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Helping hands for homework headaches

Pupils were given a helping hand with their homework during a week-long project in Cheshire East.

Libraries across the region took part in the Help With Homework Week during October.

Members of staff were on hand to support pupils with anything from researching an essay to looking for books or online resources for their studies. The help sessions ran after school from 3pm to 4.30pm each day.

Specialist librarians were also available to answer questions through a special live online Ask a Librarian service, for those who could not get to a library.

Cheshire East Councillor David Brown, cabinet member with responsibility for performance and capacity, said: “Our libraries are a fantastic resource and this was an excellent opportunity for youngsters to learn how to get the most out of their local library – and get help with their homework into the bargain.

“It follows on from our libraries’ excellent work during National Bookstart Week, in June, to promote reading and the use of libraries’ extensive book and online facilities, and also the Summer Reading Challenge, which encouraged children to develop a passion for reading.

“We at Cheshire East Council understand that libraries, with their superb resources and their marvellous staff, play a vital role in improving life opportunities for our residents. Our libraries continue to offer a top-quality service to the people of Cheshire East.”

The Help With Homework week also included a quiz for under-16 year-olds to enter, with the chance of winning a prize.

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