“Excellent, Excellent, Excellent!”

It was very refreshing to see how knowledgeable and respectful all pupils were about each others similarities and differences.  Excellent variety of active, written and group orientated activities that are though provoking in a positive age appropriate manner.  I look forward to working with Speedwell in the future.  (Workshop: Cultural Diversity, 18th October 2017)

“Great active Learning!”

I loved everything!  Very well organised and effective.  Children and teachers enjoyed the day from start to finish.  Good mix of activities which kept children interested.  I would do this visit again in future years.  Thank you.(Workshop: Cultural Diversity, 11th October 2017)

“Interactive and Practical!”

A fun morning with a variety of engaging activities that kept all children on task.  Very well organised.  Many Thanks.(Workshop: Energy and Electricity, 9th October 2017)

“Brilliant day!”

Children loved learning about flags – something we don’t get to do often (Workshop: Respecting Difference, 23rd May 2017)

“Wonderful experience!”

We had an absolutely brilliant day – blessed with great weather.  Stephen, Melissa and Jill were excellent – so friendly, so well-organised and absolutely brilliant with the children. Facilitators like these make Speedwell what it is!!  We will definitely be back and will recommend to other teachers/schools.  Fantastic work!! (Workshop: Symbols through Orienteering, 19th June 2017)

“Great Learning!”

Children learnt a lot today – as did we.  Thank you. (Workshop: Respecting Difference, 23rd May 2017)

“Super, super, super!”

Super organisation, super weather and a super mix of activities.  Loved the way orienteering was clearly integrated with flags and symbols.  Many thanks for the fun. (Workshop: Team Building, 19th May 2017)

“Wonderful activities!”

A super fun filled day for kids and adults.  Excellent team building exercises which were meticulously planned and prepared.  Thank you so much Jill and Stephen (Workshop: Bridge Building, 18th May 2017)

“Excellent Programme!

An excellent day of very well organised activities.  Super leadership throughout and a great relationship with children.  Great coaches.  weather excellent! (Workshop : Sporting Diversity 11th May 2017)

“Brilliant Programme!

Great organisation – most enjoyable for all children. (Workshop : Knowing Me, Knowing You, 9th May 2017)

“Enjoyable and Challenging!

Friendly staff leading the day and a good level of challenge in activities.  (Workshop : Maths Trail, 5th May 2017)

“Fantastic day!

Children mixed well as we had two other recent trips together so they are really benefitting socially and educationally.(Workshop : We’re Going on a Bear Hunt, 4th May 2017)

“Super Programme!

Excellent programme – expertly delivered, no improvements needed.  Thank you and well done – always lovely day/experience (Workshop : We’re Going on a Bear Hunt, 4th May 2017

“Excellent workshop!

Many thanks to Stephen & Jill.  An informative well organised and enjoyable day.  Kids got along really well and enjoyed the opportunity. (Workshop : Religious Diversity, 26th April 2017)

“Great day for the children!

It was a lovely day for the children.  I especially loved hunting for minbeasts in the forest!  Thank you very much 🙂  (Workshop : Nursery minibeasts, 24th April 2017)

“Interactive and Engaging!

Very well planned – well done!  Children engaged throughout the activity.  All encouraged to participate, answer out, share their opinion.  A great programme.  Many thanks! (Workshop : Minibeasts, 11th April 2017)

“Excellent Learning!

Fantastic day! (Workshop : Minibeasts, 11th April 2017)

“Fantastic experiences!

Such a practical activity – fantastic experiences! (Workshop : Wild about Water, 6th April 2017)

“Very enjoyable!

Very enjoyable day – loved the practical activities.  Thanks so much to all the staff! (Workshop : Wild about Water, 6th April 2017)

“Engaging and Enjoyable!

The children were very active and engaged.  Thank you for an enjoyable trip! (Workshop : Minibeasts, 5th April 2017)

“Excellent day!

The adults who delivered the programme were excellent at speaking/communicating with the children at their level.  they related very well to the children and were very patient. (Workshop : Minibeasts, 5th April 2017)

“Excellent opportunity!

It was an excellent opportunity to work with a partner in shared education, in a practical task, using a shared local learning environment. (Workshop : Minibeasts, 4th April 2017)

“Enjoyed by pupils and staff!

