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01/03/21

Word of the Week https://t.co/Fq9uEiJSZY

26/02/21

Retweeted From Jeremy Cuff

Supporting our community – we are very pleased to have helped The Beacon School with their IT Appeal – Please join us and give your support https://t.co/1kTraE2YqA https://t.co/GLpoFvoti9

26/02/21

This week’s newsletter. https://t.co/aJgFB1sXe9

24/02/21

Current House Points Totals https://t.co/aa15JegJkc

22/02/21

Work of the Week https://t.co/luQlv1ztkB

12/02/21

Link to The Beacon School Lottery. https://t.co/cE6OAXla0e

12/02/21

This weeks newsletter https://t.co/fU2qJedBjV

11/02/21

Retweeted From Confidance

would you be able to share so that we can reach school leavers/ ex-students / any young people who may want to join as part of their home learning? Classes are free to join. Thank you!!

11/02/21

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You might like this page about her https://t.co/QGPIbup9Lx

11/02/21

We're celebrating the International Day of Women and Girls in Science! Gladys West is an American mathematician known for her contributions to the mathematics underpinning GPS. Her contributions to GPS were only uncovered when a member of her sorority. https://t.co/lWaekBaXJz

11/02/21

Jointly with William C. Campbell and Satoshi Ōmura. She is the first Chinese Nobel Laureate in physiology or medicine, and the first female citizen of the People’s Republic of China to receive a Nobel Prize in any category. https://t.co/j99kevb6BQ

11/02/21

Her discovery was a significant breakthrough in 20th-century tropical medicine, saving millions of lives around the world. For her work, Tu received the 2011 Lasker Award in clinical medicine and the 2015 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine. #WomenInScience https://t.co/0Nd03NiSX2

11/02/21

We're celebrating the International Day of Women and Girls in Science! Tu Youyou is a Chinese pharmaceutical chemist and educator. She discovered artemisinin (also known as qinghaosu) and dihydroartemisinin, drugs used to treat malaria. https://t.co/K2JHcnTBcr

11/02/21

She was the first Saudi woman to be accepted at Cambridge University to study the field of biotechnology, and the first woman from any of the Arab States of the Persian Gulf to complete a doctoral degree in the field. https://t.co/Na8JDtwUnN

11/02/21

She was ranked by Arabian Business magazine as the 19th most influential Arab in the world and the ninth most influential Arab woman. Sindi has a PhD in biotechnology from Newnham College, Cambridge, which she obtained in 2001; https://t.co/fZGfhgkB1q

11/02/21

We're celebrating the International Day of Women and Girls in Science! Dr Hayat Sindi was born in Makkah, Saudi Arabia and is one of the world’s leading biotechnologists. She is the Founder and President of the i2 Institute and co-founder of Diagnostics For All. https://t.co/RAErSGjLKy

11/02/21

BRCK was formed to realize a vision for enabling communication in low infrastructure environments by developing, innovative technologies. Juliana also co-founded Ushahidi Inc, a non-profit tech company, which specializes in developing free and open-source software https://t.co/p5WGTEQbmq

11/02/21

We're celebrating the International Day of Women and Girls in Science! Juliana Rotich is a technologist, strategic advisor, entrepreneur, and keynote speaker. She is co-founder of BRCK Inc, a hardware and services technology company based in Kenya. https://t.co/6FNGokLb4N

11/02/21

The Brazilian government in 2006 enacted a law now known as the Maria da Penha Law on Domestic and Family Violence, which increased the severity of punishment for domestic violence against women, whenever it occurred in a domestic or family environment. https://t.co/krpxSoTStl

11/02/21

When Maria da Penha was almost killed by her husband, there wasn’t a single police station she could go to in Brazil that specialized in violence against women. The case Maria filed languished in court for two decades, while her husband remained free. https://t.co/koxfHvUYwY

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