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20/02/19

Another successful day on the mountain: jumps; fresh snow and amazing views https://t.co/EGAGZAeVPC

20/02/19

Another successful day on the mountain: jumps; fresh snow and amazing views

19/02/19

It is currently snowing in Sierra Nevada for our afternoon session. Students have been amazing so far and are flying down the ski runs https://t.co/HXw24AqQQd

14/02/19

Year 10 debating 'should mental health be taught in school?' as part of the PSHE day on wellbeing. https://t.co/10hPp9Ppgd

12/02/19

For anyone interested in an engineering apprenticeship https://t.co/64vXTfDc4S

11/02/19

Current house points totals. https://t.co/ZROAYrNMZV

08/02/19

Retweeted From Ms Hider

Thank you the students had an amazing workshop today. They worked so well for a really long day https://t.co/N8mCPtZ7d9

08/02/19

The Beacon go marching on into the Quarter Finals of the Surrey Cup after a fantastic 1-0 victory over Warlingham! On a very wet Friday afternoon, The Beacon year 8 football team travelled to Warlingham to play... https://t.co/ll6gn2EV29

07/02/19

Retweeted From Banstead Rotary

The Competition was held 24 January. Teacher Rachel Wellburn organised it & Andrew Cousens Head Chef judged. Winner, Oliver, passed Round2 & progressed to R3! https://t.co/Axs246XWWE

07/02/19

Match Report Year 9 Netball. https://t.co/h0gGJ1rLeu https://t.co/BA5g27vQwY

01/02/19

The local Tattenham Corner Community Group is running an all new Photography Exhibition in the BGMG car showroom at Tattenham Corner. Students at The Beacon School displayed some of their work there last year... https://t.co/HsXngmkquV

01/02/19

Retweeted From Keith Batchelor

is OPEN as normal today. Please avoid driving on Picquets Way if you can. Students are free to wear sensible alternative footwear today

01/02/19

The school is open today.

30/01/19

Thank you Ben Mark for coming in and talking to our students. https://t.co/tcDSClH7ov

24/01/19

Year 9/10 Surrey Schools Futsal Competition https://t.co/pnAnpUTY0E https://t.co/JPt7GNSK8G

09/01/19

Retweeted From BBC Young Reporter

We've created online resources to help young people identify real news and filter out and false information 👉 https://t.co/x9DkiaBYLO And to sign up your school, college or youth group for a potential workshop: https://t.co/j19v8sMxaY https://t.co/2DWIXV1iQQ

23/12/18

Definitely.

23/12/18

Retweeted From Mrs Singleton 🧬🦠

massive congratulations Charlie!!!! Such a belter.... world champ!!! I hope to be seeing you with your belt!

23/12/18

Massive congratulations Charlie Edwards outpoints Cristofer Rosales to claim WBC world flyweight title https://t.co/pw3vnm2PcE

Learning Resource Centre

The Beacon School’s Learning Resource Centre (LRC) is located on the ground floor of the Ashcroft building.  It provides a bright and spacious welcoming environment for individual study, class activities and leisure reading.

The aim of the LRC is to promote reading for pleasure and to support students and teachers with learning across the curriculum.

Opening Hours

The library is open Monday & Thursday 8.30am - 1.00pm, Tuesday & Wednesday 8.30am - 4.00pm and Friday 8.30am - 3.00pm.  All students are welcome before school, after school and during break and lunchtimes.  Homework club is available after school for an hour most days and students may use books and computers with a member of staff on hand to help.

Resources

There are over 18,000 books, incorporating both fiction and non-fiction and a selection of daily newspapers and penodicals.  Stock is replenished at regular intervals with current titles always in abundance.  Students are given login details when they join the school which enables them to manage their own account and write book reviews.  'Oliver' is the Library Management System which students can use to search for resources and books that they may need.  'Oliver' also holds a large database of reliable web links and other online resources to help students with their homework or information needs.

Twenty seven computers with Microsoft Office applications with access to the internet and library printer are available during break and lunchtimes. 

Library Lessons

All students in Year 7 are timetabled for a library lesson for an hour a fortnight.  During this lesson students are shown how to use the library, learn about book stock in the library, take part in shared reading and have an opportunity to read and review their chosen books.

Activities

A wide range of activities take place in the LRC, including the Carnegie Shadowing Club,tournaments, board games, bookmark making and book quizzes.  Many in-school competitions and reading challenges run throughout the school year and we are proud that our students have gained significant recognition through national competitions.

Please see Mrs Cox for further information.

Useful Websites

The CILIP Carnegie Children’s Book Awards

Love reading for kids

What should I read next

Booktrust Bookfinder

Reading Zone

Project Gutenberg

World Book day: Book Trailers