It was brilliant. The children were taught so many facts about the mini-beasts and then got the opportunity to look for and examine the bugs first hand. The use of the interactive whiteboard and the stuffed animals and the puppets were all excellent and made the day so enjoyable.  A fantastic day enjoyed by pupils and staff.  (Workshop : Minibeasts, 4th April 2017)

“Great fun!

Great fun – I liked the fact we were divided into smaller groups and good variety of sctivities.  Also very safe surroundings. (Workshop : Parkanaur Gruffalo,  3rd April 2017)


“A very enjoyable programme!

Excellent delivery, a very enjoyable prgramme based on, ‘The Gruffalo.’  Children learned alot about animals of the forest and their habitat. (Workshop : Parkanaur Gruffalo, 3rd April 2017)


“Working together!

The children really enjoyed working together as a group. (Workshop : Energy and Electricity, 29th March 2017)



Excellent informative very well delivered and organised day.  Excellent! (Workshop : Energy and Electricity, 29th March 2017)


“Children were so excited from the start!

The activities were so well organised and the resources were so well produced.  The children were so interested and excited from the start of the day.  Jill was so good with the children and really ensured that they were all engaged and happy throughout the different activities.  Mnay thnaks for a throughly enjoyable day! (Workshop : Parkanaur Gruffalo, 27th March 2017)



Everything!  Great trip and Jill; was a great leader.  Thnak-you (Workshop : Parkanaur Gruffalo, 27th March 2017)


“Another fantastic day!

Another fantastic day at Parkanaur.  The activities were extremely well planned, varied and exciting for the children and adults.  The children were highly engaged and I can envisage lots of Gruffalo follow up work back at school.  Many thanks to Melissa and Jill for a brilliant day. (Workshop : Parkanaur Gruffalo, 24th March 2017)



We enjoyed all areas of the Gruffalo day.  A wonderful walk in the forest in Spring, the children enjoyed seeing the Gruffalo. (Workshop : Parkanaur Gruffalo, 23rd March 2017)


“Lovely to watch!

It was lovely to watch the children getting to know each other during the various activities.(Workshop : Parkanaur Gruffalo, 21st March 2017)


“Such a well organised day!

Such a well organised day.  Thank you so much Jill.  So enjoyed the Gruffalo story and the walk through the forest.  Amazing day! (Workshop : Parkanaur Gruffalo, 21st March 2017)


“Another enjoyable day!

Another enjoyable engaging day, very well organised and delivered.  Very accommodating and appropriate. (Workshop : Parkanaur Gruffalo, 21st March 2017)


“I can say the children are having a great time!

The children really enjoyed the day.  It was great to see the Gruffalo sleeping.  The children loved the walk through the forest and we were lucky with the weather.  The play in the afternoon was very interactive and looking around I can say the children are having a great time.(Workshop : Parkanaur Gruffalo, 15th March 2017)


“Worked well and interacted!

They really enjoyed the outdoor activity.  They worked well and interacted with each other very well.  The bingo game encouraged them to talk to each other. (Workshop: Knowing Me, Knowing You, 9th March 2017)


“An invaluable day!

Thankyou Jill, we had a fun filled day and the children learned so much.  They have reinforced friendships and made new friends.  An invaluable day.  Thankyou (Workshop: Knowing Me, Knowing You, 9th March 2017)


“A very enjoyable day!

A very enjoyable day.  We had a lovely activity outside and then back to the classroom for some practical activities.  All children communicated and participated in all activities.(Workshop: Teambuilding, 8th March 2017)


“Thoroughly enjoyed our day!

Myself and the children have thoroughly enjoyed our day.  The kids stayed engaged throughout each session.  Leader was excellent.  Great day.(Workshop: Teambuilding, 8th March 2017)



The programme today was brilliant and staff were friendly and encouraged all the children from different schools to mix.(Workshop: Teambuilding, 8th March 2017)


“Will be back next year!

Children were engaged throughout the programme.  Excellent resources, very well organised.  Facilitator had a great rapport with the children.  I really enjoyed coming to Parkanaur with my class and will be back next year.(Workshop: Parkanaur Gruffalo, 7th March 2017)


“Best day ever!

Excellent day!  The children thoroughly enjoyed themselves.  The activities were well planned and very engaging.  Thank you so much Stephen, Orlagh and Jill.(Workshop:We’re going on a Bear Hunt, 3rd March 2017)


“Excellent Programme from start to finish!

Children really enjoyed meeting children from another school.  They loved looking at the stuffed animals and getting to make their own puppets.  Bingo was great fun to finish. Very well organised, for art activity.  Many thanks. (Workshop:Wildlife, 1st March 2017)


“Very enjoyable & inclusive!

