Moor Park Library

It had been a while since my last library session so it was great to visit Moor Park Library to share some stories. The fact the event coincided with Valentine’s Day just proved my love of libraries! I put on the storytelling waistcoat to share a couple of the Tales with a bumper crowd. The…

Barnoldswick CE Primary

I visited Barnoldswick in 2016 and had a marvellous time, so it was great to be invited back. After driving through some really snowy conditions, I kicked off the morning with an author assembly. The children discovered how the books were created. I talked through the writing/editing process and even showed the children the illustrations…

Boundary Primary

I spent the last academic year as Patron of Reading at Boundary Primary. It was lovely to return to work with Year 5. I’d been asked to work with the children on creating a ‘legend-style’ story to fit in with their literacy topic. After much thought, I decided to use one of the Impossible Tales…

Pendle Primary Academy

It had been two years since my last visit to PPA, so it was great to return. The morning kicked off with an author assembly. I got the children up to speed with the books that have launched since my last visit. They discovered how much editing it takes to create a story and saw…

Christ Church CE Primary

It was great to return to Christ Church for my fourth visit. It’s a really lovely place and always a joy to return, especially to mark the start of the 2018 school events. The morning started with an author assembly. It had been sixteen months since my last visit so I had plenty to tell…

Nelson & Colne College

When the opportunity arose to visit Nelson and Colne College, I jumped at the chance. Before the visit I spent time designing a presentation entitled ‘Engaging young readers and writers’, which was to be delivered to childcare level 2/3 students at the college. The session started with an explanation of my journey – from teacher…

Carleton Green Primary

After many previous visits, I was thrilled to return to Carleton Green Primary during November and early December to work with a group of writers. Week one saw the children introduced to a piece of unpublished text. We looked at it from the point of view of a writer to understand what I wanted the…

Moorside Academy

It was an early start to get to Moorside Academy in Skelmersdale. The morning started with an assembly in the hall. Year 2 through to Year 6 joined the session and in a fast-paced forty minutes I managed to explain how the books are made. I even made time to put on the storytelling waistcoat…