Wordpool Family Day ’17

Wordpool Family Day is always one of the highlights on my calendar and the 2017 extravaganza lived up to expectation. It’s a huge outdoor event organised by staff at Blackpool libraries and the theme for 2017 was ‘Animal Antics’. Lots of different performers attended and there was lots to see and do, plus it was…

Briercliffe Primary & Walverden Primary

It had been a while since my last trip to east Lancashire, so it was great to return to two schools where I had previously enjoyed successful visits. First up was a trip to Biercliffe Primary where I shared More Impossible Tales. The first session was with Year5/6 and was followed by Year3/4. The pupils…

Stanley Primary & Mereside Primary

A busy afternoon started at Stanley Primary. I had been invited to visit by Miss Wheatley to talk to Year 3 about Eric Appleby as they were studying the book in class. The children asked lots of ace questions and I even gave them a sneak peek of Danger Zone. Can’t wait to see the…

Blackpool Sixth Form College

In 1994 I sat my A-levels at Blackpool Sixth Form College before leaving to go on to uni to train as a teacher. At that time, I didn’t think I would ever return as an author, but twenty-three years later that’s exactly what happened during the final event of the half term. When Helen Crowther…

Manor Beach Primary

My last visit to Manor Beach was in December 2016. I had a great time sharing ‘More Impossible Tales’, so it was lovely to be invited back to lead a storytelling assembly and two writing workshops. The morning started with a storytelling session in the hall with all of the Key Stage 2 pupils. The…