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Great input about Shakespeare and the MSND plot. The facilitator was very knowledgeable and enthused the children. We like the interactive stages to drama.

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Elvedon Primary, Suffolk,

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The facilitator was fabulous, she had fabulous knowledge and the children were captivated. [We liked most] The speaking and listening opportunities and the drama! I can't think of anything to improve. We would 100% book another workshop. Thank you for three amazing workshops!

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Elvedon Primary, Suffolk,

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Both directors were great and very engaging, the workshop was lead by the children's choices and interests. It was very appropriate for EYFS. Thank you for a great engaging performance and workshop.

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Chattenden Primary, Rochester,

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The workshop was very well prepared, we liked how the workshop enabled the children to use their imagination and express it in their own way. We would most definitely book another workshop.

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Mendlesham primary, Stowmarket

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It was very relevant, some of the children showed great acting skills. The children were encouraged to act and express themselves. We liked that different ways of acting were introduced that suited all the children's abilities. What a fantastic session! I loved the way children were able to act and ones who were usually shy did some amazing work. Brilliant!

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Christ Church Primary, Kent,

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Children were engaged throughout, we liked the varying activities and tasks. The facilitator was really enthusiastic all the way through the workshop. The children were really happy!

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Springwell School, Ruby Class, Hounslow

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The workshop was very relevant to the topic. Al was very engaging and knowledgeable on the workshop he delivered. The children really enjoyed dressing up and each having a go. We would definitely book again. Thank you.

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Holly Memet, Springwell School, Hounslow

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Very relevant, children understood different types of bullying - physical, verbal, cyber. The children were never sat for too long - lots of engaging tasks and acting. Always good - children love acting! 

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Petersfield Primary, Orwell

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The workshop was very relevant and had lots of details about how the titanic was built. The director was very knowledgeable and engaging. Children were very engaged throughout. The topic was adapted well for our younger children. Lots of movement/acting/speaking/ working 1:1 and in groups. Thank you, the children thoroughly enjoyed themselves.

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Louise Pearce, St Georges, Amersham

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The children learned all about the Mayor and the plans for the Cathedral. The directors were very engaging and had good resources. They also had very good behaviour management. It was a very well prepared and interesting workshop with new knowledge for the children. Thank you!

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Lauren Bryan, St Ursula's Catholic School, Essex

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It was great context for our new topic "Passport to Europe." The workshop was adapted for lower ability - giving children an introduction to the context of different continents. [The facilitator] Understood the needs of the class (more role play than other classes.) Excitement was generated about the new topic- children loved the props and the role play around their countries. Whitley Park's first visit from you and will recommend to other teachers - thank you!

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School in Reading

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"They children learned about life on board the Titanic and facts about the Titanic. Emma was very engaging and great with the children. We liked how the children learned about the Titanic in an interactive way. It was structured and delivered very well. Thank you for being fantastic with the children!"

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Helen Walker, Chapel Frith, Derbyshire

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"The children had limited knowledge of the topic previously but knew many facts by the end. The person delivering the workshop was energetic and engaged all the children with props and great expression. Thank you!"  

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Ann-Marie Hughes, Downfield Primary, Hertfordshire

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"It taught the children key facts about the subject that they were able to draw on after. It was very engaging and [the facilitators] ensured all children participated. Good range of engaging activities that were age appropriate. A creative way to teach the children key facts. Great fun, good behavioral management."

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Nicola Douglas and Kate Stent, Holy Trinity Primary, Yeovil.

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The workshop was completely tailored to the children’s learning needs, and suitable to their level of learning. I can also confirm that the children have transferred the knowledge and skills learned to their writing in class. Many of the play script scene ones that I read this morning included the phrase- Do you bite your thumb at me Sir? The workshop directors were extremely well prepared, resourced and used a range of drama techniques with the children, which is something we are working on in school. They engaged the children well in drama activities, and even got some of the less confident actors involved, which gave them the opportunity to shine. I loved how all of the children were involved in the workshop, and how they had the opportunity to perform their drama scenes to other year groups. Thank you for a wonderful learning experience.

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Tania Dixon, St Andrews Primary, Wolverhampton ‍

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"The content was relevant and we could see the children's confidence increase throughout the session. Thank you!"

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Holywell School, Leicester

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"Really enthusiastic all the way through the workshop - children were happy. Al was very engaging and knowledgeable on the workshop he delivered. The children really enjoyed dressing up and having a go. Thank-you"

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Springwell Primary School, Hounslow,

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"The facilitators were fantastic, pleasure to have them in the school. We liked the time line activity, helps pupils develop a chronological acct of significant events. Good thought provoking questions, pupils were very interested in the workshops."

