Circus Sensible
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Circus Sensible Reviews

Here are just a few of the lovely things people have said about us over the years.
Wharton Primary School
​“WOW, what amazing day we had from start to finish. Jon, Neil and Rosie arrived on time and were amazing. The children absolutely loved them and the warm bubbly personalities. The feedback we have had from children, staff and parents has been outstanding. with one child saying " This was the best day of his life and he will never forget it" Thank you so much we will be booking you again.”
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Kadampa Primary, Burton
“Thanks for giving the children and teachers a great morning. Jon was fantastic he was able to hold the attention of even the youngest children the whole time, and teachers were able to relax and enjoy the show and workshop. There were activities that all ages of children could try.”
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St. Bede’s, Durham
​“Pete and Gary that came to school today were fantastic! Professional, flexible, funny and extremely talented they engaged children and adults alike and everyone thoroughly enjoyed the day as well as learned to do something new. I will be highly recommending Circus Sensible to colleagues.”
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West View Primary, Hartlepool
​Hi Clive, I just wanted to let you know that the circus skills training that Pete did with our Year One classes yesterday was absolutely fantastic! The children really enjoyed themselves and other teachers have been telling me today how well our demonstrators did in the assembly. Please pass our thanks and enthusiasm onto Pete :)
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Haywood Academy, Burslem
As a part of our reward structure, we invited your circus in. The organisation was excellent and over 600 students were completely gripped by your antics! I wouldn't hesitate to recommend you to other high schools. Brilliant!
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Repton Manor Primary, Kent
"Tim was extremely entertaining and kept the whole schools attention during our assembly. The pupils that got a chance to put some PE skills into practise by trying a few circus tricks. Very enjoyable for both the children and adults"
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Royal Hospital, Glasgow
"Thank you so much for arranging things for yesterday. The day went really well - a huge thanks to Jon and Kyle who were brilliant with the children and 'big kids' too! As you said they really worked round us and enabled the day to be relaxed and fun. These days are always hard on the parents - really mixed emotions, but the two guys kept things moving along for the children and got everyone involved. I think it was a really positive day. You may have new recruit to help with your annual festival in Scotland. Shuna, one of our play therapists does circus skills too and was chatting to Jon and Kyle. Great how these days pan out....... Thanks again"
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Spalding High, Lincs
"This is the second event recently and you did a great job (we will send you copies of the evaluations) Kyle & Obby were particularly good and really engaged with the children and the parents, everyone has made comments of how funny they were and the children were kept captivated. The show they put on at the end kept everyone focused especially the children (this is some achievement as some of the children have attention deficit disorder). Could not say enough about these guys really entertaining and would definitely use again"
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By the Bridge, Scotland
"I just wanted to feedback to you following the workshop last week. We were really pleased with the workshop. Obby managed the young people really well. As you may be aware we are a fostering organisation so all of the young people in attendance are currently living with Foster Parents. They can be challenging at times and when together in a group this can heighten the behaviours they exhibit. Obby showed the young people how to use all the different equipment clearly and with humour. He spent time with those that struggled and encouraged them when necessary. He was able to sense when to move things along and made sure that everyone felt included, even staff! At the end of the day, young people had the opportunity to show Foster Parents what they had learnt which was lovely to see"
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Brandeston Hall, Suffolk
"A fantastic 3 hours was enjoyed by both pupils and staff alike. James was very personable and managed to keep all of the pupils focussed throughout the whole session. The pupils will be talking about the event for some time yet"
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Boarshaw Primary, Rochdale
"Mr Sensible was fantastic. The children were captivated and found his show amazing and hilarious! His methods of teaching the basics of scarf juggling and feather balacing ensured that all children succeeded and were engaged. The variety of equipment he brought was vast and the children really enjoyed the opportuinity to try so many different skills. A brilliant morning - thank you! "
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St Philips YC, Kelsall
"We have used Circus Sensible 3 times now, twice at our Youth Club and once at a Summer Holiday Club. Each time they have been brilliant, great with the children, thoroughly entertaining, everyone always takes part, even the adults! It's great how they start off with easy, manageable tricks to build confidence to then work on more difficult skills. It is all done with humour and fun and makes for a really great time for everyone present. They bring a huge amount of equipment so everyone can have a go at everything. Easy to book and totally reliable, I can't praise them enough!"
