New Year. New Readers.

Following a successful 2022, which saw a large increase in icentre book loans we welcome in 2023. 

The New Year brings new readers, and new books to accommodate! For our fans of football trivia, a fresh selection of ‘Football School’ seasons to bring our readers back to the pitch while the grass is buried in snow. This series encompasses a range of topics, from the rise of football icons, to the top moments in the history of the sport and practical tips for the forward-thinking player. Following the success of the Scholastic Book fair, the school has been happy to purchase some of the latest additions to the Five Nights at Freddie’s literary universe including ‘Lally’s Game’ and the Fazbear Frights graphic novelisation—one series you won’t read before bed.

As our Sixth Form dives back into their preparations for exams and university life, we’ve highlighted some student-requested texts for study skills geared towards those readers looking to balance their workflow between the academic and vocational. ‘Deep Work’ and ‘The 4-Hour Work Week’ both aim to cut through distraction by providing a blueprint for efficient working that takes into consideration the competing pressures of modern life. Alongside these practical primers, as we pass five years since the breaking of the Windrush Scandal, Barr Beacon would also like to highlight some of the Lit in Colour collection that we feel are particularly relevant to the modern discourse surrounding our global society and the intersectional awareness which we pride ourselves on in our school.

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