Today is the Longest Day of the Year in the Northern Hemisphere. Happy Summer Solstice!

June 21 is the Longest Day of the Year in this part of Switzerland. Happy Summer Solstice! In the Northern Hemisphere today is marked as the longest day of the year. In the Southern Hemisphere it is the shortest day of the year today, their Winter Solstice.

Check out the table below for exact astronomical times including the solstices. 

Click below for loads of Solstice related resources.

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Year 10 Students Review Their Exam Results and Reflect on Their Study Skills

Today, our Year 10 students spent a lesson reviewing their exam results and reflecting on how they can improve their study skills and exam technique for their next exams. To better target the study skills exam techniques that need consolidation Mr Bull asked students to complete the Polldaddy survey below.

Website of the Week: Action for Happiness

This week’s Website of the Week, is Action for Happiness.To join Action for Happiness and pledge to create a happier world click on the button below:

Action for Happiness is a movement of people committed to building a happier and more caring society. We want to see a fundamentally different way of life – where people care less about what they can get just for themselves and more about the happiness of others.

Click on the link below to download the ‘Joyful June’ Happiness Calendar for loads of excellent ways to practise happiness. For more excellent Happiness-Inducing ideas and resources click here.

 

 

 

 

 

Website of the Week: Revision

With Exams under way or fast approaching I thought it would be good to focus on exams and revision in this week’s Website of the Week.

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Year 11 students have already started their first (i)GCSE exams, with Year 9 and 10 to start next week. Years 7 & 8 have their exams the first week back from the short Half-term break. Take a look at our own Revision Resources page on the Library Blog for a load of exam planning and revision tools.

For info and advice on managing your time through this potentially stressful time click below:

 

 

 

New Titles Added in 2018

As we approach the Summer Half-Term break please take a moment to browse all our current titles. We have added almost 700 new items to our collection so far this Calendar year with many more yet to come. Click on the image below to browse new titles or click this link to download the whole list as a PDF. New Titles Jan to May 2018

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Click on the image above to search the catalogue or download the whole list as PDFs below::

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2018 International Day a Huge Success!

On Saturday 21 April students and staff of Le Régent College came together in a burst of colour and activity to present International Day 2018. Set to become an annual event showcasing the cultural origins of our diverse college community, 18 different countries were represented.

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Students curated their own stalls with help from their teachers and parents, with food, drink, music, games, traditional costumes, art and literature all on display. Click on the individual country names below to visit a summary from our excellent A-to-Z World Culture Database. Usual username and password applies (email Mr Bull if you have forgotten).

United Kingdom, Italy, Croatia, Russia, Switzerland, China, France, Australia, Denmark, Sweden, Japan, Argentina, Portugal, Canada, USA, Germany, The Netherlands, Kuwait and Turkey.

New Comic and Graphic Novel Collection in Senior Library

The Senior Library has recently installed a brand new mobile display to house our growing Comic and Graphic Novel Collection. Illustrated versions of classic novels, original comics and graphic fiction and non-fiction. Check it out!

Website of the Week: Information is Beautiful

Welcome to the first Website of the Week for the Summer Term. This week we are featuring Information is Beautiful, curated by David McCandless. This site showcases the most amazing Infographics, where immense volumes of data on almost every topic is organised and presented in easy-to-understand and beautiful ways.

McCandless has also published two print versions of these incredible infographic collections, Information is Beautiful (2009) and Knowledge is Beautiful (2014). Keep an eye out for these books in  the Senior Library when they arrive.

 

 

 

 

Smile, Today is U.N. World Happiness Day!

The World Happiness Report 2018, released on 14 March reports that Norway, last year’s happiest nation in the world, has been pipped at the post by Scandinavian neighbour Finland. Denmark, Iceland and our very own Switzerland round out the top 5 happiest countries in 2018. The Netherlands, Canada, New Zealand, Sweden and Australia complete the top ten in order of happiness according to the report. Click on the link below to read the whole report and find out where your country ranked.

20 March 2018 marks the United Nations International Day of Happiness, recognising the relevance of happiness and well-being as universal goals and aspirations in the lives of human beings around the world. The The World Happiness Report 2018 attempts to measure the main factors found to support happiness: caring, freedom, generosity, honesty, health, income and good governance.

Catalyst Magazine explores the link between happiness and numbers below:

So, just what is a happy number? Click on the image above to find out more.

For a load of other Happiness inducing books from your library check out the list below:

And if that wasn’t enough to make you happy today, why not join the movement to spread happiness across the globe.

 

 

 

 

 

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‘Pi Day is celebrated on March 14th (3/14) around the world. Pi (Greek letter “π”) is the symbol used in mathematics to represent a constant — the ratio of the circumference of a circle to its diameter — which is approximately 3.14159.

Pi has been calculated to over one trillion digits beyond its decimal point. As an irrational and transcendental number, it will continue infinitely without repetition or pattern. While only a handful of digits are needed for typical calculations, Pi’s infinite nature makes it a fun challenge to memorize, and to computationally calculate more and more digits.'(piday.org 2018)

For loads more Pi related fun click here.

Also, check out the growing range of maths related books and other resources available now from Le Régent College Library. Just click here or the image below for the full list.