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World Book Day celebrations in the Library

Author M A Bennett speaking to the audience in the Library

To celebrate this year’s World Book Day, the Senior School Library were delighted to welcome M A Bennett and Matt Dickinson to SGS.

Best-selling author M A Bennett visited the school on World Book Day (7th March) to speak to Second Year pupils about her two major book series: ‘S.T.A.G.S’ and the time-travelling ‘The Butterfly Club’. She then revealed her latest book, ‘Young Gothic’, will be out in July.

During the lunch break she met with pupils to sign books and was interviewed by our young writers from ‘On the Same Page’, the Library magazine.

The following day all First Years went on an Everest adventure with film-maker, mountaineer and author Matt Dickinson.

As well as talking about his ‘Everest Files’ series and other books, he guided pupils through the steps and perils of journeying to, and summitting, Everest and explained how reading was the catalyst to embarking on real world adventures. We hope this visit will inspire pupils to read adventurously.

Matt also met with pupils during the lunch break to expand on his experiences and answer questions whilst signing books.

These author visits were part of other competitions and activities taking place during the week, one of these being the launch of the Lower School House Tree Reads competition.

We are looking forward to seeing the skeleton trees burst into leaf from now until the 18th April – each leaf will represent a book read and the House with the highest leaf count will win! So, as spring bursts forth outside, we look forward to have some leafy trees in the Library windows!