Tom Palmer's World Cup journey 5
Posted by Tom Palmer
14 Jun 2010
Oh dear. The weekend didn’t really go as smoothly as we’d hoped, did it?
I spent Saturday daytime in Manchester. At Walkden and Stretford libraries. I had a great time at both, talking about football, books and trying to save penalties.
Then I went home to watch the match. I want my daughter (who is six) to get into the World Cup, so I invited some of her friends round to watch the match. We had a barbeque and I put a load of flags up, etc.
It is not easy to watch a football match with six, seven and eight year olds fighting on the carpet between yourself and the TV. But I managed to keep my thoughts to myself when Robert Green did what he did.
Over the weekend I had lots of emails from teachers about the online story and the other resources we have on the National Literacy Trust website. Thank you for those.
Now back to the story. I am wondering what to do if England go out early. It will make it tricky to sustain the story. We’ll see how it goes…
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