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21/10/19

Year 11 Boys Football County Cup 2nd round Beacon 2 Glyn 1 Match Report https://t.co/riPRU1umzc

15/10/19

Following student feedback, The Music Department has changed the day of rehearsals for The Beacon Singers to WEDNESDAY after school, starting this week. We look forward to seeing as many students from across the school there as possible! https://t.co/zi7yc8lCNy

09/10/19

Retweeted From The Beacon Friends' Association

Introducing the BFA Beacon School Lottery Prize Draw. Simply go to https://t.co/Ewu8DarBNb and select ‘The Beacon School’. Open to our everyone in our local community not just school members. First draw is Sat 16th Nov. Good Luck.

28/09/19

Retweeted From GLF Schools TT

Our trainee graduates doing the hat throw! Congratulations to you all! https://t.co/F6U8dPeroS

28/09/19

Congratulations. 👏🎉

27/09/19

QUIZ NIGHT Thank you so much for those who joined us for the quiz night last night. There were strong performances from the nine teams present, and it really was down to the line with only one point in it. Congratulations to this year's winners “Anyone for Tennis”. https://t.co/UVCijlxUUr

27/09/19

Retweeted From GLF Schools TT

. from graduating today at https://t.co/vVmv8rktne

27/09/19

Congratulations.👏🍾

23/09/19

The Beacon Singers is our non-audition choir, open to all students from Years 7-13. Rehearsals start tomorrow after school 3:15pm-4:15pm. Whether you're new to the school, a choir regular or returning after a short break, see you in the Music Dept tomorrow! https://t.co/NOcmM5ATAa

23/09/19

We are continuing to run our comic release scheme, in aid of the . If you have any comics or teenage magazines that you no longer want, can you please bring them to the Main Office. All donations must be in good condition and free of graffiti. https://t.co/veRg35HCSc

23/09/19

The Beacon School are continuing to collect used postage stamps, in aid of ‘Against Breast Cancer’. Last year we collected 5829 used postage stamps, and thank you to all those who very donated their stamps. Could the envelopes be handed into the Main Office. https://t.co/kAa3hFRgL7

13/09/19

A great day out spent with the A Level Art and Photography students at the Tate Modern. https://t.co/yZPJO63bGH

07/09/19

Retweeted From Banstead Rotary

Massive thanks for helping us to donate £500 to enable a disabled pupil to have intensive physiotherapy sessions! RT pls https://t.co/Y7b7zTdNFe

06/09/19

School production auditions. https://t.co/TFm1z9rB5Z

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