Inculcating a Passion for Books
From Quidditch games of Harry Potter to the Rime of the Ancient Mariner and more, the world of books is a lovely place to be lost in.
Reading, outside of the school curriculum is a habit that will truly enrich the lives of our children. That is why at Sherwood High we have a well-stocked library and instil in our students the desire to read.
The library is a bright, airy place, with throw mats and bean bags besides tables and desks for community-style reading. We start with the really young children, all of whom are regularly brought into the library and introduced to picture books. A teacher accompanies students and gets them used to the workings of a library.
For students of standards 1-3, age specific books are provided during the library hour. They are helped with their basic reading. Books chosen for them are from the perspective of entertaining and educating.
Standard 3 to 6 is when children are introduced to fiction and reference books. They are allowed to issuebooks out of the library for a period of week. They are provided guidelines to help them improve on their speed of reading and their ability to concentrate and assimilate what they have read.
We have noticed that students of classes 6 to 9 tend to veer more towards reference books and this is a habit we encourage as we would like them to retain their curious minds. Asking questions and having them answered through books is a wonderful habit.
Our library is a source of inspiration and knowledge for our teaching staff as well. The space is often used for reference and several new books are sourced for the teachers’ benefit. Specimen textbooks of all classes are kept on hand. The librarian constantly interacts with members of the staff to better understand their needs and stocks the library accordingly.
The library at Sherwood High is completely digitized and is constantly working towards enhancing the world of information for both its students and staff.