What we’re looking forward to this Spring!

This term is going to be one of our busiest, with droves of upcoming events! And of course, as always, we are very excited about them.

First up is Tim Hayward, an Old Bristolian and expert chef. His most recent recipe book is The DIY Cook, which promises to update classic dishes, from steak to trifle. Open to the public at 6pm on the 26th of January.

Then, Rosie Flo comes to visit the Infant School on the 2nd of February. She has created the most endearing and inventive colouring books whose charm appeals to all ages. With beautiful costumes, famous figures and fold-up cardboard penguins, the Infants certainly have a morning of entertainment to look forward to.

Marcus Sedgwick makes his return to BGS on 1st of March, beginning by meeting the Year 6 Book Committee, which is sure to be a feast of literary enthusiasm all round. Additionally, he’s going to run a workshop for the Sixth Form Creative Writing students, where he will be teaching invaluable skills for budding authors.

The 8th of March sees us celebrating our special link with Puffin/Penguin in honour of Old Bristolian, Allen Lane. Short stories written by students of all ages have been judged by professional editors of children’s books over the years, and the winners from each year are having their works collected in an anthology.

On the 10th of March, we welcome David Almond for a full schedule of events: three in one day! He starts with the entire Junior School, later moves on to the Year 6 Book Committee, and ends with the Sixth Form Creative Writers, imparting his wisdom to all ages.

The grand finale is going to be the traditional Bag a Book evening, for which the JCR will be transformed into a realm of books. New and second-hand books are being sold at a heftily discounted rate, with proceeds going to charity. Since some are donated by publishers the books on sale are often the very newest and hottest releases – so be sure not to miss it!