Welcome to our Library
“In turbulent times, we need children’s books to provide a safe space from which to help make sense of the world.” – Tricia Adams, Chair of 2017 Medals
DESC students are privileged to have such a space to spend an hour reading during their library lesson, talking about books and ideas with their tutors or peers. It is available to all year groups whether they want to read quietly during break time, print or complete their homework before or after school or take part in one of the many activities hosted in the library. Our Sixth Form students are becoming increasingly more familiar with the study guides available. They are taking advantage of the quiet space in which to revise, where the outside world disappears and they can focus on much needed study.
We provide large interactive screens for presentations and current affairs, a suite of 26 computers and 26 iPads, a collection of over 12,500 books, DVDs, daily newspapers and periodicals, continually being updated and added to, we feel there is something for everyone.
Our main aims are to promote a love of reading and to offer a space during lessons, at break times and after school where students can come to read, relax, study or collaborate.
With technology taking over many areas of our life, the book is less frequently used but listening to our students; I hear that the printed form still holds appeal.
Mrs Clare Napper
Leader of the Library