Bolton School Junior Boys

Author Adds to Holocaust Learning

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A virtual visit from author Tom Palmer brought the Year 6 boys’ topic on the Holocaust to a close. Staff combined History and English to help the boys learn about this important subject, and the Zoom calls with Tom coincided with the school’s commemoration of Holocaust Memorial Day.

Tom has written many exciting stories about spies, ghosts, planes, rugby, football, running and history, including several about the First and Second World Wars. His new book, ‘After the War’, is about the Windermere Children: three hundred child concentration camp survivors who came to the Lake District to recuperate in 1945.

During his talks, Tom shared his tips on researching, drafting and editing writing, as well as about the lengths that he goes to when writing a new book. The Year 6 boys were thrilled to have the opportunity to ask all of their questions, including how Tom found and met Holocaust survivors, how long it takes him to write a book and which football team he supports.

Following on from the visit, lots of boys expressed an interest in reading more of Tom’s books.

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