BOOKFEST

"The Bluedog event was a fantastic event whereby we were invited to listen to and interview for the first half and then ask questions during the second half - we even each got a signed book at the end. it was a truly thrilling experience and I thoroughly enjoyed myself, I have started reading the book Bluedog, which is a fantastic book and I greatly hope that I will be able to attend a similar event next year."

Student

 

As with every year students had a brilliant time at Bookfest- attending a number of different talk throughout, students highly commended in the Bookfest Writing Competition, Sofia, Francesca, Alanna, Olivia, Mia, and Erin were invited to attend a special event on the 9th October.

Two of our Year 8 students Eliza and Grace also had the opportunity to perform the song ‘Read All About It’ by Emeli Sande- a wonderful privilege

This year Bookfest also kindly offered our Year 12s the opportunity to visit a number of their talks for free. This was a superb opportunity for the students to broaden their horizons and our students took the opportunity with both hands; students attended a range of insightful talks from ‘Black Britain: Black Tudors’ to ‘Incomplete Shakespeare’ to ‘Science, what’s next?’.

‘Politics ‘Question time’ at Bookfest gave students the opportunity to hold the decision makers and key thinkers to account as well as engage in political debate by articulating their points of view in a lively discussion. The debate was chaired by Claire Fox from the Institute of Ideas and one of our own Year 13s, Jesley Faye Fantolgo, was not only involved in putting the event together as a member of Wimbledon Book Fest Sixth form panel, but also featured on the Question time style panel.’ The students have really enjoyed having this opportunity and we thank Bookfest for their generosity.