21st Century Learning in the Library

It has been a year of progressive change for the Library and the results so far are great to see. We have been busy culling the collection, making space for new books and resources, and last week we were able to donate old books to a grateful Sutherland Hospital. The back meeting rooms have been cleared and cleaned, giving us individual spaces for small discussion groups, debates or classes. Being able to use, move or store furniture as we need has also allowed us to create an examination room that provides for small assessments to take place in a contained and quiet area while still keeping the Library open.

A new set of leather lounges has led to some great reading while lounging and creates several new group spaces which students have eagerly taken up. As a space for 21st century learning the Library is now better able to accommodate silent or not-so-silent student activities, individual, small group and whole class needs, and students working hard or students reading, playing chess or enjoying a well-earned rest.

The most dramatic change of the year to date is currently taking place. Coming into the Library at the moment you would see many more tools and tarpaulins than you would normally expect and the marked absence of one of our dividing walls. Mr Hamlin and his Construction students have been busy taking down the old folding panels, ready for the wall they are now building. This will facilitate more permanent technology options and make our spaces even more flexible and versatile.

Libraries the world over are evolving. It is great to see Gymea Technology HS is part of this and is looking to how best mix the old and the new to engage, challenge and support our students.

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