18 March 2019 Share
A school librarian has won a national prize for promoting reading for pleasure. Scottish Book Trust’s Learning Professional Award recognises a teacher or librarian who works tirelessly to inspire children to read and write. This has been awarded to Deena Wren, who works at Beeslack Community High in Midlothian, has over 10 years’ experience as a librarian and runs a Manga club using graphic novels to support students with dyslexia.
Also honoured at the ceremony was the children’s author Theresa Breslin, who has more than 50 titles to her name and who has been “a passionate advocate” for school libraries. Theresa received the Outstanding Achievement Award - given to an individual with an impressive backlist and a record of meaningful engagement with the writing community.