Tom Palmer visits Tor View School!
On Wednesday 16th January Tor View School was the proud host to the author Tom Palmer! Tom is the author of children’s books such as ‘Armistice Runner’, ‘Foul Play’ and ‘Football Academy’. Tom talked about how he didn’t like reading as a child but he loved Football. His Mum cleverly persuaded Tom to read the sports sections of newspapers and Football magazines and this inspired Tom to read more and to eventually become a writer.
The children took turns asking Tom questions and the staff were all very impressed at the quality of the questions. The students split into three teams and we took part in a quiz answering questions about sport. All the children gave really good answers. We then took part in a penalty shootout and the winning team won a trophy!
After the activities we had the opportunity to have our photograph taken with Tom and some children were lucky enough to take home a signed copy of Tom’s book ‘Armistice Runner’. The event was enjoyed by all and it was great to see some children starting reading their new books straight away.