Today was very enjoyable.  Great “ice – breakers” at the beginning of the session.  There were a good variety of activities and all the children were included.  Well Done!! (Workshop:Respecting Difference, 28th February 2017)


“Pitched at the right level!

A very enjoyable day that was pitched at the appropriate level for all of the children.  The children were out into groups and had a great time talking and working with the other schools. (Workshop:Respecting Difference, 28th February 2017)



Fantastic programme, well led by Stephen & Jill.  Children well engaged from the start and loved the activities!  Thank you! (Workshop:Respecting Difference, 28th February 2017)


“Engaging & Enjoyable!

Programme is, as always, very well organised and easy to participate in for both staff and children.  Thanks for all, Stephen & Jill!  Children really enjoyed their day! (Workshop:Respecting Difference, 27th February 2017)


“Well organised and enjoyable!

Very successful day Stephen!  The children were very engaged in all the activities.  They loved the parachute activity!  Many thanks to you and Jill!  (Workshop:Respecting Difference, 27th February 2017)


“Loved the Gruffalo trail!

Children were thoroughly engaged during storytime and enjoyed answering the questions afterwards.  The Gruffalo trail was extremely fun with lots of clues to follow.  Thanks for everything! (Workshop:Parkanaur Gruffalo, 9th February 2017)


“Fun and engaging!

Very engaging and age appropriate activities.  Jill and Stephen both have a great rapport with kids.  A fantastic programme all round.  Thanks for everything!  We can’t wait to come again on another trip. (Workshop:Parkanaur Gruffalo, 9th February 2017)


“Enjoyable day!

Very well organised.  Children thoroughly enjoyed the activities (Workshop:Parkanaur Gruffalo, 8th February 2017)


“Fabulous Day!

Very well presented, fabulous resources and well supervised.  Very enjoyable day! (Workshop:Parkanaur Gruffalo 8th February 2017)


“Wonderful Day!

Children thoroughly enjoyed finding and meeting the Gruffalo in the forest.(Workshop:Parkanaur Gruffalo 8th February 2017)


“Had Fun & developed great knowledge!

A wonderful interesting & engaging day.  Both children and teachers, along with Stephen & Jill worked together to learn all about a variety of birds.  Children and staff all bonded well & everyone had fun while gaining a lot of knowledge.  Thank you all. (Workshop:Bird Watch 7th February 2017)


“Targets met & fantastic fun!

Another FANTASTIC DAY!!  The staff are amazing, resources are super and what a lovely setting to study wild birds.  All cross – community and educational targets fully met and LOTS MORE!  Many thanks also for the elastoplast provided for a small scratch on palm of child’s hand.  We look forward to our next visit!  (Workshop:Bird Watch 7th February 2017)


“Fun & great mixing!

Excellent programme today Stephen and Jill.  Lovely discussions and activities on friendship – children encouraged to mix and participate very well together.  Thank you & look forward to next day! (Workshop:Knowing Me, Knowing You 6th February 2017)


“Great Workshop!

Stephen – when the children come up and sat “I’d so much fun” you know you’ve pitched it right!! (even in the rain outside – they loved it!!).  Great work, thank Jill too!!  See you soon for part 2.  (Workshop:Knowing Me, Knowing You, 6th February 2017)


“Enjoyable day for all!

Everyone was involved in the drumming, kept busy the whole time.  Enjoyable day for all! (Workshop:Drumming, 30th January 2017)


“Excellent leader!

Very well organised morning with an excellent leader!(Workshop: Drumming, 30th January 2017)


“Fully engaged!

All children participated and were fully engaged. (Workshop: Drumming, 26th January 2017)


“Great active learning!

This was an excellent day full of active learning.  The children were given numerous opportunities to co – operate during their learning.  Well done Stephen & all the team. (Workshop: Team Building, 27th January 2017)


“Great day!

Very good activities and well organised. (Workshop: Team Building, 27th January 2017)


“Great getting outside!

Children loved being out in nature and were encouraged to interact with others to make new friends.  (Workshop: Team Building, 25th January 2017)


“Great organisation!

A well organised day which encouraged children to explore difference and similarities in themselves.  (Workshop: Team Building, 25th January 2017)


“Engaging and interactive!

An age appropriate, interactive day.  We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves.  (Workshop: Team Building, 25th January 2017)


“Getting outside and making new friends!

