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School Life Beyond Lockdown - Webinar

What will school life after lockdown and into the future look like? What are the issues that students and staff will have to face? What are the challenges that school librarians will need to be thinking about? These are the questions that we have been asking. We are delighted to welcome you to our ‘School Life beyond Lockdown’. Webinar which will offer some food for thought and practical ideas and information to help and support you. Cost: £20 Members £25.00 Non Members

When: 08/06/20
From 9.30 a.m. to 1p.m.
Where: Online
Presenter: Various
Contact: Annie Everall

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09.20 Login (Instructions will be sent to delegates once place has been booked)


09.25 Welcome: Caroline Roche, SLG Chair

09.30 Young People’s Mental Health – Dealing with Stress and Anxiety and 

Resources to Support This.: Barbara Band, School Library Consultant

This time of uncertainty will impact on the mental health and wellbeing of young people, in particular on their stress and anxiety levels. This session looks at the causes of stress and the impact it has; physically, emotionally and mentally. It considers ways to help young people cope with stress including relevant resources to support them.

10.15 True Grit and Bite Sized Brilliance – Author Andy Cope will be giving tips for helping children bounce back and cope when they return to school 

Andy’s books are frequently on the bestseller list and he is renowned for his Art of Being Brilliant and Happiness training course. In this session Andy will give you tips on helping children bounce back and build resilience on their return to school and will highlight some of his Bite Sized Brilliance training developed to support children and staff in schools


10.45 Coffee and Brain Break


11.00 'Spark up the Interest – Re-establishing your library with students and staff, post Covid'?  Bev Humphrey, Literacy & Technology Consultant

Some of you may have been very busy with online media whilst on lockdown but others may have been furloughed, making it difficult to maintain visibility with your school community. This session will give you ideas of how you can rebuild/extend the library's profile with both staff and students using both digital and non-digital ideas. 

11.30 Re-engaging Students with Reading – Lucas Maxwell, Librarian, Glenthorne High School

In this session, Lucas will be focusing on idea that school librarians can use to get young people enthused about and engaged in reading for pleasure once they return to school.

12.00 Making Use of the SLG Book Discussion Packs – Elizabeth Bentley, Sue Bussey, Lucy Chambers, Annie Everall,  SLG National Committee

You may not be aware that SLG produce a range of very useful book group discussion guides on a variety of topics. This session will include short talks from some of those who have contributed discussion sheets about how they chose the books, how they came up with questions and giving practical suggestions of how you can use them in your library or classroom. 

12.30 School Librarians Rock! – Philip Ardagh, SLG Lifetime Ambassador  

Philip will be reminding you all of just how brilliant school librarians are in his usual inimitable and humorous way

13.00 END



To reserve a place please email Karen Usher by Wednesday 3rd 

June. You will be sent a booking form for completion, to enable the invoice to be raised. You 

will also be sent instructions on how to join the webinar on the day. We look forward to 

seeing you there.

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