Briercliffe Primary

It was lovely to spend three mornings at Briercliffe Primary, Burnley, during late April. Visit one kicked off with a KS2 author assembly where I explained the writing and illustrating process. The children listened so well as the multiple drafts of Danger Zone were displayed and I revealed how Martin draws Eric. The session finished…

Boundary Primary

After spending a year as the ‘Patron of Reading’ at Boundary it was lovely to return to work with Year 3. The children were studying a range of characters from different stories during their literacy sessions. We started the workshop by discussing nasty characters including Voldermort and Miss Trunchbull. The children were then introduced to…

Padiham Green CE Primary

I had a fantastic time at Padiham Green. The morning kicked off with a KS2 author assembly. As it was my first visit, I just about managed to share the events of the last five years with the pupils. They heard about Eric’s adventures and even saw a performance of one of the Tales. It…

Medlar with Wesham CE Primary

It was 2016 when I last visited Medlar with Wesham Primary so I was very excited to return. The morning kicked off with an author assembly. I shared my writing adventure with the Y2 – Y6 pupils and they were an absolute joy. They listened intently as I explained how Eric’s latest story was created…

St John’s Catholic Primary

I thoroughly enjoyed my time at St John’s and as it was a first-time visit it proved to be extra special. The morning started with a writing workshop in Year 4. The pupils kicked off the session by discussing nasty characters in books they had read. They explained why the characters were nasty and how…

Spring Hill Community Primary

I spent two fantastic afternoons at Spring Hill. During the first visit, I worked with both classes of Year 5 pupils. We discussed lots of nasty characters the children had encountered in books before pulling apart a piece of my writing which featured a particularly nasty kid called Bazza. The children discussed lots of alternative…

Unity Academy

It had been just under a year since my last visit to Unity so it was lovely to return. After squeezing nearly 400 pupils into the hall, I shared the latest instalment in my writing adventure. The children found out what Eric had been doing in his latest book and even got to see some…

Coppull Parish CE Primary

After a two-hour battle through blizzard conditions, I finally made it to Coppull Parish Primary for my first ever visit to the school. We hastliy rearranged the timings for the morning and kicked things off with an assembly. I shared my writing adventure from Impossible Tales to Eric 2 and even managed to squeeze in…