19th Annual Student Librarian Training Scheme Awards
St. Hild’s Church of England School were pleased to welcome students, staff, parents and carers from all the schools who took part in the 19th Annual Student Librarian Scheme Awards Ceremony.
About the Student Librarian Training Scheme
Student volunteers are trained in library skills and produce work such as guides to their school library, posters and book reviews under the guidance of their school librarian. They issue and return books, help library users, put resources away and keep the library tidy. They are a valuable asset to any school.
This is the 19th year of the training scheme and 12 schools have taken part, with over 100 students successfully completing the first year’s training. 54 students have completed the Advanced Course, several with Special Recognition.
The Awards Ceremony is hosted by a different school each year, rotating around the four local boroughs. The scheme is organised and coordinated by Kay Ross of School Library Support. Kay is a qualified librarian and independent consultant specialising in school library provision in the Tees Valley. She has more than 30 years experience helping to provide well managed libraries, at the heart of the school, that support the school’s aims and underpin the curriculum.
The guest speaker at the event was Author, Dan Smith
Growing up, Dan led three lives. In one he survived the day-to-day humdrum of boarding school, while in another he travelled the world, finding adventure in the paddy fields of Asia and the jungles of Brazil.
The third life he lived in a world of his own, making up stories . . . Which is where some people say he still lives most of the time.’