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Bal Bujarh, Khalsa Academy, Wolverhampton

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The children really enjoyed the Victorian workshop and were talking about it with enthusiasm. It was fun interactive and engaging.

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Amy Douglas, Valence Primary School, Essex.

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The topic was relevant. It gave the class a deeper understanding of Romeo and Juliet. The facilitators were extremely professional. We liked the fast paced, engaging activities and how enthused the children were.

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Helen Bilic, St Stephen's RC Primary, Manchester.

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The workshop was Very relevant - performance was engaging and entertained children from 3-11. Workshops all pitched correctly - and got the best out of the children. Also impressed that they kept ALL children captivated throughout. We liked most the work that The children produced - the company really got them thinking!


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Frant Primary, Sussex, Kate Elliott

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The topic was new and there were lots of facts learnt. The class really enjoyed it and were all involved. We liked the active exercise, that everyone had a turn and that the facilitator took the time to summerise. We would book another Divergent Drama workshop. Thank you!

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Blaise Primary School, Bristol.

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The children loved using the props. We loved that all the children were involved. Thank you for a great experience, children's words are below:

"elegant time" "excellent" "superb" "phenomenal" "funny" "great performance"

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Mrs Parkins, Beacon Primary Academy, Skegness

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What the children discovered about Roald Dahl will be useful and aid their writing a story in the future. The facilitators engaged the children thoroughly, they were knowledgeable with regards to the workshop theme. I felt the children were given a great oportunity to explore their imaginations and create an opportunity for further creative writing whilst having fun.

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Andrea Hall, Beacon Primary Academy, Skegness

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Gave the reception children the opportunity to listen, follow instructions and act. Very related to the EYFS curriculum in building confidence. The facilitators had their attention straight away, moved on smoothly and were easy to understand. Thank-you for making it so enjoyable for them.

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Jessica Filzherbert, Frant Primary School, Kent

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There were great props and lots of energy. We loved that the children had the independence to create.

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Kristine, Nimble Arts

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Very relevant, great background and descriptive knowledge about the Kings and Queens. Really helped to get into the mindset. Excellent delivery and helped the children engage in a fun way. Suitable to age group. I thought it was great!

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Effie Greenhaugh, Nimble Arts.

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Our facilitator was very clear and encouraging, it was a really enjoyable way for the children to learn more about Macbeth. It taught them more about the emotions of each character and the children were on task throughout. Thank you.

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The Willows Primary School, Essex

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Each workshop inspired the children and encouraged high quality drama at each different age. Workshop leaders were engaging, positive and excellent in delivery. We loved the energy and fun that inspired the children to step out of their comfort zones and enjoy participating in the performing arts.

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Mr Cowdery, Norton St Nicholas Primary School, Letchworth

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The whole workshop taught the children something new about pirates and provided new information relevant to what they are learning. The workshop was well prepared and delivered and gave the whole class knowledge that kept them engaged. We liked the fantastic acting and the costume changes. I felt the whole workshop was brilliant and could not pin point any improvements. The team engaged so well with the children. They made sure the children loved it!

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K. Williams, The Priory School, Birmingham.

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Fantastic range of activities and very knowledgeable delivery. Our children and parents absolutely loved it. We liked the creative ways learning was brought to life, so innovative. We would definitely book again (for the third time!!)

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Ruth O'Leary, Moorlands School, Leeds

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The workshop was amazing. The ladies tailored it to our focus text but taught us new facts along the way too. Both directors were fab the children loved them but equally their behaviour management was strong. I could take off my teaching hat and just watch the fun! I liked the opener with facilitator in role, the scenery and the props added to the fun. As a drama teacher myself I genuinely can't think of anything to improve. I have had many moments in the past when a company came in and I thought they could have been better but today really was brilliant. Please come back again!

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Helen Macdonell, Penthorpe School, Horsham

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It was amazing! I loved pretending to be a volcano. I felt like I was in Hawaii. BEST DAY EVER!

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Children from Year Three, High Halstow, Kent

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It was very relevant, we had not covered quite as many facts and dates. The children loved becoming volcano experts. The director had great knowledge, some really interesting facts we hadn't covered in class. The workshop was so engaging that even the most challenging children were enthused to participate. I can't think of an improvement - the children loved every second. Thank you so much. The children have loved the whole experience and have been keen to share their new and consolidated knowledge as a result.

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R. Wilson, High Halstow Primary School

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Directors were very professional and the organisation of the whole day was brilliant. Children enjoyed using props and the backdrop and performing what they'd done. We enjoyed it all! Yes we would book another workshop. It was a great day enjoyed by all, Thank you!

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Lindsey S, Broadheath Primary School, Coventry

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It was very relevant, great recap and consolidation of learning. Children were active and engaged throughout, being able to create their own scenes based on prior learning. We have already booked again!

