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…

Super Tuesday

Super Tuesday started off at Pegasus in Blackpool where I worked with two groups of pupils on their writing. We used Blown Away from Impossible Tales and focused on the ending of the story. The children had already heard the full story and we read the final few paragraphs to refresh their memories. We then…

St Teresa’s Catholic Primary

The final event of the half term was at St Teresa’s where I’d been invited to introduce the children to Eric Appleby. I kicked off the session by updating the children about what had happened since I last saw them. My previous visit was just after Impossible Tales was released so I had lots to…

Manor Beach Primary

It’d been seven months since my last visit to Manor Beach and it was lovely to return. Last time, I shared the Tales and I was so pleased to hear the children telling me about what they could remember from last time as they were setting up the hall. Even after seven months, they could…