Author Jenny McLachlan inspires students at St Swithun's Prep School

Posted on 13th Feb 2024 in School News, Guest speakers, Literature

Last week, St Swithun's Prep School held a special all-day event with author Jenny McLachlan. Known for a number of captivating books for children including The Land of Roar and Return to Roar, McLachlan's visit left a lasting impression on students and staff alike.

Jenny McLachlan, an internationally renowned author, engaged with the children, sharing insights into her creative process, and inspiring them to explore their own writing talents and how to tap into their imagination. Throughout the day, she emphasised the joy of reading, aligning with the school's commitment to fostering literacy skills among its students.

Reflecting on the event, Head of Prep Liz Norris expressed her gratitude, stating" "We were delighted to welcome Jenny to St Swithun's Prep. Her visit enhanced our literacy initiatives and provided a memorable and enriching experience for our students."

Students also had the opportunity to have their books signed by Jenny.

In her reflections on the day, Jenny shared her thoughts on St Swithun's, saying, "I had a wonderful visit - one of my favourites. What a special school St Swithun's is. It was lovely to see how much time the teachers spend making sure the girls learn, have fun, and are happy.

"I was made to feel so welcome by everyone, and the girls were an absolute delight: curious, kind, funny! I'd love to come back to visit the school again."

The school is also holding an event for parents who are thinking about choosing St Swithun’s for their daughter’s Year 3 entry. The coffee morning and Q&A on the 27th of February can be booked here: