Learning From Football
Tom Palmer visited Hethersett Library as part of the Canary Reading Stars
the appeal of football, Canary Reading Stars aims to encourage families to
visit their local library and, through a series of fun football related
activities, challenges them to give reading a try.
project has come about thanks to a partnership between Norfolk Library and
Information Service, Norwich City Football Club, Norwich City Study Centre
and Waterstones Book Sellers.
Palmer, author of football related children’s books and a specialist in
encouraging boys to read, prepared a fun
football quiz for the families. The more questions they got right, the
more penalties the children got to take. The penalty shoot-out
took place inside the library using a softball with Community Librarian
Ben Miller keeping goal. The winner received a trophy. Tom also answered questions about his writing and his life and admitted
that it was football magazines and books that first got him hooked on reading.
The first session of the day featured a visit from Captain
Canary who helped welcome the families to the project.