The Learning Resource Centre provides support and access to a wide and innovative range of resources. Open to all members of the Lipson family, the LRC encourages independent and self- supported learning. Covering curriculum and recreational reading needs, there is also an extensive choice of technologies available alongside an excellent collection of books. With the LRC loosely arranged into a number of zones, a variety of learning can take place at any one time, e.g. independent study, a research lesson in the class space as well as quiet reading.
Sitting at the heart of the co-operative values, students and staff in the LRC work both independently and together using books, PCs, Chromebooks, netbooks, Hudl, iPads and subject journals to research and find information. There is a vast array of online media, resources and technologies, such as Animoto, Goanimate, Glogster, Active Maths, Vocab Express, Jogtheweb and Google Chrome, students can access at the touch of a button. E-content can also be streamed onto plasma screens for class and small group use.
General LRC Information
There is a collection of 9000 fiction and non-fiction physical books, over 1500 E books, DVDs for hire and laptops available for those students who do not have access to a PC at home. Daily newspapers, magazines, subject specific publications, careers information and a well-stocked staff library complete the array of resources available.
A bright and welcoming area where students can study, revise, read and enjoy themselves, the LRC is also home to D.I.A.L. the homework club which operates every day before and after school. D.I.A.L. is staffed by sixth form students who are employed to encourage and support the learning of their younger peers. Open every break and lunchtime, the LRC is full of things to do; you can read, snuggled up on bean bags, join the book club, Teen Readers where you will have first choice of all the latest books, or play chess, cards and other board games. You can even show off your prowess on the Wii during Wii Wednesday and FIFA Friday.
The LRC is so much more than a room full of books for both staff and students. Come in and see how we can support your teaching and learning.