Year 3 enjoyed a virtual meet with the author Tom Palmer
Pupils in Year 3 met the author Tom Palmer virtually this week. The class read The Spitfire Fund over half-term and created a display based on research on the author. Tom explained how he used objects, such as the Spitfire pin, as the basis for his stories. Take a look at some of the great questions the pupils asked Tom:
Ted: Who was his favourite character in the Football Academy series?
Tom: Ryan, as he is flawed but develops.
Nellie: What were you doing when you met your wife in the Sahara?
Tom: A charity walk
Oscar: What breed of dog is Finn? (Tom’s dog, who he introduced us to!)
Tom: A cocker spaniel.
Ismael: How many dogs do you have?
Tom: One but we also have a cat and a hamster.
Eva: How did you start writing books?
Tom: I was a struggling reader so I started reading football books. I wrote poems, diaries and short stories. It took me twenty years to get published! I find the best time to write a book is in the morning. I wrote Armistice Runner as I love running.
Henry: What first interested you in writing?
Tom: Reading! Books make you laugh, cry and want to travel. Books changed my life!
Rithick: How many football books have you written?
Tom: 30 football books, 8 featuring rugby and 8 history based.
Tom has kindly sent the class bookmarks and a Christmas card for his latest book After the War.
Thank you Tom for a fabulous virtual talk. We hope he will be able to visit us in person next year.