Nine, Year 8 and 9 students are the first to achieve their Rookies Award in our newly established Student Librarian’s scheme. The scheme is based on The School Library Association Pupil Librarian Toolkit which forms the basis of many such initiatives at schools throughout the country.

In order to gain their first award the students attended a series of after-school training sessions followed by an assessment.  Each student also volunteers at least 2 hours of their time each week to help keep the LRC tidy, issue and return books and help other students find the books and resources they need. All the students are now working towards their Bronze Award for which they are each creating a special project contributing towards the development of the LRC and its role within the school.

As part of the scheme there will be an award  for the Student Librarian who has made the greatest contribution during each half term – our first “Half-Term Hero” is Year 9 student Abdullah Ahmed.  The other Rookie librarians thought the time and care Abdullah had taken in carrying out his tasks and helping other students was exemplary and  LRC staff were also impressed with Abdullah’s “Theme of the Week" displays.

We are very proud of our Student Librarians and congratulate them on the fantastic start they have made. We hope their role will encourage all students to make even greater use of our fantastic library facilities and promote the school’s reading culture.

Picture: Freya Staves and Jenna Pilkington, two of our student involved in the Librarian Scheme.