Park High School

In 2016 I visited Park High School, Colne and had a fantastic afternoon with a group of Year 9 pupils. It was lovely to return to work with students from Year 7 and 8. The morning started with a session involving a group of Year 7 students. The pupils had been looking at story openings…

St Chad’s CE Primary

It had been three years since my last visit to St Chad’s CE Primary so it was lovely to return. The first day kicked off with an author assembly. I shared the books and explained how they are created from scratch. The children formed a top audience and it was a pleasure to share my…

Carleton Green Primary

Carleton Green Primary is a stone’s throw from my house and it’s a place I’ve visited a few times over the last few years. The school was actually the fourth school I visited right back at the start of my writing adventure! It’s been lovely to have them on board each step of my journey.…

Layton Primary

I spent fifteen years at Layton working as a teacher, so it’s always extra special when I return to share my books with the pupils. Over three-hundred KS2 children listened attentively for nearly fifty minutes as I explained the writing and illustrative process that went into making Danger Zone. They saw all six drafts of…

Clifton Primary & Stanley Primary

The half term ended with two more Danger Zone assemblies. First up was a trip to Clifton Primary in St Annes. It was my fourth visit to the school and it’s always a lovely place where I’m made to feel very welcome. The children listened beautifully as I talked them through the various drafts of…

Sacred Heart Catholic Primary

The trip to Sacred Heart Primary in Preston was a landmark visit. It was the 150th school I had visited since my writing adventure began in 2013. The morning started with a KS2 assembly. In thirty-five minutes I managed to explain what has happened in the last four years – phew! The children found out…

Moorside Primary Academy

It’s always extra special to make a visit to a school for the first time. Despite having to get up really early, I was really excited to get to Moorside Primary Academy in Skelmersdale. The morning kicked off with a whole school storytelling assembly. I put on the waistcoat to share ‘Pat On The Head’,…