Tom Palmer's World Cup journey 10
Posted by Tom Palmer
25 Jun 2010
Here is a great email from Portsmouth, with details of what they are up to in one school:
“I'm a Children's Services Librarian with Portsmouth City Libraries I've been running 'World Cup Football Fun' sessions with a group of 8 children (3 girls 5 boys) and their parents from Arundel Court School at Portsmouth Central Library after school on Tuesdays during the World Cup.
I worked with this group on the Premier League Reading Stars scheme; they enjoyed those sessions so much I decided to follow it up with the World Cup sessions.
We have used your World Cup Foul Play Chatterpack for inspiration and kicked off our first session with the prediction game. I gave out the quiz as homework they really enjoyed researching the answers and I awarded a prize for the winner. We have used the word searches and had a drawing activity where they designed their own football kits and made dangly footballers from the results.
The group also chose their own dream team but used authors instead of footballers. It was interesting how they chose their team. JK Rowling is in goal so she can use Harry Potter's magic to keep the goals out! Darren Shan is in defence because other players would be scared of him. I'm glad to say you are in there as well as a striker!!! Because you know so much about football.
They have Charles Dickens as their manager because they wanted to keep a local connection. We have been talking about lots of different football books and have looked at your website it has certainly enthused them about reading and sharing books with their friends also encouraged them to use their local library.”
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