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Pupil Library Assistant of the Year 2015


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Award Ceremony 2015

Congratulations to Abbie Craske of Aylsham High School in Norfolk, winner of the inaugural Cilip SLG/SLA Pupil Library Assistant of the Year Award in 2015.

Abbie wrote an article about her experiences which was published in Cilip's Update magazine and is available here:

Abbie PLYA Cilip Mag Final Piece

Word document, 17 kB (Requires Microsoft Word 2007 or later)


Bestselling children’s author Charlie Higson and multi award-winning illustrator Chris Riddell joined school librarians and publishers at the final ceremony of the Pupil Library Assistant of the Year Award on 12 March 2015 in London.

Pupil Library Assistant of the Year Award is a joint venture between CILIP School Libraries Group and the School Library Association.  

The seven shortlisted pupils were:

Morgan Boswell - Wilsthorpe Community School, Nottingham
Olivia Bowes - Antrim Grammar School, Antrim, NI
Abbie Craske -  Aylsham High School, Norfolk
Megan Gardner -  King James’s School, Huddersfield, W Yorks
Francesca Hannay - Derby High School, Derby
Jessica Ince -  Heritage High School, Clowne, Derbyshire
James Kearney - The King’s School, Grantham, Lincolnshire

For full details please download the press release below:

Press Release: Pupil Library Assistant of the Year

Word document, 29 kB (Requires Microsoft Word 2007 or later)


The Pupil Library Assistant of the Year Award 2015 was sponsored by Authors Aloud UK, Hachette Children's Books, Macmillan Children's Books, Peters Books & Furniture and Puffin Children's Books.