At Clifton High School our libraries are continually updated to ensure that they serve as well-resourced and thriving facilities for use by pupils and staff throughout the school.
During the Autumn Term, the school promoted reading across the school with a charity ‘Readathon’. Librarian Mrs Cuthill is pleased to confirm that participating pupils raised an impressive £488 toward buying books for children in hospital. The effort also generated £97 for Clifton High School Libraries, enabling us to invest in some exciting new additions. Of particular interest is the new ‘Shelf Help’ section: an area dedicated to accessible safeguarding and wellbeing literature. Titles such as ‘The Anxiety Survival Guide for Teens’ and ‘Self Esteem and Being You’ sit alongside fiction favourites ‘The Perks of Being a Wallflower’ and ‘The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time’.
In the pipeline are plans for a range of new non-fiction books, specifically selected to enhance the topics studied across the Senior School as well as the interests of pupils. Books include ‘Feminist Theatre’, ‘Banksy: Wall and Piece’, ‘Black History: Resistance and Abolition’, ‘Global Economy’, ‘Offshore Oil Drilling’, ‘The Periodic Table: Elements With Style!’ and many more. There will also be additional literature available in French, German and Spanish, as well as a selection on DVDs which help to consolidate language study. Pupils and staff alike are looking forward to exploring the new books on offer.