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…

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…