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Spider Class, High Halstow Primary School, Rochester

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"The workshops were fantastic, delivered enthusiastically and age appropriate. All staff commented on how enjoyable the sessions were - 10 out of 10! We loved the hands on nature, the engaging delivery and the subject knowledge of the workshop directors. We will be in touch next time for sure. Thank you so much for a great day, the mornings performance was the best I've ever seen and everything was exactly what we were hoping for. Thank you!"

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Hester Wheeler, Paddocks Primary School, New Market

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It was AMAZING! They loved it. Loved the drama and the interactive activities. We can think of nothing to improve, we wish we had two hours or all day! I would say YES to booking another Divergent Drama workshop, they love it. So, so fantastic. They were so engaged.

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Emma F, Hill Farm, Coventry.

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It was a great introduction to a new topic, very engaging and the kids loved it! It was so informative and engaging, I would definitely recommend Divergent Drama.

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Kerrie Loft, Coombs Primary School

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Thank you for a fantastic show and workshops delivered in our school yesterday! The show was enjoyed by both pupils and staff and it was a fantastic way to start off the new year!

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St Thomas' Catholic School, Staffordshire

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All of the children were so engaged thanks to the enthusiasm of the facilitators, it was very exciting for them. We liked that all the children got the opportunity to take on a role - every single child was involved. Thank you! It was fantastic!

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Amina Ullah, Sedgley Park School, Manchester

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The young people really enjoyed the workshop. My group have profound needs so we were not focused on learning about a topic, we just wanted to have fun and be dramatic!

I was extremely impressed with the delivery and thought both workshops were organised and delivered to a high standard. We liked the inclusiveness of how all my young people were involved and had a part to play. Thank you so much two fantastic workshops of high quality and value.

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Sally Ellis, Whizz Kids

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The workshop brought the story to life through the use of characters. Gave the children the opportunity to recall facts they had learnt in class. Great variety of activities, acting, role play and games. Thank you for a wonderful day.

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Mrs Bradnam, St John's C of E Primary School, Croydon

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The show was brilliant. The children didn't know the story so it was great to explore a different Roald Dahl story. We loved the soundscapes and the ingredients for the medicine (with added adjective!) The children were engaged throughout - they loved it. Kate and Vicky were fab. They kept the ball of energy going at all times. They adapted well to our children and they inspired us to make our own stories. I would absolutely book again!

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Claire Griffiths, Bolnore School, Haywards Heath

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It was very relevant to the subject and several children fed back about things they had learnt. Several children said it made them think about how the people felt. Facilitators were very well prepared, presented well and all children we engaged throughout. The workshop allowed the children to work together and explore the topic. All children were able to participate regardless of academic levels.

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Bev Wilson, Leiston Primary School, Leiston

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The workshop was excellent, all children were engaged and learnt freeze frames and nonsense language. The facilitators were fabulous, children thoroughly enjoyed it.

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Safela Bi, Nansen Primary school, Birmingham

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The workshop allowed students time to develop their knowledge of the topic. The directors were very well prepared. We liked that every student had the opportunity to be involved and the peer group improvisation. Great tone, content, delivery - perfect for year sevens.

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S. Breed and W.Williams, Wallington School for Girls, Sutton,

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that attended a

School Workshop

,

a parent

of a

of a

of a

Year Seven

student

student

student

that attended a

School Workshop

.

The workshop was relevant and extended their knowledge, the girls enjoyed themselves and it was well organised. We particularly liked the demonstrations from the girls.

Written by

C. Muis,

a teacher

of a

of a

of a

Year Seven

class

class

class

that attended a

School Workshop

,

a student

in

in

Year Seven

that attended a

School Workshop

,

a parent

of a

of a

of a

Year Seven

student

student

student

that attended a

School Workshop

.

The workshop was completely relevant and taught the boys things about RD's life that they may not have known about. There was lots of acting and questioning throughout the acitivity. All the children were engaged in the workshop and everything was well prepared. The children built on their current knowledge of Roald Dahl and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. The teaching assistants were present in the workshops and they enjoyed seeing the different characters that were acted out by the leaders and the children. The whole performance was engaging and the boys enjoyed it. The behavior management was also perfect. The children loved dressing up as the characters.

Written by

Clemmie Dulley, Garden House School, London

a teacher

of a

of a

of a

Year Two

class

class

class

that attended a

School Workshop

,

a student

in

in

Year Two

that attended a

School Workshop

,

a parent

of a

of a

of a

Year Two

student

student

student

that attended a

School Workshop

.

We learnt all about Carnival, the directors were very prepared and the children were so involved - we already want to book again for next year! Thank you!! 

