Autumn Half Term 2 2018

What an incredibly busy half term! I visited fifteen primary schools, two high schools and an FE college across the North West in a whirlwind eight-week period. I wrote with hundreds of children, performed stories with thousands more and even squeezed in some time working with students who were preparing themselves for life in the…

Stanah Primary

It had been over two years since my last visit to Stanah, so it was great to return for a trio of visits. The first visit kicked off the week. I shared my writing adventure with Years 3 – 6 in morning assembly. The children discovered how a book is made from initial daydreaming to…

Strike Lane Primary

My first visit to Strike Lane was during early 2016 and I had a great time sharing the original Tales and Eric with the pupils. When I was invited to return to share ‘More Impossible Tales’, I didn’t have to think twice. Key Stage 2 listened really well as I explained how the Tales started…

Save Coppull Library – ‘Read In’

I owe a huge debt of gratitude to libraries. During my youth, I was always in my local library for all manner of reasons including homework research and reading for pleasure. When I was a teacher, I walked my pupils to the local library on numerous occasions. Now I’m writing and storytelling, I visit loads…