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10/12/19

Current House Points Totals. https://t.co/r3IZcs7du8

06/12/19

Student Christmas lunch ordering will close at midday today. https://t.co/b3Egbix7Fq

04/12/19

Artist in Residence at The Beacon School Jonathan Braybrook, who is an art teacher at School came to the Beacon School to take up the role of Artist in Residence on Wednesday, 2nd December. He led a master class for our A-Level students in fine art portraiture. https://t.co/18G9n8sCRL

03/12/19

Current House Points Totals. https://t.co/F27T39LpL9

29/11/19

Meeting the legendary Dr Martin Degg who gave a fantastic and insightful lecture on Earthquake vulnerability in Megacities https://t.co/HSO2fJQltz

29/11/19

Retweeted From Marian Bonney

Well done Sean Bonney and sounds like an amazing day, thanks to Mrs Burge for organising

29/11/19

Thank you for such an informative lecture on Icelandic volcanoes and for letting our students touch the ash produced from Eyjafjallajokull https://t.co/aa1sNsjqG4

29/11/19

Geographers have just been given a superb lecture on New Zealand earthquakes and future risk. Thank you for providing such great information that the students can use in their exams

29/11/19

Year 12 and 13 Geographers ready for a day of lectures on Tectonic Hazards. Looking forward to hearing from lecturers such as Dr Martin Degg” https://t.co/i3rmf4gtCd

29/11/19

Closing date for booking a student Christmas lunch is midday Friday 6th December. https://t.co/DQAT334zZY

27/11/19

Tickets are available from Mrs Mann in the main office. We look forward to seeing you for a magical evening. The Drama Department

27/11/19

We are heading into the final stretch of rehearsals for the whole school production of Wendy and Peter Pan. With a cast of around 90 students, it has been something of a logistical challenge but it is coming together ready to enchant and entertain our audiences in two weeks’ time https://t.co/Mq8OTmw7R8

27/11/19

Retweeted From Jo Morgan

Here's a competition aimed at Year 8 girls. Puzzles, logic, codes. https://t.co/9T4sTLOxAA

26/11/19

Retweeted From The Beacon Friends' Association

Don’t forget to shop through Amazon Smile and support the BFA https://t.co/5gHZhUUFQs

26/11/19

Current House Points Totals. https://t.co/79uYKREH7U

26/11/19

Well done. 👏👏 https://t.co/dWnd1hx6gA

25/11/19

Student Christmas Lunch. https://t.co/TaFDjqgCmE

22/11/19

Retweeted From Rosebery School

We are looking to recruit a School Counsellor to join our Student Support team. Provide expert counselling and support to students to help them to overcome their emotional, personal and social barriers to learning. https://t.co/vbb92AVQSv

22/11/19

Retweeted From The Beacon Friends' Association

Delighted that our Beacon School ‘Beacon’ community initiative has been chosen as one of the Co-op’s local causes. If you’ve got a Co-op card you are a member! Sign on at https://t.co/xd9tOAcrNb & scroll through to select The Beacon ‘Beacon’.

22/11/19

Retweeted From The Beacon Friends' Association

Thanks to everyone who came on the BFA Litter Pick last Sunday. We'll be doing them regularly around Banstead, Nork, Preston and Tattenhams and joining up with our fellow community groups. Keep an eye out for the next one. The Beacon School for a Brighter Community! https://t.co/nSSsfOciiP

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