Tuesday, 15 July 2014

Foresters Donates £1,400 to TRS Libraries

The Ravensbourne School Libraries were presented with a donation of £1,400 from Foresters, as part of their 140th anniversary celebrations.  With this kind donation, we have revamped our geography section with a selection of new countries books, purchased an up-to-date collection of UCAS subject guides on getting into university and bought a selection of World Cup 2014 books and loads of “hot-off-press” new fiction titles.

Jennifer, Holly, Monique, Shakir, Nathaniel, Matthew and Edward were our enthusiastic helpers, who were on hand to help us unpack our new books.

Thursday, 10 July 2014

Summer Reading

Looking for ideas about what to read over the long summer holidays? Below are some excellent websites that are full of great book recommendations as well as interviews and information on your favourite authors. You can personalise your search and create your very own reading lists. Just click on the links below and browse:



Also, look out for the books that have been recommended by TRS students. Go to the book review section of our blog for the full book review. You may also be interested in the new books section of our blog, giving the highlights and blurb on the best new books!  Among our favourites are:


Friday, 4 July 2014

Word of the Week Competition - recent winners

All Word of the Week winners receive a pen of their choice.   If you have an interesting or unusual word that you want to share with everyone, please ask for an entry form in either of the Libraries.  The competition is available to enter in both the Discovery and War Memorial Libraries.

Discovery Library
Noun: A distinctive or peculiar feature or characteristic of a place or thing.
chosen by Jennifer (7 DV)

Adjective: Greatly surprised or impressed; amazed.
chosen by George (8 SA)

Protégé (Protégée)
Noun: A person who is guided and supported by an older and more experienced or influential person.
chosen by Max (7 ST)

Noun:  In Biology, similarity of form, as in different generations of the same life cycle.
chosen by Louie (7 NE)

Noun: Equipment for an activity or expedition, especially when considered as bulky or an encumbrance.
chosen by Brandon (7 ST)

Verb: Arouse the curiosity or interest of; fascinate.
chosen by Ellie (7 ST)

Noun: An unfilled space; a gap.
chosen by Shannon (9 BT)

Noun: A botanical garden devoted to trees.
chosen by Gabriella (8 TN)

Noun: Mutual trust and friendship among people who spend a lot of time together.
chosen by Jennifer (7 DV)

Noun: A large, rounded edible clam of the Atlantic coast of North America.
chosen by William (8 NA)

Adjective: Pleasant to taste.
chosen by Max (7 ST)

Adjective: Indulging only very moderately in something, especially food and drink.
chosen by James (7 GR)

Noun: The theory or practice of controlling the supply of money as the chief method of stabilizing the economy.
chosen by Jazz (7 ST)

Verb: Throw or drop (something) from an aircraft or ship.
chosen by Ben (7 ST)

Adjective: Lacking refined worldly knowledge or tastes.
chosen by Lewis (7 MD)

Noun: A moment of sudden and great revelation or realization.
chosen by Comert (7 ST)

Noun: Information we can see or know from a source or piece of evidence.
chosen by Kaio (7 NG)

War Memorial Library

Adjective: Causing or tending to cause annoyance, frustration or worry.
chosen by Mr Crowther (History)

Adjective: Causing or tending to cause annoyance, frustration or worry.
chosen by Mr Crowther (History)

Verb: To subject (a person) to the deleterious effect of confinement in an institution.
chosen by Daniel (12 LE)

Noun: The study of how the genome is expressed into proteins.
chosen by Mr Carrick (Science)

Noun: Pi is the 16th letter of the Greek alphabet and represents a number – approximately 3.142.
chosen by Mr Cayless (Maths)

Noun: A savoury, open–faced pastry crust with a filling of savoury custard with cheese, meat, seafood or vegetables.  Also term from BBC 3 Comedy mockumentary Ja’mie: Private School Girl meaning “very attractive”.
chosen by Alice (13 FT)

Noun: Also called funicular railway, is a railway up a mountainside, consisting of two cars at either end of a cable passing round a driving wheel at the summit.  The ascending and descending cars are counterbalanced.
chosen by Daniel (11 CI)

Noun: The process by which businesses or other organizations develop international influence or start operating on an international scale.
chosen by Monique Jafarpouran (12 PL)

Noun: 1) A supporter or member of a Fascist movement.  2) Any person regarded as haing right-wing authoritarian views.
chosen by Ms Roberts (Librarian)

Verb: To be forced to remain in an unpleasant situation or place.
chosen by Fae (10 CC)

Non sequitur
Noun: A conclusion that does not follow from the evidence given.  Latin, = “it does not follow”..
chosen by Mr Salisbury (Site Team)

Noun: The shortened form of words or phrases.
chosen by Toby Davis (10 BY)

Noun: Light frivolous conversation or writing, also know as banter.
chosen by Ms Gallagher (English)

Adjective: not serious or sensible in content, attitude or behaviour.
chosen by Ellie Ousby (12 BA)

Noun: The distancing effect technique in theatre and cinema that prevents the audience from losing themselves completely in the narrative, instead making them conscious, critical observers.
chosen by Chloe Power (12 PL)

Noun: A word that is opposite in meaning to another.
chosen by Harry (12 MS)

Noun: The ringing or pealing of bells.
chosen by Ms Gallagher (English)