The Premier’s Reading Challenge has now commenced for 2022!
If you are interested in participating, all you have to do is read 12 books between now and 9 September. All students who complete the challenge will receive an award from the Premier and will then go into the school draw to win a laptop! Last year’s lucky winner was Kiera-Lea.
This challenge is for everyone, not just for people who read all the time; all reading abilities are welcome! Students wishing to participate will need to come into the library to register and collect their reading record. Then, all that’s left to do is to get reading!
Using the research tools provided by the library
Most students start their research by doing a Google search. Whilst Google can be a useful tool, it can also provide a lot of irrelevant, incorrect and outdated information, which makes it harder to identify credible resources.
To help with this, the library subscribes to Britannica School, and online database containing information on many topics written by experts in the subject matter. Better still, the information is aimed specifically at school students and therefore easy to understand. So, before you search Google, I recommend you give this a go. There are articles, images, videos, and links to other recommended websites. This resource is accessible through the ‘Links’ tab in Daymap and should be the first place students look when doing project research!
Other useful resources provided by the library are accessible via the school website>Portal>Only2Clicks (Online Learning Resources) or at https://tinyurl.com/seafordhslibrary . This is a page that can be bookmarked for quick and easy future access to accurate, credible resources.
Karla Pickett, School Services Librarian