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Learning Resource Centre

At the moment that we persuade a child, any child to cross that threshold, that magic threshold into a library, we change their lives forever, for the better.Barack Obama

At Forest Gate Community School our Learning Resource Centre provides a flexible place for learning where project work, individual study and group research can all take place.

The LRC provides a supportive and stimulating environment necessary to support a lively enquiring mind, giving access to a wide range of books, ICT and other resources. The LRC motivates students and stimulates learning and creativity, providing young people with the means to freely pursue subjects, which fully engage them while promoting wider reading. The Library is well stocked with resources that support the curriculum.

Staff work to underpin the school's philosophy of instilling a life-long love of learning by providing a comprehensive collection of educational and recreational multimedia materials to support the learning needs of all students. We also encourage growth in knowledge through their use. There is a wealth of resources for students seeking to fulfil their potential through study and research.

Reading is at the heart of FGCS, and as such, the LRC is the heart of the school. Throughout the year, we work hard to create and foster a love of reading for pleasure through many activities, like World Book Day, author events and other events such as Black History Month. Students are very privileged to have regular visits from authors throughout the year. Dan Freedman, Echo Freer, Neil Zetter and Monique Roffey are amongst our favourites.

Opening Times

8.00am – 4.30pm, Monday to Thursday
8.00am – 4.00pm, Friday

Online Library Management System

To write and view book reviews visit the following site:

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