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Great British Authors Book Week


Our Book Week topic this year was ‘Great British Authors’, so the girls explored a range of books from some of our finest writers from Judith Kerr to Agatha Christie.

As ever, the week was jam-packed with events to inspire the girls. On Monday, the Lower School took part in a range of workshops run by Freshwater Theatre Company. On Tuesday we held a ‘Donate a Book’ day and the girls brought in their unwanted children’s books for a collection for Marlborough Primary School’s library.

Later in the week, Upper School pupils were visited by West End in Schools, a drama and dance company led by West End dancers and actors.

Throughout the week many of the parents kindly gave up their time to come and read in class. One particular Grandma in Reception, came all the way from Florida to see the girls! The parents embraced our Book Week theme and read stories written by great British authors – many of which were firm favourites throughout their childhood. It is so lovely for the girls to hear their parents read, so thank you for making the time to visit.

On World Book Day itself we were joined again by the fantastic storyteller, Chris Connaughton. The children were treated to a range of exciting stories including ‘The Elves and the Shoemaker’, ‘The Tinderbox’ and ‘The Firebird’.

A highlight of every Book Week is Dress Up Day and this year was no exception. As ever, the girls and staff came dressed in an array of striking costumes to celebrate the final day of Book Week. A huge well done for an excellent effort – the school truly came to life with book characters of all kinds. We also managed to raise £280 for Book Aid International – a charity that sends the gift of books to children across Africa. Many thanks for your generous contributions.

What a fantastic week we had exploring the wonderful literature of Great Britain!


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