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…

Westgate Primary

I love visiting schools and it’s always an extra bit special to visit a school for the first time. The morning at Westgate kicked off with a KS2 author assembly. In forty minutes, the children discovered what I’d been doing for the last four years! I explained about the Tales and Eric and even pulled…

World Book Day Week 2018

Tuesday saw a visit to Singleton Primary to share Danger Zone with the KS2 pupils. It was an action-packed hour filled with secret sessions about the book, sneaky peeks at the illustrations during development and the storytelling waistcoat even made an appearance! A top visit. Thanks Mrs Millward for organising the session and the book…

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…

Lea Community Primary

It was great to receive an invitation to visit Lea Primary to talk about writing my books as part of ‘Aspirations Week’. As it was my first visit to the school, I started right at the beginning. I explained to the Key Stage 2 pupils how my writing adventure started with a load of first…

Charles Saer Primary

I’m always a little nervous when I visit a school for the first time, so after seeing off a few butterflies I made the short journey to Charles Saer Community Primary in Fleetwood. After fitting all of the pupils, from Year 1 to Year 6, into the hall, I started right at the beginning with Impossible Tales…

Chaucer Community Primary School

I’d visited quite a few schools in Fleetwood and it was lovely to make my first visit to Chaucer to share my books with the Key Stage 2 pupils. My author assembly is as much an inspirational pitch as it is about reading and writing so I started off by asking the children about their…