What People Say

We have enjoyed some fantastic relationships with schools, universities, creative businesses and community organisations across the country. Here is what people have to say about us…

“The children were very excited – there was a wonderful sense of enthusiasm all around and they continued to talk about the workshops all day! All the teachers I spoke to commented how nice it was to see the children applying their maths skills – and how great it was to have an opportunity to step back a little and reflect on the children’s problem solving and using and applying skills.” (Maths Co-ordinator, New Brighton Primary).

 

“… the relationships as creatives built with staff and students have been incredibly strong and have underpinned an astonishing programme.” (Holly Porrino, Deputy Head Teacher, Newton Le Willlows High)

 

as creatives are like a breath of fresh air – livening up teachers and students with fun and innovative methods of learning. The planning and preparation that goes on behind the scenes results in a thoroughly professional delivery in which all participants are valued and respected.” (Head of Science, Holy Cross School, Bolton)

“Thanks very much for the pirate maths day with our children – which was thoroughly enjoyed!! They all came in wearing pirate bandanas today and we continued the pirate theme with both maths and literacy!” (Maths Co-ordinator, St Cecilia’s Infant School, Liverpool)

 

 

“The team were able to get a lot of things out of the staff, more than I think I’ve ever been able to in a staff meeting or any team building stuff that I’ve done, so that has been a really interesting process for us.” (Rohit Naik, Headteacher, Hope School, Liverpool)

 

“With seventy Year 8’s in the room, all engaged in activity, the room was buzzing – and every single one of them was going maths!” Head of Maths, Pendale Vale College

“I can wholeheartedly recommend the work of as creatives which has been instrumental in developing and sustaining creative learning and teaching in our school.” (Gary Begusch, Assistant Headteacher, Archbishop Beck Catholic Sports College)

 

All sessions were done really positively; as creatives engaged us in practical activities that placed us in the pupils’ shoes, which really helped us to review and consider different approaches. (Teacher, Gateacre Community Comprehensive School, Liverpool)

 

“Brilliantly pitched – the students couldn’t believe that they’d spent a whole morning doing maths!” (Maths Teacher, Weatherhead Media Arts College)

 

“The work you did in the consultation events directly informed the approach and several of the proposed projects and gave a real sense in the document that the preliminary links necessary to deliver something as complex as this were beginning to be put in place.” (Gerri Moriarty, Community artist and Arts Consultant)

 

as creatives highlighted how creativity can be incorporated into whole school life and modelled how diverse and exciting a place school can be. (Head Teacher, Christ Church Primary School, Liverpool)

 

The pace and variety of activities and exercises kept participants fully engaged throughout: activities and exercises modelled how creativity can be developed and harnessed without the need for expensive resources.. (Course Leaders, Liverpool John Moores University)

 

This programme has opened students eyes to the possibilities of theatre – it’s completely transformed their approach. (Deputy Headteacher, Our Lady’s High School, Liverpool)

 

I’m completely delighted with the relationships you have built with the children and all the work that’s gone in hand with this. Members of staff have commented extremely positively on the different approach that you take with the children – you have “opened their eyes” as to different ways of working with students!  (Deputy Head, Newton-Le-Willows High School, St Helens)

The opportunity to work with professional artists has opened the children’s eyes to alternative career paths. Having such a high quality finished product has given them a real sense of achievement and satisfaction – they look at other books now and think, I can do that!  (Year 2 Teacher, Mosscroft Primary School, Knowsley)

All the children were constantly engaged. The workshop covered a huger range of skills without the children realising how much numeracy they were doing!” (Maths Co-ordinatior, Hawes Side Academy)

 

Raising children’s expectations in maths and gettting them excited about maths was an important part of the learning. Adding humour to learning ensured that all participated – enthusiasm for each session was surperb!” (Co-Headteacher Edgworth Primary, Bolton)