On the day he was due to come, I arrived at school and everyone was in a very good mood. In assembly every time we heard a creak in the hallway or a door straining on its hinge, we all turned around and looked at the big green doors (hoping it was Tom Palmer, it never was). Although we didn’t see him in collective worship, class 4 had a surprise waiting for them upstairs. You may have heard of striking gold before but we didn’t - we struck a goal!
Tom Palmer was up in our classroom talking to Mr. Sturgess when we all came up from the hall. Suddenly the classroom buzzed with excitement (and I could have sworn I felt an electric shock or two!) We followed Tom down to the hall and got straight into our lesson. Tom set up a portable goal and asked Mr. Sturgess to put us in groups. Once in teams we all got a piece of paper and wrote our team name on it. My group was called: The A-Team! Tom was really nice to us and told us that we were doing a quiz. After, he said “Don’t worry you girls the questions won’t all be about football there will be some about books too!”Soon all the questions were answered and Tom told us that for each question we got correct we would get a penalty at the goal. The winner, the team with the most goals, would receive a trophy: the penalty shoot out reading game trophy!
Everyone took their penalties and it came down to sudden death! My team vs Dominic’s group and Charlie’s Group - all on one goal each. In the end Charlie’s team came out on top, winning a deserved trophy!
Tom worked with each class in the school. Everyone had a super time with Tom but I have to say I think I had the best day. I brought a story that I had written in the holidays. Tom looked at it and said: ‘This is amazing!’ I was so proud that he really did think I had talent. Tom is really cool. I don’t know about other people but he is definitely my favourite author. Go Tom!
You can find out more about Tom and his books at www.tompalmer.co.ukLook out for the report in this week's Wetherby News!