We were incredibly lucky to have author Jessie Burton, visit the school on Friday to talk about her new book ‘The Restless Girls’.
Inspired by her own reading of ’12 Dancing Princesses’ as a young girl, Jessie took us on a journey exploring our imagination into a fantasy world where anything might exist; everything is possible and nothing, not even flying cookies, are impossible!
Welcoming Year 5 and 6 girls from our Junior School, Year 6 pupils from St Stephens and our own Year 7 girls, the packed Sophie Cameron Theatre was utterly alive with creativity and ideas from our budding authors of the future. Jessie inspired our young audience to put forward ideas for their magical world and the unanimous vote was for a magical pony land accessible only by a trap door! Setting decided, delightful inclusions were then suggested such as a chocolate castle, a trampoline made out of jelly and various combinations of animal joined together!
It was fantastic to have such an inspirational visitor and have no doubt that Jessie will have inspired novelists of the future.