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…

Lancashire Libraries

Over the last couple of years my writing adventure has taken me to many libraries across Lancashire. It was lovely to be invited along to share some stories as part of the Lancashire Reading Journey events. The children are challenged to complete lots of different activities over the summer, ranging from designing a book cover…

July Events

July was a hectic month! It started with an afternoon of storytelling at the Wordpool Family Day. I put on the storytelling waistcoat and shared stories with lots of fantastic children. It was lovely to return to Medlar-with-Wesham C of E Primary, Kirkham to write with Year 5 and Year 6. The children created some…

June Events

June was an extremely busy month and featured some memorable visits. The month kicked off with a morning of writing at Archbishop Huttons’ Primary, Warton. I spent time creating character descriptions with each class in Key Stage 2 and the writing the children produced was fantastic. It was my third visit to the school and…

May Events

May saw three school visits. The first was to The Grange School in Manchester where I worked with a fantastic group of students aged between 11 and 16. The pupils produced some great writing and it was a pleasure to visit. I made my first visit to Weeton Primary to talk to the whole school…

Chaucer Community Primary School

I’d visited quite a few schools in Fleetwood and it was lovely to make my first visit to Chaucer to share my books with the Key Stage 2 pupils. My author assembly is as much an inspirational pitch as it is about reading and writing so I started off by asking the children about their…

Our Lady’s Catholic College

Most of my school visits are to primary schools but I’m starting to get requests from high schools too. Mrs Newby, who works in the library at Our Lady’s, invited me in to work with a group of Year 8 students so I headed off to Lancaster with Eric. The afternoon session began with my…