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…

Lord Street Primary School

This was my first visit to Lord Street Primary in Colne. I’d been invited to go and write with the Year 5 pupils and do some storytelling. The morning kicked off with a whole school storytelling session in the hall. I pulled on the story waistcoat and shared one of the Impossible Tales. Even though…

Bispham Endowed C.E. Primary

I had visited Bispham Endowed a couple of times with my books but this was my first writing visit. The task was to create a short write about a nasty character called Bazza Simmons and the Year 6 group I was working with were enthusiastic and clearly loved writing. We started by reading an extract…

Barnoldswick CE Primary

I made an early start to head to Barnoldswick CE Primary for my first visit to the school. The morning started in Year 5. The pupils were keen to ask lots of questions before we started writing so I explained about my favourite book, where I get my story ideas from and what inspired me…

Park Primary

It was an early start to get to Colne for a morning of storytelling and writing. The morning kicked off with a storytelling assembly with all of the children from Y1 – 6. The hall was packed and it was a delight to pull on the story waistcoat and share an Impossible Tale with the…

Strike Lane Primary

This was my first visit to Strike Lane and I was really excited to meet the pupils. As I hadn’t been before I kicked off the assembly by explaining the writing process involved in creating Impossible Tales. I shared an extract from Blown Away. Can there be a better way of starting a Tuesday morning…

Singleton Primary

The last time I visited Singleton Primary was somewhere around 1991. I was at high school and I went for a couple of weeks to get work experience. The school has changed lots since then but it is still a lovely place filled with cracking kids and fab staff. As this was my first visit…

World Book Day at Stanah Primary

When I was teaching, WBD was always one of the highlights of the academic year. It’s just as exciting as an author. As I made my way to Stanah I spotted lots of book characters making their way to school – brilliant! The morning kicked off with a whole school assembly. It was awesome to…