Earlier this month, Rockwood Academy took part in celebrating the Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals’ (CILIP) national Libraries Week, between the 8th and the 12th of October.
The week is dedicated to celebrating the nation’s libraries, and this year’s focus was on wellbeing, showcasing how libraries across the country bring communities together, combat loneliness, provide a space for reading and creativity, and support people with their mental health.
Promoting the importance of the safe space Rockwood Academy’s library creates for its students, a number of activities took place throughout the week. Most notably was a special performance by the Rockwood Academy choir during lunchtime on Friday 12th October. The performance was enjoyed by members of the school community as well as visitors from the Future Leaders programme. The performance covered a range of music including renditions of This Is Me (originally by the cast of The Greatest Showman), One Last Time (originally by Ariana Grande), and on special request for Librarian Ms Cook, David Bowie’s Changes.
Rockwood Academy’s library is more than just a facility for learning, it’s a space in which students can come together to collaborate; whether that’s to study, to read, or simply as a space for creative social interactions.