In partnership with Readathon, a charity which provides books and stories to children in hospitals, children’s author Julia Donaldson and illustrator Axel Scheffler launched their new book, “Zog and the Flying Doctors” at the Evelina Hospital School on Thursday 8th September.
The book launch was celebrated by many, including children, families, staff and Zog himself! The event was full of excitement and laughs as Julia Donaldson and her company of actors performed the story of “Zog and the Flying Doctors”, with some catchy songs.
Axel Scheffler drew live for the audience and to wrap it all up everyone received an exclusive signed copy of the book by the duo themselves!
We were honoured to be invited to the unveiling of the statue of Mary Seacole in the grounds of St Thomas’ Hospital. Our very own Mary Seacole actress came with us to listen to some inspiring speeches and witness the special moment when the statue was revealed for the first time.
Sculptor Martin Jennings had visited the Crimea to make an imprint of the battleground which forms the backdrop to the statue. At night, the statue will be lit up to cast a shadow on this backdrop.
The links below will take you to the news sites about the event.
I hope everyone comes to see what they get up to here at the Evelina Hospital School.
As part of Child Safety Week, we were delighted to welcome two community support officers who provided expert advice on keeping safe when out and about. For the younger children, the focus was on the practicalities of crossing the road safely, and for secondary pupils there was some good advice about not allowing your mobile technology to prevent you from concentrating on the roads.
On Friday 27th May we were lucky enough to have Paralympic hopeful Ryan Raghoo and international sprinter Gareth Hopkins visit our pupils here at the Evelina School. They told us their inspiring stories and answered the children’s questions about their regime, diet and plans for the future. After challenging everyone with some circuit training activities they went to visit pupils on the wards and sign some autographs.
We are keen to foster a love of reading and to help us out our author in residence, Jeanne Willis, visited the school on 10th May. She focused on her book ‘Tadpole’s Promise’ and brought the book to life by talking to the children about what inspired her to write it.
Jeanne’s visits are sponsored by the charity Readathon.