The Science department is starting its own subject-specific library to encourage the girls to read more widely around Science, broaden their knowledge and deepen their love of reading. During their time at PGHS, students study topics from across the scientific spectrum, from genetics to space science and the chemistry affecting our environment. As the library grows, it will give students the opportunity to delve deeper. They may wish to find out why European royals are so likely to be haemophiliacs, explore the weird and wonderful world of quantum mechanics or find out why travelling close to the speed of light could make you appear younger than your friends. Research has shown that reading for pleasure is important and a paper for the OECD concluded that children who read for pleasure more than once a week do better in maths, vocabulary and spelling tests. All of this is in addition to the increased scientific knowledge that students will acquire. The Year 10 Science ambassadors, Lily and Evie are going to run the library from room 46. If students have any questions about the library or any suggestions of books to add to the collection, please feel free to speak to the Science ambassadors.