Here at Berkhamsted, we have just half a day left of this term, and so, to finish, we produced a newsletter letting everyone in school know what we’ve been doing in the libraries this term. We would like to share this with you. How do you communicate with the rest of your schools and organisations about what you do? It would be great to hear about what happens in other libraries…
The major event of the term has been the official opening of our School Archive Exhibition Room, which features on pages 4 and 5. We have developed the Archive extensively over the past two to three years, with one of our librarians obtaining archivist qualifications, meaning that she is now the school’s official archivist, and the assignment of three rooms, fittingly, in the oldest part of the school to house the Exhibition Room, Archive Office and Store. We hold fascinating material covering the life of the school since its foundation in 1541, from an original building, to seals of appointments of Headmasters, and a prefect book (annotated by Charles Henry Greene, author Graham Greene’s father, with details of old boys who died during the Great War, he was Headmaster here during that time). We have samples of uniform which spans the early decades of the twentieth century, for both boys and girls, copies of school magazines and much much more. If you are an Old Berkhamstedian, perhaps you would like to make arrangements to visit one day. Please do take a look at our website dedicated to the archive, by clicking here.
We have also housed an exhibition of students’ artwork which was undertaken to reflect what World War I meant to Berkhamsted School. Give that our library on our Castle Campus is a Memorial Library to the memory of boys and members of all staff who served during the War, it seemed very fitting for us to display this artwork.
We also cover our subscriptions to e-resources and our celebration of World Book Day 2015, which took place on Thursday 5th March.
We hope that you enjoy taking a look!
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