Author’s Visit Highlights Conservation

Posted: 10th March 2017

Pupils from Reception to Year 6 enjoyed an excellent session learning what it is like to be an author when Richard Dikstra visited recently and talked about his passion for tigers.  His books ‘Tigeropolis – Beyond the Deep Forest’ and Tigeropolis  – The Grand Opening’ are both fiction but are based on the life of tigers and conservation of their habitats.  Factual information is interwoven with the story using illustrations and humorous text.

During Book Week, pupils loved hearing all about the tigers and seeing Richard’s photographs. They wanted to know more about their size, if they were scary, where they lived and their young.  They also asked Richard about the writing of his books and how long it took. He explained he never got it right first time and that you have to learn that as it is never perfect, it is returned by an editor a few times before it is ready for publication. Constructive advice!

Richard’s passion for Indian tigers was amazing as is how he has turned his passion into writing humorous story books for children whilst communicating the plight of the tigers.


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Open Morning

Wednesday 13 March

9.30 am to 12.30 pm

girls sat on the field

We hold three whole School Open Mornings every year to showcase our Nursery, Kindergarten, Prep and Senior Schools;

in the Autumn Term in October, in the Spring Term in March and in the Summer Term in May or June.