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Raploch Primary, Scotland
"We had an absolutely fantastic time last Thursday. The children loved the experience, they thought all of Kat's tricks were amazing and enjoyed learning new circus skills. The teachers thought very highly of Kat's whole school performance, particularly the light show which was simply mesmerising. The parents all enjoyed watching the children perform - thank you to Kat for supporting us ( and being very accommodating!) in the circus show for parents that afternoon - which was a great success! Many teachers came to me to tell me how much they enjoyed it and how it was a great idea - so im sure there will be lots of interest for Circus Sensible in the future. A truly authentic circus experience.Delighted with Circus Sensible. Kat was brilliant, she has such a lovely way with the children and they enjoyed working with her! She has such great enthusiasm. Kat is very nurturing, caring and always smiling, perfect qualities for working with our children. Biggest of thank you's from all of the children at Raploch Primary Kat - you were a star!"
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Upton Priory School, Macclesfield
"I would like to express my gratitude to all at Circus Sensible for the Fantastic day you gave everyone at Upton Priory. The children thoroughly enjoyed every second.
The children and their diabolo's have transformed playtimes, with the children happily sharing and teaching each other new tricks. It has given them a focus and activity during chill time. I cannot thank you enough for the entertainment and promotion of simple skills and basic fun Circus Sensible have introduced to the children. Thank you"
- Karen Powell, Chair of PTA, Upton Priory School, Macclesfield, Cheshire.
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Claverley School, Shropshire
"A big sunny thank you to you all!  It was fantastic & you all worked really hard! The 2 days with Circus Sensible were wonderful. On Friday the children had a fabulous time learning all the circus skills & watching the show. Saturday was our school fete day. The feedback so far from people is that it was the best yet!  The big top made a fantastic centre piece to the fete. The shows & workshops kept the crowds entertained throughout the day. The balloon modelling was also a big hit too, nearly everyone had a fish or alien tucked under their arm as they left. The weather was perfect & your team really entertained everyone & didn't stop until the very end. Everyone left smiling & laughing & we raised a few pounds for our PTA funds too!  Thank you Circus Sensible I would recommend you to anyone & would certainly have you back again"
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Bolton at Home
"Hi Clive, I just wanted to thank you for entertaining us at our Awards. We have had some very positive feedback and everyone thoroughly enjoyed it. It was a shame the weather put a dampener on things and I trust that all your party made it home safely. Thank you very much and we hope to work together again in the future"
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4th Muswell Hill Guides
"My apologies for the massive delay in getting round to writing this email - but I just wanted to say a huge thank you for the circus skills workshop your instructors put on for my Guides unit a few months ago. The girls had a fantastic night, and over half of them have used their new found skills to complete their Circus Skills badges from home. The instructors were brilliant with the girls, and everyone had a great time. Thanks again"
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Gates & Partners, London
"I just wanted to pass on thanks from everyone for a fabulous day – lawyers are not the easiest people to please! We know we had a successful event because the kids didn’t want to leave! Please thank the rest of your team for me – they were helpful, engaging and entertaining"
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Sutton Bonington Primary, Loughborough
"Just to say Friday was a great success; told Jay that, but wanted to let you know that we were very impressed, with his talents obviously but more importantly his enthusiasm and energy with the children!! "
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Gwladys Street Primary, Mold
"Again I would just like to thank your company for the great work you do with the children. Our Year 2 entry point to our circus themed topic was fantastic today because of the skills Neil taught them. All our children and staff had a great day. I look forward to working with you again in the future"
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Arts & Events, Tameside MBC
"Thank you very much to you and your team for coming along to Denton Carnival Fun Day. We hope the team enjoyed the afternoon as much as we did, the Circus Workshop was a huge success and we thank you for working so hard"
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Southgalde School, Nottingham
"Hello, Clive, The children had a fabulous time on Thursday a big thank you to James and your company. We are putting the word around to other teachers how great you are"
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Hardwick Community Primary, Banbury
"I would like to thank both Juan and yourself for a fantastic circus experience at our school. Despite appalling weather, Juan arrived and gave us an awesome demonstration to the school, before engaging in workshops all day. The sessions were well resourced and matched to all children's ability and confidence levels. His instructions and demonstrations made it really easy for everyone to understand and it was great to hear many children shout "Miss, I did it!" Thank you for a great experience, our school wouldn't hesitate to book you in the future and recommend you to other local schools"
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Stanley House, Fairfield
"Absolutely brilliant the children loved you as did the adults brilliant comments from everybody at Stanley house well done x"