Written by

Rachel Edwards, Bunsbridge Infants, Surrey

a teacher

of a

of a

of a

Year One

class

class

class

that attended a

School Workshop

,

a student

in

in

Year One

that attended a

School Workshop

,

a parent

of a

of a

of a

Year One

student

student

student

that attended a

School Workshop

.

The workshop was very age appropriate, nice way to learn the historical roots. The children really enjoyed the warm up activities and having a secret party, the props and scenery were a nice added touch. Thank you.

Written by

Bunsbridge Infants, Surrey

a teacher

of a

of a

of a

Year One

class

class

class

that attended a

School Workshop

,

a student

in

in

Year One

that attended a

School Workshop

,

a parent

of a

of a

of a

Year One

student

student

student

that attended a

School Workshop

.

The session complemented the work we had done, the children were definitely engaged throughout the different parts of the session, I liked the fact that their were different elements. It was very enjoyable thank you, liked the links to different Roald Dahl stories and common links. This is part of the assessment criteria for Year Two.

Written by

Jean Ford, Cannon Lane Primary, Pinner

a teacher

of a

of a

of a

Year Two

class

class

class

that attended a

School Workshop

,

a student

in

in

Year Two

that attended a

School Workshop

,

a parent

of a

of a

of a

Year Two

student

student

student

that attended a

School Workshop

.

All of the children learned something new, the workshop flowed and the children loved the facilitators. Thank you so much for this afternoon, it was great and the kids loved it.

Written by

Mr Jones, Hullavington School, Chippenham

a teacher

of a

of a

of a

class

class

class

that attended a

School Workshop

,

a student

in

in

that attended a

School Workshop

,

a parent

of a

of a

of a

student

student

student

that attended a

School Workshop

.

It was the perfect introduction to our new topic, they have all learnt a new fact (at least!) All resources, props and equipment was set up prior. Good dinosaur k + u and very enthusiastic! We liked acting out the plays and making our own Dinosaurs the most, the children were engaged through out. Fantastic morning! Kids came back all excited and ready to tell the others about it!

Written by

Natalie Hough, Pebble Brook Primary, Crewe

a teacher

of a

of a

of a

Year Two

class

class

class

that attended a

School Workshop

,

a student

in

in

Year Two

that attended a

School Workshop

,

a parent

of a

of a

of a

Year Two

student

student

student

that attended a

School Workshop

.

It was very relevant, up until today the children had done no drama. What I liked most was the calm and patient presentation and the delivery of drama was superb, thank-you. I would absolutely book another.

Written by

Rachel Hughes, Orchards Primary, Birmingham

a teacher

of a

of a

of a

class

class

class

that attended a

School Workshop

,

a student

in

in

that attended a

School Workshop

,

a parent

of a

of a

of a

student

student

student

that attended a

School Workshop

.

The children enjoyed it very much. The directors had great knowledge of the stories. We liked the interactivity and the children's involvement. It was great. We'll definitely recommend it to everyone. Thank you.

Written by

P. Chambers, L'Ecole de Battersea

a teacher

of a

of a

of a

Year Two

class

class

class

that attended a

School Workshop

,

a student

in

in

Year Two

that attended a

School Workshop

,

a parent

of a

of a

of a

Year Two

student

student

student

that attended a

School Workshop

.

Fantastic! Very knowledgable on all Roald Dahl, encouraged children to use reading techniques. The girl's energy and enthusiasm was fantastic, the props, backdrop and set were all very good. I would definitely book another Divergent Drama workshop.

Written by

Ben Davey, Leverton Primary School

a teacher

of a

of a

of a

Year Four

class

class

class

that attended a

School Workshop

,

a student

in

in

Year Four

that attended a

School Workshop

,

a parent

of a

of a

of a

Year Four

student

student

student

that attended a

School Workshop

.

There was a really good coverage of Roald Dahl stories and children came out with a wider knowledge. Both directors were brilliant!! We really enjoyed the workshop, in the children's words "The best thing this term!"

Written by

Seema Varsani, Vaughan Primary School, Harrow

a teacher

of a

of a

of a

Year Two

class

class

class

that attended a

School Workshop

,

a student

in

in

Year Two

that attended a

School Workshop

,

a parent

of a

of a

of a

Year Two

student

student

student

that attended a

School Workshop

.

The workshop was extremely relevant to our topic "twisted fairytales." They learnt about different elements of drama. The facilitators were extremely organised, engaging and knowledgable. The children were active throughout. It was fab 10/10!!

Written by

L.Robertson, Inkersall Primary School

a teacher

of a

of a

of a

Year Two

class

class

class

that attended a

School Workshop

,

a student

in

in

Year Two

that attended a

School Workshop

,

a parent

of a

of a

of a

Year Two

student

student

student

that attended a

School Workshop

.

It was so relevant to our twisted fairy tale topic. It taught them drama skills. We loved the jokes, the different characters and the links to lots of stories.

