Welcome to the beating heart of Kings’ School – our wonderful Library. In an age where young people are said to be reading less and where squeezed budgets mean fewer libraries, here at Kings’ we are proud and thrilled, in equal measure, to introduce to you our well-resourced, well-used, wonderful library.
Along with regular timetabled lessons, many staff members like to book the room for occasional lessons. Pupils like to visit in their own time, before or after school and during lunch break, to catch up with friends, complete homework, or simply read in a warm and welcoming environment. The library also takes the lead in a number of annual events.
The Hampshire Book Award Every year, Mrs Miles invites pupils in year 8 to be judges in this prestigious event. Our judges are required to read a shortlist of recently published fiction, meet regularly and evaluate the books they read. Our year 8 pupils have always enjoyed this challenge and represented the school with great integrity at meetings, voting days with other schools and at the formal awards ceremony at the Winchester Guildhall.
After the most recent Hampshire Book Award event the following comments were made: “It was absolutely lovely to see you and your delightful Kings’ pupils yesterday at the HBAs. As usual they were beautifully behaved and so sensible and mature in their observations. And wow, they really do now their stuff” Librarian at another Hampshire school.