Art teacher becomes commercial pilot


As a child Steven Nuttall always wanted to fly a plane, now the art teacher has fulfilled his dreams by qualifying as a commercial pilot.  He has taught art for 10 years at Fearns Community Sports College, where Catherine Smyth has a PR contract.  Now he can more than live up the school's motto ... further faster higher.  A news story appeared in the Lancashire Telegraph.


Once again it has been a very hectic month.

Since my last blog I have completed my fourth School News In A Day project since September this time at Britannia Primary School in Bacup - Britannia Bees. See School News to view the finished newspaper and click here to read feedback from the children and teacher.

I also run a weekly after school club at St Mary's RC School in Bacup where the pupils produce a termly 16-page A5 paper and the Christmas edition is just finished. Click here for feedback from the pupils.

I have also visited Brighton to speak to criminology students and sell copies of my book Weirdo Mosher Freak about the murder of Sophie Lancaster.

As PR officer for Haslingden High School, a story I wrote about Scout Adam Hanson and his plans to go to Japan for the jamboree made a page lead in both the local and regional daily paper. 

Similarly a Fearns pupil Jack Hartley appeared twice in both the Rossendale Free Press and Lancashire Telegraph when he won a scholarship with league team Accrington Stanley.

I was delighted to be invited back to work with Tony Wnder from Antony and Patricia and landed him with a page lead in the Lancashire Telegraph.

His website will soon be updated with staff profiles and other information provided by myself and I produced a four-page colour leaflet to promote his salon in Bank Street. The pages are also outside the salon A1 size.

When Phillippa Christie opened her new business Open Door Media in Bacup I was asked to write a story to help promote it which was used in the Lancashire Telegraph and Rossendale Free Press.

I have been commissioned to write a further three stories for Enterprising People In Ribble Valley and another story for the Citizens' Advice Bureau. Not forgetting Veterans In Communities who are now getting used to their new base in Haslingden and will be needing their December newsletter producing very soon.

Things will quieten down now for Christmas - or will they? And do I want them to...