Save Scotland’s school libraries

In 2015 the following authorities have proposed cuts to school library services:

• East Renfrewshire
• South Lanarkshire
• North Lanarkshire
• Falkirk Council

The Standing Literacy Commission (SLC) published their final report on the Scottish Government’s Literacy Action Plan.  The aim of the SLC report was to capture the impact of work undertaken across different sectors who have a direct influence on supporting literacy.  The following quote is taken directly from the SLC final report,

“…schools with school libraries and librarians achieved higher exam scores, leading to higher academic attainment; higher quality project work; successful curriculum and learning outcomes; more positive attitudes towards learning and increased motivation and self-esteem among pupils.”

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  1. We all have fond memories of the school library service – even when exploring for information for a school project! Finding what you were specifically looking for on the shelf always seemed like winning a prize and a great sense of achievement!

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