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13/07/20

The GCSE and A-Level Art and Photography Virtual Exhibition is now open. https://t.co/JEpSl7HOse

09/07/20

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06/07/20

Retweeted From BBC Woman's Hour

We speak to the student teacher from , whose team have won this year’s international STEM competition, and why it’s important to ‘Save Our Shores from Plastic Pollution’: https://t.co/ZSx8KXlwJI https://t.co/4E489jErvU

06/07/20

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04/07/20

Retweeted From BIEA

CGTN Europe have written an article covering our 2020 International STEM Youth Competition and interviewed some of the amazing teams. Check it out here: https://t.co/uvUwP7HE5D

04/07/20

Retweeted From Sam Ball

Very positive reviews at the interval from students. Phenomenal performance. Thank you for making our virtual theatre trip possible! https://t.co/L94cOBKlHJ

29/06/20

Current House Points Totals. https://t.co/cR8acjmzFD

25/06/20

Our chief engineer James from Team Amet Activists ready with our model of the amphibious vehicle for the International Youth STEM Competition run by . Finals start at 4pm today! https://t.co/YkFzpgB1wj

25/06/20

Retweeted From STEMYMissBanda

So so proud of our students being part of the UK team! All the best AMet Activitists! https://t.co/x3LXA1m9AC

23/06/20

We look forward to seeing year 11 students at our virtual Sixth Form Transition Day tomorrow. Don't forget you need to use your school email address to access the Google Meet links! Please direct any queries to sixthform.co.uk.

18/06/20

Sixth Form Transition Day https://t.co/Xj7HJQxwNS https://t.co/8535NtdkSr

16/06/20

Remember to have fun and get lost in the art making. https://t.co/X6u7e9MBBV

16/06/20

especially through the winter months. Do not be upset by this as it is purposeful. The slow deterioration of the art work symbolises the transition of us returning to our ‘new’ normal. Guidance on how to create your art work with be shared with you in the coming weeks.

16/06/20

as a community. We are asking you to paint and wrap sticks, pebbles and stones, or to create your own weaving, all with materials that you have collected or might be laying around the house. Most importantly, remember that the art work will deteriorate over time,

16/06/20

On our return to school these pieces of Art will be displayed in groups in different parts of the school environment. The aim of this is commemorate our resilience in coping with what we have been through and to celebrate our returning to school and resuming our lives

16/06/20

school Well-being project. We have all been living in unusual and often challenging circumstances. It has been hard on us all emotionally, physically and mentally. So we would like to challenge every member of the Beacon School community to create a piece of Art at home.

16/06/20

A Well-being Project The Beacon School key worker students have been busy in school making wrapped hangings and painting pebbles. The results of their fantastic work can be seen at the front of the main school entrance for all to see and enjoy and forms the beginning of our https://t.co/qy7HbC3wbX

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