Written by

Samantha Thompson, Inkersall primary school

a teacher

of a

of a

of a

Year Two

class

class

class

that attended a

School Workshop

,

a student

in

in

Year Two

that attended a

School Workshop

,

a parent

of a

of a

of a

Year Two

student

student

student

that attended a

School Workshop

.

The children got a practical experience of the topic, it was very lively and entertaining. I liked the practical aspect of bringing the topic to life.

Written by

Anjum Ahmed, Southern Road Primary

a teacher

of a

of a

of a

Year Two

class

class

class

that attended a

School Workshop

,

a student

in

in

Year Two

that attended a

School Workshop

,

a parent

of a

of a

of a

Year Two

student

student

student

that attended a

School Workshop

.

The girls were well prepared and very engaging and the high level of interaction really got students excited about the stories. The workshop was well run, the performers were great with the children and were very energetic. Thank you -  my year two class loved it.

Written by

Josh Anderson, Barley Lane Primary, Romford

a teacher

of a

of a

of a

Year Two

class

class

class

that attended a

School Workshop

,

a student

in

in

Year Two

that attended a

School Workshop

,

a parent

of a

of a

of a

Year Two

student

student

student

that attended a

School Workshop

.

The workshop was very relevant to story writing and exploring characters. Good pace and very engaging, taught enthusiastically. I thought it gave children good opportunities to be involved in different practical activities. Thank you - the class really enjoyed it.

Written by

Mrs Bansal, Barley Lane, Romford

a teacher

of a

of a

of a

Year Two

class

class

class

that attended a

School Workshop

,

a student

in

in

Year Two

that attended a

School Workshop

,

a parent

of a

of a

of a

Year Two

student

student

student

that attended a

School Workshop

.

The children performed using expression, in role as characters, we liked the exaggerated characters. The directors had great resources and props and there was an opportunity for all the children to be involved. I would book again yes.

Written by

Mrs Bamrah, Barley Lane Primary, Romford

a teacher

of a

of a

of a

Year Four

class

class

class

that attended a

School Workshop

,

a student

in

in

Year Four

that attended a

School Workshop

,

a parent

of a

of a

of a

Year Four

student

student

student

that attended a

School Workshop

.

It was great for consolidating what the children already knew about George's marvellous medicine and for giving clues about the end of the story. We liked the range of activities for the children - plenty of movement as well as watching and great links for story writing. Children loved it, thank you!! 

Written by

Leanne Hall, Bowmandale Primary School, Barton-upon-Humber

a teacher

of a

of a

of a

Year One

class

class

class

that attended a

School Workshop

,

a student

in

in

Year One

that attended a

School Workshop

,

a parent

of a

of a

of a

Year One

student

student

student

that attended a

School Workshop

.

Children loved it, It engaged the children and included all of them. Movement and setting so the children didn't get bored. Great morning, thank you.

Written by

D. Douglass, Bowmandale Primary School,

a teacher

of a

of a

of a

Year Two

class

class

class

that attended a

School Workshop

,

a student

in

in

Year Two

that attended a

School Workshop

,

a parent

of a

of a

of a

Year Two

student

student

student

that attended a

School Workshop

.

It reinforced the story and brought it to "life." We enjoyed it all, especially how the children's ideas made a story at the end. Excellent!

Written by

Karen, Bowmandale Primary School

a teacher

of a

of a

of a

Year One

class

class

class

that attended a

School Workshop

,

a student

in

in

Year One

that attended a

School Workshop

,

a parent

of a

of a

of a

Year One

student

student

student

that attended a

School Workshop

.

The workshop was very engaging and the children learnt about the elements of a fairytale. The directors were amazing! They knew exactly what to do/say regardless of the children's comments/responses. We like the active elements - children engaged and participated from start to finish. In the future I would definitely book again. Super day, thank you!

Written by

Amy Debnam, Abel Smith Primary School, Hertford

a teacher

of a

of a

of a

Year One

class

class

class

that attended a

School Workshop

,

a student

in

in

Year One

that attended a

School Workshop

,

a parent

of a

of a

of a

Year One

student

student

student

that attended a

School Workshop

.

The performance really brought the story to life, they loved it. The students also loved performing particularly the improvised stuff at the end. It was very engaging and enjoyable, well acted and good fun.

Written by

Chris Fryer, Ashfield Academy, Leicester

a teacher

of a

of a

of a

Year Nine

class

class

class

that attended a

School Workshop

,

a student

in

in

Year Nine

that attended a

School Workshop

,

a parent

of a

of a

of a

Year Nine

student

student

student

that attended a

School Workshop

.

