Author Tom Palmer kicks off with football in the library!
The author Tom Palmer visited Trinity School’s Chapman Library on Wednesday 9th November to work with groups of Y7 and 8 students. Students that attended included members of our lunchtime reading club ‘Ambassadors’ and Mrs Thomas’ Yr7 English group. This is the first visit by Tom, who has very kindly offered to be our Patron of Reading for this year – he hopes to inspire our students to read more and reap the benefits of reading for pleasure.
On this visit students learned all about Tom’s journey to becoming a writer– it was interesting to discover that he had himself been a reluctant reader as a child but now does all he can to inspire young people to pick up books and read.
Tom also used his Football reading game to get students talking about reading – students answered questions about magazines, newspapers and books to win the chance to take part in a penalty shootout!
You can see from the photos that we all enjoyed the sessions – thank you Tom!
Tom will be visiting us again in March next year.
Further information about Tom Palmer:
Tom has written over 30 books for young people – many are football or sports-themed but he has also written a ghost story and a book set in World War I. All the books are available to borrow from the Chapman Library.
You can find out all about Tom Palmer on his website: http://tompalmer.co.uk/