Find out what our clients have to say…
‘Once again, the member of staff sent, our facilitator, was fantastic. Numerous members of staff came up to me to tell me I should email you to praise her! I wasn’t in the assembly myself, but the workshops she delivered were very good.
She learns the children’s names very quickly, which makes a huge difference. She gained their respect instantly. She is great.
Superb again. I don’t know where you get all that energy from, but well done!’
I have nothing but excellent things to say about our day with OpenView. The children are STILL buzzing about it and they all enjoyed the day – One even announced that it was the ‘Best show ever’.
The teachers reported that the workshops were brilliant and were all incredibly impressed by your knowledge and skills as well as your ability to manage the behaviour of the children. The materials provided for the prior session and the follow-up are great and completely appropriate. The parents and carers who came to the session have been full of praise as well.
Thank you again. I have already been recommending you to my friends in other schools.
‘Our facilitator was absolutely bursting with energy which engaged all the pupils from our youngest in Reception to Year 6 at the very top of the school. The show was fast paced and entertaining while having a very strong and clear message. The children felt involved and enjoyed coming up to the front to help out.
The workshops then built on what they had learnt in the show which consolidated the children’s understanding and involved a range of activities like discussion, freeze-frames and acting. This once again appealed to all ages and all abilities.’
– This was a really valuable workshop, pitched well for our Year 5 and 6s.
– There was a great mixture of discussion, listening and drama-based activities that all of the children could access.
– The discussion about the difference between bullying and general disagreements was fantastic, particularly the focus on the 3 signs of bullying and the identification of power balance.
– We have been given access to online resources which will be used over the coming weeks with other year groups.
– From talking to some of the children afterwards, they were confident in explaining the difference between bullying and general disagreements.
Year 5: “I liked the acting because it helped me to understand (power imbalance) better and I feel more confident.”
Year 6: “I think that it made other people realise that what they’re doing could be unkind or bullying and made them stop.”
‘OpenView Education is a pleasure to work with! The workshops were excellent, engaging and pitched just right for the age and ability of the children whether delivered in schools or at our community venues.
We were particularly impressed with the interactive activities. We also loved that the workshops were available from EYFS right through to KS2.
We had great feedback from every teacher, children’s practitioner and youth worker who attended the workshops, who said they were fun, interesting and that young people really enjoyed them.’
‘There were a range of activities. The facilitators were engaging and knowledgeable about the information they were providing. Pupils said they would enjoy doing the workshop again.
Thank you for providing the workshops. The pupils had lots of positive things to say afterwards and they learned a lot throughout the day. We hope you enjoyed your time at St. Luke’s.’
‘The trainer was engaging, had a great deal of subject knowledge. Children had a lot to think about and were really enthusiastic about the discussion. It was pitched within their level and they came out with a wealth of knowledge about online bullying. They could differentiate between what was good or bad comments and attitude online and were able to identify them in the scenarios provided. Resources used were very good. It gave the children the opportunity to participate fully.’
‘The session was informative, pitched at the right level and engaged the interest of the children. The workshop leader facilitated the dialogue, giving ample opportunity for discussion. The feedback from the Year 4 and 5 children was very positive.
Thank you. You created a great rapport with the children, enabling an environment where they felt confident to share and discuss their ideas, thoughts and understanding.’
‘Engaging and interesting for the pupils, well pitched for the age and very relevant. Our facilitator had a lovely manner and raport with the children.
You were amazing! The children loved it and have been talking about since! Thank you’
‘The scenarios were pitched perfectly and true to real life which enabled the children to relate to them.
The mixture of listening and moving around definitely encouraged the children to engage fully.
Our facilitator was fantastic. She was engaging and sensitive of the different children and responded positively to them. I loved her organisation, her behaviour management and how she interacted with the children and staff.’
‘When speaking to the staff who took part in the Year 5 and 6 Workshops, the children and adults all seemed to enjoy it. Our facilitator was very friendly, engaging and answered any questions we had.
He also provided us with lots of really useful resources in the e-safety staff workshop – thank you!
The press and play online package was also very useful to use in the other classes.
Thank you so much for all of your help and time. It was incredibly useful! We really enjoyed your visit.’
‘I liked the fact it was so engaging the hour passed by in a flash.
The trainer was friendly. kind and gently encouraged participation. The workshop was in bite size pieces so no one had to sit still for very long. Loved it.
Thank you for coming in.’
‘The workshops were pitched to the appropriate year groups. The workshops were interactive and engaging.
Our facilitator was friendly and professional at all times. Her communication skills were great with all pupils and staff.’
‘Our facilitator was absolutely amazing! Extremely interactive and engaging with the pupils. The session was very ‘active’ with short bursts of activities going on throughout, as well as crucial information being shared with the students. So, it was not boring and the pupils were not talked at for the whole hour!
