Tom Palmer Visit

On Friday 11th November the author, Tom Palmer, visited school. Tom spoke about how he became an author and about some of the things that inspire him.

He  also opened our brand new library and signed copies of some of his books.

The letter below is from Alison Brumwell who helped us with planning and designing our new library.


Dear Mr. Parkin, pupils and staff at Ravensthorpe Junior School,

Just to say thank you all for making Tom, Maz and myself so welcome today when we visited to help launch your new school library.  I hope you enjoyed listening to Tom talk about the process of being a writer and what libraries and books mean to him. You certainly asked many insightful questions and had obviously been discussing Tom’s visit earlier in the week with Mr. Parkin and your class teachers. We appreciated your enthusiasm, maturity and positive attitude throughout the morning.

Make sure you use the school library wisely and well and take the opportunity to invite your parents to come in after school when you borrow books. As Tom says, reading is important in order to succeed academically, but it is also fun and allows you to explore a very wide and interesting world. The only thing better than reading a good book is having the chance to share it with others.

Best wishes for the remainder of the term, and many thanks again.