Searching For Stars of Education

Scottish Book Trust, the national charity transforming lives through reading and writing, has opened applications for the Bookbug Hero Award and the Learning Professional Award 2020.

New for this year, the Bookbug Hero Award will be run in association with Walker Books and will honour someone working with Bookbug who has used the Programme to make a real different to the lives of the young children, families and communities they work with. Scottish Book Trust is asking people across the country to nominate a librarian, early years worker, volunteer, health visitor, or anyone who uses Bookbug in their work for the inaugural Bookbug Hero Award. The winner will receive a bundle of picture books worth £500 from Walker Books.

Nominations are also open for the Learning Professional Award which recognises a teacher or librarian who has had a powerful impact on the reading culture of young people and adults in their community. School teachers and librarians across Scotland are urged to nominate inspiring colleagues who are passionate advocates of reading and writing in their place of work. In partnership with Browns Books for Students, the winner will receive £500 worth of books for their school or library to help them continue their outstanding work. Nominations for both awards close on November 15, and can be made online at scottishbooktrust.com/sbta

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