BSB alumna Katherine Rundell wins literary prize

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The British School of Brussels (BSB) are celebrating yet another alumni triumph. Newcomer Katherine Rundell has won a Blue Peter Book Award for best story.

Aged 26, Katherine is the winner of Best Story for her critically acclaimed second novel Rooftoppers. The panel of judges included author Marcus Sedgwick, who is another regular visitor to BSB’s biannual Book Week.
Former BSB student Katherine Rundell wins Blue Peter Book Award
Katherine grew up in Europe and Africa. Born in 1987, she studied at The British School of Brussels from 2001 to 2005. She was elected a Fellow of All Souls College, Oxford in 2008. The Girl Savage, was her first book and was influenced by her own childhood in Zimbabwe. This second book, Rooftoppers, was inspired by her summers working in Paris and the many spires of Oxford.

“This is fabulous news!” said Sue Woodroofe, BSB Principal. English Teacher, Barry Sayer congratulated Kate by email and received the reply: “Thank you so much! I am here at the BBC with Marcus Sedgewick, who was saying how much he enjoyed visiting BSB a few years ago.”

Kate joins the long list of accomplished BSB alumni around the world.

About The British School of Brussels

The British School of Brussels (BSB), founded in 1969 in Brussels and established in 1970 in Tervuren, is an all-through international school for children aged one to 18 years. There are over 1,300 students on roll, representing approximately 70 nationalities. The School offers a British Curriculum up to age 16 years, (I)GCSE followed by the choice of GCE A Levels, the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma and BTEC Post-16.

Extensive provision for learning support and English as an Additional Language (EAL) is available, as well as a wide range of extra-curricular activities. There is also a French-English bilingual programme across eight Year Groups (ages 4-13 years). School accreditations include the IB World School, COBIS (Council of British International Schools), IAPS (Independent Association of Prep Schools) and the Principal is a member of the Headmasters' and Headmistresses' Conference (HMC). BSB recently received an outstanding report from the Council of International Schools (CIS). For more information, please visit

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