Exploring the grounds.  Working with children from another tradition.  Mixing with staff from another tradition.  (Workshop: Team Building, 25th January 2017)


“Great team work and co-operation!

A fantastic practical session in which the children worked co-operatively as part of a team to build bridges and have fun at the same time.  (Workshop: Bridge Building, 24th January 2017)


“Fantastic programme

Thank you – great programme especially for team building as it was time bound!  (Workshop: Bridge Building, 24th January 2017)


“Great Day!

Thank you Speedwell – kids really enjoyed bird watching and were very interested throughout the day.  Thanks!  (Workshop: Bird Watch, 19th January 2017)


“Great Day!

So well organised and children’s interest was clearly evident.  Thank you!  (Workshop: Bird Watch, 19th January 2017)



A great opportunity to explore different drums – something the children would never get to do.  Easy, enjoyable activity which allowed the children to mix well.  Thanks.  (Workshop: Drumming, 16th January 2017)


“Very enjoyable day!

All children really enjoyed the day.  Mixed well with other school.  Joe made the activities fun. (Workshop: Drumming, 16th January 2017)



The kids totally loved the drumming.  The guy leading it was super.  Looking forward to our final day together. (Workshop: Drumming, 13th January 2017)



Excellent interaction; everyone involved and focused on tasks. (Workshop: Drumming, 13th January 2017)


“Valuable Educational Resource!

Excellent programme which has grown from strength to strength during our project. Children have been provided with excellent opportunities to learn and work together.  A highly valuable educational resource!  Thanks to all.  (Workshop: Prejudice, Stereotyping and Discrimination, 13th January 2017)


“Brilliant activities!

Brilliantly organised and delivered at a good pace – children were always interested and engaged – they mixed really well together.  Great activities!  thanks for a great morning!   (Workshop: Prejudice, Stereotyping and discrimination, 13th January 2017)


“Brilliant day!

I liked everything – absolutely fabulous day!!!  Many thanks!!.  (Workshop: Drumming, 12th January 2017)


“Thoroughly enjoyable morning!

The flexibility and variety of the activities.  Facilitator was excellent and motivated the children superbly.  A thoroughly enjoyable morning.  (Workshop: Team Building, 11th January 2017)


“Really enjoyed today!

Really enjoyed today’s activities and so did the children (Workshop: Team Building, 11th January 2017)



Fabulous use of facilities.  Great opportunities to mix & co – operate. (Workshop: Wildlife at Winter, 20th December 2016)


“Fabulous day!

We had a fabulous day from start to finish!  I liked the way the children were paired up with a pupil  from our partner school, all targets were met and there was a lovely warm, friendly, fun atmosphere.  Thank you so much! (Workshop: Wildlife at Winter, 19th December 2016)


“Fun day!

Another wonderful fun packed day at Parkanaur.  Thank you to Stephen and the team for a stimulating and educationally  packed experience.  Now………. we’re off to see Santa!  Yeahhhhh  (Workshop: Wildlife at Winter, 19th December 2016)


“Thoroughly enjoyable day!

All the children in my class were engaged and attentive throughout the day.  Trails and tasks were well planned and fantastically delivered by Stephen.  The children and myself all thoroughly enjoyed the day.  Thank – you!  (Workshop: Wildlife at Winter, 13th December 2016)


“Special day they will always remember!

The day was very well planned for primary 2 age groups.  The day provided a wonderful experience for all the children.  It is a special day they will always remember.  Thank you for another great day! (Workshop: Wildlife at Winter, 13th December 2016)


“A great day!

A good idea to limit outdoor walk as far as deer park to meet needs of SEN children.  We had a great day at Parkanaur – the children really loved the artwork and dancing.  Thank you very much!  (Workshop: Wildlife at Winter, 7th December 2016)


“A wonderful day!

Staff have been excellent.  Extremely age appropriate.  A wonderful day.  Thank you very much.  (Workshop: Wildlife at Winter, 7th December 2016)


“Another lovely Christmas trip!

Thank you yet again for another lovely Christmas trip for our children.  We look foward to coming back next year.  (Workshop: Wildlife at Winter, 6th December 2016)


“Really great day!

Really great day – fun filled and very informative for the children.  Many thanks  (Workshop: Wildlife at Winter, 6th December 2016)


“Children thoroughly enjoyed their trip!

