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To: Scottish Borders Council

Save Scottish Borders School Libraries!

Save Scottish Borders School Libraries!

Scrap plans that will see school librarians replaced by S6 pupils.

Why is this important?

School Librarians are a critical part of any school’s professional staff. Their skills are needed now more than ever. With vast online resources there is no shortage of sources of information. However, the more important skill is now understanding and evaluating these sources. Pupils need to learn how to sort out fact from fake.

This decision will prevent pupils from reaching their full potential. Librarians have professional skills that support children of all abilities to learn. Replacing essential staff with the unpaid labour of pupils is an absolute disgrace. Scottish Borders Council should hang their heads in shame.

Follow the story:

Pressure grows on education officials over school library plans
http://www.bordertelegraph.com/news/16272089.Pressure_grows_on_education_officials_over_school_library_plans/

Scottish Borders Council slammed for using pupils as library staff says it will teach them leadership
http://www.heraldscotland.com/news/16271266.Scots_council_slammed_for_using_pupils_as_library_staff_says_it_will_teach_them_leadership/

Playground pressure mounts on council to reverse school library cuts
https://www.peeblesshirenews.com/news/17233450.playground-pressure-mounts-on-council-to-reverse-school-library-cuts/

How it will be delivered

Printed out and delivered in person to the Leader of Scottish Borders Council

Scottish Borders

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Updates

2018-06-16 11:30:00 +0100

500 signatures reached

2018-06-10 10:10:11 +0100

100 signatures reached

2018-06-08 13:34:43 +0100

50 signatures reached

2018-06-07 23:03:15 +0100

25 signatures reached

2018-06-07 18:26:00 +0100

10 signatures reached

2018-06-07 16:54:38 +0100

Pressure grows on education officials over school library plans

Read more: http://www.bordertelegraph.com/news/16272089.Pressure_grows_on_education_officials_over_school_library_plans/