Friday, 16 June 2017

Reach for the Stars

SAVE THE DATE | Star Wars Hour of Code | Wednesday 28th June 2017 | 14.15-15.15

Students and staff of South Sefton College are invited to join Leia, Rey, R2D2 and BB-8 to build a galaxy far, far away. #SouthSeftonCodes #HourofCode

For more information, please check out our Facebook event page here.

“The 'Hour of Code™' is a nationwide initiative by Computer Science Education Week [] and[] to introduce millions of students to one hour of computer science and computer programming.”

Tuesday, 13 June 2017

Hufflepuff, Ravenclaw, Slytherin and Gryffindor

SAVE THE DATE Harry Potter and the 20th Anniversary Party
Monday 26th June 2017 | 15.30-16.30

This year marks the 20th Anniversary of the publication of 'Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone'. Join the students and staff of South Sefton College as we celebrate 'Harry Potter and the 20th Anniversary Party' in the Learning Resource Centre with sweets, treats and surprises. @SouthSeftonLRC #HarryPotter20

Friday, 12 May 2017

Raise a cheer for Edward Lear

Observed annually on May 12, National Limerick Day celebrates the birthday of English artist, illustrator, author and poet Edward Lear (May 12, 1812 – Jan. 29, 1888).  Lear is known mostly for his literary nonsense in poetry, prose and limericks.
National Limerick Day also celebrates the limerick poem.  Limerick poems were popularised by Edward Lear’s book “Book of Nonsense” in 1846.
A limerick is a very short, humorous, nonsense poem. Within a limerick, there are five lines.  The first two lines rhyme with the fifth line and the third and fourth line rhyme together.
The Limerick also has a particular rhythm which is officially described as anapestic trimeter.  Why not sit down and write a few limericks of your own. Use #NationalLimerickDay to post on social media.
There was a Young Lady whose chin
Resembled the point of a pin;
So she had it made sharp,
and purchased a harp,
And played several tunes with her chin.

[Information from National Day Calendar]

Monday, 8 May 2017

We Need You, You, You!

The LRC is currently recruiting for new volunteer student librarians to join the LRC Team. 

For any Year 12 students interested in volunteering in the library, this is an ideal opportunity to gain work experience alongside studying for A-Levels, which can be used on your personal statement for university or when compiling your CV and moving into full time employment. 

Job descriptions and application forms can be picked up from the LRC Helpdesk. For more information or to register your interest, please contact Leane Kinsella as soon as possible.

The deadline for applications is on Friday 9th June 2017 and interviews for candidates will be scheduled for the week commencing Monday 12th June 2017. It is expected that successful applicants will begin LRC training during the week following interviews. 

Monday, 24 April 2017

I Want to Break Free

Each year, South Sefton LRC marks World Book Night.

"World Book Night is a national celebration of reading and books which takes place on 23 April every year. Books are given out across the UK with a focus on reaching those who don’t regularly read, and are gifted through organisations including prisons, libraries, colleges, hospitals, care homes and homeless shelters, as well as by passionate individuals who give out their own books within their communities. World Book Night is run by The Reading Agency, a national charity that inspires people to become confident and enthusiastic readers."

This year we wanted to try something different, so we have set up a Free Library!

Located in the foyer at the college entrance, we have positioned three book spinners filled with books. Students, staff and visitors are free to pick up a book to keep and give a book to the free library in return. There is a variety of novels across a number of genres, so get involved now and share the joy of reading. Let us know what books you choose (or donate) online using @SouthSeftonLRC or #SouthSeftonReads.

Tuesday, 21 March 2017

Poetry in Motion

'Held every year on 21 March, World Poetry Day celebrates one of humanity’s most treasured forms of cultural and linguistic expression and identity. Practiced throughout history – in every culture and on every continent – poetry speaks to our common humanity and our shared values, transforming the simplest of poems into a powerful catalyst for dialogue and peace.' UNESCO World Poetry Day 2017

This year the LRC has been sharing poetry online via Twitter and through putting up posters around college. How will you share your love of poetry?

For those SSC students and staff who are interested, you can attend the college Poetry Club during Thursday lunchtimes from 12.40 in F11 or get involved online with @SSCEnglishLit on Twitter and southseftonenglishlit on Instagram.

Wednesday, 15 March 2017


Follow our story @southseftonlrc
If you are a regular reader of our website, you will probably be aware that the LRC is active across a number of social media platforms including Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest but did you know that you can also follow our story on Instagram?

Get involved online now and follow @southseftonlrc and get involved with #SouthSeftonLRC. Get all the latest bookish news and updates from the LRC and beyond, instantaneously!

Check out our cheeky sneak peek below!

Friday, 20 January 2017

Could it be Magic, Now?

Calling all Hufflepuffs, Ravenclaws, Slytherins and Gryffindors!


Thursday 2nd February 2017

Come along to our third annual celebration of all things Harry Potter!

As if by magic, the LRC will be hosting another Harry Potter Book Night on Thursday 2nd February 2017 after college from 15.30. The theme is 'Professors of Hogwarts' - come along to get involved with Transfiguration, Care of Magical Creatures and Defence Against the Dark Arts classes as well as scavenger hunts and a Hogwarts Hall of Fame quiz.

This event is open to former students, current students and staff (and any prospective students). If you want to get involved, please email for more information.