Carleton Green Primary

After many previous visits, I was thrilled to return to Carleton Green Primary during November and early December to work with a group of writers. Week one saw the children introduced to a piece of unpublished text. We looked at it from the point of view of a writer to understand what I wanted the…

Moorside Academy

It was an early start to get to Moorside Academy in Skelmersdale. The morning started with an assembly in the hall. Year 2 through to Year 6 joined the session and in a fast-paced forty minutes I managed to explain how the books are made. I even made time to put on the storytelling waistcoat…

Park High School

In 2016 I visited Park High School, Colne and had a fantastic afternoon with a group of Year 9 pupils. It was lovely to return to work with students from Year 7 and 8. The morning started with a session involving a group of Year 7 students. The pupils had been looking at story openings…

St Chad’s CE Primary

It had been three years since my last visit to St Chad’s CE Primary so it was lovely to return. The first day kicked off with an author assembly. I shared the books and explained how they are created from scratch. The children formed a top audience and it was a pleasure to share my…

Carleton Green Primary

Carleton Green Primary is a stone’s throw from my house and it’s a place I’ve visited a few times over the last few years. The school was actually the fourth school I visited right back at the start of my writing adventure! It’s been lovely to have them on board each step of my journey.…

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…

Baines High School

I spent two mornings at Baines High School writing with some of the Year 7 students. I enjoyed every minute! The pupils had been working on a topic called ‘Heroes & Villains’ during the half term. Before the visit, I prepared a piece of writing about a nasty kid, who I felt could take on…

St Joseph’s Catholic Primary

I headed across to East Lancashire for a morning of writing and storytelling at St Joseph’s Primary, Barnoldswick. It was my first visit to the school and the morning started with an assembly. Year 1 to 6 heard about the writing process involved in producing the books as well as seeing Martin’s illustrations at the…