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Archive for the ‘Events’ Category

Film Club – Spirited Away – Pt.1 – Thurs 27th Sept

Posted by LibeRaCe on September 21, 2012

image linkimage from spirited away film

**New for Term 1**

Get your FREE tickets for the first screening of the new lunch time film club in Coleg Llandrillo, Rhos Site.

Thursday 27th September @12.00 in K18, Bodnant Building

Miyazaki’s Spirited Away – Part1

Ask at the main Library issue desk for more details. Limited numbers of tickets available. 

ID cards & tickets for Part 1 will be valid for the Part 2 screening on 4th October!

See reviews of this film here

See a trailer on YouTube here

Learn more about the creator here and here



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Safer Internet Day – tomorrow 8th Feb 2011

Posted by LibeRaCe on February 7, 2011

Safer Internet Day

“Internet, it’s more than just a game – it’s your life”

Learn more about staying safe online, supporting digital life-skills and become web savvy by checking out –

InSafe the Safer Internet Day organisers

Safer Internet Day on Facebook

UK Safer Internet Centre

Race Online 2012

Twitter Safer Internet Safety Day updates and #SID2011

Beat Bullying Cyber-Mentors

 ECrime Wales Space Invaders!

our be_safe_online bookmarks

Coleg Llandrillo Staff and students can also use the E-Safety resources crreated by Library staff on Moodle. Log-in and click on ‘cross college resources’ then click on the ‘e-safety’ link.

Posted in Events, ICT, Library Online, Online Learning, PGCE, Social Networking | Tagged: , , , , , | 1 Comment »

Save Libraries Day – 5th Feb 2011 (yes tomorrow!!)

Posted by LibeRaCe on February 4, 2011

Ok – many of these activities are happening in England tomorrow, but don’t think that our services in Wales are immune – referendum or no referendum next month.

Find out how to have your say and help support the communities, families and people who all rely on their libraries by checking out :

CILIP – Save our Libraries day

Twitter by checking out #savelibraries

Facebook and the Save Libraries Events

Voices for the Library blog

Phil Bradley’s Library Posters!

and personal stories like this one on why public libraries are so important….

Posted in Current Affairs, Events, Libraries, Library Online | 1 Comment »

Anti-Bullying Week at Coleg Llandrillo

Posted by LibeRaCe on November 17, 2010


This week is Anti-Bullying Week nationwide – how are you involved?

Coleg Llandrillo ILS and IT@B students will be selling BeatBullying wristbands in the heartspace today – get yours to support the cause. You can also get them at the Student Union shop on campus.

 Beat BullyingUK has started their Big March campaign – join up to spead the word and get access to some great resources

 Cybermentors is a online support forum when young people can support others who are the victims of bullying


 Don’t forget – the College Student Welfare team have specially trained mentors to help you if you are being bullied and also with any other concerns and challenges you might face during your time here.

**You can get more information on E-Safety and Fighting Cyberbullying on the College Moodle pages**

Posted in A Levels, Citizenship, Current Affairs, Events, FE Students, GCSE, HE Students, Library Online, Online Learning, Staff | Tagged: , , | Leave a Comment »

Student Reading Group – Recruiting Now!

Posted by LibeRaCe on September 17, 2010


Students can already share their opinions and favourite/most hated reads in the Blog Off and Read! group on Moodle.


Would you like to meet up with other like-minded students on a regular basis to chat about the ‘read of the week’ and share ideas face to face?

Is that a YES!?!

Well then, you’ll need to contact our Senior Information officer Pat Hebron and she’ll do the rest.

Send an email to with your –


ID Number


Preferred Contact Email

Times of the week that would suit you best

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Aur Pur / Pure Gold

Posted by LibeRaCe on March 29, 2010


The Aur Pur/Pure Gold promotion has been running for the last three years in North Wales public libraries but, this year FE and HE colleges are involved, including Coleg Llandrillo library.

The aim of the promotion is to show the wide range of stimulating books available free of charge for readers in libraries in Wales, and has been funded from the Welsh Assembly Government’s National Marketing Strategy for Libraries.

Librarians from Estyn Allan y Gogledd, the reader development network, have chosen twelve books, all from Wales but which take the reader to many different places.

They include:

Back Home, Bethan Darwin
The Schoolboy, Holly Howitt
Mrs D’Silva’s Detective Instincts and the Shaitan of Calcutta, Glen Peters
Tag, Stephen May
My Little Armalite, James Hawes
Flint, Margaret Redfern
Mr Blaidd, Llwyd Owen
Man Esgyrn, Sian Owen
Hi a fi, Eigra Lewis Roberts
Haf o Hyd, Geraint Lewis
Naw Mis, Caryl Lewis
Alias Myth a Jones, Dafydd Huws

Call into the library, Rhos site, to pick up any of the titles above. You can also now write a review of the books for the student online reading group – Blog Off and Read!

