At Gable Hall our library is a warm, welcoming and diverse resource centre, accessible to all students and staff, for individual study and leisure reading. The library aims to develop a community of passionate, curious, open-minded and creative readers and instil a life-long love of reading and learning.
With the sole purpose of effectively enhancing pupils' educational and personal development. We are determined to inspire curiosity, stimulate independent and passionate learning, foster a growth mindset and promote wellbeing and happiness over the course of their school journey.
Based in the heart of Gable Hall School, our mission is to provide a vital service across the curriculum, by offering a broad range of reading and learning materials, tailor-made guidance and support, and encouraging pupils to be actively involved in the daily life of their library. Further updates on the facilities, clubs, events, workshops, volunteering, new displays, suggested reading lists and external links can be found on the links below.
We look forward to welcoming you all to the Gable Hall School Library, where we aim to champion a love of reading and learning, stimulate creativity, facilitate a constant journey towards a shared vision and ethos of being the best that we can be.
"In principle and reality, libraries are life-enhancing palaces of wonder."
The Day News
The Day is an online daily newspaper for young people. They publish analysis of the news that provides context for debates that explore the deeper currents shaping our world.
The Library is open from 8.00 every day. The Library is open every food and lunch break. Homework Club is in the Library until 16.00 each week day except Friday when the library closes at 3.30pm.
We have a Stationery Shop within the Library where all essential equipment can be purchased including a see through pencil case with all essentials inside for just £1.00. The Stationery Shop is open all day every day.
The Library supported this week with quizzes, writing poetry, reading books relating to Refugees and naming the famous people who were refugees which was surprising to lots of students.
March each year we wait patiently for the short-listed books to be announced, usually 8 books are short-listed. The day comes and 8 copies of each, which we have ordered in advance, arrive from our usual book shop. Students have signed up weeks ago and are really excited about getting started on reading. We have approximately 14 weeks to read these then we are off to the Thameside Theatre Grays for the day, to discuss the books with other Thurrock schools.The students have a great day discussing the books and chatting to students from local schools and come away having made new
Carnegie and Kate Greenaway Awards. Thurrock Schools Shadowing.
March, we have waited patiently for the short-listed books to be announced, usually 8 books are short-listed. The day comes and 8 copies of each book arrive, ordered in advance from our usual book shop. Students have signed up weeks ago and are really excited about getting reading. We have approximately 14 weeks to read these then off to the Thameside Theatre, Grays for the day, to discuss the books with other Thurrock schools. A great day is had by all. Very happy kids go home.
This is an International Quiz competition and starts in the UK late November. The Quiz Master comes to the UK from New Zealand and travels to different venues around the UK to complete first round quizzes. The winners from each region go to the National Final on Tuesday 5th December at the City of London School for Girls. The World Final will be in Auckland, New Zealand July 2018. KidsLitQuiz Practice quizzes are in the Library every week.
Chess Club is on Wednesdays.
Film Club is Thursdays and Fridays FB2 for one hour.
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