The 2018 School Librarian of the Year is revealed

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The winner of this year's School Librarian of the Year is Emma Suffield, whose wide-ranging work at a school in Blackburn impressed the judging panel.

School librarian Emma Suffield is full of original ideas to encourage her pupils to read.

Her initiatives at Saint Wilfrid’s CE Academy in Blackburn include temporarily transforming the library into the Great Hall at Hogwarts and running chocolate reading time sessions to support youngsters who have not met the school’s requirements for engaged reading time.

Ms Suffield’s determination to engage the school’s 1,400 students in reading has led to an impressive 450 per cent increase in book borrowing – and now she has been named as the School Librarian of the Year for 2018. The honour recognises the excellent work done in school libraries and highlights the best practice of outstanding librarians.

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