Teenage quiz book author on tour

PUBLISHED: 14:00 14 October 2011

Jamie Cole  with his quiz books, Westhaven school, Uphill.

Jamie Cole with his quiz books, Westhaven school, Uphill.


A PUPIL who has won national awards for his self-made quiz books will be setting up stalls in Weston this month to raise money for charity.

Jamie Cole, aged 14, a pupil at Westhaven School in Uphill, started making his own quiz books comprising puzzles, wordsearches and mazes, last year.

He started selling them for £2 each at the school, which teaches children with special educational needs.

He gives 25 per cent of the proceeds to Weston Hospicecare and has already raised more than £200.

It all started when he was given a grant of £10 to invest as part of a competition last year.

Pupils were told to come up with an idea to turn it into more money.

Jamie said: “Everyone was making cakes and things like that and I wanted to do something more unique.

“The inspiration was, ‘what makes me smile?’, and I thought books always make me smile. So making my own book would make me smile for a while.

“Weston Hospicecare is an inspiration in what it does and I wanted to help it.”

Jamie said his dream is to walk into a national chain and see his books on the shelves one day.

He has already secured a print run of 100 with local company Penguin Prints.

Jamie will have a stall outside Asda in Phillips Road on October 24 from 10.30am-2pm, and will be selling his books at the Weston farmers’ market on November 12 from 8.30am-12.30pm.

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