Welcome to Fulston Manor School library, situated near the 6th Form block.
Books for sale
We are now selling new and second-hand books in the library from as little as 30p. We also have a few slightly tatty books which are free of charge.The Scholastic Book Club is also a good source of reasonably priced reading material and the leaflets are distributed each term.
50 Book Challenge
Mr. Gove, Education Minister, recently announced that all students should be reading at least 50 books per year in order to improve their literacy, so we have thrown out a challenge to any student in the school to join our "50 book challenge". Each student will be issued with a reading log where they can fill in details of what they are reading, and we will have regular meetings to discuss, inspire and monitor the scheme. More details are available from Mrs Evans.
There are lots of new books in the Library and Mrs Evans and her assistants are always pleased to help you find a good read or help with homework.
The Carnegie Shadowing Group
A group of very keen readers are sampling books that have been chosen as the best books of 2011 and we meet regularly to discuss the books and eat biscuits.These books tend to be very challenging and require a high standard of literacy so the participating students should be congratulated. On 14th June we will find out which one has won the Carnegie Medal and see if we agree with the panel's decision. More information can be found on www.ckg.org.uk
Fulston Manor Poetry Book
We are in the process of producing our 4th poetry book which will be full of poem written by students from Years 7, 8 and 9. This will be available in July at a cost of around £4 and letters will be sent to parents of all the students involved, although obviously anybody can buy a copy of the book if they contact me in the Library. Deciding on the cover illustration was a difficult task and the choice eventually came down to work by Dylan Coulter and Lizzie Lovell with Dylan's being the eventual winner.
The Library contains many fiction and non-fiction books which have been carefully selected to support all aspects of the curriculum as well as providing information on leisure activities and opportunities to read widely.
The non-fiction books are shelved by the Dewey system and contain differentiated, trustworthy and accessible information on all topics covered by the National Curriculum as well as on popular leisure activities and interests.
Fiction books are shelved by genre which includes Fantasy, Sports stories, War/Historical, Ghost/Horror. Multicultural, Animals, Funny books , "Problem Page", "Girl's World" and Fun facts.
There is an area set aside for Sixth Form books, including advanced fiction.
Most of the books in the Library can be borrowed for a period of 4 weeks.
As well as books we have laptops with Internet access, and a wide-ranging collection of leaflets covering charities, animal rights, the environment, health, Parliament.
Daily newspapers are available.
The entire catalogue can be searched via the school site, and lists of recommended reading books for Key Stage 3 are available.
Use in school time
The Library is used during the day for classes to come in and and research a variety of topics in order to encourage independent learning. Most departments take advantage of this facility but notable users are History, Geography, Science, Design/Technology, Art and English with topics including Castles, the Renaissance, World War 1, Kenya, Hibernation, Planets, and Shakespeare.
Students can use the Library before school, at lunchtime and after school until 4.15.
Sixth Form students can use the Library during study periods throughout the day.
- Book Club provides the opportunity to buy reading books at reduced prices.
- Reading Passport is a scheme for Year 7 students, which rewards reading.
- Readathon takes place once a year and raises money for cancer charities.
- Carnegie Club allows keen readers to participate in a national campaign to celebrate excellence in childrens' books.
- Student helpers staff the Library at lunchtime.
- Homework Club takes place every day from 3:00 - 4:00 pm
8:15 - 8:45 am - every day.
Every lunchtime 1:10 - 1:40 pm and after school until 4:15 pm.
A colour printer is available although copies have to be paid for. A black and white printer is available free of charge for school work.
Comfortable chairs. Bean bag seating for Year 7's.
Suggestions Box for submitting ideas on new books and facilities.