Our facilitator was also very confident, and her behaviour management was exceptional. She retained the pupil’s attention at all times and overall, it was an extremely successful session. I hope to work with your company again in the near future…‘
‘There was a good mix of speaking, listening and performing. The freeze frames based on the power imbalance were very useful.
It really made the children think about the importance of being kind. The session was thoroughly enjoyed by the children. It helped to reinforce a very important message but in a fun way. Thank you.’
‘Sessions were appropriately pitched at the right age, the children and staff absolutely loved it and were very complimentary about the delivery.
They’ve all said they’d definitely do it again!
Thank you so much for coming, the children and staff all loved it and the feedback on the session and how you delivered it has been amazing. Thank you!’
‘Our facilitator had great management of the sessions and got all children involved.
The use of role play reinforced the learning. The children were all really engaged. The workshop was great! The children continued to talk about it afterwards.‘
‘The workshops were very interactive and age appropriate. Thank you for being so patient, understanding and energetic in all of your sessions. The children thoroughly enjoyed themselves!’
‘Our facilitator was absolutely fantastic and a credit to your mission. They were super self-sufficient and independent which was excellent as I was in class throughout both days.
It was everything we expected. I received such strong feedback from teachers and support staff, particularly early years who previously shared how hard it can be to find a workshop that is appropriate for the children. They said the children went home talking about it and even started talking about it the following morning which is amazing. The children at St Gregory’s definitely learnt something.
Thanks again to you at Openview Education for being super flexible and supportive in arranging the workshops at St Gregory’s.’
‘Our facilitator was really engaging and the children responded to her well. Great behaviour management and organisation.
The workshops provided a clear three stepped concept to be able to follow. Thank you so much for all your hard work and effort. The nicest thing that I saw after your workshop with Year 5 was a group of my children sitting quietly, balloon breathing and meditating at breaktime – they were blissed out!’
‘I liked the fact that it presented a scenario involving technology, phones, group chats etc. as this is an area of their social interactions that our year 6 cohort really struggle with. The workshop was therefore SUPER RELEVANT!
It was great that the workshop facilitator had a visor as I didn’t feel anxious about her health and wellbeing, we were socially distanced throughout because of the size of our school hall.’
‘Extremely well organised and thought out. Great communication. Great delivery. Great message.
Excellent. The facilitator had everything with her to keep herself and the children safe.’
The show covered a broad range of messages in an engaging way – loved the combination of puppets, video and interactive elements, the workshops were also excellent – lively, engaging, fun and interactive; also very age-appropriate and fully up to date with the latest online trends. The lesson plans were excellent – the use of real-life examples and practical tips made it especially relevant in bringing e-safety to life.
‘The performance was great and very interactive. The pre teaching resources, videos and lesson plans were really engaging for the children. They remembered the key message about change starting with us. The workshops really engaged the children and they loved acting out different scenarios.
We had such a great facilitator for the day! They put on a great show and delivered a brilliant performance and workshops, which left the children buzzing! The whole day ran really smoothly, our facilitator was very organised and knew exactly what they were doing! Thanks for making it so easy! Behaviour management was excellent!! All children were really engaged and loved it!’
‘OpenView Education are true to their mission – students at Middlesex University who attended the sessions bore testimony to OpenView’s claim – they truly do “equip students with the self-confidence and knowledge they need to stay safe and to live successful, happy lives.
Working with OpenView has been fun, productive and impactful. They are highly professional in approach, and have great understanding of how best to engage students in exploratory and learning activities.’
Our facilitator was absolutely brilliant! I was so impressed with the way in which they engaged the whole Prep School in the show, then adapted their tone and manner to engage with Year 5 & 6 during workshops and finishing with an extremely professional Parents workshop!’
‘I would really like to stress how excellent our facilitator was. They had a professional, informative and sensitive manner with the parents whilst leading the parent talk. The individual workshops with our students were excellent and pitched perfectly to each age group. Finally I would like to commend OpenView Education on their ability to engage over 250 students in an eSafety assembly. The use of drama and enthusiasm meant that the children really learnt from the assembly, this will safeguard the children if faced with an eSafety problem.’
‘A massive thank you from all of us at Bancroft’s Prep for an absolutely wonderful day on Friday. The assembly was entertaining whilst thought provoking and perfectly pitched! The workshops were brilliant. We can’t wait to welcome you back to our school again.’
‘The facilitators had great knowledge and expertise, very up-to-date information, and were adaptable to our school needs. They had brilliant teaching strategies to engage children in listening/active learning/discussion.
Positive and warm with the children, managed children well, presented with knowledge to parents. Brilliant!
It was all brilliant and staff, pupils and parents were all impressed and said how beneficial the sessions were – they really enjoyed the sessions and all learnt so much.
