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26/06/19

Our final group of Year 9 Geographers were amazing on the coast of Folkestone today. Well done to each and every one of you. Students have been a pleasure to spend the day with https://t.co/AJe4USTYhy

24/06/19

Black ankle socks.

24/06/19

News from the French trip. We are at Calais and will be taking the 8:15 pm boat. We expect to be at school between 10:30-11:00pm but will update you once we are closer to school.

24/06/19

Student's just need have to have their jumper with them, at school, they can take them off at any time.

24/06/19

Girls uniform: We just want to confirm that last summer we changed the uniform policy to allow girls to wear black socks with their skirts in the summer term. I know that a number of families have not picked up on this change so hopefully this helps clarify the situation.

23/06/19

Day of history and culture with a morning at Bayeux and the afternoon at the 360* cinema at Arromanches. https://t.co/T8gGVLz7u7

22/06/19

Lovely morning at Avranches market followed by lunch in le jardin des plantes next stop Mont St Michel https://t.co/hNb0JrfYjC

21/06/19

We have arrived, made beds now playing before dinner having stopped for lunch by the river. https://t.co/e9W1mMYiWs

21/06/19

We are on our way!! https://t.co/0WpbAtZTbX

21/06/19

Yes.

21/06/19

Due to a major event taking place at the school this afternoon, Picquets Way and the surrounding roads are likely to be significantly busier than normal. Where possible, please make alternative arrangements for picking your son/daughter up from school at the end of the day.

20/06/19

The Geography Department have dodged the rain this week and taken 120 Geographers to sunny Folkestone to collect primary data for their GCSE coastal studies. Students have learnt to beach profile, analyse sediment, complete EQIs and field sketch.👍 https://t.co/P2DntVGCTw

14/06/19

Retweeted From BookTrust

If you've been inspired by the incredible twists and turns in the , why not find out more about some incredible female footballers? Win our competition and you could be learning about four of the greats: https://t.co/E4yYI3Cjge https://t.co/F9Sd6oza5X

14/06/19

The Beacon Languages Department and especially the Year 9 French students are really looking forward to the arrival of our French visitors on Monday!

14/06/19

Retweeted From Keith Batchelor

Delighted to attend a reception last night with Chris Grayling to represent alongside so many community groups making such a difference to the local area https://t.co/ZDhzDcBFjh

14/06/19

Retweeted From Mrs Singleton 🧬🦠

Year 11 we have got this.... final science exam today, physics paper 2! You have been brilliant and worked incredibly hard. We will be in from 7:30am for final questions at breakfast revision. Best of luck! https://t.co/WkbO6ikrFg

13/06/19

A huge well done to all our Year 11 and Year 13 Geographers for completing your exams today. You have shown a huge commitment, enthusiasm and effort over the past few weeks and we are incredibly proud of you.🌍 From Team Geography

12/06/19

Could ALL GCSE Art students come to the Art Department at some point during the day on Friday 14th June to claim mounted work that has been unclaimed.

12/06/19

The Art and Photography GCSE and A Level exhibition will be taking place on Tuesday 26th of June from 4 - 6pm. All Art and Photography students, friends and families are invited to celebrate the students hard work. https://t.co/kDAsTqGXtI

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