Posted in A Levels, Displays, English, Events, FE Students, GCSE, HE Students, New Stock | Tagged: , , , , | Leave a Comment »

World Book Day – Ask A Poet Video Conference

Posted by LibeRaCe on March 1, 2010






 Coleg Llandrillo Students can take part in an “Ask The Poet” video conference session on the 2nd of March with Gillian Clarke and on the 4th of March with Mererid Hopwood to celebrate World Book Day 2010. Please contact the ITW on ext.349 if you would like your students to attend!

Tuesday 2 March

1000 – 1100 Gillian Clarke

As well as writing poetry Gillian Clarke is a playwright and translator. In 1990 she co-founded Ty Newydd, the writers’ centre in North Wales. She teaches creative writing to children and adults, and gives readings and lectures. Gillian Clarke’s work has been translated into ten languages. Gillian is the national poet of Wales.

Thursday 4 March

1000 – 1100 Mererid Hopwood

Mererid Hopwood shot to prominence in Wales in 2001 when she became the first woman ever to win the prestigious Chair at the National Eisteddfod. She has since won the National Crown and continues to be in great demand as a poet, tutor and television presenter.

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6 Book Challenge Winners!

Posted by LibeRaCe on February 11, 2010

Congratulations to three Coleg Llandrillo Denbigh students for winning the reader development competition. Niame Traore is an ESOL student and used our Oxford Bookworms collection to practice her english reading skills. Mathew Thomas McDonald and Helen Williams are both on the STEPS program and have been reading as part of their classroom activities. Niame and Mathew both won an MP3 video player and Helen has won £20 worth of book tokens!

Niame Traore receiving her challenge prize!

All three students took part in the Six Book Challenge 2010. The challenge was to read and review six books. Students could choose any six books they liked (at any level) to enter the challenge and needed to send in all six reviews to the library. Coleg Llandrillo Rhos winners to be announced shortly!

Over half of adults (56%) have literacy skills below the level of a good GCSE (NAO, Skills for Life: Progress in Improving Adult Literacy and Numeracy, 2008). “Our stubborn national skills problems show we need new ways to tackle literacy issues,” said Miranda McKearney, Director of The Reading Agency. “We launched the Six Book Challenge in 2008, and I wish we’d started it years ago! It’s a deceptively simple, motivational scheme that has a tremendous impact on people’s lives.’

9,000 adults took part in the Six Book Challenge in 2009, up 25% on 2008. 70% of library services across the UK ran the scheme as well as colleges, adult and community education centres, workplaces and prisons. 90% of participants said they feel more confident about reading after taking part, and tutors say that the Challenge improves learners’ confidence, increases their motivation and helps them develop a reading habit.

Author Mike Gayle, who is Patron of the Six Book Challenge and a keen supporter of adult literacy initiatives, said: “Anything that encourages adult learners to get stuck into a good read has got to be a good thing in my book! I’m proud to be involved in this terrific initiative that is making a real difference to those who have felt excluded from the world of books.”

National Book Tokens

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Get Out and About – Prestatyn Walking Fesitval 9th-11th May

Posted by LibeRaCe on May 6, 2008

See more of your local area and keep fit at the same time with this years Prestatyn Walking Festival. Graded walks to suit all ages – see the remains of Roman Britain, take part in a 007 themed walk or try the three hills challenge. The ‘Healthy Prestatyn’ initiative site also provides information on walking routes in the town for everyone to enjoy.

Read more about this and other organised walks throughout the UK in the Guardian Travel section.

Find out more about this and other outdoor education activities in the Library at shelf numbers 372 and 796

Posted in Citizenship, Environment/Green Living, Events, FE Students, Geography, HE Students, Health & Social Care, History, Sociology, Tourism, Volunteering | Leave a Comment »

Stress Busting Day in the Library – 17th March

Posted by LibeRaCe on March 13, 2008      

Beauty Therapy 10.00-12.00 and Sports Science 11.00-13.00 students will be in the Library Monday 17th March for a Stress Busting Day!

Everyone Welcome!!

Come along to take basic fitness tests (including grip, body fat and blood pressure checks), see head massage demos, get advice on healthy living and give your self a break from the working day!    

Why not take 5 minutes to browse the shelves and have some ‘me’ time? Find more stress busting tips here.   Find more about beating stress at shelf no. 155.9042


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