Ely College student reaches finals of Pupil Library Assistant of the Year Awards in Westminster

PUBLISHED: 09:59 21 March 2017 | UPDATED: 09:59 21 March 2017

Ely College student Harry Sindle was one of five students shortlisted from school librarians across the UK to attend the Pupil Library Assistant of the Year Awards in London. He is pictured with Anne Shaw, learning resource centre manager at Ely College. PHOTO: Ely College.

Ely College student Harry Sindle was one of five students shortlisted from school librarians across the UK to attend the Pupil Library Assistant of the Year Awards in London. He is pictured with Anne Shaw, learning resource centre manager at Ely College. PHOTO: Ely College.

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Ely College student Harry Sindle was one of five students shortlisted from school librarians across the UK to attend the Pupil Library Assistant of the Year Awards in London.

The award ceremony, held at Portcullis House, Westminster, was hosted by the School Library Association and the CILIP School Libraries Group in order to recognise the assistance of pupils who help within their school libraries.

Bestselling author Cathy Cassidy attended the event along with school librarians, representatives from literacy organisations and publishers.

Richard Spencer, principal of Ely College, said: “The work that student librarians do at the college is invaluable and enriches not only the library but also each student’s personal development.

“We are incredibly proud of Harry for getting to the final of this nationwide competition – it is an incredible achievement.

“We would also like to thank the rest of our student librarians, who are incredibly dedicated in helping out at the school library in their spare time, and Anne Shaw, our learning resource centre manager, who does a fantastic job to encourage our students and their love for literature.”

Each finalist was championed by an author. Harry’s champion was Tamsyn Murray, who gave a speech about Harry.

The event was attended by 20 successful authors who all presented the finalists with a personal signed copy of their latest book.

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