Friday, 29 April 2011

Football Writers

I have been working with a group of children called the Football Writers since September. They go to Ghyllgrove Junior School in Basildon.

All year - supported by their amazing teacher, Mrs Baker (left) - they have been working on a trailer for my new book, Own Goal.



This is it: www.youtube.com/watch?v=MJmgBfbdwlY


I am absolutely thrilled with it. I hope you like it too.

They started by reading the book. Then they storyboarded it. Then they looked at other trailers for books.

Once they had shared the jobs of actors, directors, designers, etc., they set to work.

I am really proud of what they achieved. We took them to a cinema in Basildon and screened it there, so they could see it on a big screen.

2 comments:

mrrowlands said...

I am a Year 5/6 Teacher and followed your World Cup Story last year with my class.

You really helped to engage my boys with their reading. Therefore we will visit your blog to keep up to date with what you are doing.

Tom Palmer said...

Thanks for that, Mr Rowlands. If I can send a special message - or a schools pack - to the children, please let me know. Tom