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Walthamstow School for Girls

Learning Resource Centre (LRC)

 LRC Opening Times:

Mon, Wed & Thurs 8-4.30
Tue 8-4
Fri 8-3.30


 If you ... Love Reading ... Come and visit the LRC





Students who earn the most points and spend the most time on Bedrock from  
Friday 26th May to  Friday 7th July  
will be invited to a Bedrock Pizza Party lunchtime in the LRC on Wednesday 12th July. 

Celebrating all your hard work at the Bedrock Pizza Party. 
Good Luck! 
Ms Majid, Ms Piggott and Ms Kelly (The Bedrock Staff)




To celebrate a year of Bedrock Learning we are having a picnic at lunchtime on Thursday 29th June.  
So, make sure you log on regularly at home for your chance to join our celebration. 
Ms Kelly, Ms Pigott, Ms Majid, Ms Brunas and Ms Wallace (the Bedrock team)



Year 8 Bedrock Parent's Coffee Morning

25th April 2023

Bedrock is an online programme that supports reading, that was introduced in September for some of our Year 8 students. The coffee morning was a great chance for the staff to share strategies with parents about supporting reading, both at home as well as at school. Parents also spoke about their experiences and challenges of supporting reading at home. 

To achieve the best results, students are encouraged to log on regularly at home, as little and often is the best approach to completing the tasks. Reading books by different authors and genres is also important. Ms Kelly offered advice about book choices, that students would be able to read but would also stretch their reading ability. The key to reading books is to find something they are interested in and to enjoy the book. 

Parents can contact Ms Kelly at the school if they have further questions about reading and Bedrock. Telephone: 020 8509 9446 or E-mail: 

We are here to support our students, by supporting you. 

Ms Kelly, Ms Lamprell, Ms Wallace, Ms Brunas, Ms Pigott and Ms Majid (the Bedrock Team).



D.E.A.R. Day - Drop Everything and Read

On 23rd March 2023, both staff and students started each lesson reading a book.  We read fiction, non-fiction, newspapers and magazines ….. the main point was to JUST READ!

Literacy is at the heart of learning and we need young people to (re)discover their love of reading. So, here are just some of the benefits of reading.

● Reading a book or listening to a story relaxes our bodies and minds: research estimates that 6 minutes of reading can reduce stress and anxiety by 68% - more than listening to music or watching TV.

● Reading gives our senses a break from the constant assault of digital media. It’s important children have some peace and quiet to allow them to use their imagination – and who knows where that will take them?

● With improved knowledge, vocabulary and writing skills, reading about different characters builds other important life skills like empathy, analytical thinking and problem solving. It aids sleep, boosts self-esteem, builds good communication skills and strengthens predictive skills.

● Reading for pleasure also means they’re more likely to do well at their GCSEs.

The benefits are clear and wide ranging. What’s more, your children won’t need an internet connection or any special equipment, batteries or chargers to do it!

 So, remember let’s Read to Succeed.

Ms Kelly, LRC.



HERSTORY – Find out about the history of our area and our former pupils. 



To celebrate International Women’s Day on Friday 10th of March students will be able to explore the rich history of our school.  

Students can access our archive to search for pupils who came to our school from 1913 to 1951 and then find out where they lived. There will be a display about our first Headteacher, Blanche Hewett, who founded our school in 1890 and our Honours Boards in Hewett Hall will have information about former pupils whose names are inscribed on the walls. 

So, if you are interested in research, history, geography and feminist history, this is the event for you. 

Ms Kelly, LRC.

Miss Annie Euphemia Birch is shown in the Staff Register as teaching Art from 1909 to July 1919. At the age of 34, she pursued another career path and the Iris for December 1921 tells us all about this.

For many years the school had an Old Girl’s Association (OGA). Members were involved in the life of the school and also helped to produce Iris, the school magazine. Pictured here is a pewter badge which was worn by the OGA members and may well have been made by Miss Birch, as she taught pewter work to our students. 




Students who earn the most points and spend the most time on Bedrock from Monday 1st November to Friday 2nd of December will be invited to a Bedrock Banquet lunchtime in the LRC on Friday 9th of December.

Celebrating all your hard work at the

Bedrock Banquet Pizza Party.

Winners will be announced on Monday 5th December.

Good Luck!

Ms Lamprell, Ms Wallace, Ms Majid, Ms Piggott and Ms Kelly (The Bedrock Staff)






THURSDAY 1st December

Lunchtime in the LRC


All students can come along and buy hand crafted items designed and made by your fellow students. Be part of our crafting community.

Students who want to sell their hand-made items should come to the LRC to book a space.

Ms Kelly, LRC.


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Reserving a book in the LRC. 

If you need any books you can ask ask for them through the online LRC via this link.

Then type your Username and password (sent to you by e-mail or in your student planner) 

e.g. Username: 999999 and Password: 999999 (they are always the same number), School: select "Walthamstow School for Girls" from the drop down menu.

You can then search for books, click on the title and Reserve. 

If the book is in the LRC it will be delivered to your classroom. You may have to wait longer if the book is on loan to another student. 

Please contact me if you have problems with this system, 

Mrs Kelly
LRC Manager 



Benefits of Reading 

Benefit of reading - Stress Reduction

Everyday concerns will keep bothering you unless you do something to divert your mind. Reading gives you that mental space to occupy yourself with something more interesting.

Benefit of reading - Knowledge

The knowledge you gain from reading books, is that it can never be taken away from you. Unlike worldly possessions, your knowledge will stay with you till the end of time.

Benefit of reading - Vocabulary Expansion and Writing Skills

Reading any type of book can improve your vocabulary and writing skills to an impressive extent. Better vocabulary knowledge also helps your self-confidence when expressing yourself.

Benefit of reading - Improves Your Memory

Daily reading gives allows you to retain information, and with every new memory, your brain creates new brain pathways or synapses. It strengthens your existing memory, helps to recall short-term memory, and stabilizes mood. 

Benefit of reading - Improves Focus and Concentration

Reading for about 20 to 30 minutes can help you with better focus and concentration. 

How to choose, reserve, borrow & return books ... 

The library books are still available for you to borrow and read!  We have a wonderful selection which will open new ideas, worlds and understanding to you!

This is how to choose, reserve, borrow and return your books:

To access our library system, at home or at school, you will have to login to this website.

 Login to Reading Cloud is on the right-hand side of the screen. 


Type your Login User Name and Password  e.g. 9999.

School - type WAL and scroll down the list and select our school.

You can then look for, review or reserve books.

If find an e-book, you can also borrow one online.

There are lots of features on this website, including Featured Authors, book lists linked to Accelerated Reader levels and book recommendations.

Reserve books will be delivered to your classroom and you can return books in the book box in the student reception. So, feel free to explore and discover our world of books.

Read, learn and enjoy!

Mrs Kelly
LRC Manager

The LRC is a quiet, supportive space for students to read,
research and complete their work.
As well as books, there are computers, a printer and
photocopier for students to use.

The LRC is open before and after school and during break and lunchtime.

We have regular events and activities during lunchtime and after school.

The LRC Manager Ms Kelly is here to help and support you.


Donating Books


Thinking about de-cluttering your life?



The LRC will gladly accept gently used books.



 Thank you