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Out Of The Office, Bristol, Avon
"Wayne was fantastic and we shall definitely be using him/yourself again. I have added all of your contact details onto our supplier database. The event was a huge success and our clients (Apple) were extremely happy"
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Aleksandra aged 10, Slough
"Hi Clive! You came to my school yesterday (Holy family) I just wanted to say thanks for such a fun time! If you saw me i was the girl with the pink nose and navy and spotty dress! It was really fun! "
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Littlemoor Primary, Oldham
“Jon was brilliant and the workshop was amazing. The students really engaged with him and his energy was great! The students loved it especially the balancing feather part they are still talking about this today. All students were completely engaged and most of them showed off a skill and stood up in front of their peers which is amazing for them.”
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Andra Patterson, Godstowe Rocks
“Thank you for being so flexible throughout the day from set up to break down (quite literally!!!) and just doing what was needed. The kids thoroughly enjoyed themselves as did the adults - especially the juggling lawyer! I loved the fact that 'I can't' just wasn't allowed and the grown ups were encouraged to push their own boundaries as an example to the kids- well done! Who knew I could hula!!!!!!”
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Grange Primary, Southwark
"I just wanted to say a massive thank you for the workshop last week-it was amazing. I won't say any more as the children are writing letters to you this week!"
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Menorah Foundation School, Middlesex
​"Dear Clive, I just wanted to say again that the kids had the most fantastic day and can't stop talking about the circus skills they learnt. The activities were catered for their age exactly and they were kept busy the whole time! Thank you for making the booking process so convenient and easy for us. We would definitely recommend your service to others and look forward to using you again in the future"
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Lakenheath Primary school, Suffolk
"Thank you so much for such a fun filled day! All of the children really enjoyed the workshops and our visitor James was brilliant! The children are still chanting "James Sensible" down the corridors! James was extremely engaging and all involved were really impressed by him. Thanks again for your expertise! Will definitely recommend the company! "
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Aldford Primary, Chester.
"Thank you so much for yesterday. The children all had a fantastic time. It was lovely to see even the quietest of pupils become so animated and involved in your sessions. Also it was interesting to watch the 'cool' Year 6's drop their guards and throw themselves into the activities with such gusto! "
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The Oval School, Birmingham
Just wanted to let you know what a fabulous day we had here at The Oval School on Wednesday. Everyone really enjoyed the shows and the workshops and we would like to say a huge thank you to Harry, Steve and Jonathon for all their hard work on the day they were great!!
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Orchid Vale Primary, Swindon
"We would like to take this opportunity to say how much we thoroughly enjoyed your visit last week. The children had a wonderful experience. It was a shear joy to see the children so engaged and enthusiastic about the event. They developed some new skills and the workshops fitted in beautifully with our themed circus week and value of the month, co-operation. The children will doubtless remember their experience for many a year to come. We look forward to working with you again"
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Lent Rise School, Buckinghamshire
"Thank you all so much for visiting us at Lent Rise School in Burnham on April 27th. Despite the weathers attempts to thwart the day, everyone had a great time and we have received many compliments on your shows! Thank you for helping make the schools 40th Birthday a huge success!! We hope to see you again in the future! "
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Variety at Work
"On behalf of the Variety At Work Committee, we would like to sincerely thank you for attending our Big Top party! Your contribution helped us to achieve so much and ensure the children and their carers who attended the party had a wonderful time. We are very grateful for your support and hope we work with you in the future"
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Bishop Heber School, Cheshire
"Just a brief letter to say thank you for the input of your team into Activity Week at Bishop Heber. Could you please pass on our sincere thanks to Neil, who did an absolutely amazing job of both entertaining and instructing the pupils (and Staff!!) with his Circus Skills workshops on Monday. The Year 9 pupils involved in the workshops really enjoyed themselves and took away some great memories of the day. They learnt some valuable and useful lessons and can hopefully put these to productive use in the future. There were very many positive feedback comments about the day, both from pupils and staff, who also enjoyed the activities. Once again, thank you to you and Neil for your time and enthusiasm and we hope that you can be involved again in future years"
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Halsnead School, Merseyside
"We invited Circus Sensible to reward our 100% attenders. The children enjoyed the workshops throughout the day, the whole school assembly at the end showcased some of our amazing skills from the day. Fantastic, thank you"
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Little Reddings Primary, Bushey
"What a fabulous day! The children (and staff) really enjoyed themselves and there was nothing but positive feedback.
