CurioUS: Author Visit to the Prep School

Prep School pupils were thrilled to receive a visit from Onjali Rauf, author of the popular award-winning debut novel ‘The Boy at the Back of the Class’. Told with heart and humour, this haunting and powerful novel portrays the refugee crisis through the eyes of a child and is based on Onjali’s own experiences as the founder of the NGO Making Herstory, a woman’s rights organisation tackling the abuse and trafficking of women and girls in the UK and beyond. Her talk gave a deep, insightful and honest account of refugee life in the camps of Calais and Dunkirk, and helped our children empathise and understand the plight of children there. The event was followed by a book sale and signing.