Author Tom Palmer Visits Infant and Junior School thumbnail image Author Tom Palmer Visits Infant and Junior School Published on 17th November 2022

The amazing author, Tom Palmer visited our Infant and Junior School on Thursday 20 October.

Tom is the author of 57 books for children including three Puffin series, as well as books for Barrington Stoke (which are dyslexia friendly and promote reading for all).

Tom is Winner of the FCBG Children’s Book Award, thrice nominated for the CILIP CARNEGIE MEDAL and is the winner of 25 UK book prizes. Tom was also the recipient of the 2019 National Literacy Trust’s Ruth Rendell Award for Services to Literacy.

Tom’s workshops with the children were fantastic and gave the children a real insight into aspects of being an author. J5 and J6 explored how to plan, research and write fictional stories about real historical events including those from Second World War.

J3 and J4 investigated reading for pleasure with a football and quiz twist!

Children delved into the enjoyment we gain from reading newspapers, websites, magazines, fiction, and non-fiction and explored how this can inspire us to write.

We are hoping to develop further links with Tom and know the children found his sessions incredibly inspiring.