Teenage quiz book author on tour
PUBLISHED: 14:00 14 October 2011
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.