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…

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…