Will definitely be booking again in the future"
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Shenley United Jewish Community
"Dear Clive, Just wanted to thank you for the great programme that Obby ran for us tonight. It was a great success – we had lots of good feedback from those attended.
Obby was fantastic with both the kids and the adults – he inspired a sense of fun and humour which helped to make it an evening the community will remember for many years! "
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Holy Trinity Primary School, Yeovil
"Just to say a huge thank you for organising such a FANTASTIC experience for our year 5 and 6 children this week. We are keen for them to share some of their skills with the rest of the school and parents at our end of year production"
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2nd West Hallam Brownies
"The girls all had a great time and I will certainly pass your name around . We intend to continue with the skills learnt and hope to put on a show for parents . Money well spent"
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St Luke's School, Leeds
"We had a fabulous day on Tuesday when Circus Sensible came to our school. All the children from Nursery to Year 6 were catered for and had a great time. The show was hilarious, the children and staff were active participants and even a show for the parents after school too. Will definitely book them again. Thank you very much for a fab day :-) "
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University Academy, Birkenhead
"Just a quick email to say a huge thank-you for the fantastic day provided by Circus Sensible. Quite simply, in the two weeks of various agencies providing activities at our summer school, your company has provided the gold standard by which all other agencies that work in school should be judged! From the start of the booking to the finish today the service has been nothing short of exemplary and I am already looking for the opportunity to book this again"
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Tenants First Housing Coop, Peterhead
"Clive, just a quick note to thank you and Duncan again. Duncan arrived early, was a charming and warm man who worked and worked and worked until the very last minute of his allotted time. The energy and effort he put into his performance was impressive and despite having children clambering all over him, getting in his way and demanding everything and anything from him, he remained calm, happy and responsive for the entire duration. I was immensely impressed! I was also immensely grateful to both of you for responding with such efficient grace at my late/last minute reversals & changes. The event was a great success in no small part to Duncan's presence! Thank you so much & if you would like any kind of formal testimonial for your website or other clients, I would be delighted to oblige"
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Boost Juice Bars
"I just wanted to drop you a quick email to let you know how much of a resounding success the session was last week. The managers really enjoyed it and I'm confident that they are all juggling and entertaining customers, in the stores as I type! John was an absolute star ... he held everyone's attention and amazed them with his skills and ability as well as his patience! "
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Rosebery Housing Association, Epsom
"Hello Clive, I wanted to send you a quick note to say thank you for the circus entertainment that you provided for us on Friday. Jane and Klas were absolutely fantastic and we had some great feedback from our residents about them. They really did go down really well at the event so please could you pass on my thanks to them both. I will be sure to keep your contact details on file in case we have a similar event in the future. Thanks again!"
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13th Birthday party with our Big Top
"A HUGE thank you to you all for the most amazing party yesterday. Everyone had a fabulous time & you all helped to make some very special memories thank you so much!!! "
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Knutsford, Cheshire
"I don't think I ever got around to thanking you for providing Jay to entertain us and our guests at our wedding last september.
