Delph Side Community Primary

In January 2016 I visited Delph Side Community Primary for the first time. I had a cracking time and the children and staff made me feel really welcome and my time in the school was valued. When the school contacted me again about a visit to celebrate the opening of the new library, I jumped…

Halloween Library Events

During the last few years, I’ve done countless events in libraries across Lancashire. The Halloween events are always fantastic, mainly due to the brilliant costumes the children wear! It’s great to share stories with lots of witches, skeletons and vampires, to name but a few. On the Saturday before Halloween, Blackpool Library Service asked me…

Medlar-with-Wesham CE Primary

This was my third visit to Medlar-with-Wesham CE Primary. I’d throughly enjoyed myself during the previous visits, so I was excited about returning. The morning started with a whole-school assembly in the church next door to the school. I have shared my stories in lots of different venues, but this was my first storytelling session…

Reading Rocks 16

Earlier in the year, I made contact via Twitter with Heather Wright, a teacher at The District CE Primary in Newton-le-Willows. This resulted in an author visit to the school to share Impossible Tales and Eric Appleby with the children. I loved the afternoon I spent there. The place was magical! Reading and literature were…