"Kate and Vicky were very knowledgeable and made the workshops really exciting. Both workshops (Victorians and Roald Dahl) gave everyone a chance to perform and have an input to the tasks. I think the workshops were really well planned and carried out and would definitely book again. Thank you!"

Written by

Becca Wade, Long Close School, Slough

a teacher

of a

of a

of a

class

class

class

that attended a

School Workshop

,

a student

in

in

that attended a

School Workshop

,

a parent

of a

of a

of a

student

student

student

that attended a

School Workshop

.

The workshop consolidated the children's learning and added lots of new things, it was great to have learning and fun combined and the chance to dress up and act out different scenarios. Thank you!

Written by

James Curtis, Barley Lane Primary, Romford

a teacher

of a

of a

of a

class

class

class

that attended a

School Workshop

,

a student

in

in

that attended a

School Workshop

,

a parent

of a

of a

of a

student

student

student

that attended a

School Workshop

.

The workshop was fantastic and has given the children ideas for other areas of their theme work. It was very well prepared, had all the equipment ready, dealt with the children very well. Extremely engaging. What we liked most was the confidence boost the children received throughout. It was all perfect. Thank you so very much!

Written by

Nikita Gardiner and Meg Matthews, Linden Primary school, Gloucester

a teacher

of a

of a

of a

class

class

class

that attended a

School Workshop

,

a student

in

in

that attended a

School Workshop

,

a parent

of a

of a

of a

student

student

student

that attended a

School Workshop

.

A very enjoyable session - enjoyed by the adults and children. The facilitators covered lots of content using familiar children's stories, the children were really involved and moving regularly and it was an appropriate level for the young children.

Written by

Jo Bevan, Queen Eleanor Academy, Northampton

a teacher

of a

of a

of a

class

class

class

that attended a

School Workshop

,

a student

in

in

that attended a

School Workshop

,

a parent

of a

of a

of a

student

student

student

that attended a

School Workshop

.

"The children loved the topics covered and were given opportunities to consider new things. The workshop was very engaging, children loved the facilitators presence. We thought the story was interesting and fun and all the exercises were fun and meaningful"

Written by

Year Five, Arthur Bugler Primary School

a teacher

of a

of a

of a

class

class

class

that attended a

School Workshop

,

a student

in

in

that attended a

School Workshop

,

a parent

of a

of a

of a

student

student

student

that attended a

School Workshop

.

"Very engaging from the beginning of the production to the end. I liked how the performers interacted so well with the boys. Kept the boys engaged. Super!"

Written by

Reception, Tower House School for Boys, Richmond

a teacher

of a

of a

of a

class

class

class

that attended a

School Workshop

,

a student

in

in

that attended a

School Workshop

,

a parent

of a

of a

of a

student

student

student

that attended a

School Workshop

.

"The Roald Dahl theme was at the forefront of the workshop and the boys enjoyed acting out the scenes. The boys were ALL involved and engaged whether acting their scenes or being part of the audience. Really good class control! The boys listened and were respectful and the leaders were not afraid to correct inappropriate behaviour on the very rare occasion it occurred!! Thank you"

Written by

Kerry Hogah, Tower House School, Richmond

a teacher

of a

of a

of a

class

class

class

that attended a

School Workshop

,

a student

in

in

that attended a

School Workshop

,

a parent

of a

of a

of a

student

student

student

that attended a

School Workshop

.

The content was pitched just right, the children really enjoyed "becoming" the characters from the story. The directors were very well prepared with relevant and engaging props and music. I liked the opportunities for the children to perform a scene from the story. The warm up games were also really engaging!

Written by

Debs Jordan, Dogsthorpe academy

a teacher

of a

of a

of a

class

class

class

that attended a

School Workshop

,

a student

in

in

that attended a

School Workshop

,

a parent

of a

of a

of a

student

student

student

that attended a

School Workshop

.

The children were really engaged and enjoyed every element of the Roald Dahl topic. The directors were both amazing and I really enjoyed the variety of activities and pace of the session. Thank you for an amazing workshop, all the children really enjoyed it and took a lot from the experience. It was brilliant.

Written by

Laura Scott, Dogsthorpe Academy, Peterborough

a teacher

of a

of a

of a

class

class

class

that attended a

School Workshop

,

a student

in

in

that attended a

School Workshop

,

a parent

of a

of a

of a

student

student

student

that attended a

School Workshop

.

The children learned lots of new facts about Roald Dahl and the characters in his book, they got to engage with different stories and characters.

Written by

Caitlin Clarke, County Bridge Primary School, Walsall

a teacher

of a

of a

of a

class

class

class

that attended a

School Workshop

,

a student

in

in

that attended a

School Workshop

,

a parent

of a

of a

of a

student

student

student

that attended a

School Workshop

.

