Carleton Green Primary

After many previous visits, I was thrilled to return to Carleton Green Primary during November and early December to work with a group of writers. Week one saw the children introduced to a piece of unpublished text. We looked at it from the point of view of a writer to understand what I wanted the…

Moorside Academy

It was an early start to get to Moorside Academy in Skelmersdale. The morning started with an assembly in the hall. Year 2 through to Year 6 joined the session and in a fast-paced forty minutes I managed to explain how the books are made. I even made time to put on the storytelling waistcoat…

Clifton Primary

I visited Clifton Primary in October to share Danger Zone with the pupils – we had a great time. It was lovely to be invited back to write with the Year 6 pupils. We started the session off by discussing nasty characters from books the pupils had read. Lots of great examples featured and it…

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…