Library, Literature & Debate
At the very heart of Hebron's learning and development is Hebron’s library. It plays a fundamental role in guiding students to a reservoir of knowledge and understanding through reading and research. The joy of reading is something that Hebron works hard to encourage for every child, supported by the Enhanced Learning department for students who need extra help. The library also serves as a vital resource and environment for students to find quiet study time in their school day, perhaps to gather their thoughts as well as reflect, revise and cement the work they've learnt in the classroom.
The library also serves as a vital resource and environment for students to find quiet study time in their school day, perhaps to gather their thoughts as well as reflect, revise and cement the work they've learnt in the classroom.
Hebron has two libraries, catering to both the Junior and Senior Schools. The library shelves including classics and contemporary works of fiction and non-fiction for all age groups. The library also plays a pivotal role in organising activities across the academic year along with different departments especially the English department. World Book Day is celebrated with much enthusiasm and participation by both students and teachers. Annual book fairs are held in the second half of every academic year, where book stalls are set up by booksellers and students are able to explore the latest publications in their age category.
Discourse and debate are vital to academic rigour and the lifeblood of free thinking society. Therefore Hebron encourages all students to engage in forming and sharing their own opinions, whether it is on topics of importance to young people, the big issues of the day or world-views that affect society and the planet.
Hebron regularly takes part in inter-school debating competitions with english speaking schools in the Nilgiris, allowing them to speak publically to an audience and judging panel. It is something that stands students in very good stead when they come to write their personal statements for University applications.
English literature is also a fundamental part of the co-curricular agenda at Hebron. Whether it is reciting a poem, taking part in a school assembly, giving a speech or self-directing their own drama production at A-level, students throughout the school engage with literature as well as the Bible. Simply by being involved in these co-curricular activities throughout their school years, students imbibe vital writing, presentation and diction skills that go on to serve them for a lifetime after leaving Hebron.