It was a great pleasure to welcome Ed Smith, former England cricketer and now journalist, commentator, author and academic at Buckingham University, to give the start of term lecture to 10s, 11s and Top Year pupils on Thursday 20th April.
The Oratory School welcomed Dr Peter White from The World Business Council for Sustainable Development, Geneva, to engage with our students on the issues of climate, social and economic change facing us today.
BBC documentary filmmaker, conqueror of Mount Everest and successful children’s author, Matt Dickinson, spent a whole morning with lucky Third Formers at Glenalmond College, spearheading a creative writing workshop.
Exeter School celebrated the Ides of March, the day Julius Caesar met his end, with a visit by bestselling author Ben Kane who discussed his passion for Roman times, equipped with a complete legionary’s equipment including chain mail and gladius.
‘Marc the Vet’ is a practicing veterinary surgeon, author, animal welfare campaigner and Old Lyonian. He returned to School on Friday 3rd March to give a talk on animal welfare and his fond memories of life at The John Lyon School.
There was no mystery as to why the children were excited to come to school on Thursday last week - the chance to dress-up in princess gowns and superhero capes and to learn some fabulous writing tips...
St Andrew’s School Woking celebrated World Book Day using an animal inspired theme throughout the school and inviting the authors Zehra Hicks, Jo Franklin and Ruth Galloway for a day of workshops to inspire the children to create their own books.
Rowan Williams, the 104th Archbishop of Canterbury, now The Right Reverend and Right Honourable The Lord Williams of Oystermouth visited The John Lyon School. Dr Williams hosted a lunch with pupils before addressing the entire Sixth Form at Union.
On Thursday 9th February, sixth form pupils at Stonyhurst College welcomed Sarah Teather, director of the Jesuit Refugee Service (JRS) who spoke about the work the JRS are doing to help refugees all over the world.
Reading has been made magical at Trent College as the school celebrated national Harry Potter Book Night last week and popular children’s author Cathy Cassidy brought literature to life for more than 200 young people when she visited the school too.
On Wednesday 25 January the school was lucky enough to welcome Ben Garrod - evolutionary biologist, great ape conservationist and broadcaster. Ben spent the day discussing his work in great ape conservation and with the Jane Goodall Institute.
As part of the school's British Values education programme, children at St. Helen's College in Hillingdon enjoyed a visit from their local MP, and ex-Mayor of London, Boris Johnson. Mr. Johnson toured the school and held a Q&A session with pupils.
Stuart Andrew, MP for Pudsey, Horsforth and Aireborough visited First Steps at Froebelian Nursery in Horsforth recently to congratulate them on being awarded 'outstanding' in their first ever Ofsted inspection.
Best-selling author Bruno Vincent came to Barrow Hills to present a creative workshop to discuss the art of storytelling. His contemporary rewrites of Enid Blyton’s the Famous Five, are flying off the shelves.
Pupils from Stonyhurst St Mary's Hall listened in amazement as Lady Milena Grenfell-Baines, one of the 669 children who escaped from Czechoslovakia aboard a Winton train, shared her childhood stories and life growing up in Britain.