It was very relevant, the directors were very well prepared and engaged all children, the children were so enthusiastic all day after the workshop and they LOVED it. Brilliant workshop - Thank-you!

Written by

Zoe Burnett, Forres Primary School, Hoddesdon

a teacher

of a

of a

of a

class

class

class

that attended a

School Workshop

,

a student

in

in

that attended a

School Workshop

,

a parent

of a

of a

of a

student

student

student

that attended a

School Workshop

.

The workshop was relevant, it helped the children recap and retell the story, the children loved it. They got involved and had lots of fun with it - Thank you!

Written by

Ashley Morrall, Forres Primary School, Hoddesdon

a teacher

of a

of a

of a

class

class

class

that attended a

School Workshop

,

a student

in

in

that attended a

School Workshop

,

a parent

of a

of a

of a

student

student

student

that attended a

School Workshop

.

Really good workshop that related to our topic - enjoyed by all! Thank you!

Written by

Mrs J Armitage, Forres Primary School, Hoddesdon

a teacher

of a

of a

of a

class

class

class

that attended a

School Workshop

,

a student

in

in

that attended a

School Workshop

,

a parent

of a

of a

of a

student

student

student

that attended a

School Workshop

.

The workshop brought our learning to life, they (the facilitators) were very good at keeping the children active and interested throughout. I wouldn't change anything, it was very well organised and effective, It was active and creative, the children very quickly recreated the entire story.

Written by

Mrs C. Vyas, Sacred Heart Primary School, Whetstone

a teacher

of a

of a

of a

Year Three

class

class

class

that attended a

School Workshop

,

a student

in

in

Year Three

that attended a

School Workshop

,

a parent

of a

of a

of a

Year Three

student

student

student

that attended a

School Workshop

.

Fitted in well with the children's previous knowledge and they learnt lots of new info about the benefits of volcanoes and how to stay safe. Will recommend to others! Great day, thank you!

Written by

C. Pointer, teacher at Garlinge primary school, Kent

a teacher

of a

of a

of a

Year Three

class

class

class

that attended a

School Workshop

,

a student

in

in

Year Three

that attended a

School Workshop

,

a parent

of a

of a

of a

Year Three

student

student

student

that attended a

School Workshop

.

It was lovely to see all the children enjoying acting whilst learning at the same time all about volcanoes. I thought it was just right for my class! There are quite a few children in my class with AEN and they were catered for beautifully and included in all the activities - brilliant!! 

Written by

Melissa Rowden, teacher at Garlinge primary school, Kent

a teacher

of a

of a

of a

Year Four

class

class

class

that attended a

School Workshop

,

a student

in

in

Year Four

that attended a

School Workshop

,

a parent

of a

of a

of a

Year Four

student

student

student

that attended a

School Workshop

.

Vicky and Louise were fab. Engaging, knowledgeable and great fun. Exercises were perfectly suited to the group and new things the students hadn't learned before. They were able to mould their workshop to suit my year 10 students and their BTEC scripts.

Written by

Laura Scott, teacher at Banovallum School

a teacher

of a

of a

of a

Year Ten

class

class

class

that attended a

School Workshop

,

a student

in

in

Year Ten

that attended a

School Workshop

,

a parent

of a

of a

of a

Year Ten

student

student

student

that attended a

School Workshop

.

The children loved the workshop and it would have been great to have more time to develop the scenes. It was quick, to the point, relevant and kept the children busy and engaged. It would be great to experience another Divergent Drama workshop!

Written by

Mrs Pritchard from Feniscowles Primary School

a teacher

of a

of a

of a

Year Four

class

class

class

that attended a

School Workshop

,

a student

in

in

Year Four

that attended a

School Workshop

,

a parent

of a

of a

of a

Year Four

student

student

student

that attended a

School Workshop

.

We were studing revolting Rhymes of Roald Dahl and it was great that the drama group focused on what was new to the children. The workshop was very pacy and the children enjoyed working with props and performing to one another.

Written by

Mrs Wylie from Feniscowles Primary School

a teacher

of a

of a

of a

Year Five

class

class

class

that attended a

School Workshop

,

a student

in

in

Year Five

that attended a

School Workshop

,

a parent

of a

of a

of a

Year Five

student

student

student

that attended a

School Workshop

.

The children learnt new skills and all of the tasks were 100% relevant. The children enjoyed the workshop and were really engaged. We loved the freeze frames and sharing all of our work. We would like to have you back!

Written by

Mr Hadfield from Feniscowles Primary School

a teacher

of a

of a

of a

Year Five

class

class

class

that attended a

School Workshop

,

a student

in

in

Year Five

that attended a

School Workshop

,

a parent

of a

of a

of a

Year Five

student

student

student

that attended a

School Workshop

.

The directors were very well prepared and kept the children interested and on task. All of the activities linked to our book of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory!

