EGA School

School Library - The Cloud

 

LIBRARY OPENING HOURS

Mon – Fri 8am* – 4.25pm

Tuesday 8am – 8.30am, 8.55am – 4.25pm

Librarian: Mrs L Cheetham

Assistant: Mr C Costello

The Cloud, EGA’s library, 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 library is a peaceful place for students to work and relax, and for holding classes.

The Cloud is a 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. A rota operates at lunchtime. 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. The Cloud is used by students on an individual basis, and is regularly booked for classes. Every year 7, 8 and 9 English class has a timetabled reading lesson in the library to reinforce the importance of reading in the curriculum.

There are tables for individual and group work and comfortable seating, and an interactive whiteboard for teaching and learning.

Author events, competitions and activities are a regular part of The Cloud’s calendar. A reading group meets weekly in The Cloud and takes part in the annual Carnegie Shadowing event. We also run the annual EGA reading festival featuring authors Faye Bird, Keren David, Candy Gourlay, Miriam Halahmy, Jane Hardstaff and Catherine Johnson, as well as running individual author events.

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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.

 

READING MAP BOOKLET

 

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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