Marsden Community Primary

It was an early start to get to Marsden Primary in Nelson. I hadn’t visited before, so I was especially excited. The morning started with an author assembly. Marsden is quite a large school, but we fitted the 240 Key Stage 2 pupils into the hall. The children discovered how the stories are created and…

St Thomas’ C of E Primary

I visited St Thomas’ C of E Primary, St Annes, in November 2016 and had a fantastic time sharing my books. For that reason, I was really excited about returning to write with some of the pupils. The morning started in Year 6. The children had read ‘Blown Away’ from the first collection of Impossible…

Medlar-with-Wesham CE Primary

This was my third visit to Medlar-with-Wesham CE Primary. I’d throughly enjoyed myself during the previous visits, so I was excited about returning. The morning started with a whole-school assembly in the church next door to the school. I have shared my stories in lots of different venues, but this was my first storytelling session…

All Saints C of E Primary School

I’d been invited to All Saints by Mrs Partington, the headteacher, to share some stories and write with some of the pupils. Tuesday morning started with a whole school assembly in which I shared my writing adventure. I read extracts from the Tales and Eric and showed the pupils the edited manuscripts. I don’t think…

Singleton CE Primary

This was my second visit to Singleton after an author assembly earlier in the year. The morning kicked off with a storytelling session with all of the children from Foundation to Year 6. I pulled on the story waistcoat to share Junk From The Trunk from Impossible Tales. Without leaving the safety of the school…

Burscough Bridge Methodist Primary School

My visit to Burscough Bridge Methodist Primary was a landmark occasion. It was the 100th school I’d visited during the 18 months since Impossible Tales launched in 2014! What a fantastic rollercoaster ride it’s been. The morning started with a whole school assembly where I pulled on the story waistcoat and shared one of the…

Lord Street Primary School

This was my first visit to Lord Street Primary in Colne. I’d been invited to go and write with the Year 5 pupils and do some storytelling. The morning kicked off with a whole school storytelling session in the hall. I pulled on the story waistcoat and shared one of the Impossible Tales. Even though…

Bispham Endowed C.E. Primary

I had visited Bispham Endowed a couple of times with my books but this was my first writing visit. The task was to create a short write about a nasty character called Bazza Simmons and the Year 6 group I was working with were enthusiastic and clearly loved writing. We started by reading an extract…

Barnoldswick CE Primary

I made an early start to head to Barnoldswick CE Primary for my first visit to the school. The morning started in Year 5. The pupils were keen to ask lots of questions before we started writing so I explained about my favourite book, where I get my story ideas from and what inspired me…