Written by

Miss Hadwin from Feniscowles Primary School

a teacher

of a

of a

of a

Year Four

class

class

class

that attended a

School Workshop

,

a student

in

in

Year Four

that attended a

School Workshop

,

a parent

of a

of a

of a

Year Four

student

student

student

that attended a

School Workshop

.

The children really enjoyed the workshop and learnt a lot. The directors were very prepared and engaged. They did very well at working with lots of different children (SEN class) and encouraged them all to take part and learn new things. Thank you for working hard with a really challenging class!

Written by

Miss Gosling from Warren Park Primary School

a teacher

of a

of a

of a

Year Three

class

class

class

that attended a

School Workshop

,

a student

in

in

Year Three

that attended a

School Workshop

,

a parent

of a

of a

of a

Year Three

student

student

student

that attended a

School Workshop

.

A huge thank you to the staff at Divergent Drama for some fantastic e-safety workshops over the last 2 days at Arthur Bugler Primary School. Excellent service and 1st class workshops that were entertaining and educational!

Written by

Mr Bryant, Headteacher at Arthur Bugler Primary in Stanford-Le-Hope

a teacher

of a

of a

of a

class

class

class

that attended a

School Workshop

,

a student

in

in

that attended a

School Workshop

,

a parent

of a

of a

of a

student

student

student

that attended a

School Workshop

.

The children were engaged and active throughout. It was very relevant and they learnt lots about the subject. They throughly enjoyed the workshop and so did their teachers!

Written by

Mrs Matthews at Arthur Bugler Primary School

a teacher

of a

of a

of a

Year Five

class

class

class

that attended a

School Workshop

,

a student

in

in

Year Five

that attended a

School Workshop

,

a parent

of a

of a

of a

Year Five

student

student

student

that attended a

School Workshop

.

The children loved using the drama to explore the issues. The workshop directors were excellent, patient with the children and used their ideas and being able to share their work at the end of the session made it feel worthwhile and enhanced their learning.

Written by

J Livingstone at Arthur Bugler Primary School

a teacher

of a

of a

of a

Year Four

class

class

class

that attended a

School Workshop

,

a student

in

in

Year Four

that attended a

School Workshop

,

a parent

of a

of a

of a

Year Four

student

student

student

that attended a

School Workshop

.

The workshop was relevant and kept the children interacted through fantastic singing and dancing activities. The children were excited and loved the workshops. I really liked the children have a go at being the characters. Overall a fantastic workshop, lovely directors, very friendly and engaged with the children!

Written by

Miss Ullah from Sedgley Park Primary School

a teacher

of a

of a

of a

Reception

class

class

class

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School Workshop

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in

in

Reception

that attended a

School Workshop

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School Workshop

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It was very relevant to our current learning. All of the children had a chance to participate. Props enhanced learning and the role play engaged the children. I would book another Divergent Drama workshop!

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Sunita, From Downside Primary School, Luton

a teacher

of a

of a

of a

Year Two

class

class

class

that attended a

School Workshop

,

a student

in

in

Year Two

that attended a

School Workshop

,

a parent

of a

of a

of a

Year Two

student

student

student

that attended a

School Workshop

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Very relevant and developed the children's knowledge further. Facilitators were very knowledgeable and great actresses with good behaviour management. I would book another Divergent Drama workshop!

Written by

Year Two Teacher, Downside Primary School, Luton

a teacher

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of a

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class

class

class

that attended a

School Workshop

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a student

in

in

that attended a

School Workshop

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a parent

of a

of a

of a

student

student

student

that attended a

School Workshop

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It ran very smoothly and was well organised, they all enjoyed the session. I would recommend it.

Written by

Year Two Teacher - Downside Primary School, Luton

a teacher

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of a

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class

class

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that attended a

School Workshop

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a student

in

in

that attended a

School Workshop

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Children love the Divergent Drama after school club sessions. All of the shows have been wonderful and it's lovely to see the children put their imaginations to use. We have had Divergent in to run various workshops and work in small groups with the PP children. All workshops have been relevant, educational and fun for all!

Written by

Head Teacher of Petersfield Primary School, Orwell

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of a

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class

class

class

that attended a

School Club

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a student

in

in

that attended a

School Club

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a parent

of a

of a

of a

student

student

student

that attended a

School Club

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Fun Rating: 4/5!

Learning Rating: 5/5!

Favourite Part: The part when we were acting because we made it up.

Least favourite: Nothing because it was fun!

Written by

Alfie

a teacher

of a

of a

of a

Year Three

class

class

class

that attended a

School Workshop

,

a student

in

in

Year Three

that attended a

School Workshop

,

a parent

of a

of a

of a

Year Three

student

student

student

that attended a

School Workshop

.