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School Librarian, Retired
Irene‘s professional bio / interests
Worked in Secondary Education for 30 years, believe a Library is the heart of the School, a community hub and resource for all, Clubs, Literary Events and safe space. I was also National Organiser for Kids Lit Quiz UK, rewarding the sport of reading. I'm passionate about the power of reading to change lives. Although I'm retired I still work with School Librarians for SLA UK - Surrey, helping with INSET etc. Photography, Technology and Craft work also keeps me busy. We still have many children's books in the house as I am fortunate to juggle grandma duties; we have a growing family of 6 grandchildren across 2 continents from my beautiful 3 daughters.
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I make a lot of quilts for Charity
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A career highlight
Taking my students to Shakespeare's Globe on World Book Day - sitting & chatting alongside Michelle Magoriam and Ken Follett,Philip Pullman, talking about the power of stories; New Labour was on stage, Blair & Blundell with my students "Education, Education, Education!' Momentous Day The Bard's Birthday ....1998 ..
27 April, 2022