School life: Refurbishment of Brighouse High’s library and resource centre

Author Jon Robinson spent the day reading his work and entertaining pupils
Author Jon Robinson spent the day reading his work and entertaining pupils

The library and resource centre at Brighouse High School has undergone a refurbishment and change of identity.

It will reopen officially in the new year as the Literacy and Media Hub but in the mean time newly appointed Library teacher Mrs Makinson is piloting a range of activities to promote reading and literacy development.

Recently author Jon Robinson spent the day reading his work and entertaining pupils. Keen historians and gifted and talented pupils attended a presentation on the holocaust and the recent book fair raised over £500 which will be put towards the purchase of new books.

Lots of further events are planned including a live link to a production of Hamlet which will be screened in the hub later this term. Student librarians are helping plan events and run the library and early impressions are that the hub will be a success. An official launch is planned for January 2017.