Community Librarians reach the finals of Goldsmith's Community Engagement Awards
For the second year in a row...
The Community Librarians meet weekly in the library and work together to create initiatives that benefit the school community, local charities, primary schools and care homes such as Mycenae House, Rectory Court and Mandela House. From hosting craft afternoons to Christmas parties and even restocking libraries and carol singing, the Commmunity Librarians span every year group and meet Monday lunch times in the Library.
The Librarians have been a part of the local Mycenae House Reach Out Project for a number of years. Along with the staff from Mycenae House and community volunteers, they will be hotfooting it in Blackheath sometime soon, to decorate railings with poms poms to celebrate the Queen Platinum Jubilee. Making pom poms together at The Reach Out Wellbeing Cafe ensures younger and older community members join in together and enjoy each other's company over a cup of tea and an activity. The Reach Out Wellbeing Cafe focuses on those who might feel lonely or isolated. The Mycenae House Reach Out Project and The John Roan Community Librarians are also helping to overhaul a Care Home garden in Charlton
More than 60 school students from Yorkshire to Kent will come together in the glittering surroundings of the City’s Goldsmiths’ Hall for the national finals of the Goldsmiths’ Company Awards for Community Engagement. These Awards celebrate and reward the extraordinary range of activities schools undertake to make their local communities a better place to live. The winning school will receive a gold medal (designed and donated by Fattorini & Co) plus a cheque for £3,000. The runners up, a silver medal and £1,000.