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Jummy at the River School

Posted: 13th October 2022

Jummy At The River School presentation

As part of celebrating Black History Month, on Wednesday 12th October, children in the prep school had the opportunity to meet author, Sabine Adeyinka. Sabine told the children about her journey to becoming a published author and about her debut book called ‘Jummy at the River School,’ a story set in vibrant 1990s Nigeria, based upon her own experience of school in Nigeria. Whilst in school, Sabine read extracts from the book to a captured audience. Both children and staff caught a glimpse of Sabine’s childhood and her time spent within a boarding school in Nigeria. Sabine spoke of her love for reading novels and writing many short stories. Now a successful author, Sabine delights in writing stories about the landscape, food and people of her childhood.


Sabine taught the children a short song about River School. Using the 1st verse, the children collated ideas for the 2nd verse and together the children and staff sang the whole song. A great, collective achievement!


The children also had the opportunity to ask many thoughtful questions. At the end of the session, each child also got a signed postcard. We would like to thank Sabine Adeyinka for visiting our school and taking part in our Black History Month celebrations.

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