Excellent programme delivered today by Jill and Ellen! The activities were well planned and age appropriate.  The children toroughly enjoyed their trip.  Excellent balance of indoor and outdoor activities.  Thank you Jill and Ellen for a fantastic day!  (Workshop: Wildlife at Winter, 5th December 2016)


“Wonderful, magical experience!

Again Melissa, Stephen and Sue have really made this a wonderful, magical experience for our children.  We cannot wait for our next visit to Parkanaur.  (Workshop: Wildlife at Winter, 5th December 2016)


“All were happy!

Very well organised, children thoroughly enjoyed the hunt and were engaged from start to finish.  Stephen, Jill and Sue all welcoming and great with children.  They were all at ease and happy during the progamme.  Art activity also well tailored to P1 and P2 and every child could participate fully.  Continue to do what you are doing!  (Workshop: Wildlife at Winter, 2nd December 2016)


“Very well planned!

Programme was very well planned, and taught to haigh standards.  Kids co-operated well due to this.  (Workshop: Electricity/PSD, 1st December 2016)


“Very enjoyable day!

Well structured, children engaged throughout, plentry of resources/activities planned.  Loved the balance of curriculum and PDMU.  Children seemed to have had a very enjoyable day.   (Workshop: Bridge Building Electricity/PSD, 1st December  2016)



Excellent!  Stephen & Jill were fantastic with the children!  (Workshop: Bridge Building, 18th November  2016)


“Great Programme!

We had a great day.  Well planned.  Great preparation.  Hope this fantastic programme continues.  Thank – you  (Workshop: Bird Watch, 17th November  2016)



Children loved it!  A great day. (Workshop: Bird Watch, 17th November  2016)


“Excellent Programme!

I thought it was very well organised with great resources.  Children were given lots of opportunities to explore the three words.  Children worked well within groups.  It was very effective and Stephen explained the words in such a way that children understood.  (Workshop: Prejudice, Stereotyping & Discrimination, 15th November  2016)


“Fantastic Work!  Well Done!

This was a great day.  The children learned a great deal about prejudice, stereotype & discrimination in a fun and easy way, it was directed to their level.  It was extremely effective.  Stephen & Jill are great at what they do and I don’t think this can be improved on. (Workshop: Prejudice, Stereotyping & Discrimination, 15th November  2016)


“Very enjoyable day!

Everyone really enjoyed today.  Good range of activities inside and outside.  Children really enjoyed the games.  Really enjoyed the potion hunt.  Thank you both so much. (Workshop: Parkanaur Gruffalo, 14th November  2016)


“Great Active Learning!

Thank you very much, children were actively engaged at all times and clearly learned a lot from the day. (Workshop: Prejudice, Stereotyping & Discrimination, 11th November  2016)


“Fun, interactive & engaging!

A really straightforward and clear presentation of all 3 words (S/P/D).  Games and activities were fun, interactive & engaging. (Workshop: Prejudice, Stereotyping & Discrimination, 10th November  2016)


“Great variety!

Activities very interactive and fun today.  Great variety of group work skills included in the activities.  Keep it up! (Workshop: Prejudice, Stereotyping & Discrimination, 10th November  2016)


“Fun Learning!

Stephen was a fantastic leader.  He made learning fun and interesting.  Children loved all the activities.  Programme is perfect as it is!!! (Workshop: Autumn in the Forest, 8th November  2016)


“Lots of learning

Children learned lots of interesting facts about Autumn.  Children had the opportunity to work in groups with children from their partner school.  They had the chance to participate in enjoyable practical activities. (Workshop: Autumn in the Forest, 8th November  2016)


“Well delivered programme

Mixed groups from the start was good as the children had to ensure two schools were mixed.  Well delivered programme today pitched at a suitable level for the children (Workshop: Cultural Diversity, 26 October  2016)


“Very informative Day!”

Thank you for a very informative day.  The children have learnt a lot of information about the two different cultures in which they live.  A great variety of activities provided to aid learning  (Workshop: Cultural Diversity, 26 October  2016)


“Job Well Done!”

The children and myself really enjoyed today and learned a great deal, not only about other cultures but our own too!  Thank You!  Job Well Done!. (Workshop: Cultural Diversity, 25 October  2016)



Very well organised, great resources, children were encouraged to mix, timing was very good, facilitators – great relationship with children!. (Workshop: Cultural Diversity, 25 October  2016)



It was excellent.  Children mixed really well.  There was an element of competition but it was all good natured. (Workshop: Bridge Building, 24 October  2016)


“Great Day!”

