Reads United event at Grieve Primary School

Grieve Primary School

We are the champions!
We are the champions!

So on to sunny Stockport for this week’s school visit. Sue Steele, who runs Simply Books, an award winning independent book shop in Bramhall, Cheshire, invited Tom and me to do a Reads United event at Grieve Primary. Wow! Did the school go to town or what?  First of all they designed match day ‘tickets’ to sell for the session in the evening. Buying a ticket entitled the children and parents to a free book and, almost as importantly, a pie!

The KS2 kids spent all morning on football themed lessons and were allowed to wear their team shirts to school for our event. Even the head, Mrs Johnson, wore an England one that played a tune. Well in, Miss! Being near Manchester, the main colours on show were pale blue (Manchester City) and red (Manchester United) followed by a sprinkling of Stockport County, Everton, Liverpool and (bravely) a few Leeds United. Not one Huddersfield Town shirt in the room, apart from mine. Shame! Anyway, we had a great time and I amazed myself by surviving the onslaught of the famous penalty shoot out, having volunteered to go in goal for the family session in the evening. David James eat your heart out!

A big thanks to everyone at the school for making us feel so welcome and Sue Steele for organising it.

Amazing Grace

Amazing Grace

match day tickets
match day tickets
Tom appalauds Jack
Tom applauds the trophy winner

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