The busy start to the new academic year continued with three school visits.
First up was a trip to Christ Church CE Primary in Leigh. I had visited a couple of times before with the first Tales and then Eric. It was lovely to return to share ‘More Impossible Tales’ with the Key Stage 2 pupils. I explained the writing process and also showed the children the illustrations and cover at the various stages of development. To finish the session, I put on the storytelling waistcoat and shared one of the stories from the new book. The staff and pupils were fantastic and it was a joy to share the new book. Thanks to Mrs Malley for organising the session.
I always like visiting new schools. On Wednesday, I visited Ryelands Primary School, in Lancaster, for the first time. The Key Stage 2 pupils listened really well as I explained how my writing journey started with Impossible Tales. I then introduced the children to Eric Appleby and finished by bringing the pupils up to speed by sharing ‘More Impossible Tales’. It was an absolute delight to visit Ryelands and I’d like to thank Mrs Stallman for inviting me in.
The final visit of the week was to Stanley Primary in Blackpool. I have visited Stanley on many occasions and the pupils have always been fantastic. I had a great afternoon explaining how the new book was created, where the story ideas came from and how the illustrations were created. It was fantastic to put on the storytelling waistcoat to share one of the new Tales. I had a smashing afternoon and would like to thank Mrs Murphy for organising the session.
Another week of school visits done. Three more schools visited and ‘More Impossible Tales’ has been shared with another 700 children. Brilliant!