Spring Term 2022

What a hectic term that was! Seventeen school visits and six library events were squeezed in, even taking in a virtual stop-off in Suffolk. National Storytelling Week and World Book Day (Month!!) always make this term one of the busiest, but after the Covid troubles of the last couple of years it was great to…

World Book Day 2021

If I’m honest, I was worried that WBD 2021 might not be able to happen. Covid and repeated lockdowns had changed everything and rather than visiting schools I was busy creating virtual options to keep the book buzz alive. Well I need not have worried! Schools and youth groups adapted, evolved and completely embraced the…

National Storytelling Week 2021

National Storytelling Week 2021 evolved into a two-week storytelling extravaganza! All visits were virtual this year, because of Covid-19, but the storytelling action wasn’t affected. I spent time working with a range of ages, from Nursery to Year 8 in the UK and even overseas. Zooms with schools in Bedfordshire and Lancashire, plus an international…

Brookfield Park Primary

This was my first visit to Brookfield Park and it was a morning to remember. I had a fantastic time! The visit kicked off with an author assembly in the hall. It was a joy to share my writing adventure with Year 2 – 6. They discovered the process involved in writing and editing the…

Hawes Side Academy & Lytham Hall Park Primary

I visited Hawes Side and Lytham Hall Park┬áto share Danger Zone with a combined audience of around 500 fantastic children. The children heard about the process of writing the books. They even got to see how Martin creates his mind-blowing illustrations. I couldn’t visit without putting on the storytelling waistcoat to share an Impossible Tale.…

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…