The Library

Welcome to
The Library


The Library is open to everyone at break and before and after school for homework and revision.

At lunchtime the library is open to specific year groups:

Monday and Tuesday - Year 7

Wednesday - Year 8

Thursday - Years 8 and 9

Friday - KS4


The Library is situated on the first floor of the Maths/Science/English block.



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November 2019

October 2019

Events at the library

National Library Week

4th - 12th October

We celebrated Libraries Week 2019 with lots of activities and events at St Cuthbert's Library with this year's theme of celebrating the role libraries in a digital world. We joined the rest of the nation by showing what our much-loved library along with the innovative and diverse services and activities that we have on offer here at St Cuthbert's.

Take a look at what we did throughout the special week.

Spoken Word Poetry

On 10th October we celebrated World Mental Health Day with some Spoken Word Poetry. Each of our finalists spoke their truth about living in the digital age and what the 'Truth' means to them.


Our four finalists; Erin, Ella, Conor and Charlotte.

Our four finalists; Erin, Ella, Conor and Charlotte.


Make Your Mark Vote

Earlier this month, the whole school took part in 'Make Your Mark'. It gives young people aged 11-18 across the UK the opportunity to get involved and have their voices heard, by helping to decide what Members of the UK Youth Parliament should debate and vote on. 

During Library Week, our School Council from Years 8, 9 and 10 helped to count up the total number of votes on issues for the UK and devolved issues as well as local ones.









Some of the main issues were mental health, protecting the environment, welcoming refugees, tackling hate crime and child poverty as well as knife crime.

It was important for us, as a school, to take take part to show that voting is still so important in this digital world we now live in. 

National Poetry Day 

3rd October 2019


Thursday 3rd
October marked the 25th Anniversary of National Poetry Day and this year’s theme was ‘Truth’.

We encouraged students to get involved themselves by sharing poems that spoke a truth to them, either ones they had written themselves or ones they like via Twitter using #TellMeTheTruthAboutLife.

We then ran a competition for the ‘Best Poem’ and narrowed it down to four finalists who battled it out with some spoken word poetry on World Mental Health Day to speak their truth. Our Winner, Ella was decided by Mrs Twist, Miss Grimes and Miss Magee and won a copy of this year’s anthology of ‘Tell Me the Truth About Life’.


Our winner of our Poetry Competition, Ella with her prize, this year's anthology 'Tell Me The Truth About Life'.

Our winner of our Poetry Competition, Ella with her prize, this year's anthology 'Tell Me The Truth About Life'.

Upcoming Events


4th November - 13th December 2019

Are you that person who always gets FOMO? Well fear no more, St Helens Libraries has got you covered with their new competition 'FOMOr' (Fear of Missing Out on Reading). Follow this link to find out more.