I am writing to thank you for the "Play in a Day" workshop your company ran for us yesterday. The practitioner, Sara, was outstanding - she was friendly, professional, had great behaviour management skills and a creative and effective way of working with young people. I can honestly say this is the first time in a long time that I have had a practitioner in school who genuinely is worth the money! The play that our students developed and performed was fantastic and enjoyed by all the year 9s and 10s who watched it and most importantly the performers were really proud of what they did.
Accrington Academy, Lancashire
What a fantastic day- it completely exceeded my expectations. I honestly didn’t think it would be possible to get all of that done in just one day! The children absolutely LOVED it! The play content enhanced what we have already been learning and introduced new ideas, all done in a completely child-friendly way. Chris formed excellent relationships with the children, even in such a short space of time. He was energetic and enthusiastic and made the day really fun. Parents, staff and other children commented on how brilliant the finished product was.
Children who may not normally shine/those who don’t always perform academically were given the opportunity to do so and absolutely thrived. It gave them a real confidence boost and has inspired me to have a go at more drama/performance related activities in the future. I would love to do it again and would definitely recommend it to others.
Ings Primary School, Hull
The workshops proved to be an effective way of enabling us as a County Council, working in partnership with Veolia, to deliver the ‘Reduce, Reuse and Recycle’ message to the schools. Using this creative delivery method there was great potential to spread the message not only to the children involved in the workshop, but also to their peers watching. We are confident the messages learned will be passed on to the parents at home too.
The workshop leader demonstrated enthusiasm and commitment to the pupils at all times, she was attentive and flexible in her approach leading the children in a friendly and professional manner. All pupils were listened to and suggestions made were used effectively, allowing pupils to take ownership of the production and be in control of their own work.
Konflux Theatre in Education is a unique way to engage and motivate pupils, it was great to see them grow in confidence as they progressed through the day. Their involvement in the workshops and the final performance will be an experience I think they will remember for many years to come.