Whole Day of Reading including Author Visit – Lou Kuenzler, February 6th

10th February 17

Last week, as part of National Storytelling Week, St. Anthony’s School for Girls hosted a Whole Day of Reading! The girls brought in their favourite tales to compete in the inaugural SASG Book Election and participated in some Drop Everything And Read to celebrate putting aside time for reading for pleasure, with even staff members taking part! Olivia also read an excerpt from one of her favourites, J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Hobbit which Year 3 are excited to continue listening to!

The highlight of the day was undoubtedly the visit from renowned children’s author Lou Kuenzler. Lou spent time with Year 3 reading from one of her Bella Broomstick novels and provided the girls with some invaluable author tips for good storytelling.  The girls were instructed to think of their pencils as magic wands and to think of similes as magic felt-tip pens that draw pictures with our words! We created our own exclamations that the characters might have used, using alliteration, such as whizzing wasps, sugary snakes and even squatting squirrels! After a story reading with Reception, Lou was kind enough to sign some of her books for the girls which they can’t wait to enjoy! For homework, Year 3 even carried on the story from the extract Lou had read using some of her tips, which were a real treat!

Outstanding 11+ Results

Our first cohort of 13 Year 6 girls have achieved outstanding 11+ results. Offers received are listed below.

London Day Schools                                       

Channing School                                                     9 offers

City of London School for Girls                            1 offer

Francis Holland, Regents Park                            6 offers (2 Academic Exhibitions)

Haberdashers’ Aske’s School for Girls               3 offers

Highgate School                                                      3 offers

Immanuel College                                                  1 offer

Mill Hill School                                                       3 offers (1 Academic Scholarship)

North Bridge House School                                 1 offer

North London Collegiate School                         2 offers

Portland Place School                                            1 offer

Queen’s College School                                           5 offers (1 Music Scholarship)

Queenswood School                                                4 offers (1 Academic Scholarship)

South Hampstead High School                            2 offers

St. Michael’s Grammar School                             2 offers

The King Alfred School                                          1 offer

Country Boarding Schools

St. Swithun’s School                                              2 offers

Wycombe Abbey School                                       1 offer