individual research with permission from the class teacher.
There is a separate Sixth Form section in the Library for AS and A Level resources. A number of periodicals which support the Sixth Form curriculum are also available. There is a small section for Careers Information and University prospectuses also available.
The Library runs quizzes and competitions throughout the year to promote books and events.
Reading is an important skill, and as with all skills, needs to be practiced. Through reading we learn about the world around us, how to structure our own writing and we develop a wider vocabulary and understanding.
Accelerated Reader is a computer software package that allows English teachers to monitor and manage pupils independent reading practice, and is used to motivate and encourage reading for pleasure.
All KS3 pupils will be participating in the programme this year, with reading set as English homework, they will be timetabled in the library fortnightly for reading and to complete their Accelerated Reader book quizzes.
This takes place on Wednesday lunchtimes for Year 7 pupils only. There is a member of the teaching staff in addition to Library staff, so help is available for pupils if required. All the resources can be used and work can be completed on the computers.
This takes place every morning from 8.00am until school begins for all pupils. The Library is open for homework, study, reading and research.
Takes place Tuesdays after School and is very popular. We have some very talented Lego builders amongst us!
Takes place once a week, usually on a Wednesday lunch time and is open to all year groups. We discuss books, Shadow Book Awards, and take part in other book related activities.
New resources are added to the library regularly, both fiction and non-fiction. These are on display so that pupils are aware of the new stock that has been added. Magazines are also available which can be read in the Library.
Please click here to view 'Books for Keeps' - the children's book magazine online.
There are several computers within the library, for research and homework.
The Library is here for pupils,
so we hope that everyone will make good use of it.
Mrs. L French
Please click here to see the best books for 12-14 year olds from the last 100 years
Some useful websites for revision
Some useful Career related websites