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21/07/21

After 22 years at The Beacon School, Gill Stalley, one of our amazing Science Technicians is retiring. Having been at The Beacon School for this length of time, one of the science prep rooms was named in her honour. Good Luck and all the best for the future Gill. https://t.co/JIzlzXWnsL

21/07/21

Final House Points Totals Well Done Explorer House!!!👏👏👏 https://t.co/0fI00B3KSq

20/07/21

The summer bumper edition of The Beacon School's Newsletter https://t.co/wma9w1acpx

12/07/21

Word of the Week https://t.co/KJLDH8ujmW

09/07/21

This week’s newsletter. https://t.co/dKPSOT0JcJ

05/07/21

Current House points Totals https://t.co/63f32i6AW1

05/07/21

Word of the Week https://t.co/lUvJntqT4r

02/07/21

This Weeks Newsletter https://t.co/oCq4GK6Xl7

02/07/21

BFA Summer Donation Week https://t.co/w4UTIQ1GGk

01/07/21

Junior Golf Club Championships Luke J, Year 9, won the Junior Club Championships at Cuddington Golf Club at the weekend and came 6th overall in the men's tournament. He had been cut to 3.8 handicap before the event. An fantastic achievement and a star. Congratulations Luke!

01/07/21

More Wimbledon Action https://t.co/Av8n0F8nGb

01/07/21

Jack J, Sonny D, Billy F and Alfie M are doing The Beacon proud at summer’s biggest tennis tournament. They have passed theory and practical trials and have also been involved in a rigorous training programme. Jack J was lucky enough to be on Centre Court https://t.co/1Zq4eBtrC0

01/07/21

Wimbledon Ball Boys We are privileged to have one of our Year 11 students and two of our Year 10 students as Ball Boys at Wimbledon this year, along with one of our former students. https://t.co/KF1m32mA8P

30/06/21

Current House Points Totals https://t.co/bXABxBK10s

28/06/21

Train to Teach with GLF https://t.co/7mtjzXT6gQ

25/06/21

This Weeks Newsletter https://t.co/IzeGDBjfo4

23/06/21

Current House Points Totals https://t.co/D0PM7tj8fk

21/06/21

Word of the Week https://t.co/WPz4cPS4fL

Learning Resource Centre #Imagination Station

The Beacon School’s Learning Resource Centre (LRC) #Imagination Station 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 Friday 8.30am - 4.00pm,  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 periodicals.  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.

Careers Hub

The Careers Hub is located in the middle of the LRC.  Students can access careers advice and information and make an appointment to discuss options with Mrs Cox who is also the Careers Co-ordinator.

 

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