A leading independent day school for boys & girls age 3-18

Choir School to Cardiff Metropolitan Cathedral

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November Junior Book Club

Our November Junior Book Clubs took place on Remembrance day,  which provided our two WW2 themed books with the perfect backdrop.

Lenny’s plight as an evacuee in Shirley Hughes’ beautifully illustrated The Lion and the Unicorn proved highly popular with our younger readers (including every member of R8, who all turned up eager to take part). After a fierce battle, St David’s were able to claim the narrowest of victories over the competition.

Denmark, in the grip of Nazi occupation, was the setting for our older readers in Lois Lowry’s thrilling modern classic, Number the Stars. All the children thoroughly impressed us with their in-depth and detailed knowledge of the story, but it was De La Salle 1 who did best overall with a  convincing win!

Well done all!


Our next Book Club will be a classic Christmas tale; some might even say THE classic Christmas tale! We shall be reading two different versions of A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens.

The first, an abridged version of the original text (beautifully illustrated by Christian Birmingham) is aimed at older students, while the second, slightly simpler version with the same story and integrity will be available for other readers (from Ladybird Classics). A support document/glossary, made by Mrs Cooney, is available to help students with Dickensian vocabulary.

The next Junior Book Club will be held on Monday, 16th January in Period 7. As always, those who have read the text, have had the text read to them, or have listened to the audiobook are welcome to attend – and this year it would grant our Christmas wish if that were every child in the Junior School!

Mr R Dennis and Miss A Sheehy

1 December 2019

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