International Authors Visit During Book Week

Book Week has been a wonderful way to end the half-term. All pupils across both campuses' have had the opportunity to dive into a world of imagination and adventure as they celebrated the joy of reading and storytelling. Book Week provides a fantastic opportunity to promote the benefits of reading regularly too. 

Throughout the week, St George's welcomed international authors, Ms Reshma Ruia, Mr Kimba Bush, Mr Tony Glover and Mr Nicholas Allan to the Junior Schools' and the Senior School.

One of the authors particularly caught the Principal's attention when he discovered that Ms Reshma Ruia is a St George's Alumni who left the school in 1984. In her writing she uses her Third Culture Kid identity as inspiration including in her recent award-winning book ‘Still Lives’. The English department at St George’s may have been part of her inspiration as she describes Mr Gibbs, her English Literature teacher, as being her favourite teacher and a key influence in her own writing journey.

Dr John Knight said: "Reshma stood out as she has a similar background to so many of our pupils and is a great role model for them."

The immersion in reading during Book Week will hopefully continue to inspire a love for reading that will last a lifetime!