Y13 English students have been invited to attend a day of lectures on Drama and Poetry pre-1900. These will be held in central London, so students should assemble at St. Albans City Station at 9.30am. We expect to get back to St. Albans at about 4.15 pm. There will be a break for lunch and the girls will be free to go in groups to purchase food and look around the area, or they may prefer to bring along a packed lunch.
Please contact Mrs Kelly if you would like to know more about this event.
In celebration of World Book Day, our Key Stage 3 pupils will be given insights into the work of two top novelists.
Year 7 & 8 pupils will attend a talk by Jenny Valentine. In 2007, Jenny won the Guardian Prize for Children’s Fiction with her debut novel FINDING VIOLET PARK. In 2009 she was chosen as a World Book Day contributor and wrote the short story TEN STATIONS, which featured some of the characters from FINDING VIOLET PARK.
Year 9 pupils will receive a visit from Teri Terry, the author of futuristic novels including the SLATED trilogy, MIND GAMES and BOOK OF LIES. She was nominated for the 2016 CILIP Carnegie Medal.
As in previous years, pupils are also invited to dress up in their favourite book characters, so we may well have some dystopia warriors and/or Alice’s in Wonderland wandering around school for the day! Here is a photo of some of the costumes worn last year: