Carol Skewes, Headteacher
October 11, 2017
I am delighted to introduce you to the 2017/18 Cornelius Vermuyden Library team!
Each student submitted a written letter of application detailing why they wanted to work in the library. Over fifty students applied which shows how popular the library jobs are at the school!
The lead librarians are Andrew Scott and Shakara Lampert, who are in Year 11. They lead a team of fourteen pupils who work on a daily rota across the week during Break 1 and Break 2. The library holds hundreds of books which the library team lend out and collect in on a daily basis. The team is bursting with great ideas about how to make the library even better for pupils and meet regularly to discuss these. Andrew suggests that making the space available for Year 11 pupils to revise before and after school is a key target for him. Some of the team have just joined the school in Year 7 and have worked in their Primary school libraries in Years 5 and 6; these pupils will bring fresh ideas and experience to our library, which I know the leaders will be keen to listen to!
If you have any suggestions for the Library team about how to improve the library, do not hesitate to go and see them during Break 1 and Break 2 and discuss these with Andrew or Shakara.
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