The library at Ark Globe Academy is open to all students Monday to Friday from 8am - 5pm. Apart from its main function as Resource Centre, where the students can read, borrow books, complete their homework and do research on the computers, the library also serves as a safe environment for all students who feel the need to retreat to a quiet and friendly place.
The Accelerated Reader programme is one of our focus points in the library. All year 7-9 students have the unique opportunity of benefiting from weekly library lessons so that we can make sure they are provided with the time and resources to do some independent as well as guided reading. As part of this literacy program, they also have the chance to take a quiz on the computers on the books they read and receive their results immediately. This form of instant feedback allows the students to take ownership of their own reading progress.
Ark Globe Academy Primary visits the library by arrangement between the class teacher and the librarian.
The library is open to secondary students at the following times:
- Before school from 08:00 – 08:25
- Break time from 10:40 – 10:55
- Lunchtime from 12:45 – 13:25
- After school from 15:30 – 17:00
- Homework club until 17:00 every Wednesday
Clubs in the library
Creative Writing - Monday after school (15:30 – 16:30)
Each week, students write letters to authors, recommendations for books, learn how to write great essays and create their own CV. Students could have their work on displays around the school and could be winners of competitions!
Homework Club - Wednesday 15:30 – 17:00
One of the most popular times in the library is Wednesday after school, between 3.30pm and 5.00pm. A team from XLP, a third party organisation come to conduct Homework Club - as the title says, the main purpose of which is to help students complete their homework. Once that is covered, the students also have the opportunity to engage in educational games and activities.
Book Club - Tuesdays after school (15:30 – 16:30)
Book Club is a lovely gathering of students and teachers passionate about reading. Students, who love to read and enjoy discussions, will also take part in crafts activities that are related to the books they read.
Mindfulness Club - Thursdays after school (15:30 – 16:30)