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

The Iron Man Book Club

Ted Hughes modern fairy tale about the gigantic eponymous, iron-munching Iron Man proved a sure-fire hit with our younger Junior Book Club members. In one of most contentious contests so far St Davids 1 and Mostyn 2 excelled and came joint first, but all did extremely well!

Mr R Dennis

Journey to the River Sea Book Club

Congratulations to all who read this half-term’s classic Book Club text, Journey to the River Sea, by Eva Ibbotson and especially to team De La Salle for coming out on top in a hotly contested Book Club quiz. All teams were keen to demonstrate their knowledge on subjects as diverse as geography, history, language and natural history.

Mrs J Cooney

Next Junior Book Club

The next Book Club texts are Christmas themed:

A Boy Called Christmas by Matt Haig (aimed at older readers)


The Velveteen Rabbit by Margery Williams (suitable for all)

Reviews for A Boy Called Christmas:

“The most evergreen, immortal Christmas story.” (Stephen Fry)

“Like enjoying the warmth of a good fire on a cold day . . . perfect for Christmas is every way.” (Independent)

Review of The Velveteen Rabbit:

“Margery Williams’ 1922 story about love, the imagination and mortality continues to exert its old-world charm over generations of children.” (Guardian)

The next Junior Book Club will be held, in Period 1, on Friday 18th January. As always, those who have read the text, had it read to them or have listened to the audiobook are welcome to attend.

Happy reading,

Mrs J Cooney & Mr R Dennis

23 November 2018

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