Another great week in the North East!
First, we returned to one of our favourite schools in the lovely town of Alnwick…The Dukes Middle School. We always receive a great welcome here and once
again we enjoyed our visit to inform our fans of our two new books, Mokee Joe Mutant Resurrection and Ten O’ Clock Caller. The audience of Years 5 to 8 were extremely attentive and enthusiastic…as proved during the subsequent book-signing the next day…a whole shedful of books being delivered into their clutching hands! The weather was beautiful and on the way back down to Whitley Bay we enjoyed stopping off at Alnmouth and Warkworth Castle…a really scenic part of the Northumbrian coast.
Two days at Meadowdale School near Bedlington followed. Again…a wonderfully warm school and our hostess, Susan Lamberth, really looked after us…thank you, Sue! The pupils were entertained and enthused with our Bonebreaker presentation and seemed suitably impressed. We have to say that the Headteacher, Mrs Finn, runs a beautifully tight ship and both audiences of Lower KS3 and Higher KS3 were a real credit to her. During the book signing in the lovely library (another mammoth affair), we were presented with a wonderful hand-made poster from Jamie, one of our keenest Meadowdale fans. Thank you, Jamie. Hope you like the pic!
Finally, over to the other side of the A1 to Ponteland to stay with Kath’s brother and to visit our old friends at Richard Coates Middle School. Julie Roys met up
with us and proved yet again a marvellous hostess. The presentation in front of so many fans was a huge hit. Ponteland First School brought over a whole load of keen Year 4′s to join in with Yrs 5 and 6 from Richard Coates. The ‘Cinemascope’ technology put over images of the new books in a dramatic way to say the least and we are grateful to Anne for helping us set up just in time before our audience piled into the assembly hall…nerve -jangling stuff!!
Oh well…North East trip over. But with other schools coming on board next term…Seaton Delaval, Gosforth, Lindisfarne….the list goes on – I can see that Kath and I are going to finish up with a Geordie accent!!!