Tom Palmer's World Cup journey 3
Posted by Tom Palmer
8 Jun 2010
I have had a great second day in Plymouth. In the morning I worked with 25 twelve year olds, in the afternoon 60 six year olds. The sessions were very different, but one thing was clear: everyone is excited about the World Cup.
Plymouth Libraries are doing a great job. Every library has a display representing two teams from the tournament, with books and facts about those countries. The library staff have a remarkable knowledge of the game. I’ve never seen anything like it, except perhaps in Burnley.
I am nearly home, having reached Staffordshire on the M6. The good news is I do not have to work tomorrow. It is my wife’s birthday, so we will be doing nice things all day.
I am struggling with the online World Cup story. I need to ditch the car and start travelling by train. It looks like I’ll be doing the latest episode when I get home, after 11pm.
Football book tip: Come on Danny by Andy Croft, published by Barrington Stoke. An amazing story for 11+, but with a reading age of 7+. The best book I have read for months.
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