S. Anselm's

A full boarding and day school for boys and girls from Nursery to 16

Boarders Story Time with Bob Hartman

Boarders Story Time with Bob Hartman

In the evenings the Junior Boarders are lucky enough to have story time with Miss Walker on the boys’ side and with Mrs Brailich on the girls’ side. Recently the Junior Boys have been listening to Bob Hartman’s silly and amusing Bible based stories. To see some of the macho rugby players really sitting down and listening has been wonderful to see. On Thursday evening Bob Hartman came to see the boarders for supper and an animated storytelling hour in the library afterwards. Bob originally comes from Pittsburgh Pennsylvania and was in the Midlands visiting schools. Bob’s storytelling programme combines traditional folk-tales from around the world, retold in his own inimitable style, with his own inventive stories. Bob Hartman is author of over 70 published books including The Wolf who Cried Boy and The Three Billy Goats’ Stuff as well as Mr Aesop’s Story Shop.

Boarders Story Time


With the sofas prepped and the rest of us sitting in a big circle we spent the next hour listening and partaking in some of the most enjoyable songs and stories. At the end of the evening and with the children all laughing their socks off, a couple of boys presented Lin from the Derbyshire Village Mission charity with a cheque and in return the boarders were given a signed copy of The Big Pig Stampede, which I am sure they will enjoy reading.

Bob Hartman Storytime


A fabulous evening and a huge thank you to Bob for coming to join us all the way from Pittsburgh for the evening.