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May 31st 2017

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Bookfeast Festival invites 1800 children to St Hugh’s

The College has just hosted this year’s five-day Bookfeast festival, aimed at promoting reading to local primary-aged schoolchildren. Run by the Oxford-based charity of the same name, the 2017 festival had the theme of ‘Character’, and featured a host of popular children’s authors, who were involved in an exciting and inspiring range of activities. In all, 1800 children from 21 schools attended 19 author-led sessions, and went on 9 trails around the College grounds, discovering facts about the history, flora and fauna of St Hugh’s.

           

Local children were also invited to write stories and poems and draw on the theme ‘through the gate’, inspired by a photograph depicting the gate to our Fellows’ Garden, with the competition winners being invited to meet the Principal for high tea in the Fellows’ Garden summerhouse.
          

 

The Oxford Mail covered the event, and you can read more detail here.

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