Students in Leicester who are studying for GCSE or A-level exams this month have been offered quiet study areas in four buildings owned by the city council.
The idea was proposed by a member of the City Youth Council, Hersh Thaker, 18, who said he had difficulty finding quiet space when he was studying for his A-levels last year.
"From my own experience when I sat my A-levels last year, there was a real lack space at my school and I know pupils struggle for peace and quiet at home.
"It's not nice being crammed around a table in a group trying to revise for important exams and this is why I asked the council if there was any free space for pupils to study”.
He said he was really grateful that Mr Adrian Wills, the head of libraries and information services, had been very supportive of his idea and helped to find quiet study areas to make his idea come true.
The four quiet study spaces include Connexions in Charles Street, the People's Gallery building in Belvoir Street, Belgrave Neighbourhood Centre in Rothley Street and the African Caribbean Centre in Maidstone Road.
There will be about 100 spaces for students to use from January 9 to 31. If proven popular, they will be made available again in May when pupils are revising for their summer exams.
More information about the quiet study space offer can be found at: