Friday, 27 November 2015

Are You Ready To Take A Risk?

The Library’s ‘Take a Risk’ competition is back by popular demand for Christmas! 

To take part, all you need to do is borrow a mystery ‘Take A Risk Book’, fill in the short questionnaire and you will automatically win a prize, and have your name entered into a free prize draw with the chance to win more prizes. PLUS there are spot prizes to be won!  

See a Librarian in the Discovery Library for details - Everyone's a winner!

Monday, 23 November 2015

Using social media to encourage students to read

As well as posting student book reviews on the Library blog , we are now encouraging students to write Twitter reviews, which, when handed in to the Library, will be tweeted @RavensbourneSch and to the relevant authors who have Twitter accounts.

To create a Twitter book review for our Twitter site you simply have to write your review, including the author and title and your name, using only 140 characters. Don't forget that spaces count as characters.

Either fill out a grid (ask a Librarian for one) and hand it in to a Librarian or create your tweet in Word and email it to the Library.

Students whose book reviews are blogged or tweeted will receive a reward point.  We will let you know via your Form Tutor that review has been tweeted and that you have received a reward point.  A note will be sent, which will include a link to the twitter account. We will let you English teacher know too.

Get reading and reviewing!

Friday, 13 November 2015

I Spy A Great Read!

With the tremendous success of the latest James Bond film, SPECTRE, we have put together a display of spy books for you to borrow and browse in the Discovery Library.

We have books by James Bond’s original creator, Ian Fleming, as well as Spy High, award winning Liar and Spy by Rachel Stead, and the excellent Alex Rider series by Anthony Horowitz.

Anthony Horowitz is the latest author to bring James Bond to life in his new book Trigger Mortis, which promises to be a thrilling read!  It's on our wish list so watch this space!

The War Memorial at TRS

At the Remembrance Service at the Bromley Methodist Church on Sunday 8th November, Brownies, Scouts and Guides, some of whom attend TRS, contributed to the service.  The Scouts contribution included the mention of Clifford George Grail and the TRS War Memorial.

The War Memorial Library at TRS is particularly dedicated to Clifford George Grail, Captain 7th North Staffordshire Regiment, who was killed in action at Gallipoli on 23rd July 1915 aged 24.  He was House Master at the school, originally Bromley County Grammar, from 1911 and was founder of the school corps or cadet group and would have inspired lots of boys to sign up and join the war.

On 11th November at 11.00 am, pupils and staff at TRS observed a minute silence to remember all those who fought and died in the conflicts around the world.  

Remembrance Assemblies also took place this week for KS3, KS4 and KS5, with an entrance song sung by Year 9s.

Friday, 6 November 2015

Remembrance 2015

Remembrance Day takes place on 11 November every year in Commonwealth Countries, marking the official ending of the WWI on the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month in 1918, Armistice Day.   A two minute silence is held on this day every year so that we do not forget the millions killed, injured and affected by war and people wear remembrance poppies.  The Discovery and War Memorial Libraries have special Remembrance displays of war time books for you to borrow.

The Ravensbourne School War Memorial, initially dedicated to students and staff who gave their lives in the Great War, is situated in the KS4/5 Library; known as the War Memorial Library. It was added to again after World War II. The war memorial is important to the life of the school and we mention it often.

As the War Memorial Library is for the use of KS4 and 5 students and staff only and we are aware that the KS3 students do not get to see the memorial, a timetable of visits has been arranged for the Year 7 students to visit during Form Time this term.