News from The Arthur Holt Library

News from The Arthur Holt Library

It has been a busy week in the Arthur Holt Library. Not only have we been busy running research and referencing lessons for the boys in Year 8, but we have also been happily offering safe harbour to any boys wanting to get out of the rain during recess and lunch. As welcome as it has been to see a break in the wet weather, we will miss having a library that busy.

We’ve also started a new series of workshops with the Year 11 IB cohort centred around the skills that form the foundation of their Diploma Programme. The first workshop focussed on their Research Skills as the boys were asked to test their information searching, paraphrasing and critical thinking skills.

The second will focus on their Collaboration Skills as they are asked to work together to perform extracts from well-known poems, speeches and songs. The third, will test their powers of communication by asking them to decipher Fake News. The lesson offers a timely reminder that in the current media climate it’s just as important to be actively critical as receivers of information as we need to be as producers of it.

“I find television very educating. Every time somebody turns on the set, I go into the other room and read a book.” – Groucho Marx

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