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The L.R.C.

The more students read, and the more they love to read, the better prepared they will be for the rigours of the modern curriculum.  With this in mind, Ossett Academy’s L.R.C. (Learning Resource Centre) aims to develop a love of reading in every student in the academy.

The LRC is located in the main building of the academy and is a bright, vibrant hub of learning.  There are over 16,000 items in stock including both print and e-books.  Students can borrow up to three books at a time for two week periods and they are able to reserve, renew, recommend and review books at any time.

There is certainly something for everyone.  Whether it is the classics from Dickens, Shakespeare and Austen; modern works such as the ‘His Dark Materials’ series or more light hearted books such as the ‘Wimpy Kid’ series, it is all here.  There are newspapers, non-fiction texts, magazines and leaflets: the only problem is trying to get through the array of wonderful literature on offer.

Useful Links:

https://www.books.rm.com/ – RM Books – ebook platform

https://ukhosted24.renlearn.co.uk/2250406/default.aspx – Renaissance Place – Used for the AR scheme to quiz on a book.

https://u005520.microlibrarian.net/?ad=true – Eclipse.net – Used to find a resource both in the LRC and in electronic format.

https://www.vlebooks.com/vleweb/Account/Logon/?returnurl=%2f%2fwww.vlebooks.com%2fvleweb – VLE – ebook platform

Opening Times/Access

The LRC is open from 8:00 am until 4:00 pm every day except on Friday when it closes at 3.30pm. Students can also access the LRC at break & lunch times to read and study.

Students are able to complete homework, return and borrow books, undertake private reading or use the computers in IT6 before school & after school. The computers are on a first come, first served basis in the morning and after school. During break & lunch times a rota system is in operation allowing all years to access the LRC throughout the week.



Book Clubs:

Coming soon

EOCT Book Awards: 

We are one of the founders of Wakefield’s only children’s lead Book Awards- the EOCT Book Awards. At Ossett Academy we shadow the” Riveting Reads” category. All students are welcome to attend! Ceremony June 2017

Leeds Book Awards: 

This Book Awards offers a wealth of challenging reads in 2 categories: 11-14 and 14-16. With 5 titles to read within 4 months it’s a challenge and requires a level of maturity to complete! Students who complete the challenge are able to attend the Awards Ceremony at Pudsey Civic Hall to meet all the attending authors in May 2017.


Up and Coming Events:

EOCT Book Awards: Riveting Reads Shortlisting Event

2/3 students from our 9 participating schools will be attending the Shorting Event in the LRC at Ossett Academy.  As this is a truly child lead Book Awards students will be judging around 45 books in 3 hours in order to select the final 5 shortlist.


World Book Day (4 weeks of events) 2017

With 4 week of events and activities planned. Including a visiting book fair, a theme WBD non-school uniform day, many competitions & quizzes, planned geography 3D map reading skills sessions & STOP & Read!

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