Our beautifully refurbished Discovery Zone lies at the heart of the Junior School and is a busy place of discovery and delight. The elegant, compact, and user-friendly design allows for easy, multi-purpose use. The facilities are state-of-the-art, yet timeless, and much of the treasured traditional library has been retained.
Whatever the task, the Discovery Zone has a space that fulfils that need: library or IT lessons; a quiet and comfortable to place to relax with a good book; a space to collaborate with friends on a project; a setup to execute and view IT creations; a treasury of books for reading enthusiasts; computers and iPads for completing tasks; comfortable seating for a group chat session; facilities for research and discovery; a safe place for prep in the afternoons; or a venue for class teaching. Gone is the traditional library and computer room, and in their place, our pupils and teachers have access to a modern, collaborative venue to meet the needs of a 21st Century education.
The promotion of abundant and quality reading material is critical to our thinking curriculum. Carefully designed shelving divides the library into a teaching zone, an informal reading area, with comfortable couches, and a computer area, and offers ample space for displaying popular or noteworthy titles. The best books are now but an arm’s reach away! Our non-fiction section houses a vibrant and relevant collection of information books. The St Margaret’s library is a haven of pictures and words, offering comfortable seating, beautiful displays, and the best in children’s literature
The computer area consists of two learning spaces, separated by folding glass doors. The iPad section is a hive of activity, with girls engaged in learning, using the school’s iPads or their own devices. This provides a wonderful platform for collaboration, whilst researching or completing tasks. The other room is equipped with computers which are used for IT lessons or for other subjects where access to PCs is required.