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…

All Saints C of E Primary School

I’d been invited to All Saints by Mrs Partington, the headteacher, to share some stories and write with some of the pupils. Tuesday morning started with a whole school assembly in which I shared my writing adventure. I read extracts from the Tales and Eric and showed the pupils the edited manuscripts. I don’t think…

Singleton CE Primary

This was my second visit to Singleton after an author assembly earlier in the year. The morning kicked off with a storytelling session with all of the children from Foundation to Year 6. I pulled on the story waistcoat to share Junk From The Trunk from Impossible Tales. Without leaving the safety of the school…

St Teresa’s Catholic Primary School

I’d visited St Teresa’s a couple of times to share the books and each time I thoroughly enjoyed my visit. It was lovely to be invited back to write with some of the pupils. The morning kicked off in Year 4 where the focus of the session was character description. We started off by discussing…

Waterloo Primary Academy

I was really excited to get a call from Mrs Harrison at Waterloo Primary Academy to ask if I’d like to go and visit. The Year 4 children were starting a unit on spooky writing so she wanted me to share some spooky stories and talk about writing creepy tales. After pulling on the story…

St Kentigern’s Catholic Primary School

I’ve visited St Kentigern’s quite a few times  before so it was lovely to return for a couple of mornings to share Eric Appleby and write with some of the classes. Tuesday kicked off with a Key Stage 2 assembly where I introduced the children to Eric. I explained how I developed the idea from…

Burscough Bridge Methodist Primary School

My visit to Burscough Bridge Methodist Primary was a landmark occasion. It was the 100th school I’d visited during the 18 months since Impossible Tales launched in 2014! What a fantastic rollercoaster ride it’s been. The morning started with a whole school assembly where I pulled on the story waistcoat and shared one of the…