Another great day.  Thank – you! (Workshop: Bridge Building, 24 October  2016)


“Enjoyable Morning!”

Children integrated very well together.  Stephen & Jill worked very well with pupils & made it a very enjoyable morning.  Many Thanks! (Workshop: Cultural Traditions, 19 October  2016)


“Thoroughly enjoyed it!”

A great morning.  The children thoroughly enjoyed it.  Well organised and planned and look forward to the next day.  (Workshop: Cultural Traditions, 18 October  2016)


“Well structured and resourced!”

Day was really well structured and resourced.  The children were reminded about different aspects of culture in a non-intrusive way.  Really enjoyed this morning, thanks!  (Workshop: Cultural Traditions, 18 October  2016)


“Great practical activities!”

Very interactive, great practical activities.  Children encouraged to mix in groups.  (Workshop: Cultural Traditions, 17 October  2016)


“Fantastic set of activities!”

It was a fantastic set of activities.  It was super the way Speedwell staff explained the cultural items in a very clear way, reinforcing respect, great thanks.  (Workshop: Cultural Traditions, 17 October  2016)


“Many Thanks!”

Mixture of activities worked well – just the right length. Many thanks!!  (Workshop: Cultural Traditions, 14 October  2016)


“Thank you!

All children were active participants of today’s activities.  They have developed an extended awareness of cultural signs and symbols in N. Ireland.  Thank you very much, we look forward to the next activity day! (Workshop: Cultural Traditions, 14th October  2016)


“Great Day!

Great day again!!  Thank you!! (Workshop: We’re Going on a Bear Hunt, 13th October  2016)


“Amazing Day!

An amazing day full of exceptional information & practical activities.  Thank you so much! (Workshop: Cultural Identity, 10th October  2016)


“Active Learning!

The children really enjoyed learning about the different flags and could identify flags they liked the best – not necessarily flags that they may have picked beforehand.  They really enjoyed the game identifying different symbols and worked very well as a group.  (Workshop: Cultural Identity, 10th October  2016)



Excellent programme, children loved it.  (Workshop: Team Building, 7th October  2016)


“Fantastically well run and organised!

A fantastically well run and organised programme, allowing all the pupils to come together and work as a team in a fun way!  (Workshop: Team Building, 6th October  2016)


“Thank you for a lovely day!

We have thoroughly enjoyed today.  You worked very hard to engage our children and all the activities were interesting and appropriately paced.  Thank you so much for a lovely day  (Workshop: Parkanaur Gruffalo, 4th October  2016)


“Really well organised!”

A really well organised day – Stephen, Jill and Melissa were super.  Many thanks  (Workshop: Team Building, 30 September  2016)


“It was brilliant!”

It was brilliant.  Super instructors.  Sensible powerpoint, well managed and a delight to go to.  (Workshop: Team Building, 30 September  2016)


“Very enjoyable day!”

A very enjoyable day with very interactive activities which the children thoroughly enjoyed.  Thank – you for helping the staff also!!  (Workshop: Knowing Me,Knowing You, 28 September  2016)

“Keep up the good work!”

The adults providing the activities are the greatest asset to this programme.  the children were engaged throughout due to the strong leadership given by Stephen. Keep up the good work!  (Workshop: Knowing Me,Knowing You, 28 September  2016)

“The children really got involved!”

Really enjoyed the walk and the hands-on experience of finding minibeasts.  The children really got involved in the art activity and the presentation was very informative.  The children got a lot from their day.  Thank you both. (Workshop: Minibeasts, 27 September 2016)

“Excellent programme!”

Excellent programme, enjoyed by all! (Workshop: Team Building, 26 September 2016)

“Brilliant day!”

Brilliant day!  The children really enjoyed all of the activities (Workshop: Team Building, 26 September 2016)

“Excellent day!”

An excellent day!  Well organised and the children thoroughly enjoyed it.  Thank you very much from all at St. Mary’s! (Workshop: Team Building, 22 September 2016)

“Great day!”

Great day!  All enjoyed and hadn’t the choice of whether to take part or not! Less adventurous children did also enjoy!  Thanks. (Workshop: Team Building, 22 September  2016)

“Very well organised!”

Really enjoyed every activity – very well organised.  The group size was well balanced and the children integrated freely and easily.  Thank-you! (Workshop: Team Building, 19 September  2016)

“Thank you for the great day !”

