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17/08/17

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Great News for - superb results all round! https://t.co/GLGKlWpjqZ https://t.co/uS2xp3NzLE

17/08/17

Well done everyone. https://t.co/Fz0FUdpr45

17/08/17

Good luck to all our A level students getting their results today.

04/08/17

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Congratulations to the winners! Massive thanks for raising a magnificent £261.28 ! https://t.co/xYtE60es7V

29/07/17

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are looking for a well organised,self-motivated person to manage their Learning Resources Centre (LRC) https://t.co/sU9ReK9NHX https://t.co/hNrNIwNKD3

29/07/17

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We have ordered our Purple4Polio crocuses for Banstead! Thanks for supporting https://t.co/RBgasqKUaf

20/07/17

Next term's BPA events. https://t.co/scbOskEnmd

19/07/17

Year 10 Geographers....this article is exactly what we have been discussing this week. I saw this on the BBC... https://t.co/nphZHr3z0K

19/07/17

Current Year 12 and new Year 12 Geographers....this is one for you I saw this on the BBC News App and thought... https://t.co/oMV4z6ekF3

19/07/17

Year 12 Geographers. Our first topic next year - Water Issues, including flash flooding and the natural causes of... https://t.co/kUpaqOmeJ9

17/07/17

Amazing day of songwriting thanks to and GCSEMusic and students, great collaboration and excellent songs!! https://t.co/I8aONgg9yU

14/07/17

Retweeted From Warren Mead Jnr Sch

Our teams didn't make it all the way but Mia was chosen as Chair person for the final debate 👏🏻👏🏻 https://t.co/1rKCVicg0L

14/07/17

Retweeted From Jill Mansfield

Had a fab morning doing mock interviews with their lovely young people. You've got lots to offer future employers. 😊😀

14/07/17

Retweeted From Banstead Rotary

Many thanks to pupils for the cheque totalling a magnificent £261.28 for

14/07/17

Retweeted From Banstead Rotary

Massive congratulations to the pupils who received Banstead Rotary Community Awards for charity work!

13/07/17

Thank you to Hannah from for speaking to our Year 10 students today. https://t.co/cb86RqVZ6Z

13/07/17

Popped to the beach on the way home - quel beau temps! https://t.co/pWgRrpukug

12/07/17

Futuroscope was amazing and the late night lasers were incredible. https://t.co/VmAwWmIufW

11/07/17

Retweeted From Dave Cordle

The Beacon Singers gave the most beautiful rendition of Windmills Of Your Mind last night. Magical! Thank you https://t.co/JutijUAe6d

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 to Thursday 8.15 – 4p.m and on Fridays 8.15p.m to 3p.m. All students are welcome before school, after school and during break and lunchtimes.  Homework club is available after school for an hour each day 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. 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 time students learn how to use the library in an effective way and follow a programme called Accelerated Reader.  This programme is used nationally and encourages reading for pleasure as well as helping to improve students reading and comprehension abilities. Students are given a short computer-based vocabulary test at the start of every term which helps them match their choice of book to their reading ability.  When students have finished their book they take a short quiz on the computer – passing the quiz is an indication that they have understood what has been read.

Activities

A wide range of activities take place in the LRC, including the Carnegie Shadowing Club, book trailer showings, 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 Ms Connor 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