Year 8 students complete Library Training Scheme

A group of students at North Durham Academy have completed the 2016-17 Library Training Scheme.

As part of the scheme students work behind the desk in the library helping staff and students with enquiries, read five books and reviewed them, complete a Mini Project of their own choice, research the British Library and complete an End of Year project either on their own or as part of a team.

Their End of Year project is then presented as a power point in front of their peers at the end of the course. 

Students also went to Clayport library in Durham for a tour of the county library.

Liam Wooding, student at NDA, said "I thoroughly enjoyed the Library Training Scheme. It was fun to give my opinion on the books, and the trip to Clayport Library in Durham. I enjoyed the part where I could look on the old maps at my house in the past, and the records of newspapers from 1900’s. Overall the Library Training Scheme was a good course and extremely fun to do. Thank you for the opportunity. I wish I could do it in Year 9."

Conner Willis, student at NDA, said "During the  Library Training Scheme (LTS)  I did book reviews on some of my favourite books and an End of Year project on an important foundation that needs as much help as it can get.  It was about CHUF. I did many other fun things like a trip to Clayport Library in Durham and spent a lot of time learning how a library works behind the issue desk in the Resource Centre."

Connor Milburn, student at NDA said "I started the Library Training Scheme and I knew nothing about what went on in libraries or the Dewey Decimal system. I went on a trip to Clayport Library in Durham and learnt about the history of libraries. I really enjoyed the course because it helped me learn a lot about the libraries around the UK. I would love to be able to do this scheme in year 9."

Chloe Shearer, student at NDA said "I joined the Library Training Scheme in October 2016 and ended it in May 2017. The thing I enjoyed the most was the End of Year project where I got to share things about one of my favourite things.  It was hard to draw the map of the library and imagine what it looked from the Harbour walkway."

Caitlin Brown, student at NDA said "I joined the Library Training Scheme in October 2016 and it ended in May 2017. The thing I enjoyed the most was the trip as that was exiting to go out and learn about things in different libraries. I was interested in seeing the library as a  map because it was so hard to imagine what the library looked like from the top looking down. Overall the Library Training Scheme was a fascinating thing to be apart of and it was nice that we could read books we liked and write a book reviews."

LTS 2016 - 2017

The 2015 -2016 group have passed their Library Training Scheme and their work has been sent to London to the ASDAN board to be moderated for the Bronze award. 

The group all passed and have a certificate to add to their Record of Achievement file in Year 11.

 LTS 2211212


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