World Book Day

The Hive Lecture Theatre was abuzz with bookish ebullience on World Book Day, as U3, L4 and U4 pupils were treated to a special talk from author Julia Golding.

Golding spoke about her experiences of pursuing a career as an author and the reasons behind her choice to write under not only one, but three noms de plume. Pupils were treated to book trailers for her new ‘Jane Austen Investigates’ series, heard an excerpt from the popular ‘Finding Sky’ and engaged with advice and tips for structuring their own narratives.

The opportunity for Q&A led members of all three year groups to pose insightful, probing questions. After a book signing in the library, Golding ran a Creative Writing workshop for keen authors in the U4 and L5, described by one U4 pupil as ‘really fun and inspiring’.

Girls and staff from across the School had the opportunity to participate in an ‘Opening Lines’ quiz, a ‘Reading Snapshot Survey’ and a book-inspired photography competition.

Head of English Mairead McKendry said: “Of course, reading is for life, not just for ‘World Book Day’, so we urge pupils and staff alike to pay a visit to our beautiful library and keep reading!”