Front row from left - Darragh
Loughran and Jason McKay Back row from left -
Shauna Cardwell and Sarah Larkin in the new
St.Patrick's Library which was kilted out for
ST Patrick's High School has officially
relaunched its revamped Library under the direction of
newly-appointed Librarian Mr Gareth Part.
The Library was closed for a number of weeks
to facilitate the overhaul which included purchasing a
significant number of new titles, redesigning the layout and
launching an updated induction programme in both English and
Mr Part also said he has a number of new
initiatives planned the library: "I am really excited about my
recent appointment and am looking forward to introducing theme
weeks, competitions, story tellers and other unique
opportunities to develop our pupils' reading," he said. "This
term I have been promoting the 'One Book Project' which is an
exciting reader development initiative being run in a number of
other schools across Northern Ireland. Pupils have been reading
and discussing the thought-provoking novel 'The Boy In The
Striped Pyjamas' by John Boyne, and the response has been
Pupils and staff alike are impressed by the
facility and excited about its future.
Mrs McCann, Head of English said: "The
Library plays a crucial and integral role in St Patrick's. All
Year Eight pupils complete a fun and educational induction
All English pupils visit the Library
frequently for research and pleasure as part of the school's
ongoing commitment to raising Literacy standards."
Dione Michie, of Year Eight who has already
started the induction programme said: "The Library is
brilliantly decorated for Halloween with lots of spooky poems
and horror stories on display.
"I chose a book called 'Buddy', which I love. I think I will
make great use of the library over the next few years as I can
even visit it at lunchtime. I can't wait to see what Mr Part has
planned for Christmas."