Reading for pleasure is a central part of the culture of Plashet School. We have two libraries which stock a range of fiction and non-fiction titles to cater for a wide range of interests and abilities.
The North Library opens between 8.15am and 4pm and is used by Years 7 and 8. The South Library is open from 8am to 5pm and is used by students in Years 9, 10 and 11. We also run Saturday Sessions for Key Stage 4 students in the South Library from 10am to 1pm subject to demand.
Throughout the school year the libraries hold a series of events which help to develop our students’ love of books. We host special celebrations for World Book Day and National Poetry Day, organise book-themed competitions, arrange author visits and book sales and shadow the judging process for the Carnegie Medal. Our Beyond Books clubs for Key Stage 3 students meet fortnightly during Enrichment and all Year 7 and 8 classes have a timetabled library lesson as part of the English curriculum.
Reading for enjoyment is crucial to student attainment and we hope that parents / carers will encourage their daughters by following these guidelines:
• Make sure your daughter has time to read fiction. Students should read for at least 20 minutes each day.
• Allow your daughter to choose her own reading material independently.
• Model positive behaviour by reading in front of your children so it is established as an enjoyable and relaxing activity.