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School Library - The Cloud
The Cloud, EGA’s Learning Resource Centre, is situated on the top floor of the building with panoramic views of the city. With state of the art technology and a great collection of resources, the new location a peaceful place for students to work and relax, and for holding classes.
The Cloud is staffed by a full-time librarian and part-time library assistants. It is open daily from 8am to 4.25pm and is a very popular place for students to spend time. There is open access before and after school, at break and lunchtimes, where students spend time reading, selecting books and completing homework and research for projects. During lesson time The Cloud is used for class bookings and individual study.
We have a large collection of Fiction and Young Adult Fiction books, revision guides, reference books, Non-Fiction and DVDs. We have four desk top computers, a bank of iPads and a set of Kindles. As of September, students will be able to borrow e-books from our online catalogue. The Cloud is used by students on an individual basis, and is regularly booked for classes. There are tables for individual and group work and comfortable seating, and a Vertable for interactive teaching and learning.
Author events, competitions and activities are a regular part of The Cloud’s calendar. Two reading groups meet weekly in The Cloud and take part in the annual Carnegie Shadowing event. We also run ‘Becoming A Writer’, a series of events where authors visit The Cloud to give talks and run workshops on how to be an author. In 2013 we hosted award winning authors Candy Gourlay, Meg Rosoff, Nicola Morgan and Anne Cassidy. In 2014 we have hosted Sarah Gill, our first illustrator, followed by Dave Cousins, Keren David, Miriam Halahmy, Sara Grant and Katie Dale. In 2015 we hosted an event for the EDGE authors (Katie Dale, Keren David, Dave Cousins and Sara Grant) which was attended by three Islington schools, and Becoming a Writer has continued with visits from Christina Banach and Faye Bird.
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