14 May 2019

Priory’s Head of English, Mrs Gidden, has been really impressed with many of our multi-talented pupils lately and wanted to highlight their love of reading while excelling at other pursuits.

This week we interviewed Year 8 pupil, Alexis.

Alexis can cook up a treat in between her reading.

Alexis is one of Mrs Gidden’s Cool Readers and is currently enjoying ‘Turtles All The Way Down’ by John Green.

“It’s about a girl with anxiety who tries to find out about a guy who is missing, it’s her old friend’s dad and she is trying to find out what has happened.

“John Green is my favourite author, I liked ‘The Fault In Our Stars.’”

Alexis is interested in psychology and sociology:  “I would like to explore people’s minds and solve crimes, that’s something I would like to do in the future.”

In the meantime, when not reading, Alexis admits cooking keeps her occupied.  “It is just a hobby but I do a lot of baking with my mum. I like baking homely things like apple pies and scones.”