We all had a brilliant day, children from both schools worked together brilliantly and pupils have already gained a developed awareness of difference and appreciating difference.  Thank you for the great day! (Workshop: Team Building, 19 September  2016)

“First class programme!”

Fantastic day, so well organised and planned.  Activities really pitched at correct level for children.  Children loved interactive splash splosh etc. experiencing splashing in the water and squelching in the mud. (Workshop: Bear Hunt, 10 June 2016)

“Engaging and enjoyable!”

Jill was a great leader.  Programme was engaging and variety of activities made today so enjoyable for the children.  Thanks!! (Workshop: Bear Hunt, 10 June 2016)

“Well organised and enjoyable!”

A really enjoyable fun filled day.  Well organised and Stephen really pitched everything at their level.  Great cross curricular links.  (Workshop: Bear Hunt, 9 June 2016)

“Great day!”

The trail was excellent.  Well planned, directed and discussed.  The children enjoyed every aspect-games, activities and outdoor play.   (Workshop: Bear Hunt, 9 June 2016)

“Fabulous content and activities!”

We had an absolutely, thoroughly enjoyable day.  Thank you so much to Stephen, Jill, Melissa & Eamon for the superb attention to detail.  It was wonderful to watch the kids make friends with Sperrinview kids.  (Workshop: Exploring Habitats, 3 June 2016)

“Brilliant day!”

Brilliant day, kids loved it, well engaged – excellent!  (Workshop: Exploring Habitats, 3 June 2016)

“Pitched at right level!”

Once again the activities were pitched at exactly the right level for the children. Thank you Speedwell – you never fail to deliver! (Workshop: Team Building, 31 May 2016)

“Excellent activities!”

Stephen lead a variety of excellent, well instructed activities.  He was extremely positive throughout and ensured all children from both schools engaged and communicated with each other.  The only improvement I would recommend would be to turn it into a full day programme because the children enjoyed it so much. (Workshop: Bridge Building, 26 May 2016)

“Excellent opportunities!”

Excellent opportunity for children to work together.  Challenging, encouraged team work and mixing!  More time to test the bridges would make it better still!  Stephen was super, many thanks!!  (Workshop: Bridge Building, 26 May 2016)

“Super day!”

Loved the whole programme, geared so well for our age group!  Staff were excellent and the children responded well to all activities (they loved the new Gruffalo den too).  Thank-you so much for this worthwhile trip!  (Workshop: Parkanaur Gruffalo, 19 May  2016)

“Best day ever!!”

A super day!  I loved the addition of the ‘potion sheet’ and the talking tins.  Thanks to the Gruffalo for allowing us into his cave!!!  Many thanks Stephen & Melissa.  See you next year! (Workshop: Parkanaur Gruffalo, 19 May  2016)

Excellent programme

… Excellent programme, good pace, amounts and duration of events. Delighted to be part of it. Thanks a million. (Workshop: Teambuilding, 22 April  2016)

Amazing Opportunity

An amazing opportunity for children from different schools to meet and discuss culture and difference/similarities. Brilliant facilitators who help professional development of staff: “Best day ever!”(Teambuilding, 19 April 2016)

Learning became very ‘real’

…An excellent day that was very well organised. The children all enjoyed themselves and their learning became very ‘real’. Fantastic leaders co-ordinating the day who were very child friendly. Thank you. (Workshop: Parkanaur Gruffalo, 12 April  2016)

Great learning opportunities

… Excellent! Great learning opportunities, good to have children learning outdoors. Good to meet children from other schools.  (Workshop: Parkanaur Gruffalo, 12 April  2016)

Varied and Stimulating

… We thoroughly enjoyed everything about today. The activities were varied and stimulating and really encouraged all the children to fully engage in them. Thank you! (Workshop: Knowing Me, Knowing You, 4 April  2016)

Nicely paced

Very enjoyable. Children loved being outdoors. The activities were nicely paced and children were kept busy and interested. Thanks for a great day. (Rivers programme, 22 March 2016)

A great day out!

A great day out. Well planned, resourced with great facilities. The children and myself thoroughly enjoyed the day. (Rivers programme, 22 March 2016)

Great Outdoor Activities

Great outdoor activities and friendly staff. Very relaxed and safe for all of the children: (Minibeasts, 18 March 2016)

Thoroughly enjoyable

Thoroughly enjoyable trip with our shared education partners. Programme facilitators are knowledgeable, warm and engaging. Thank you very much: (Minibeasts, 18 March 2016)

Super experience!!!!

