EGA School

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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EGA St Pancras Reading Map
The EGA St Pancras reading map is based on the London Underground map, with each colour coded line representing a different genre of fiction. Students use the map to facilitate reading and choice of books, to broaden their reading in a particular genre. For students who would like an incentive zone loyalty cards are available in the library, for which they can get a stamp for each book they have completed and written a review for. Points awarded on the cards will count towards the new Bookworm bronze, silver and  gold metal badges, 
READING MAP  EGA St Pancras reading map is based on the Loxford Reading Map, used at the Loxford School of Science and Technology.
Book Worm Awards
All students are eligible for the Bookworm Awards.  They can earn a Bronze Award for borrowing 50 books, Silver for borrowing 75 and Gold for 100  Students are awarded the metal badges shown here.



Terms & holidays

Summer Term 2017
Start: 18th Apr
Half Term: 29th May-2nd June
End of Term: 21st July
Autumn Term 2017
Start: 4th Sept
Half Term:23rd-27th Oct
End of Term:21st Dec
Spring Term 2018
Start: 3rd Jan 
Half Term:12-16th Feb
End of Term: 29th Mar
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