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The LRC 6 Book Challenge

The LRC 6 Book Challenge

2nd December 2019 - 22nd May 2020

THE SIX BOOK CHALLENGE 2019-20

This is open to all Long Road students. You must read 6 FICTION books between the 2nd December 2019 – 22nd May 2020. All fiction must be borrowed from Long Road LRC and completed between the above dates.

After you have read your first book if you would like you can collect a reading diary from the LRC. After every book you finish, email the LRC (LRC@longroad.ac.uk) with your opinion and thoughts on the book- good or bad or keep a record in the diary. It must be in your own words.  The Challenge is complete when the 6 books are finished and the last review is submitted.

All students who complete the Reading Ahead challenge will get put into a draw to win:

  • First prize – £50 Amazon Voucher
  • Second prize – £20 Amazon voucher
  • Third prize – £10 Amazon Voucher
Sutton Trust US Programme Applications OPEN

Sutton Trust US Programme Applications OPEN

27th November 2019 - 19th January 2020

Applications are now open for the Sutton Trust US Programme 2020.

The Sutton Trust US Programme helps state school students from across the UK explore US study and access leading universities through support, advice, UK residentials and a one-week trip to visit a variety of US universities.

Year 12 (England and Wales), S5 (Scotland) and Year 13 (Northern Ireland) students can now apply to be part of the ninth cohort. It is free to take part in the programme.

The student application deadline is 11:59 pm on Sunday 19 January 2020.

Want some inspiration? Read all about Long Road Alumni, Charlotte, who made a successful application to the Sutton Trust US Programme in 2018!

Teaching Buddhism for new A level Religious Studies specifications

Teaching Buddhism for new A level Religious Studies specifications

20th March 2020, 9:45 AM - 3:30 PM

This course aims to provide detailed guidance and subject knowledge development for the Buddhism element of the new A level Religious Studies courses.

Book your space online today: http://networkforlearning.org.uk/courses/2020-03-20/a-level-buddhism-20-march-2020 

Key topics will include:

  • Key differences between Theravada and Mahayana Buddhism
  • Mahayana schools, texts and philosophies such as Madhyamaka and Yogacara
  • Arhats, Buddhas and Bodhisattvas in Theravada and Mahayana Buddhism
  • Pure Land: Amitabha Buddha
  • Buddhism and Gender

This course aims to help teachers to:

  • Gain a good grasp of the requirements of the revised A level courses
  • Understand key beliefs, teachings and practices in Buddhism
  • Explore creative learning opportunities for more effective teaching
  • Identify the areas which are likely to pose the need for further research and resourcing, with a particular focus on Mahayana
  • Access relevant resources and teaching materials.

Cost:

  • £250 per delegate which includes lunch and resources
  • £299 for 2 teachers from the same school booking on this course

Book your space online today: http://networkforlearning.org.uk/courses/2020-03-20/a-level-buddhism-20-march-2020 

Medicspot Innovation Grant

Medicspot Innovation Grant

10th December 2019 - 31st March 2020

The Medicspot Innovation Grant awards £500 to UK students going on to study a degree related to health, medicine, nursing or life sciences.

Applications must be submitted online by 31 March 2020. More information: www.medicspot.co.uk/grant

Lessons from Auschwitz Project 2020

Lessons from Auschwitz Project 2020

8th - 22nd January 2020

Student applications are now open for the Lessons from Auschwitz Project 2020.  Two students from Long Road will be chosen to represent the College on the annual Lessons from Auschwitz Project and a further two students will be chosen to attend a special day visit to the former camp at Bergen-Belsen.

Places are open to all students. There is no cost to the students taking part;  they will, however, be responsible for travel to and from the London seminars and to and from Stansted Airport on the day of the visit.  Both visits take place in March (details on the application form)

Please pick up an application form from the LRC

Closing date for applications is Wednesday 22nd January 2020