Philip Hoare Opens New Prep School Library

The Prep School Council was extremely happy to meet a talented author and former student recently, Philip Hoare. Philip gave a very inspirational speech about how you can do anything if you work hard! We are honoured to announce that Philip Hoare has officially opened our new Prep Library. What a great role model Philip is and I hope you are all inspired to follow his success.
Ava Florey (Yr5)

After opening the new library, Mr. Hoare who is Professor of Creative Writing at the University of Southampton, spoke to Year 1 and Year 5 about his fascinating work over the years with whales. From his childhood fascination with the gigantic Natural History Museum model of a blue whale to his adult encounters with the living animals in the Atlantic Ocean, Philip Hoare has always been obsessed with whales. He gave the children a taste of the adventure and freedom which the ocean brings but also the fragility of our planet and the beautiful creatures inhabit our oceans. Everyone left with a sense of awe and wonder and also the huge question of ‘what are we doing to protect our amazing planet?’

1 Comment

  1. Philip Hoare on 12th April 2019 at 11:38 am

    What an honour for me! A whole new library full of REAL books. Hope you all get as inspired by them as I did when I was at St Mary’s.

    Oh, and thanks for the cakes, too!

    very best wishes

    Philip Hoare

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