Thursday, 29 September 2016

Christmas Card Competition

Design a Christmas Card for our School and you could win a prize
Collect an entry form from the FLC
or the Art Department today
All entries are to be returned to the FLC
 by Monday 10th October.

Friday, 16 September 2016

Welcome to our new stutents

I would like to say hello of all the new students and staff that have arrived at Thomas More this last week.

Please take a moment of your time to explore this library blog.  There is information that will help you with class work, homework and support you with school life.

Keep a look out for the weekly Where in the world? competition which can be found on the right hand side of this page.

Don't forget you can use the library before school, during break and lunch then after school.

Monday, 18 July 2016

Get Caught Reading - Summer Competition

Do you love to read during your summer holiday?
Then why not enter the FLC competition and win a prize.

You will need to get a photo of you reading somewhere unusual, different or funny.  You may be at home, at a friends house or on holiday with your family.
Entries can be printed or given to Mrs Kellingley via a memory stick. 
Entries need to be handed into the FLC by FRIDAY 16TH SEPTEMBER.

  • This competition is open to current students, new students starting in September and staff. 
  • The photo must be of yourself only and be suitable to be displayed in the FLC.
  • Any printed photos should be placed into an envelope with your name and tutor clearly written on the front.  Please indicate if you would like the photo returned.

Have a great summer and happy reading!

Monday, 11 July 2016

UCAS Personal Statment

The summer break is a great time to start thinking about planning your personal statement.  There are lots of web sites that offer help but the best place to begin is on the UCAS page.

The UCAS personal statement word limit is 47 lines (or 4000 characters) to ‘sell’ yourself to your prospective universities. This is your chance to introduce yourself and personalise your application, whilst also demonstrating your passion for the chosen course.
UCAS have a person statement tool that takes you through the process and helps you gather your information.  Have a look HERE and give it a try.
There are a few very important rules when writing your personal statement:
  • Be prepared - don't wait until the last minute as you may need to redraft a couple of times.
  • Be honest - your personal statement will be used if you are asked for an interview.
  • DO NOT COPY - be original, its your personal statement and should be about you.

The FLC has a dedicated UCAS notice board with up to date information on application dead lines.  There are also several books you can use to help you with your application.

Monday, 4 July 2016

Competition - Where in the World?

Why not have a go at the new weekly competition

Where in the World?

Each week I will place a photo on the blog homepage.  Have a guess at where you think it is by using the contact form above the photo.  Include as much detail as possible to increase your chance of winning.  Make sure to include your tutor group in the message.

There will be a small prize for the winner.

Good luck

Tuesday, 21 June 2016

Carnegie Medal 2016 Winner

And the winner is
One by Sarah Crossan 
 Grace and Tippi are conjoined twins. And their lives are about to change. No longer able to afford homeschooling, they must venture into the world - a world of stares, sneers and cruelty. Will they find more than that at school? Can they find real friends? And what about love? But what neither Grace nor Tippi realises is that a heart-wrenching decision lies ahead. A decision that could tear them apart. One that will change their lives even more than they ever imagined.

Wednesday, 15 June 2016

Carnegie Book Award 2016

The CILIP Carnegie and Kate Greenaway Medals are the UK's oldest and most prestigious children's book awards. Often described by authors and illustrators as 'the one they want to win' - they are the gold standard in children's literature.
The CILIP Carnegie Medal is awarded by children's librarians for an outstanding book written in English for children and young people.
The award this year will be announced on Monday 20th June 2016 at a ceremony being held at the British Library.
The FLC has a copy of each of this years shortlisted books.  Why not borrow one and see what you think.