16th Jan, 2021

School librarian handed BEM in New Years Honours List

Sarah Mason 12th Jan, 2021

A SCHOOL librarian has been honoured for her services to education.

Kim Beck, who works at Langley School has received a British Empire Medal (BEM) for her work supporting young people.

Kim, who has been working with children for more than 20 years felt ‘great pride’ to see her name on the New Years honours list.

She said: “As a job that started out as a convenience to fit around my own family, my desire to help those children who need support has grown.

“Seeing those children succeed and achieve their true potential by giving them the tools and confidence to believe in themselves has always been the greatest reward of all.

“The part I have played in their journeys has always seemed so small.”

“Although I do not feel like a deserved winner, I want to take the opportunity to thank those that thought me so deserving and applied on my behalf and to all those people who wrote in support, with a particular thank you to the students that wrote such lovely letters.”

A spokesperson on behalf of the school said: “Kim is our librarian at Langley and she also does a tremendous amount of work with young people who are struggling, providing them with the support and confidence they need to succeed.”

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