LEARNING RESOURCE CENTRE
Branch Out 2013 has begun!
With a fantastic variety of books again this year, get reading and reviewing by signing up in the LRC and put yourself in with a chance to win the Kindle Fire! See your promo videos here: Year 7
, Year 8
, Year 9
, Years 10 & 11
, and Sixth Form.
The LRC is the information hub of the school. Recently refurbished, it provides you with the highest quality learning resources. This includes all the latest fiction, which can be requested by you.
There is always a member of staff in the LRC to help you with your research, your projects and your homework. We have 20 computers connected to colour printers and with a book stock of over 6,000 there is bound to be something to help you complete your work.
The LRC is also where award-winning authors and other exciting visitors hold workshops and fun practical sessions. In the last few years we have had the Dreadlock Alien, Levi Tafari
and Mike Garry visit on National Poetry Day and take part in an X factor-style poetry rap competition.
Since 2011 we have been running Branch Out with Books, which is a home-grown reading competition here at UCC. It’s a chance to ‘branch out’ to read different and fascinating books. We always have someone exciting to launch Branch Out such as the Doctor Who author Daniel Blythe. Pupils who take part in the event are entered for the ‘lucky-dip’ Grand Prize and can compete for the prizes for the best illustration or review. See last years video promo here: Branch Out Videos 2012
The LRC is also home to the Sounds of the Beacon Media Team. The team of students, from across the year groups, make weekly programmes with news, film, sports and game reviews that are shown on the UCC website and the big screens around the campus. Sounds of the Beacon also regularly interview celebrities like John Hurt, the Chuckle Brothers, cricketer Henry Olonga and Rory Stewart MP.