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Staff Member and Student Pass Library Exams

A Former Sixth Form student and our Library Assistant are celebrating after passing their exams.

After many months of hard work, Christina Mangin and Bernie Smith have found out they passed the NVQ Level 3 in Information and Library Services with flying colours.

Christina, who is now taking a gap year before going on to study Education Studies at university, said: "I was inspired to do the course by our Librarian Amy, who is very far from your typical image of a librarian.

"Along with Bernie she makes the Library a fun place to be and inspires many students to get involved with reading."

Christina's qualification was funded by the Principal because of the support she has given to the library, often helping out with duties.

She took the qualification on top of her BTEC studies in Travel and Tourism and Business.

Bernie, who joined CBA from our predecessor school, said: "Christina has been fantastic in her support for the library and deserves to have gained her NVQ. It was fun working with her and Amy and I wish her all the best for the future."

As part of their studies they had to learn about the technicalities of the library, such as cataloguing and classifying they also had to do practical work involving creating displays and hosting inductions.

Librarian Amy McKay, who is now preparing for her role as a Carnegie judge, said: "Bernie and Christina have both worked really hard to complete their NVQs in such a short time, I've been really impressed by both of them and the Library definitely benefits from their hard work and enthusiasm."