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Reading at Rainford

Guinness World Record National Book Day

Join us in a group read and help us break the Guinness World Record 

Our new, state-of-the art library was opened on International Literacy Day on the 8th September by our Principal, Mr Young. On this day, Dominic Francis made the most original and innovative suggestion for the name for the library: “The Triple I – the Institute of Infinite Information” as it is now known.
The library is a central hub of activity and has attracted an enthusiastic range of students that use it in many different ways throughout each day, from starting homework early before school to enjoying a growing range of clubs during lunchtimes and after-school. 

Students can now get involved in whole range of clubs, tournaments and competitions clubs such as: Chess Club and Chess Tournaments; Homework Club; Games Clubs; Reading Buddies club where older students will assist younger students to enjoy reading; Literacy Leaders who will assist in library activities as part of their qualification; Comic Club for Year 7s.

Lessons in library skills are encouraging Year 7s to make reading and library skills second nature. Students have taken ownership of the library with pride: a confident group of Year 9s, 10s and 11s help to run the library as Library Assistants during break and lunchtimes, assisting with book circulation and being a friendly, helping hand for younger students. 

The library is fully stocked with a wide range of books and includes the TES’ top 100 fiction books that all secondary pupils are recommended to read before leaving secondary school. Inter-year competitions for reading these books will soon be launched in the library. 

Coordination with other curriculum subjects enables all students to see cross-curricular displays and allows the library, as shared resource, to be booked out for use by teachers.

Look at the Events section on the website to see trips that our librarian, Mrs Relf, has already organised this year and to hear about visits from famous authors, poets and sporting celebrities who all value the importance of literacy.