Author’s on the ball for sports-mad kids

Football novel author Tom Palmer at Todmorden C of E school, giving inspirational writing talk to children at the school.
Football novel author Tom Palmer at Todmorden C of E school, giving inspirational writing talk to children at the school.
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CHILDREN showed their football knowledge was spot-on during a reading workshop.

Tom Palmer, author of the Foul Play series of books, visited youngsters at Todmorden C of E School to lead the football-themed session.

Mr Palmer, who uses football as a way of getting children interested in reading, spoke to pupils about his books and then put them to the test with a sporting quiz.

Those who correctly answered questions were entered into a penalty shootout competition at the end of the session.

“It was a really good afternoon,” Mr Palmer said. “They are a good bunch.” His visit came about after pupil Isaac Hewson-Betts, eight, got in touch with him about his books.