Wednesday, 24 April 2013

Authors Visit TRC

To celebrate World Book Night yesterday (23rd April) the LRC held an event where three authors came into the College to share their stories in order to inspire the students and staff attending to not only read more, but maybe to try their own hand at writing. 

The evening kicked off with local author Jack Knight who discussed his supernatural thriller, Darkness Whispers, followed by Kirsty Fisher, a local self-published e-book author of children’s stories who entertained us with a rendition of her recent publication, Franko and the Fishheads and concluded with Keith Souter who regaled us with snippets from several of his texts including his most recent publication, The Curse of the Body Snatchers.

Keith Souter, Kirsty Fisher & Jack Knight with students of Thomas Rotherham College
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The event provided a wonderful opportunity for students to learn more about writing and be introduced to different genres of texts, leaving them brimming with ideas as to how to write their first masterpiece!

Tuesday, 23 April 2013

Happy World Book Night

Happy World Book Night to all staff and students at Thomas Rotherham College. 

The 23rd April is certainly a day to be inspired to read.  It not only marks the birth and death of Shakespeare, along with being St George's Day - but it is also World Book Night - the ultimate celebration of reading!!

Here in the LRC we will be holding a literary event that we hope will generate excitement and enthusiasm for both reading and writing and encourage students to try something new.  We are extremely lucky to have secured three local authors to come and talk about their experiences of writing and their love of literature including Jack KnightKeith Souter and Kirsty Fisher.

If you haven't secured your place at this thought provoking event, there's still time, just call into the LRC today for more details.

Whether you are an avid reader, a reluctant reader or somewhere in the middle - today is the perfect time to share your love of books or to take the plunge and turn the pages of a something new.  Books are amazing, they can transport you to another time and place and surround you with magical and wonderous things - reading really does matter - so spread the word!

Monday, 15 April 2013

The Final Term

The LRC staff just wanted to welcome you all to the new term.  We are now in that final stretch of the academic year where exams and coursework deadlines are looming.  But don't despair, the end is in sight and help is at hand!

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Print credit has been added to all your accounts to help with printing off those all important essays, mock exam papers and revision handouts.

Opening hours have returned to normal with the LRC opening at 08.15 each morning and closing at 17.15 three nights a week (Monday, Tuesday and Thursday) to give you plenty of time to study, revise and borrow those essential resources.

Stationery stocks have been increased to ensure you can buy the things you need including notepads, pens, revision cards and USB memory sticks, all sold at very competitive prices.

And remember, the LRC staff are here to help with your learning.  If you are struggling to find the resource you need, don't panic, take a deep breath and please just ask!

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