Comments from a Y4 teacher at Queen Elizabeth Grammar School, Blackburn, October 2015The children worked well together in groups of four to produce some fantastic mosaics. Parents that were present on the day were impressed how the children got on with the task and were pleased that they got the opportunity to work with the fantastic materials that you provided. I have been contacted by parents and told to pass on their thanks for a fantastic day. We now have ten fantastic mosaics to display in the Junior School that will no doubt inspire more children. Your expert knowledge complemented your resources and inspired passion in the children. Many thanks for such an inspiring visit.
Daniel Mead, Y4 Teacher, QEGS
Comments from a Y4 teacher at Tithe Barn Primary, Stockport, September 2015Tony is a great teacher, extremely passionate and knowledgeable about history. Your class will thoroughly enjoy the 'hands on' approach to learning that Tony provides. The sessions offer great value for money and can all be easily set up within the safety of your own classroom. The children wrote some lovely recounts from the Roman day and they were very complimentary of the amount of fun and learning they experienced.
Chloe Fraser, Tithe Barn Primary
Comments from the Y3/4 teacher at Lowton Junior - Roman Soldiers day, October 2013
The children absolutely loved the ' Roman Day'. All the children loved the practical activities. I was amazed at the shields and armour they had produced when I returned to class. They look fabulous, high quality, and make a real impact. One little boy (he was dressed up I think) actually said "It was the best day of my life"- and he sounded like he really meant it.
Andrea Cross, Lowton Junior School, nr. Warrington
Comments from a Y4 teacher at Cookham Dean Primary School near Maidenhead
A belated thank you from all at Cookham Dean. Both staff and children alike thoroughly enjoyed the Roman workshop and parents/governors were amazed by the quality and variety of the artefacts that the children produced. It created a real buzz at the school and the children are very proud of their ability to distinguish between Roman and Celtic artefacts! I would thoroughly recommend the workshop for any school.
Cathy Stockdale, Class Teacher
Comments from Y3/4 Teachers at Dean Oaks Primary School, Wilmslow
It was correctly aimed - right level for kids; they understood the content. Well linked to topics being currently taught.
Hands on activities were really well organised, good variety, good differentiation for ability groups.
Fantastic day, very creative and interesting for the children and adults. [I liked] making the artefacts with high quality resources. Good introduction to the topic.
The workshop was hugely enjoyable, for me and the support staff as well as for the children. The Roman town was excellent as the way it was planned allowed all the children to have a part of the full town and it was completed. The artefact activities were also excellent as the items came to life for the children.
The mosaic was my favourite and the children who completed it are over the moon with the result.
Comments from children at Dean Oaks:
Interesting - Fun - I really liked it
It was very arty - Amazing - Enjoyable
Comments from a Y4 Teacher at Lower Kersal Primary School
They were really interested the whole day. Even the boys who often fidget when they sit on the carpet. They all thoroughly enjoyed it.
Comments from a Y4 Teacher at St. Joseph's Primary School, Sale
Thank you for visiting us - the children really
enjoyed it and are thrilled with the artefacts we now have to keep in
our classroom. So much so, they have all been bringing their parents in
to show them and take photos!! The rest of the school are also very
impressed with the items the children produced, and I think the mosaics
are going to be mounted and given a permanent home somewhere prominent.
Comments from Teacher of Year 6 at Newchurch Primary School, Culcheth
From the first Roman workshop (just the artefacts lesson, a half day)
Thanks for the really enjoyable afternoon.