TRIP TO THE HIVE LIBRARY, WORCESTER
They say don’t judge a book by its cover, well the Hive Library in Worcester has a quarter of a million books! This September the Prince Henry’s A-level Geographers were hosted by the University of Worcester’s School of Education on a visit to explore the Hive Library. The Hive is a brilliant learning resource right on the doorstep of Evesham and contains over 26,000 records of historic monuments and buildings in and around Worcestershire. This made it the perfect location for our sixth form Geographers to prepare for their Non-Examined Assessment coursework, as many students have chosen to pick a local geographical issue as part of their investigation. In the morning the university staff put on a workshop to show the students how to make the most of the library and emphasise the importance of research and referencing in their A-level Geography work. Then in the afternoon, they were able to trawl through the books, journals and archives to select material they could use in their work. The day was a really valuable experience and one which will build up their independent learning skills for future study beyond Prince Henry’s.