At St Christopher's we are keen to create meaningful partnerships with a range of local schools and organisations. We are developing new initiatives all the time, but recent - and ongoing - projects include fundraising and creating a new medicinal garden at the Royal Free Hospital; inviting pupils from Carlton Primary School in Kentish Town to all our author visits during Book Week; inviting children from local primary schools to partake in our annual Arensky Orchestra day.
"During the week of World Book Day, St.Christopher's School kindly arranged for us to have virtual visits from the authors, Christopher Edge and Petr Horacek. First of all, Petr's workshop was amazing and engaged all of our EYFS/KS1 children, reading some of his books and demonstrating how to draw animals, such as elephants. Students in school and at home participated, and many wanted to send their drawings onto Petr himself, while I also received several positive feedback comments from our parents (and staff) who took part in the session. Christopher's presentation looked at space and the wider universe, as his engaging manner encouraged the students to be introspective. He also linked each point to one of his novels, encouraging the children to read them (which some of our students had already). This wouldn't have been possible without the communication and support from St.Christopher's, and a number of children have mentioned their author sessions to me since their return from lockdown-demonstrating that it has had a positive impact, and was a memorable experience".
Carlton Primary School