St Joseph’s Catholic Primary

I headed across to East Lancashire for a morning of writing and storytelling at St Joseph’s Primary, Barnoldswick. It was my first visit to the school and the morning started with an assembly. Year 1 to 6 heard about the writing process involved in producing the books as well as seeing Martin’s illustrations at the…

Marsden Community Primary

It was an early start to get to Marsden Primary in Nelson. I hadn’t visited before, so I was especially excited. The morning started with an author assembly. Marsden is quite a large school, but we fitted the 240 Key Stage 2 pupils into the hall. The children discovered how the stories are created and…

Ellel St John’s CE Primary

I had visited Ellel St John’s Primary a couple of times during the last two years to share the books. I was always made to feel welcome and my time valued. When Mrs Fitzgerald, the deputy headteacher, invited me back to write with some of the pupils, I jumped at the chance. The sessions were…

Fleetwood High School

This was my second visit to Fleetwood High School. I thoroughly enjoyed sharing my writing adventure with Year 7 in 2016, so I was excited about returning. It was so lovely to hear the students saying ‘hello’ as they entered the hall. Many of them remembered me from primary visits as I have been to…

Lytham Hall Park Primary

All I seem to hear at the minute is news about libraries closing. When I heard that a new library was opening at Lytham Hall Park Primary, I jumped at the chance to join the celebrations. My afternoon was spent writing with Year 6. The pupils had read one of the new Tales, ‘Snapshock’, before…

St Kentigern’s Catholic Primary

The pupils and staff at St Kentigern’s have been with me from the start of my writing adventure. One of my first author events was at the school, so it was especially exciting to return to share ‘More Impossible Tales’. Every class managed to squeeze into the hall and it was a joy to share…

St Thomas’ C of E Primary

I visited St Thomas’ C of E Primary, St Annes, in November 2016 and had a fantastic time sharing my books. For that reason, I was really excited about returning to write with some of the pupils. The morning started in Year 6. The children had read ‘Blown Away’ from the first collection of Impossible…

Holy Spirit Catholic Primary

The 2017 school events kicked off with a visit to Holy Spirit Catholic Primary, St Helens. I met Mrs Ravey, the headteacher, at Reading Rocks 16 last year, so it was lovely to be invited to visit her school. The morning started with a Key Stage 2 author assembly where I shared my writing adventure…

Save Our Stories Festive Event

I was thrilled to bits when I was asked to join the Save Our Stories rescue crew for some festive storytelling at Palatine Library. I had created a festive tale to share with children from three local primaries that had accepted an invitation to visit. The first school to arrive was Marton Primary Academy who…