The GFM Library
What we do...
The library staff aim to promote reading for pleasure in a variety of ways and to support students by providing a range of resources to facilitate learning. We host numerous events throughout the year including an author visit, the celebration of World Book Day as well as themed reading weeks. The library promotes good research and study skills and works closely with students requiring reading support and intervention.
WHAT BAY HOUSE SCHOOL LIBRARY HAS TO OFFER
Take a look at all the great things that happen in the Bay House Library!
WHAT BRUNE PARK SCHOOL LIBRARY HAS TO OFFER
Take a look at all the great things that happen in the Brune Park Library!
Virtual Tour of the Library
Here is a tour of the library. Although it is filmed at Brune Park, it also reflects what we do at Bay House.
Here is our booklet detailing 20 recommended reads before Year 7. Also included are some great author focuses. Secondary school libraries play an important role in opening up a wide range of new reading material for children and young adults. There really is something for everyone!
Author visits have a positive outcome on young people’s reading skills and their enjoyment and confidence in reading and writing (National Literacy Trust, 2019). Pupils who have experienced an author visit were:
twice as likely to read above the expected level for their age
more likely to enjoy reading and writing
more likely to be highly confident in their reading and writing
THEMED READING WEEKS
Themed reading weeks are important for creating excitement around reading. It's an opportunity for us to promote new books, themes, genres and authors.
WORLD BOOK DAY
World Book Day changes lives through a love of books and shared reading. It supports our mission to promote reading for pleasure. We want to encourage as many children to leave school with a life-long habit of reading for pleasure and the improved life chances this brings them. We therefore support a whole school celebration of this day, that usually involves a particular theme and a non-uniform day, to raise money for Book Aid International.
Our Manga Comic-con provides us with an opportunity to celebrate the work of our extra curricular Manga Club. This showcases the Manga genre, the world of Anime and Japanese culture, through food, festivals and traditions.
Reading Support Links
The following organisations offer useful support, resources and ideas to help your child with reading.
The Power and Importance of Reading
by Luke Bakic
Why reading is so important in today's society - a 9 year old's perspective. Luke is passionate about reading.
by Karl Nova
Poet Karl Nova wrote this verse for 'Premier League Writing Stars'.
Here are some fun websites that relate to reading...
LRC Social Media
The library actively uses social media to communicate with the school community on:
Engaging ‘Reading for Pleasure’.
News items and events.
Promotion of books, films and other media.
Information on learning skills and advice on how to research.