Carleton Green Primary

It was great to spend three mornings at Carleton Green Primary, a school literally round the corner from my house! The Year 5/6 pupils were studying the Amazon rainforest so I used a jungle-themed adventure opener as a writing stimulus. The text included lots of setting description along with plenty of mystery and tension. I…

Cherry Fold Community Primary

It was an early start when I travelled to Cherry Fold Primary, Burnley. The morning kicked off with an author assembly. The pupils listened intently as the events of the last five years were squeezed into forty minutes. I introduced Eric to the children and shared an Impossible Tale. It was a pleasure to promote…

Lea Endowed C of E Primary

The final visit of the half term took place at Lea Endowed CE Primary, Preston. It was my first visit to the school so the morning kicked off with an author assembly to get the pupils up to speed with the events of the last five years. I explained the writing process behind the Tales…

Staining CE Primary

It had been over two years since my last visit to Staining CE so it was lovely to return. The morning started with a whole-school author assembly. The children discovered how the books are written and I received lots of shocked responses when I showed the pupils all six draft manuscripts. Martin provided a ‘virtual’…

St Leonard’s CE Primary

I had a great time when I visited St Leonard’s earlier in the year so I was particularly looking forward to returning. The morning was spent with the Year 6 pupils. We explored nasty characters from books the children had read then moved on to look at two of my favourite baddies: Mrs Trunchbull and…

Fleetwood High School

It was lovely to receive an invitation to return to Fleetwood HS to share the latest update on my writing adventure. As the Y7 students entered the hall, it was great to see lots of familiar faces from past primary visits. It was a joy to share Danger Zone with the students. They saw the…

Briercliffe Primary

It was lovely to spend three mornings at Briercliffe Primary, Burnley, during late April. Visit one kicked off with a KS2 author assembly where I explained the writing and illustrating process. The children listened so well as the multiple drafts of Danger Zone were displayed and I revealed how Martin draws Eric. The session finished…

@TheGrange

I love sharing my stories in libraries. When Blackpool Libraries asked me to be part of the Boundary Library reopening event I jumped at the chance. When they asked me to be the ‘special guest’ and deliver a speech and cut the ribbon, I was gobsmacked! @The Grange is a fab project based in one…

Boundary Primary

After spending a year as the ‘Patron of Reading’ at Boundary it was lovely to return to work with Year 3. The children were studying a range of characters from different stories during their literacy sessions. We started the workshop by discussing nasty characters including Voldermort and Miss Trunchbull. The children were then introduced to…