Books to remain part of school scene

Birdwood High School will not remove all its books and create an electronic library, despite a recent audit.

Birdwood High School students Jyle Palmer and Rebecca Taheny show how their school is combining traditional books and online learning to suit students’ needs.

Unlike city school Henley high, which came under the spotlight last week for donating its 10,000 printed books to charity to create a “virtual library”, Birdwood principal Steve Hicks said there was “still great value in students reading books”.
The school recently completed an audit of library usage and its resources.
“A lot of the books had been sitting on shelves and no student had looked at them for five years and they were taking up space,” Mr Hicks said.
“We did a cull of books not used by students.

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