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Sunday, 19 May 2013


Ladies and Gentlemen, We would like to introduce to you Spider-Pig!

Spider-Pig is the library mascot in Forrester High School in Edinburgh.  Librarian Julie Sutherland mentioned he was currently in the guise of ‘Spider-Who’ “dressed as The Doctor – he’s wearing a bow tie, is holding a sonic screwdriver and is reading a manual on his greatest enemies”.  We just had to ask for a photo to share with you.

She also told us “Spider-Who does change depending on displays or complete whimsy on my part. He’s been a zombie and has had some very nasty accidents for Halloween; he’s been Harry Potter, Captain Underpants, a doctor (complete with surgical mask) and a baby (with a nappy on). He has sunbathed on a deckchair for summer reading promos too. Our careers advisor made trotter prints and they turn up overnight across the library furniture / ceiling for pupils to discover what he gets up to in the evenings…   It gets a lot of chat going.”

A lot of other teachers have mentioned how Doctor Who has been used in their schools.  We’ve been told of lessons, displays and one school even has a full size Dalek in their library!  We have added Spider-Who to our ‘Doctor Who in Schools’ Photo album, which you will find linked in our right navigation menu.  If you have any photos from your school we can share please send them in.

A Library Display in Carluke High School, South Lanarkshire. Photo courtesy of Linda Martin

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