The children enjoyed this programme and it was good to link up with St. Mary’s PS Cabragh.   Ties in well with PDMU and WAU. (Workshop: Parkanaur Gruffalo, 11 March 2016)

Excellent Activities!!

….Excellent programme……Fitted in perfectly with the ‘bears theme’ we are studying at school . (Workshop: We’re Going on a Bear Hunt 8 March, 2016)

Super messages!!

….Interactive for pupils – kept them engaged. Super messages conveyed to the pupils to keep them safe. (Workshop: Internet Safety 8 March, 2016)


….Good interaction with children. Excellent use of powerpoint to get points across” (Workshop: Internet Safety 8 March, 2016)


…The trip today was fantastic. The children loved getting involved in the various areas of the forest which related to the story. The REAL bear brought the story to life. Brilliant!! (Workshop: Bear Hunt, 2 March, 2016)

Another super day!

….Discrimination activity was excellent. It complimented recent teaching undertaken on apartheid in South Africa. Another super day. Many thanks! (Workshop: Stereotyping, Prejudice & Discrimination, 28 January 2016)

Brilliant Experience

… Brilliant experience for all involved. Friendly staff. Lovely to see children being encouraged to mix with children from other schools. Children actively involved and engaged throughout. Thank you very much! (Workshop: Gruffalo, 4 March  2016)

“Excellent mix of activities!”


Thank you for a fun filled day!  Great activities/children thoroughly enjoyed. (Workshop: Bridge Building, 18th May 2017)

“Lovely day!

Excellent day.  Jill just great.  brilliant with children.  Very informative.(Workshop : We’re Going on a Bear Hunt, 4th May 2017)

“Excellent Programme”

Excellent programme, and as always, well organised and presented with much enthusiasm.  Stephen has a fantastic rapport with the children; capturing their attention and enabling them to learn effectively.  Thank for a lovely day. (Workshop: Parkanaur Gruffalo, 12th May 2017)


Excellent variety of sports and experienced coaches.  Well delivered! (Workshop : Sporting Diversity, 11th May 2017)

“The pupils loved it!”

A fantastic day – from start to finish – the pupils loved it – I particularly liked the orienteering element which ideally integrated culture and symbols.  Well done everyone! (Workshop: Team building, 19th May 2017)

“Great day!

All the children made a new friend.  Great day! (Workshop : Knowing Me, Knowing You, 9th May 2017)

“Fantastic Programme!

Really enjoyed everything.  It was really excellent and a great chance for children to renew friendships.  Thank you Stephen and Jill. (Workshop : Wild About Water, 8th May 2017)

“Lovely day!

All pupils mixed well together & enjoyed their activities.  Many thanks.(Workshop : Spring Growing, 28th April 2017)

“Great Experience!

I don’t think it can be improved.  Stephen was very enthusiastic; making it interactive and exciting for everyone. (Workshop : We’re Going on a Bear Hunt, 4th May 2017)


“Wonderful experience!

– Organisation and enthusiasm of Parkanaur staff. – Variety of activities. – Potion sheet excellent idea. – Opportunity for children to interact/mix with children. – Wonderful experience for our children today – thank you. (Workshop : Sporting Diversity 11th May 2017)

“Brilliant day!

Very well organised and presented.  All children interacted so well.  Thank you Jill.(Workshop : We’re Going on a Bear Hunt, 4th May 2017)

“Really enjoyed activities!”


Children really enjoyed indoor and outdoor activities.  Children learned a lot and a great way to help the children to mix easily. (Workshop: Comparing Diversity, 15th May 2017)

“Great mixing!”

A great mix of activities and ways to get the children to mix. (Workshop: Comparing Diversity, 16th May 2017)

“Great day!

Active – continually something for children to do.  Children all responded well to activities and listened well to leaders.  Leaders great as always!  Thank you for a great day!! (Workshop : Maths Trail, 5th May 2017)

“Great Learning!

Jill handled and managed the whole experience brilliantly.  The children found out lots today.(Workshop : We’re Going on a Bear Hunt, 4th May 2017)

Brilliant Learning!

An amazing day!  Faultless planning – Excellent shared education of religious diversity – thank you so much Stephen & Jill (Workshop : Religious Diversity, 26th April 2017.

“Brilliant mixing!

Great day with opportunity for mixing, showing compassion etc.(Workshop : Wild About Water, 8th May 2017)