Ysgol Harri Tudur | Henry Tudor School

Ysgol Harri Tudur | Henry Tudor School

Library

With over 12000 resources, a dedicated teaching space, a comfortable reading zone, plenty of study areas, a qualified, chartered Librarian and lots of events and activities taking place, the Library is the ideal place for today's learners (and readers!) to become tomorrow's leaders.

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Situated at the heart of the school, the Library is a vital, vibrant learning hub of the school, offering a safe, stimulating space for pupils, students and staff to read, study, work, think and be creative.

For all the latest news and updates from the Library, visit our Library Latest page.

Make the most of your Library Web app!

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Browse your Library online 24/7 with Accessit.

With Accessit, you can:

  • browse the catalogue
  • reserve books and other items
  • renew online and keep on top of your loans
  • find suggestions for good reads
  • find resources for your schoolwork - including information books, fiction, websites, video clips, magazines and journals, links to other sources, and more
  • create reading lists
  • read and write book reviews [earn house points for your reviews!]

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How to log on and reserve a book:
  • To log on: Log onto your school Google account
  • Go to our Accessit page, (or, alternatively, go to your bookmarks in the browser and find 'YHT Library' which will take you to it)
  • Click on Guest near the top right of the page and then the blue button (Login via SSO)
  • Search for a title, author's name, keyword, etc in the Search box.
  • To reserve a book: Drag the cover of the item you'd like to reserve to the Reserves tab and hold it until a number appears in red. Alternatively, you can search for a book, click on the cover or title for more information, and then click the 'Make a Reserve/Booking' button. and then 'Reserve'.

For more information, watch the video on 'How to Reserve Books Using the You Click, We Pick and Deliver' service' on the Accessit dashboard.

You can collect your reserved items at breaktime or when you are booked in for a lesson with one of your classes in the Library!

Recommended Reads and Activities

We are all understandably feeling a bit unsettled by events at the moment; one way to distract ourselves and a proven boost to our wellbeing and mental health, as well as a great way of keeping our minds active, is to lose ourselves in a good book!

Put your books in the Returns Box just inside the Library door.

Here are some recommendations from Mrs Smith for reading-related activities, videos and author and illustrator websites; suggestions for book, ebook and audiobook sources; and suggested good reads, etc.

Mrs Smith is happy to help with any questions regarding reading for pleasure, book recommendations, research and study skills, and print and online information sources. Just get in touch.

Opening Times

Your Library is open every day before school (8.30 - 8.45 am), throughout the school day during lessons, all four breaktimes (2 for Years 7, 8 and Sixth Form; and 2 for Years 9, 10 and 11) and after school until 4:30 pm...

... for browsing, borrowing, study and homework help, research, reading, listening, creating, sharing, exploring and discovering...

Clubs in the Library

Members of our Library-based clubs can enjoy the advantages of a dedicated space in which to pursue their interests.

Our clubs are:

  • Rebel Readers Club (Wednesday, Break 1) for enthusiastic readers in Years 7-8.
  • Readers of the Round Table Club (Tuesday, Break 2) for keen readers in Year 9 and upwards
  • Doctor Who Club - for anyone who believes that books are the best weapons in the world and enjoys this amazing series! [This club is currently not running owing to breaktime restrictions, but we hope it might be able to start again sometime soon.]
  • Choices Club (Friday 2:00 - 3:15 pm): Friday Enrichment afternoon for anyone who wants to stay to read, be creative, explore their interests or work on homework after the end of formal learning.

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Classes in the Library

During lesson time the Library is frequently buzzing with classes who have been brought in by teaching staff to undertake learning-related activities. Mrs Smith, the Librarian, works in partnership with the class teacher to prepare and run the lessons, enabling pupils to enrich and extend what they are learning in the classroom, as well as develop their all-important independent learning skills and confidence in using the wealth of resources, online and print, available to them.

At the start of Year 7, all pupils visit the Library on a regular basis in their Transition Curriculum lessons to help them familiarise themselves with their new Library, getting to grips with strategies for learning, and for finding, choosing and using information. They then consolidate those skills on future visits with their teachers to investigate specific topics further over the course of the year, and continuing into other years.

In their monthly 'IRead' lessons in English, Year 7 pupils are helped along their personal reading journeys, being introduced to a variety of genres, authors and themes and new strategies for discovering exciting things to read. They are given a Reading Journal, which is their creative space for responding to their reading.

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Library Activities and Events

A series of ongoing fun activities - some one-off, some annual or termly - help to give pupils an extra perspective on reading and learning. Recent activities include:

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Harry Potter Book Night

The new hall at Ysgol Harri Tudur was transformed into Hogwarts Grand Hall as pupils and students enjoyed a range of Potter-related activities, including mind-bending quizzes and an explosive session on "Science or Magic" very kindly provided by Mr Male. Books on our display just flew off the shelves before and after the event!

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To mark Valentine's Day, pupils and students were invited to go on a 'blind date' with a book, choosing from a selection of good reads chosen by the Rebel Readers and Readers of the Round Table. The books were wrapped in brown paper, with a one-line taster on the outside. Before unwrapping, pupils and students pledged to read and rate the book, and were promised a small prize on its return.

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Newsdesk

Ysgol Harri Tudur / Henry Tudor School Governing Body has a vacancy for the voluntary position of Community Governor. The school is particularly keen to recruit new members whose skills would broaden the skills base of the Governing Body, and the role of Community Governor aims to ensure community representation and community interest on the Governing Body. Governors do not have to be parents of pupils at the school, but should have a genuine interest in education. Read More…

Parents/Carers and pupils may find the information and link below from GCSEPod useful over the summer period. Read More…

We are looking for Home-Start Cymru volunteers to help us support families in your community. Read More…

The application process for a school uniform grant has changed for the new academic year starting in September 2022 Read More…

Sandy Bear, with support from the WI, have donated a remembrance tree for our well-being garden. Sandy Bear is a Pembrokeshire charity dedicated to improving and strengthening the emotional health and well-being of young people aged 0-18 (and their families), who have experienced the death of a loved one. We aim to reduce emotional difficulties in childhood and the prevalence of mental illness in later life that can result in a decreased quality of life, poorer educational attainment, social and health problems and increased vulnerability.It is hoped that the tree will provide a focal point for children who have experienced a bereavement and a quiet place for them to remember a loved one. Read More…

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