02 Feb 2018

Pupil Library Assistant of the Year

Pupil Library Assistant of the Year

A Derby High student has been selected as a finalist for the Pupil Library Assistant of the Year Award 2018.

Anna Heathcote Woodbridge (U6) was nominated for the award by the school’s Library Resources Manager Mrs Bussey with the recommendation supported by headteacher Mrs Gould.  Anna has been invited to the competition final in March and in order to help the panel select the winners she has been asked to write a letter to the Prime Minister explaining why school libraries matter and what her school library means to her.  Letters from all of the finalists will be delivered to No. 10 Downing Street on the day of the award ceremony.

Anna has also been asked to create a T-shirt slogan to promote the library and outline how she would spend £500 to improve her school library and reach more pupils who are not regular visitors to the library.

Anna said she was pleased to have been shortlisted for the award. “I was quite overwhelmed when I found out that I’d made it to the final. As part of the nomination I had to write about what I do in the library. I look after the library team and help Mrs Bussey organise author events and I also work with the publishers. I help anyone who comes to the library. I manage the displays and the reading buddy scheme too.”

The awards ceremony takes place at Portcullis House, Westminster, London - good luck Anna!

1st February 2018