Our students incorporate all of these library resources into learning activities. Younger students join children from across the state in voting on their favorite picture books, and fourth graders compile their own volume of poems and pictures of animals that live around the campus. Fifth graders research the lives of famous artists, culminating in a biographical scrapbook presented during their Living Artists show. The sixth graders research all sides of a thorny issue – from the role that King Henry VIII of England may have played in the execution of his wives, to the competing claims for the remains of Kennewick Man by the community of archaeologists and the Northwest tribal nations. These and other cases are researched then presented in a formal “mock trial” setting before a panel of faculty and student justices.
In addition, students run active book and movie clubs in the bright, comfortable Middle/Upper School Library. And seventh graders finish the school year with a dress-up Literary Tea, catered by their parents, where teachers and students propose new books to read for the coming year. Learn more about the offerings at Saint George’s Lower School Library and Middle/Upper School Library by checking out their web pages.