The Learning Resources Centre (LRC) is located in the Hive. A vibrant, bustling hub, housing both print and electronic resources accessible in situ or on the go through the IMLs app and Eclipse.net website. Students can borrow up to two books at a time, for two weeks. However, students can renew, reserve and recommend books for the LRC at any time. Book donations are always welcomed!
Eclipse.net – Used to find a resource both in the LRC and in electronic formats.
IMLs App downloadable from the Apple App Store. A condensed version of the Eclipse.net site above.
What is Eclipse.net?
Eclipse.net acts like a portal allowing staff and students access to the LRC on the go.
Students and staff can undertake the following:
View our New Stock,
View our Top Ten Books,
Learn about the Author of the Week,
Read Digital (a new newsletter with app of the month, ebooks and useful websites),
Access online vetted websites,
Download free ebooks,
Check resource availability before visiting the LRC,
Checkout what’s trending at Manor CE,
Access your Library account to see if you have a book on-loan or overdue,
The LRC is open from 8.20am (before school on a Wednesday & Thursday only), during school and after school, closing at 4.10pm each day Monday to Friday. Except on Friday when it closes at 3.40pm. All students can enter the LRC at break and lunchtimes and a queuing system is in operation.
Low-cost stationery is available from the Stationery Shop throughout the day and students are able to complete homework, borrow and return books, use computers or their iPads in the zones provided. Plus, it is a space for quiet reading, book discussion and individual study too.
Chatterbooks Book Club: Wednesday lunchtimes Chatterbooks Book Club is a well-attended Wednesday lunchtime Book Club. Exclusively for students in years 7-9 for book reviews, competitions, creative writing and book discussions.
Leeds Book Awards: Monday breaktimes 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 Hallto meet all the attending authors in May 2018.
Thought Bubble Comic Book Awards: Friday breaktimes The Leeds Thought Bubble Young People’s Comic Book Award is a new Book Club for manga, graphic novel & comic book hero fans. Students will be reviewing all 5 titles from September and the winner will be announced at the Leeds Thought Bubble Festival weekend.
Film Club: Mondays & Tuesdays after school Showing films over the course of two afternoons this fun club offers students the chance to discuss the latest films in a warm and friendly setting.
Board Game Club: Thursdays after school A great club to attend with likeminded board game enthusiasts. It’s friendly, fast pace, and great fun! All manner of games played including: Chess, Boggle and Articulate. Students are encouraged to bring their own board games in too.
Homework Club: Every day after school Homework Club offers students a quiet place to undertake homework with resources at hand and staff support, if required.
LRC Student Assistants: On A Rota Basis LRC Student Assistants support the Librarian in the LRC at break and lunch times by returning and shelving books, creating competitions for our regular Quiz Thursday lunchtime slot and recommending books for the LRC. Aiding their fellow pupils to find resources through the IMLs App and Eclipse.net website at peak times.
National Poetry Day: September 2017 This year’s National Poetry Day theme is ‘freedom’ and we will be celebrating it with a schoolwide Poetry Competition and a Poetry Slam in Chatterbooks.
Cluedo in the LRC: October 2017 A series of lunchtime treasure hunts will determine the victim, the weapon and the culprit in our very own LRC Cluedo experience.
Year 7 Geography Grid Referencing Challenge: January 2018 Students in year 7 will be visiting the LRC and using their map reading skills to identify key ordnance survey symbols as the LRC’s shelves are turned into giant 3D maps.
Harry Potter Day: February 2018 Are you potty about Potter? Our well attended annual Harry Potter Competition will take place in the LRC at lunch time on Wednesday 1 February 2018.
World Book Day: March 2018 With 2 weeks of events and activities planned. Including a visiting book fair, a theme Word Book Day non-school uniform day for years 7-9 and competitions & quizzes. It’s bound to be a memorable experience!