Sathnam Sanghera Visit

Wellington was excited to be visited by Sathnam Sanghera on Thursday, the journalist and author of “Empireland” and “Stolen History”. The Year 7s were treated to a very interesting and entertaining talk about his new book, “Stolen History”,  which balanced the more serious aspects of the British Empire with some fun facts ( who knew that Queen Victoria had a Pekinese dog called Looty!)

Despite the heat, the Year 7s listened carefully and Sathnam was impressed by their really insightful questions. Many took the opportunity to buy a copy of the book and get it signed, which will be very useful when they study the British Empire next year in their history lessons. 

Also exciting to see was BBC Newsround filming four of our pupils interviewing Sathnam for an upcoming episode – they did a brilliant job, journalists of the future in the making!

Many thanks to Sathnam for coming to our school, to Waterstones Altrincham and to Shivani, Saleha, Maxwell and Alex for their confident, fantastic interviewing skills.

Ms Gilbert