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’,…

Lowton St Mary’s CE Primary

After visiting Lowton St Mary’s in April, it was lovely to return to share more stories and write with Year 3 and 4. The morning started with a KS2 assembly. I put on the storytelling waistcoat and shared ‘Junk from the Trunk’, one of the Tales from the first book. We started off in a…

Carleton Green Primary

Some of my visits take me all over the North West, but Carleton Green is very close to home – literally round the corner from my house! It brings a whole new meaning to ‘local author’. It had been over a year since I had last visited with Eric Appleby so it was fab to…

Park Community Academy

It’s fabulous to revisit schools that I have been to before on my writing adventure, but there is always something extra special about visiting a school for the first time. Admittedly, I get a bit nervous, but I’m also very excited too. Park Community Academy contacted me about taking part in their ‘Book Day’ and…

Waterloo Primary Academy

After visiting to deliver the session in 2016, it was lovely to return to Waterloo Primary to share some spooky stories and talk to the current Year 4 pupils about writing scary stories. I put the storytelling waistcoat on and started the session with a story that features a Halloween dare and an abandoned old…

Lowton St Mary’s CE Primary

I had a fantastic time at Lowton St Mary’s and was fortunate enough to meet many of the pupils during my first morning in school. The visit began with an author assembly. Year 2 to 6 listened really well as I squeezed the last three years into forty minutes, starting with the first hand-written drafts…