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Denstone College Prep Welcomes Alex Foulkes

Published by Denstone College on Tuesday 1st of March 2022

Author of ‘Rules for Vampires’ Alex Foulkes opens the new prep library extension.

The pupils at the Prep at Denstone College were treated to a very special guest to launch their World Book Week with a bang…or a fang?!

Alex Foulkes, local author of Rules for Vampires, born and bred in Stoke-on-Trent. She spent much of her childhood reading in a school library, and then as an adult she ran a school library, so we thought there would be no better person to open one!

The Prep Library is a new dedicated space for the youngest members of the school. Dr Ireland, School Librarian, has carefully dressed the new shelves to showcase books and reading aimed at the prep school pupils.

As the library is an expansion of the main school library, this area represents another link between The Prep and the college, hereby ensuring our One School approach.

Each Prep pupil has a timetabled lesson in this fantastic new space each week, illustrating the importance we place on reading and how it is an essential part of the curriculum. There is also plenty of space to research projects for older children. The light and cosy environment enables them to immerse themselves in books, something we really value at the Prep.

Head Boy, Iliyin, and Head Girl, Pippa, were also present along with Mrs Davies, Head of Prep and Dr Ireland.
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