A GROUP of A level history students from Droitwich Spa High School have spent the day at the University of Worcester’s new library.

Budding historians went to The Hive to advance their research skills on Tuesday, January 28.

They spent two hours with the community liaison librarian, Miss Natasha Skeen, who helped teach the students about research methods and techniques, using journals, working beyond books, checking credibility, how to reference and how to check keywords.

Mr Mark Drew, assistant head of history, who led the trip, said: "The students were actively engaged and enthusiastic towards all the activities prepared for them and asked probing and searching questions throughout the tour of the facilities, even taking time to register with the library so they could access the university databases and academic journals in the weeks to come."

History teacher Jay DaCosta, who also went on the trip, added: "This link has fantastic potential for helping students research their work and prepare for higher education. We look forward to developing this invaluable relationship with the university, its staff and excellent academic facilities."