His mix of abilities was perfect for our day, and every one enjoyed his tricks and circus skills. I even managed to sneak away from the crowds for half an hour towards the end of his time and finally learnt some of the basics of contact juggling.And as a warning to other potential brides; my husband made himself a balloon hat and proceeded to wear it for the rest of the day, speeches and all. Be prepared for this eventuality! "
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Earlsfield Primary, Wandsworth
"Hi Clive, we just wanted to say a huge big thank you for yesterday. The children loved Obby ( sorry if spelt incorrectly) and he was really engaging and patient with us all. His enthusiasm was infectious. We used a different company last year and Circus Sensible were so much better. Thanks so much"
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St Paul's Primary, Hereford
"Thank you so very much for a wonderful day and evening at St Paul's Primary School in Hereford. The children had a truly wonderful day and have been buzzing about it ever since. Please do pass our sincere thanks to the rest of your team; it was a real pleasure to have you all here for the day. I hope we will be in touch in the future for another booking"
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Boarshaw Primary, Rochdale
"Mr Sensible was fantastic. The children were captivated and found his show amazing and hilarious! His methods of teaching the basics of scarf juggling and feather balacing ensured that all children succeeded and were engaged. The variety of equipment he brought was vast and the children really enjoyed the opportuinity to try so many different skills. A brilliant morning - thank you! "
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Brandeston Hall, Suffolk
"A fantastic 3 hours was enjoyed by both pupils and staff alike. James was very personable and managed to keep all of the pupils focussed throughout the whole session. The pupils will be talking about the event for some time yet"- Sonja Moon, Brandeston Hall, Suffolk
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St. Cuthbert’s Primary, North Shields
"I have never seen my children so engaged with anybody. I need to change my teaching style. They all absolutely loved it! "
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Brandeston Hall, Suffolk
"The show was fantastic and very funny. It is so nice to see a show that the adults can enjoy too! "
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St. Catherine’s School, Swindon
"Just wanted you to know what an amazing day both children and adults had on Wednesday, even with their embarrassments! The children came back to class animated and there was a definite buzz about circuses, from both boys and girls.  The peacock feathers are definitely a hit.  The adults enjoyed the difference of the activity and the obvious exhilaration the children experienced. Check out our website for photos Thank you again for your time and the lovely rapport you developed with the children. Take care and enjoy the Bank Holiday weekend, fingers crossed for the weather!  Weren’t we lucky! "
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8th Bebington Brownies
"Just wanted to say thank you for a fantastic workshop last week. The girls were totally absorbed and you had them eating out of your hand. You really are one of a kind! You were fantastic with the children you had a tone that kept them involved but allowed them to have fun. You had their respect from the beginning. The best night in ages! Thank you and we hope to see you again soon"
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Pilsley Primary, Chesterfield
"Just a short note to say just how much the children in my class have enjoyed the event.  Many of the children overcame difficulties such as balance and co-ordination to achieve success.  Your manner with the children was excellent, being funny, amusing and making the children strive for excellence.  This has been one of the best days that the children have ever had (according to them- I can’t understand why they prefer your lessons rather than the literacy or maths lessons that I teach) Anyway, I have to say i have never laughed so much or been so proud of my bunch of children.  They cannot stop talking about it"
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Kelsall Youth Club, Chester
Many thanks for coming over to Kelsall. It really was an excellent evening inspiring both the young people (and the leaders) with a great range of stuff to do. We all really appreciated the way you introduced each activity and got the young people engaged in having a go at something new. I know it has resulted in an outbreak of juggling in a number of households round the village. Many thanks and hope to catch up with you again soon"
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Merridale School, Wolverhampton
"A fantastic 3 hours was enjoyed by both pupils and staff alike. James was very personable and managed to keep all of the pupils focussed throughout the whole session. The pupils will be talking about the event for some time yet"- Sonja Moon, Brandeston Hall, Suffolk
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Oldham Girl Guiding
"Hi Clive I am e-mailing just to say a Huge Thank You for your team last weekend at our Guiding 100 event. All the girls and leaders had a fabulous time. Thank You"
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Carnarvon School, Nottingham
"Personally I thought it was a great session, relaxed and enjoyable, yet challenging. We'll definitely want you back again next January - it fitted our topic perfectly"