Feedback from Schools 2020 

What an amazing experience for our children. The Tudors really came alive in a funny, factual and engaging way for our children. This interactive performance has enabled our learners to secure and develop their understanding of the Tudors and has given them the tools to flourish when talking and writing about this subject. We will definitely be having Harry back in the future. Thank you and highly recommend for practitioners looking for a way to engage their learners in an engaging, historical experience. 

(Glenfrome Primary School, September 2020)

We just wanted to say thank you for coming to our school last week for our topic on The Ancient Greeks. The whole of Key Stage 2 very much enjoyed the variety of conversations and activities you shared (Brent Knoll CofE Primary School, March 2020)

Thank you so much for another fantastic set of workshops. The children all loved learning more about conditions for soldiers during the Crimean War and it really helped bring to live for them what an impact Florence Nightingale had on improving hospital conditions. You included lots of bonus facts about Florence's early life and built in frequent activities to get the children engaged and on their feet. They were buzzing after the morning and it really helped them remember key details when they were asked to do some writing on the topic later on.  I know the children in the afternoon loved meeting the Victorian toy maker and learning more about how toys and childhood has changed (Court de Wyck Church School, February 2020).

Thank you for (another) fantastic morning. The children were absolutely buzzing after your visit: and I just couldn't believe how much information and understanding they had taken on board. The way in which you included EVERY child, no matter their need, to be a part of the learning was inspirational. The children were kept in complete awe due to your natural, fun and caring delivery of the workshop. Not only this, but we couldn't believe how you kept up the energy levels for so very long! (I was worn out watching you!) The range of ways in which the learning was presented tailored to each and every learning style. Again, no easy feat! What a wonderful way to begin our new topic. We can build on this so brilliantly with our children - safe in the knowledge that they have had the BEST grounding ever.

(Birdwell Academy Primary School, February 2020)

Thank you so much for today, it was fantastic. The children really enjoyed it and were buzzing about it when we got back to class. It was the perfect way to introduce the Viking part of our topic, after focusing on Anglo Saxons last term. You kept them entertained throughout. I was very impressed with our actors too! You can tell you have worked in education a long time, you knew which children to not let take over & which to encourage without me having to say! Thank you so much (St Georges Church School, February 2020)

Thank you so very much for such an amazing visit yesterday. The children asked if Jethro is coming back again through the term and I am 100% certain that my class would have stayed for the second workshop if they could have. You were so enthusiastic, funny and engaging - the children learnt SO much and were proudly telling other teachers in the school that it was the best story they'd ever heard!

(Birdwell Academy Primary School, February 2020)

Thanks for today. The children (and adults) loved it as usual. Sputnik have written a thank you letter to explain what they learned from your visit. They really enjoyed the workshop and spoke about it really enthusiastically when they were discussing what to put in the letter. The workshop really brought the project to life and has subsequently helped them recall information that enhanced their understanding of what life as a Viking would have been like. Thanks for helping to make their project really come alive.

Dear Bjorn Magnusson – Mighty Bear,

Thank you for coming to visit us and teaching us lots of interesting information.  We loved finding out more about the Vikings and their gods. It was really fun when we re-enacted the story of the Ice-Giant stealing Thor’s hammer. It was so funny seeing Loki and Freya work out how to help him get it back!  We also enjoyed finding out about Odin and his eight-legged horse and his two ravens, Thought and Memory. We had loads of fun making ourselves into a Viking longboat. Singing the Viking songs was really entertaining. Finding out about the leader, who would whip any Vikings that weren’t working hard enough, sounded harsh.  Another thing we enjoyed discovering about was how Vikings went to the ‘Thing’ to solve problems with trials using hot stones. It sounded really painful! They went there to eat food and play sports like rock throwing. We had so much fun so thank you very much!

From Team Sputnik (Uphill Primary School, February 2020)

Thank you so much for the wonderful Greek workshop. The children really enjoyed the morning and learnt so much. Here are some comments the children made about their experience: 

'I loved the dramatic entrance, it really got the morning off to a great start'

'I loved all the props that were available and that we all got to experience them. It brought everything to life'

'The best part was we all got to join in. Everyone was included and we all got to experience Ancient Greek life in some form or another'

'It wasn't just sitting and listening. We got to act, march and role play as Ancient Greek Warriors. It was the best day I have had in ages'

Thank you again and we look forward to working with you again soon (Mead Vale Primary School, January 2020)

Thank you so much for your visit and I’m glad you felt welcomed and enjoyed being at our school. I thought that your session on WW2 as Sid Richards the ARP Warden was brilliant as it was very informative but delivered in an engaging and exciting way through drama/active learning. This was especially impressive with a large group of 60 children. It was amazing to see how much the children learnt from you and were still able to discuss the day after. Particular highlights from the children were getting the chance to act and they enjoyed the humour too. I’m sure we'll be in touch again in the future (Headley Park Primary School, January 2020)

Thank you so much for coming to visit last week, the children and I really enjoyed it.  You  made the Tudors and the life of Sir Walter Raleigh really come to life. Here are some quotes from the children:

'Harry will make you learn more than you could imagine' 

'Thank you for coming again, I loved the play which we all acted in. I especially liked Raleigh and Queen Elizabeth'

'It was really fun to watch my friends acting and I really enjoyed acting too'  (Kingshill Church School, January 2020)

Thank you so much for visiting us with Jethro! We absolutely loved listening to his stories. The children gained so much from the visit, and the following day they were able to recall so many of the interesting pieces of information about the Great Fire of London. It has really ignited their interest in the topic, but they do keep asking when you are coming back! 

One child said "wow, that was the best day ever of my life!"  (Hutton CofE Primary School, January 2020)