New award for Aylsham student librarian Abbie

Just Regional
Mar 18, 2015 1 min read

Aylsham High student Abbie Craske has booked in for success in an inaugural national prize.

The 15-year-old has been named Pupil Library Assistant of the Year, from a shortlist of seven committed young library lovers who assist in their school libraries. The new national award is made jointly by the CILIP School Library Group and the School Library Association.

Each of the seven shortlisted pupils raises the profile of the school library in various ways, including helping and supporting other pupils, building engagement and bringing fresh ideas to support reading and literacy at their schools.

Abbie was presented with the award by author and comedian Charlie Higson and won prizes including a specially commissioned artwork designed by multi-award winning illustrator Chris Riddell.

She also received a £100 book token for the school and one for herself, which she is saving for college.

Read more in the next issue of Just Aylsham.

Abbie Craske & Charlie Higson

Abbie Craske & Charlie Higson

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