Wednesday, 7 December 2016

Numeracy Week Coming Soon

Next week is Numeracy Week and there will be lots of competitions running throughout the week with cash prizes.

The different events and competitions will be advertised here on the LRC Blog, on MyDay and on posters around college – or you can just pop into the LRC to find out more.

We hope you all enjoy the activities and good luck to those taking part.


Tuesday, 6 December 2016

Christmas Books

We have just acquired a number of new Christmas related books including The Christmas Carol Graphic Novel and Murder Under the Christmas Tree.

All these books are available to loan, along with various DVDs such as The Polar Express and Edward Scissorhands.

So, if you need something to read/watch over the Christmas period - don't forget to check the items out before next Friday.

Thursday, 1 December 2016

Christmas Has Landed

Christmas has officially landed in the Learning Resource Centre. 

The tree is up, tinsel is everywhere and we are all feeling very festive.

Please check out our display filled with Christmassy books and DVDs ready for the holiday season.

Thursday, 20 October 2016

LRC October Half Term Opening Hours

Half Term Opening
As the half term holidays are fast approaching, we hope you have all had a productive and interesting term.

For those that need a quiet space to study/revise during half term please be aware that  the LRC is open during the half term holidays, every day from 9.30am to 3.30pm.

All students wanting to use the LRC must sign in at reception and ensure they bring their ID card/lanyard with them as normal.

Tuesday, 18 October 2016

TRC Careers Fair

TRC Careers Fair
Thursday 20 October 2016
10.45am to 1.30pm
On Thursday 20th October, the sixth annual TRC Careers Fair will take place in the Sports Hall from 10.45am to 1.30pm. This is a unique opportunity for to talk to some representatives from Apprenticeship providers, Colleges, Employers and Universities. Ensure when you see all the representatives that you meet that you ask them the right questions.
Come and take a look at the display in the LRC, to see some of the resources available in the Careers Library.  If you require further assistance in finding careers resources please see the Careers Librarian, Mandy Barker.  Further information and resources can be accessed on the Careers Moodle page.

Wednesday, 12 October 2016

Win £25

There's still chance to be in with a chance to win £25, all you have to do is write a 500 word short story containing all the ten words of the day from Literacy Week and e-mail it to Emma Hadfield by this Friday (14th October).  The winner will be announced before half term.

As a reminder, here are the words………..
Xenophobia:          Dislike, distrust of foreigners
Majoritarianism:    The principle that the will of the majority should always be accepted
Egalitarian:             Someone who believes in the principle that mankind is equal
Dissemble:              The act of disguising real intentions or viewpoints
Forbearance:          To abstain or refrain from, not use or mention, put up with
Deference:              Compliance with someone who is perceived as superior
Repudiate:              Disown, reject, refuse, deny
Libellously:             To publish something false in a public manner with malicious intent
Demography:         The study of population
Despot:                   Absolute ruler, tyrant, oppressor, dictator

I look forward to reading your stories and good luck!

Friday, 7 October 2016

Literacy Week - Friday's Events

It's the final day of Literacy Week and we hope you have all enjoyed the events and competitions - and hope that some of you have been lucky winners!

Today's final two words are......


You should now have all ten words (look back on previous blog posts if you missed any!).  All you have to do now is write a 500 word story containing all ten words.  Send your stories to Emma Hadfield by Friday 14th October - and the best story will receive £25!

But that's not all....we still have a couple of other exciting events for you today....

Countdown in the Drama Studio at Lunchtime - all welcome - prize for the winner of £20
Definitions Competition - pick up your entry form from the LRC to be in with a chance
to win £10.

Thanks to everyone who has got involved with Literacy Week!  See you all again next year!!