Dr Reh shone considerable light on the process, the arguments and the uncertain future. It is a subject that has divided not only the country but age groups, families and geographical areas. In this respect her talk provided little comfort for the future as she highlighted the challenges and tough decisions that will need to be made in the coming 18 months. Yet in spite of the looming dark clouds there was certainly a buzz of more informed chat as students left the talk. Fake news, alternative facts and false promises had been replaced by reasoned discussion.
In the morning there was a wonderful parade in the hall where we saw the BFG, Pinocchio, the Tiger Who Came to Tea, Winnie the Witch, the Smartest Giant in Town… and many other characters from the children’s favourite books. The teachers got into the act as well, with robbers, policemen, cows and farmers (from ‘What the Ladybird Heard’), Mary Poppins, Snow White and many other exotic personae teaching their children all day.
Here is what Sofia, Year 10, had to say about the book club session: “Louisa Reid’s visit at the BSP for World Book day on Thursday was a delightful event. It was a very interesting experience which allowed
me along with four other students from Mr Brown’s book club to find out more about the books “Lies Like Love” and “Black Heart Blue” and ask the author questions. I am looking forward to reading Louisa Reid’s future books!”
now build towers that will soon inspire buildings in La Défense. They had such good fun but the best moment of all was knocking it all down!