Friday, 24 April 2015

World Book Night 2015

World Book Night is a yearly celebration of books and reading that takes place on 23rd April. Volunteers give out hundreds of books within their communities to share their love of reading with reluctant readers.   Last night, in celebration of World Book Night the, TRS Librarians gave away copies of My Sister Lives on the Mantlepiece by Annabel Pitcher and Chicken Feed by Minette Walters.

Thursday, 23 April 2015

Tis Shakespeare's birthday, so why not celebrate by talking like Shakespeare?

Click here to go to the Talk Like Shakespeare Day website and join in the fun.

Tuesday, 21 April 2015

Keep Calm and Carry on Revising in the War Memorial Library!

We have a good selection of revision resources available in the War Memorial Library – come and have a browse or ask one of the Librarians.  There are some useful GCSE revision websites listed on the blog, as well as Post 16 resources, which provide A-level revision websites and advice on referencing.

One of our P16 lunchtime library helpers has also recommended the Get Revising website, which allows you to organise your time with a study planner, create useful tools including mind-maps and flash cards and discuss your subjects with other students. To check it out visit Get Revising.

This week (20-26 April) is National Revision Week, which is designed to raise awareness of exam stress, and to provide teachers and students with tips, tools and advice to help reduce anxiety and increase exam performance. For more information, as well as tips, planning tools, support and advice visit the National Revision Week website.

Monday, 13 April 2015

Word of the Week Competition - Recent Winners

Welcome back!  We hope you had a great Easter Break .

As you know, the Library runs competitions throughout the year, including Word of the Week.  Below are some recent winners.  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.  All Word of the Week winners receive a pen of their choice!

Look out too for other Library competitions coming up this term.

Discovery Library

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

Adjective: Open to more than one interpretation.
chosen by Jordan (8TN)

Adjective: Stunned, very shocked.
chosen by Daniel (9SH)

Noun: When someone sees, hears, smells, tastes or feels things that are not there.
chosen by Comert (8ST)

Noun: A mostly herbivorous marine mammal, also known as a sea cow.
chosen by Fleur (8SD)

Noun: The throat or pharynx.  The passage by which food passes from the mouth to the stomach
chosen by Shannon (8ST)

Noun: An imagined world in which everything is unpleasant, typically where the government seeks unquestioning obedience.
chosen by Nathaniel (8GR)

Noun: A medical condition that causes a person to tell inappropriate stories and poor jokes.
chosen by Kaan (7SW)

Verb: To find out something for certain.
chosen by Gabriella (9SH)

Verb: To save something, such as goods or property, from destruction or waste.
chosen by Yasmin (7HA)

Noun: The voice box; The hollow muscular organ forming an air passage to the lungs and holding the vocal cords.               
chosen by Monique (8ML)

Noun: Any real or imaginary society, place, or state considered to be perfect or ideal.  Opposite of dystopia.              
chosen by Nathaniel (8GR)

Adjective: Pure, not mixed with other things.              
chosen by Jamie (7SW)

Adjective: Astonished or amazed.              
chosen by Kasey (7CL)

Adjective: Exceptionally hungry; especially keen on something.              
chosen by Jessica (7MA)

Adjective: Sparkling or excitingly clever.              
chosen by Elisa (7SW)

Noun: A confused situation or dispute; uproar.              
chosen by Valon (7BL)

Noun: A place or state of perfect happiness.              
chosen by Anna (7BL)

Noun: Someone who is conceited, foppish or excessively talkative.              
chosen by Monique (8ML)

Verb: Saying something that isn’t actually a lie but maybe misleading; to act or speak in an evasive way.              
chosen by Demi (7CL)

Adjective: Basic or fundamental.              
chosen by Michael (7HA)

Noun: A fierce attack.              
chosen by Matthew (8MD)

Adjective: (Of a record of events) following the order in which they occurred.          
chosen by George (9SA)

War Memorial Library

Noun: The ringing or pealing of bells.
chosen by Ms Gallagher (English)
Noun: A way or manner in which something is experienced, expressed or done.
In statistics, it is the number which appears most often in a set of numbers.
chosen by Max (10 CH)

Noun: Commotion or disorder.
chosen by Mr Lucas (Geography)

Adjective: To copy someone or something.
chosen by Mr Evans (History)

Noun: A disease that can be transmitted from animals to humans.     
chosen by Mr Nazar (Science)

Noun: A new or created word.
chosen by Harry (13MS)

Noun: Leadership or dominance (especially by one state or social group over others).
chosen by Mr McGuire (PE)

Noun: An action which is wrong or illegal, but not extremely serious; a petty crime.
chosen by Lisa (10IM)

Noun: The study of the writing of history and of written histories.
chosen by Cain (10MC)

Noun: Seasonal movement of sheep or cattle between mountain and lowland pastures.
chosen by Mr Salisbury (Site team)

Noun: A literary flashback, in which earlier parts of a narrative are related to others that have already been narrated.  Flashbacks are often used to recount events that happened before the story’s primary sequence of events to fill in crucial backstory.
chosen by Miss Kiely (English)

Noun: Being independent of other; having self-government.
chosen by Monique (13 PC)

Noun: The time surrounding and including Christmas, or ‘yule’.  Derived from the Germanic pagan festival where yuletide can also mean ‘feast’ or ‘December’.
chosen by Harry (13 MS)

Adjective: Without good reason; unnecessary.
chosen by Mrs Lee (Maths)

Verb: Misunderstand the meaning of, wrongly interpret someone’s words.
chosen by Mrs Nolan (Librarian)

Noun: A word or part of a word that is uttered by a single effort of the voice.
chosen by Cain (10MC)

Noun: A figure of speech in which a word or phrase is applied to an object.
chosen by Domantas (10CO)

Noun: A personality trait in the study of psychology, characterised by anxiety, fear, worry, envy, frustration and loneliness.
chosen by Anthony, Daniel, Daniel and Callum (Year 10 Psychology students)

Noun: The gift of making fortunate discoveries by accident.
chosen by Precious (13MS)

Adjective: Unable to be satisfied e.g. I have an insatiable appetite for History.
chosen by Mr Evans (History)

Noun: A loud and confused noise.
chosen by Ms Gallagher (English)

Noun: An outgoing, socially confident person.
chosen by Rebekah, Negin, Albie, Evie (Yr 10 Psychology)

Noun: (A Greek term that means “brought forth by the healer”) Any disease or complications caused by medical treatment or advice to a patient by a physician or surgeon.
chosen by Sophie (12NA)