On Friday, King’s welcome the acclaimed author Tom Palmer to talk to the pupils in Years 3-6. It was an inspiring afternoon, where pupils listened to Tom’s tales of how he got into writing, despite initially being a reluctant reader himself. Everyone was enthralled by his tales of how he got into writing, by writing about what he loved: football, and latterly, history. The pupils were thrilled to meet Tom and get their books signed, before scurrying off to begin reading them.
Hopefully many of the pupils who listened to Tom speak will feel inspired to read more of his books and even think about writing themselves. As Mrs Day said, it was a wonderful experience for us all to meet a real, live author, especially one as humble at Tom Palmer.