New Print Magazines and Periodicals Now Available

Developing a world-class School Library is our aim here at Le Régent College. With that goal in mind we are constantly adding new resources to our collections, both print and electronic. The latest additions to the library include a growing range of print magazines and periodicals. These cover both curriculum and general interest topics and can be borrowed in the usual way.

For the full list click here or the image below. New titles are being added weekly; look out for new magazines on Art, Photography, Cycling, Football and more as they arrive.

Remember, it’s YOUR library so keep your suggestions flowing in. All recommendations, comments or feedback welcomed.

Go here to let us know.

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Year 7 and 8 Work with Mind Maps.

This week all Year 7 and 8 students explored the many uses for Mind Mapping using online tools such as Coggle.

Coggle is a mind mapping and brainstorming tool that offers a tonne of excellent features and capabilities even with the free version. After a quick signup, users are able to create, edit, save, download and share simple and complex mind maps. Check out the new Mind Mapping page on our blog too for other similar tools.

 

 

 

 

Year 7 and 8 Students Sign up to Khan Academy

As part of their Research and Study Skills lessons this term, all Year 7 and 8 students have created a Khan Academy account  and been introduced to this fabulous learning resource.

Why use Khan Academy I hear you ask? I’m really glad you asked that question. You should use Khan Academy because it will help you exceed your expectations in lots of subjects and in lots of other ways. This has been proven. So check out the site, see what subjects they off that might interest you and sign up if you have not already.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Armistice Day and Remembrance Day, 11th November

Armistice Day is on 11 November and in some countries it is also known as Remembrance Day.

It marks the day World War One ended, at 11am on the 11th day of the 11th month, in 1918.

A two-minute silence is held at 11am to remember and honour all who have suffered or died in war.

In the UK there is also Remembrance Sunday every year, which falls on the second Sunday in November.

This year, it will fall on Sunday 12 November.

If we don’t want to repeat the sorrow of war, then our Remembrance of war needs to be broad and inclusive. We can’t afford to forget, nor under-represent any voice or memory.

Personal Remembrance. Do you know of a relative or friend that has been affected by war? My own grandfather, Lex (Lew) Dwyer served as a fighter/bomber pilot with the Royal Australian Airforce (RAAF) during World War Two. The video below tells the story of his forced landing in remote Kimberley region of Western Australia and the eventual recovery of the remains of his aircraft almost 60 years later.

Lex (Lew) Dwyer stands on the wing of his emergency landed Wirrawayplane, 1942.

Check out the links below for more information and resources on Remembrance.

The Royal British legion

Our World in Data: War and Peace Statistics

 

  • This “Armistice” or “commemoration of an end to fighting” was done by all in 1918. Today also, our Remembrance of that original commemoration can be done by all.

 

  • There is nothing in that Remembrance that excludes anyone. Nor is there anything in Remembrance that elevates one group above another. For example, it doesn’t elevate veterans of war above civilian victims of war, nor vice versa.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

New Titles Added Autumn Term 2017 So Far

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The Le Régent College Library collection continues to grow at pace. We have added over 450 new titles to our stock so far this Term. This includes not only fiction and non-fiction books but new curriculum and general interest magazines, websites, kits and games. For the full list click here or the image below.

Remember, it’s YOUR library so keep your suggestions flowing in. All recommendations, comments or feedback welcomed. Go here to let us know.

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New Titles Added Autumn Term 2017 So Far

Le Régent College Library collections continues to grow at pace. We have added over 450 new titles to our stock so far this Term. This includes not only fiction and non-fiction books but new curriculum and general interest magazines, websites, kits and games. For the full list click here or the image below.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Remember, it’s YOUR library so keep your suggestions flowing in. All recommendations, comments or feedback welcomed.

Go here to let us know.

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Reading Mountain?

Do you like a challenge?

Do you like reading or want to find out about great books and new authors? Want to earn some House Points? Then perhaps you are ready to climb the Reading Mountain? This is a brand new set of exciting reading trails with literally something for every taste.

Click here or the image below to visit the Firefly Reading Mountain page.

If you are looking for the Reading Mountain Task request form go here.

Click to request task
pic by Jonny Hunter

To take a look at all the fantastic books on the three trails click on the icons below.

Le Régent College Library in conjunction with the English Department are very pleased to bring you…..the Reading Mountain.

This is a brand new set of exciting reading trails with literally something for every taste.

There are three distinct new reading trails:

Each trail has a fantastic selection of novels from all genres and for all tastes, both long and short, easy-to-read and more challenging.

To request a task, click on the Reading Mountain Tasks button, fill in the form and Mr Bull will set the task for you on Firefly for each book you read.

Read What You Like, Like What You Read.

Mr Bull

College Librarian

British Author Kazuo Ishiguro Wins Nobel Prize for Literature

Photo: Robert Sharp / English PEN

Last week the 2017 Nobel Prize for Literature was awarded to British novelist Kazuo Ishiguro. Check out the links below with loads of information on this excellent contemporary novelist.

Read Ishiguro’s first editor at Faber and Faber account of his rise to prominence.

More Ishiguro links below:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A to Z Maps Online Database Now Available

Le Régent College Library is now able to offer students and staff access to an excellent searchable map database. It is called A to Z Maps Online and it offers comprehensive up-to-date geographical information on over 170 countries from all parts of the globe. You can access a wonderful selection of world, country and city maps as well as political and thematic maps.

You will need a username and password to access the site, please ask your Form Teacher or Mr Bull for this. This wonderfully useful database can also be accessed through our OneSearch facility on the Le Régent College Library Catalogue.

Einstein’s Gravitational Theory Leads to Nobel Prize Win for Scientists Who Proved It

Photo : F. Schmutzer

As ever a great article from Big Think by Philip Perry about this year’s Nobel Prize for Physics. Officials in Sweden have just announced the 2017 Nobel Prize in Physics. Three American scientists won for detecting, for the very first time, gravitational waves or ripples in space-time, which were first predicted by Einstein back in 1916. Rainer Weiss of MIT, and Barry Barish and Kip Thorne of Caltech were this year’s recipients. Check out the background to their discoveries and work below:

 

 

 

 

 

For lots of great Physics related reading, check out our holdings here.