TESTIMONIALS

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.

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Caitlin Clarke, County Bridge Primary School, Walsall

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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!

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Zoe Burnett, Forres Primary School, Hoddesdon

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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!

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Ashley Morrall, Forres Primary School, Hoddesdon

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

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Mrs J Armitage, Forres Primary School, Hoddesdon

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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.

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Mrs C. Vyas, Sacred Heart Primary School, Whetstone

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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

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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

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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.

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Laura Scott, teacher at Banovallum School

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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!

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Mrs Pritchard from Feniscowles Primary School

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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.

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Mrs Wylie from Feniscowles Primary School

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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!

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Mr Hadfield from Feniscowles Primary School

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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!

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Miss Hadwin from Feniscowles Primary School

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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!

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Miss Gosling from Warren Park Primary School

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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!

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

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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!

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Mrs Matthews at Arthur Bugler Primary School

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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

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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

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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!

Written by

Sunita, From Downside Primary School, Luton

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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!

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Year Two Teacher, Downside Primary School, Luton

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

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Year Two Teacher - Downside Primary School, Luton

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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!

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Head Teacher of Petersfield Primary School, Orwell

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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!

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Alfie

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Fun rating 5/5!

Learning Rating: 4/5!

Favourite part: My favourite was being the monster because we worked together.

Least Favourite: To be honest I didnt have a least favourite.

Written by

Charlotte

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Nursery friendly that included all of the children. Brilliant, wouldn't change anything!

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Miss Patel, Griffin Park Primary School, Blackburn

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The children were able to explore the story in a new way which excited them. There was a positive atmosphere that allowed the children to feel safe and have fun. We would love to have you back!

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Miss Astley, Griffin Park Primary, Blackburn

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My favourite part of the day was when we made up our own story because everything was our ideas and I felt like I was Roald Dahl.

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Griffin Park Primary school, Blackburn, Year 5 child

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Very relevant, very engaging - the children loved the staff. The children were given good instructions but also lots of opportunity to express themselves. Fantastic hour, thank you!

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Griffin Park Primary School, Blackburn, Year Five Teacher

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Super Delivery. Definitely engaging/movement/involvement which was interactive and fun!

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Griffin park Primary School, Blackburn, Nursery and Reception Teacher

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‘Great explanations with LOADS of enthusiasm!’ 

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Green Lanes Primary School, Welwyn

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‘Good examples given, fun and interactive sessions.’ 

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Brookmans Park Primary, Hertfordshire

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‘Brilliant! Really interactive and engaging. V. Important messages delivered. Vicky so enthusiastic!’

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St Mary’s Primary School, Welwyn

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‘Realistic scenarios which made the children think. Good use of every child in the class to keep all the children engaged.’ 

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Cherry Hinton Primary School

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‘Thank you for a fantastic workshop. The instructions, timings, games all had relevance and you had a great understanding of how the children learnt.’ 

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Barrington School, Barrington

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Professional staff, good rapport with children, well prepared and interesting scenarios which built enthusiasm for the topic!

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Carterhatch Junior School, Enfield

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The children were engaged throughout and the drama encouraged the children to consider their ideas with independence.

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Shephalbury Park School, Stevenage

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Excellent, interactive and engaging. Enthusiastic, fantastic messages, great use of drama.

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St John's CE Primary School

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Great role play, getting the message across in a fun way!

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St John's Digswell

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Lively, dynamic, interactive, children completely engaged!

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Applecroft Primary School

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Comment from Hatfield Crucial Crew E-Safety session - Brilliant! Really interactive and engaging. V important message delivered. Vicky so enthusiastic!  

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Welwyn St Mary's Primary School

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Professional staff, good rapport with children, well prepared and interesting scenarios which built enthusiasm for the topic.

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Caterhatch Primary School

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The children were engaged, learnt facts and even experienced space!

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Hannah at Carterhatch Junior School

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My favourite part was when we performed our scene to the rest of the class. I didn’t know drama could be so fun.

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Cameron from Petersfield School

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My favourite part was when we were doing the long ship because we had ropes and sheets to use; it was fun to do it while acting.

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Grace

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My worst part was when we had to go!

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Jerome

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My favourite part was when we did the acting because there was lots of body movement.

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Poppy

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My favourite part was doing the scenes because we got to practice what to do in these situations. (E-Safety Workshop)

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Issac

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