1 July 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 10 pupil, May.

May loves reading, already has an Astronomy GCSE and wants to be a biologist in the future – it’s certainly varied!

The Year 10 pupil admits she can get absorbed in books:

“I have just read American Gods by Neil Gaiman, a fantasy novel about the old gods like Oden who, with the help of Shadow, are in a war against new gods of the internet and technology.

“My favourite author is probably Leigh Bardugo, she created her own genre called ‘Tsar Fiction’, her books are set in Russia with magic. There is a whole series of books and I have read them all.

“My favourite books are Six of Crows, written by Leigh Bardugo, it’s diverse, incredibly written with a brilliant storyline, and The Brothers Lionheart by Astrid Lindgren. That’s about two brothers and there is me and my brother so I can relate to it. My mum used to read it to us at bedtime so it’s special.”

Away from reading, May has her own Dungeons and Dragons Club which meets every Friday.  “I guess it is unusual in the age of computer games but we play them as well,” said May.

“We play Dungeons and Dragons every Friday but I am in charge of it so I have to prepare it and get all the maps ready.  We sit around the table and a lot of people think we are crazy but it’s fun.”

May passed her Astronomy GCSE in Year 9 but it’s another branch of science she wants to follow in the future.
“I want to be a biologist, which is totally different to reading and playing games!

“I used to watch documentaries when I was younger and am enchanted by the natural world and it needs saving now so I want to help!”