Beverley Grammar School celebrated the opening of their refurbished Library and Resource Centre on the evening of Thursday 16th May. Jonathan Meres, author of ‘The World of Norm’ books officially opened the Centre whilst Year 7 and 8 students performed poetry celebrating reading, books and libraries. A musical interlude was provided by students Will Clay, Ruairi Sinkler and Ben Wadsworth.
Headteacher Grahame Hodson said “We had been awarded a grant to upgrade the structure of the building and whilst that work was in progress we decided to improve the learning facilities available for the students”.
The new improved library offers 17 Mac computers and a quiet study area for sixth form students on the mezzanine floor. Downstairs new shelving blends with the traditional oak tables and chairs donated by past staff and students over 50 years ago.
“Access to various electronic journals and subscription databases is available to enhance the learning experience of our students. Fiction books are also available as e-books and provide an alternative reading experience.”
The year 7 students enjoyed an afternoon of comedy when Jonathan entertained them with tales from his ‘World of Norm’ books. Jonathan also read from his next Norm book, May require batteries’.