Thursday 10th August During the school holidays, there’s no better place to while away a few hours than the National Football Museum in Manchester. The museum has always been really supportive of our books, and it was great to see the series on display in the shop. I had been to the National Football Museum a few times before but this was my first trip … Continue reading National Football Museum
When the new Messi and Ronaldo books publish on 10th August, we’ll also be re-releasing 7 of our other titles in the same fresh new style. So in the ‘Ultimate Football Heroes’ collection, please welcome: SUAREZ! POGBA! BALE! INIESTA! The covers have lots of cool new finishes to make the heroes really stand out – look! Alongside ‘Ultimate Football Heroes’, we also now have the … Continue reading New Looks for the Books!!
On 10th August, I’ll be doing 2 creative writing football workshops at The National Football Museum in Manchester. I’m so excited! You can find out more about the sessions here (or below) and book your places here. Hope to see lots of you there – it’s free! 10th August also happens to be the publication date for our 2 latest books – Messi and Ronaldo. We’ve completely rewritten … Continue reading August 2017 news
On 6th July, I was at Aldro in Surrey for my last workshops of the school year. It was activities week for the boys, so having fun was the priority. In groups of 5-8, the kids worked on posters for 6 of the football heroes in our series: Gareth Bale, Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Sergio Aguero, Ryan Giggs, Alexis Sanchez and Steven Gerrard. They had to find … Continue reading July 2017 news
Thursday 22nd June This was easily one of my favourite school visits of the year. Sue Raybould, Long Eaton’s Information Centre Manager, did a fantastic job of organising everything and making sure that the three workshops ran like clockwork. The library was set up perfectly for the writing sessions, with some rather lovely decorations! Usually I deliver pretty much the same workshop to each group … Continue reading The Long Eaton School, Derbyshire
Friday 9th June After a few weeks of secondary school workshops, it was nice to return to my comfort zone a little. A great primary school is such a positive, welcoming place, with a really special learning environment. Palm Bay in Margate is a perfect example of that. It’s also got the best school view that I’ve come across so far. In the morning, I … Continue reading Palm Bay Primary School, Margate
Monday 5th June and Thursday 8th June Last week, I took part in Writer’s Week at Woodside High School in North London. It’s a brilliant initiative, aimed at introducing the students to a range of writing styles and genres. My focus is Non-Fiction – Fun Non-Fiction to be precise! I think non-fiction can sometimes be a difficult concept for children. While they (hopefully) associate fiction … Continue reading Making Non-Fiction Fun at Woodside High!