This week I’m celebrating the work of Pupil Library Assistants, and also Shakespeare Week.
I am a member of the judging panel for the Pupil Library Assistant of the Year Award. The competition for the prize was very fierce and, sadly, not everyone could make it to the final seven. However, these pupils clearly all had a great passion for books and reading and took this beyond the walls of their schools. Almost all of the pupils not only worked in their school libraries, but they had also had the opportunity to take part in other schemes connected to books and literacy. One of the longlist nominees, Miranda, described a little about her volunteer work at the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust.
I was so intrigued by this that I invited her to write a blog post in more detail so that she could explain what Shakespeare and the Birthplace…
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