Dartmouth Academy's new librarian Liz Wilson is having fun coming up with lots of ways to make reading fun for pupils, students and staff.
Mrs Wilson started in her new role for the whole Academy site at the start of January – she previously worked at Dartmouth Library, and is widely experienced librarian. She aims to bring reading and literacy to the forefront of all she does at the Academy.
Along with special reading clubs and groups – and a community 'Reading Buddy' programme – Mrs Wilson will be creating word game groups and working with teachers to ensure that all the Academy's children are accessing and enjoying its libraries – ready for the new 'Learning Resources Centre' in the new Academy buildings which will open after the Easter holidays.
"I'm delighted to be here at the Academy," she said. "I've always loved working with children as a librarian, because a child who loves books and reading will grow up to be an adult who does too. We have lots of plans to engage all the children here at the Academy in reading and I'm already loving my engagement with the students and pupils every day."
Dartmouth Academy Principal Nick Hindmarsh said: "Liz has already settled in marvellously and is making a difference with her enthusiasm and expertise as a librarian. We are delighted to have her on the team to ensure that our systems for supporting reading and literacy across the Academy are effective and engaging for all."