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                                                                                                                      Library Association Inspiration Award
The Learning Resource Centre (LRC) at Hymers College, Yorkshire, was awarded the prestigious School Library Association Inspiration Award in London. Headmaster, David Elstone, was accompanied
at the awards ceremony by
Ian Sanderson, architect Clare Ailward, former LRC Manager Sue Tomlinson and current manager Sarah Tenniswood.
Mr Elstone explained that “at a time when public libraries are closing, Hymers College values
this type of facility. It has been
a culmination of eleven years
hard work and is great to see the building being used by so many of our students.
For the  rst time ever, the award was shared between 3 schools namely Headington School in Oxfordshire, the American School of Madrid, and Hymers College.
The award is made to the school library space that shows inspiration, innovation, creativity and resourcefulness in its library design and in its use. The judges were impressed by the strong sense of
The Learning Resource Centre
harmony as the LRC’s contemporary design exchanges re ections with the traditional school buildings. More importantly, they appreciated and valued our vision of the LRC as a community hub – “a superb library at the very heart of the school”.
Headmaster David Elstone and his team with the SLA Inspiration Award
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