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    BR student receives Hillingdon Library certificate

    Book loving Bishop Ramsey Student, Luke Black, is presented with a Hillingdon Library Certificate.

    In November, Hillingdon Library Services honoured students in their Young Volunteer Celebration. This was to thank young people who had worked as volunteers over the summer in Hillingdon Libraries and recognise their contribution to the Summer Reading Challenge ‘Record Breakers’.

    The reception was held in the Middlesex Suite at the Civic Centre in Uxbridge with special guests The Worshipful the Mayor and Mayoress of Hillingdon, Councillor George Cooper and Councillor Judith Cooper who presented the young volunteers with certificates for their voluntary work.  Bishop Ramsey Year 13 student Luke Black was one of those honoured.

    Bestselling author and Prize winner Anthony McGowen gave an inspiring, and at times comical, talk on his studies in Philosophy at University and how he became an author. He then read an intriguing chapter of his book ‘The Knife That Killed Me’, it was clear that several members of the audience wished him to continue to see what happened next.

    This was followed by a panel of three lady authors who each spoke about their personal ups and downs of starting to write and becoming an author. From writers block to being a bestselling author and everything in between including the comradeship of other authors. The floor were then invited to ask any questions they had about being an author.

    The evening closed with the presentation of the certificates and Mr Mayor giving a short talk about the wonder of reading and books.

    Refreshments were then served and the audience invited to meet the authors.

    Miss E Neal
    Senior Librarian