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…

Padiham Green CE Primary

I had a fantastic time at Padiham Green. The morning kicked off with a KS2 author assembly. As it was my first visit, I just about managed to share the events of the last five years with the pupils. They heard about Eric’s adventures and even saw a performance of one of the Tales. It…

Medlar with Wesham CE Primary

It was 2016 when I last visited Medlar with Wesham Primary so I was very excited to return. The morning kicked off with an author assembly. I shared my writing adventure with the Y2 – Y6 pupils and they were an absolute joy. They listened intently as I explained how Eric’s latest story was created…

St John’s Catholic Primary

I thoroughly enjoyed my time at St John’s and as it was a first-time visit it proved to be extra special. The morning started with a writing workshop in Year 4. The pupils kicked off the session by discussing nasty characters in books they had read. They explained why the characters were nasty and how…