News from the Arthur Holt LibraryNick Van Breda
While the weather has been dreary outside, we have been thrilled to welcome our new Year 12 cohort into the warmth of our space this week. From 4pm to 6pm Monday to Thursday, Year 12s can access the Library for quiet study and mentor support. Many have taken up this opportunity and begun to fill our corners with student life amongst the books.
We have had another productive week of the Year 10 Independent Project where the boys have commenced formulating their detailed investigation and collection of primary and secondary research into a final big idea. Library staff and mentors have worked closely with students to develop strategies and designs for ways to present their final product, while also allowing time for independent thinking and time to work through the self-paced Canvas modules.
Many of the projects are impressive works of imagination, creative thinking, and dedicated research. One student’s work on Wormhole theory inspired the Arthur Holt Library team to develop a new display on the theme of time travel in literature. A range of novels, short stories, films, manga and graphic novels are on display and available to borrow, including Paper Girls, Inuyasha, 11.22.63, Waking Romeo and Dr Who. Many thanks to Kyle Tran, one of our Duke of Edinburgh ‘shelvers’ who designed the fabulous posters showcasing what delights we have on offer.
“Shh! Listen! Someone’s coming! I think — I think it might be us!” ― J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban