2. David then travelled down from Gloucester and collected a large portion of the books to form the Gloucestershire Hub.
3. The nearest member of our group to Liverpool was Dave Pashby up in Leeds. Several hundred books were taken up to Birmingham by David’s wife Emma,who was meeting relatives for a 40th Birthday weekend treat in a hotel. She passed the books to her sister Donna, who transported them up to Rotherham where she lives. From here Dave collected them, forming a Leeds Hub.
4. Dave now asked for help around his workplace. He managed to find someone working over in the firms Manchester office called Jon who lived in Runcorn willing to help, but how to get the books from Leeds to Manchester?
5. Dave then found a maintenance worker named Darren who volunteered to take the books over to Manchester. This caused a slight unforeseen problem though! The company has two offices in Manchester and Darren mistakenly delivered them to the wrong one! This was sorted with the help of Liam who transported them to the correct Manchester office and passed the books to Jon.
I gave them each a picture quiz to do - they have to name as many of the Doctors and put them in order. I will mark them and maybe give them all a prize next week.
I have given each of them the task of suggesting ways in which we can use the books to encourage reluctant readers. They are meeting with me next week with their ideas and then we will put them into practise. All eight books have been given out to some of the pupils and you asked about the effect it had on them! Two of the boys asked if they could stay in and read the book at lunchtime, another lad was walking out of school towards his mum reading the book as he went. Some of the pupils who met with me I have never worked with before but there was genuine excitement about being involved in a new venture - to use Dr Who to get others to read. Who knows where this might lead the group?