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Big names in children’s literature back pupils who assist in school library

SLA LogoSLGCilip LogoBestselling children’s author Charlie Higson and multi award-winning illustrator Chris Riddell join school librarians and publishers to back the Pupil Library Assistant of the Year Award; a joint venture between the CILIP School Libraries Group and the School Library Association.  

A seven-strong shortlist has been selected following a total of almost sixty nominations received for the inaugural award. The young winner will be announced by Higson at a special ceremony in London on Thursday 12 March, whilst Riddell is producing a dedicated artwork for the award logo.

The seven shortlisted pupils are:

Morgan Boswell - Wilsthorpe Community School, Nottingham
Olivia Bowes - Antrim Grammar School, Antrim, NI
Abbie Craske -  Aylsham High School, Norfolk
Megan Gardner -  King James’s School, Huddersfield, W Yorks
Francesca Hannay - Derby High School, Derby
Jessica Ince-  Heritage High School, Clowne, Derbyshire
James Kearney- The King’s School, Grantham, Lincolnshire

For full details please download the press release below:

Press Release Pupil Library Assistant of The Year

Word document, 29 kB (Requires Microsoft Word 2007 or later)







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