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Book shelvesThis week we’ve been busy ordering new material in for the library before our learners return in September.

For our Diploma in Massage Therapy students we’ve added a new dvd Health and Beauty: Aromatherapy Massage to our collection of resources.

We’ve been busy ordering in more from one of our favourite series entitled Very Short Introductions from Oxford University Press. Why do we like them? They are great for getting to know a new topic in an easy to read and succinct format. Plus they look at the latest research in the topics too. They are brilliant for linking in with equality and diversity issues as well as academic subjects from Access to Higher Education/A-level and beyond. Plus they are a great way of swotting up on a topic for a debate or dinner conversation! A number of these are now available as ebooks from Dawsonera. This has an added benefit for learners who can use them when they are offsite. Here’s what our collection of these looks like so far – though there’s more yet to arrive!

Plus for a bit of inspiration for learners doing documentary film making there’s a new DVD Les Invisibles directed by Sébastian Lifshitz which  spotlights the lives of gay women and men who were born between World War I and World War II. It charts their experience of living as individuals/couples in the 1950s, 1960s and 1970s when there was less acceptance of homosexuality.

 

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Enquiry desk overlooking the gardenThis weekend 25-26 January is the Royal Society of the Protection of  Birds (RSPB) Big Garden Birdwatch which gets all of us out counting the number of birds we see in our gardens or parks.

This is a great thing to do for our residential learners at Hillcroft College as it gets you not only to test out your numeracy skills but also to recognise different species of birds.

The Hillcroft garden is a fantastic spot for birds. Our Learning Resources Centre which overlooks the garden enables us to see robins, wood pigeons, green woodpeckers, blackbirds, magpies, wrens and blue and great tits on a regular basis.

All you need to do is pick an hour and register the maximum number of each kind of bird that you see within that hour. Don’t count ones flying overhead. Children will enjoy taking part too. You can register what you’ve spotted on the RSPB’s Big Garden Birdwatch page.

How about taking your maths skills further? Find out about numeracy courses coming up at Hillcroft on the English and Maths link on our Courses page.


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