Volunteers needed for Homework Clubs
Homework clubs are a new service from East Lothian Libraries, which will be launched in January 2013. They consist of a 1.5 to 2-hour drop-in session, run by a Volunteer Homework Club Leader with the assistance of a Volunteer Homework Club Helper. Primary School Children can come and do their homework at their local library where they would benefit from space to study, access to a wide selection of books, online resources, word processing and supervised internet access.
The volunteers would supervise children, support them in completing their homework, assist them with using the range of research tools available in the library, and encourage them to search the library shelves for books that might be relevant to their needs. They will also be asked to complete a small amount of administration and paperwork involved in the running of the club.
Homework Club Leaders need to be members of the Disclosure Scotland PVG scheme.
The majority of club members will be aged 8-12 (P4-7), but, depending on the Homework Club Leader, some clubs may accept children from P1. The aim of the homework clubs is to provide a safe friendly environment for children within the library where they can come together and work on their homework. Volunteers offer support but do not teach the children.
Homework Club – Application Form1
Job Outline – Homework Club Volunteer
Homework Club task description
If you are interested in volunteering with a Homework club, either as a Homework Club Leader or Helper please or contact Agnès Guyon or your local library for further information:
Agnès Guyon – Senior Librarian – Young People’s Services
Library and Museum Headquarters – Dunbar Road – Haddington – EH41 3PJ
Tel: 01620 820 612 – firstname.lastname@example.org
If you haven’t signed up for the NLN on the 8th of March yet, please contact Margaret email@example.com as soon as possible. The key note speaker will be the author Nicola Morgan and there will be a choice of workshops and time to share ideas.
World Book Day
As you may also be aware, it is World Book Day on the 1st of March. The Scottish Book Trust are putting on one of their wonderful Authors Live events. Please pass this onto any relevant colleagues and primary/S1 practitioners. Thanks.
Teachers and librarians of P1-P7 – register your class now to watch our free online event with Francesca Simon (author of the Horrid Henry series) for World Book Day 2012! The event will take place at 11 a.m. on Thursday 1st March. We also have a comprehensive teaching resource pack to accompany the event. Finally, don’t forget your pupils can enter a competition to win Horrid Henry goodies right up until 9th March!
Here are the links!
• Register to watch our free online event with Francesca Simon – http://www.scottishbooktrust.com/authors-live-with-francesca-simon
• Teaching resources to accompany the event and support the teaching of Horrid Henry books – http://www.scottishbooktrust.com/authors-live-with-francesca-simon#Teacher-Resources
• A teaser video for the event – http://www.scottishbooktrust.com/podcasts/video/francesca-simon-teaser-trailer
• Facebook competition – http://www.facebook.com/meetourauthors?sk=app_4949752878
Follow this link to the first newsletter for schools from the Library Service.