Thank you for your flexibility, positivity and expertise. It was an excellent day and I’m sure we’ll rebook the show and/or workshops again in the future.’
‘The show was excellent at not only defining what bullying is, but also provided children with tools and strategies to deal with bullying (and any other unwanted behaviours) really well. It also highlighted online bullying which is high on the agenda for safeguarding youngsters nowadays.
It was excellent at engaging because it was interactive and fast paced. The show reinforced what we have been teaching children which is always good. The workshops were appropriately pitched and children were engaged throughout. Our facilitator was enthusiastic, positive and passionate about something which is very important to us as a school too. The show and workshops reinforced the need for us to take action and not allow bullying to happen to us or others. Your passion and enthusiasm made it even better. Thank you.’
‘Perfect combination of humour and sensitivity. The message is so simple but it was delivered in such an interactive and effective way. The puppets and our facilitator were fantastic at engaging the children. They had complete control over the whole school.
‘I thought the workshops were perfect, they reiterated the previous message from the show but also gave children the skills to deal with difficult situations.’
‘Friendly and knowledgeable leader who delivered a current and active session. The children enjoyed the role plays and liked watching the videos. The children commented that they liked the use of puppets in the videos.
Thank you for delivering such a great workshop. I thought the pace as well as your explanation and demonstration of what was expected was fantastic.
All of the children were enthusiastic, listening really well and engaged with what you were doing.
‘I just wanted to say a huge thanks for the excellent workshop today. It was very well-pitched and received. I think the pupils will really have taken on board the useful learning.’
‘Children were all engaged and it was evident they learnt something. Good links to real life situations. The children had opportunity to practice through role-play. Thank you very much, the children really enjoyed themselves.’
‘Thank you very much! You delivered really fun and exciting shows and the children all benefited from the workshops too. You had the sparkle and energy required to create a great impact which will last in their memories.’
‘The session was really engaging and the children responded really well – the ‘in role’ acting was very immersive.
The most valuable part of the session was the realistic views of what the children use on the internet and giving them guidelines. I think the value was in not saying ‘Don’t use it’, but practically how to use it.’
‘The workshops were a great success. It was absolutely fantastic and all children and staff have provided excellent feedback. I will highly recommend your company to other local schools.’
‘Very clear communication with pupils and high expectations of behaviour. Very proactive for the pupils – all encouraged to contribute to the session.’
‘We thought that the whole day was fantastic! The children were thoroughly engaged and excited by ‘The Ultimate E-Safety Show’, and the staff were very impressed by the facilitator’s enthusiasm and the way that they conveyed such important messages in a fun and effective way.
The workshops were well tailored to the different age groups and explored Internet Safety with current, relevant scenarios. One of the parents that attended the after school workshop said how informative they found it.’
‘Really great and enjoyable show with lots of child interaction.
Highly engaging facilitator. The messages given and rehearsed were well remembered by the children. The children were really involved and wanted to participate which meant that the messages had an impact on their ideas. Great day!’
‘It was very interactive and was enjoyable for all age groups. The story was so well played it really opened up the children’s eyes.
Our facilitator was amazing. The kids really enjoyed it and how it was interactive and got all the children involved and engaged. We all got a lot out of it.’
Openview Education have delivered a number of amazing, innovative workshops in our school. The children were totally engaged throughout and thoroughly enjoyed the sessions.
The facilitators are professional, friendly and great with the children. They deliver sensitive subjects in an informative and entertaining manor for both pupils and staff.
We have rebooked and would definitely recommend this company.
‘What did you like most about the workshops, resources and/or training?
- The inclusion of our SEN children in the workshop
- The workshop was delivered in ‘sections’, so the children had an opportunity to listen – give input and then act out the strategies.
- Our facilitator was exceptionally good at interacting with the children and remembering their names.
- Very relevant to situations children are currently in
- Age appropriate
A big thank you for your enthusiasm knowledge and being so great with the children. Look forward to seeing you again soon!’
‘The children were all very engaged and the teachers loved the facilitator’s enthusiasm. The workshops were also very positive and engaging – they gave our kids a chance to really empathise with Phillip and explore the feeling and emotions that he was going through. It was great to see them get a chance to act it out. The whole day was a fantastic way to reinforce all the messages and lessons that we had previously learnt during anti-bullying week. The words respect and upstander are now firmly part of our children’s vocabulary so thank you.’
‘Excellent delivery of the workshop – very engaging for Year 6, they learnt more than from a normal e-safety lesson.’
‘Well planned, good focus on profiles, it made them realise how important privacy settings are. Very relevant. Great session, thank you.’
‘I loved that they were available for EYFS right through to KS2. I had great feedback from every teacher who attended the workshops and said they were fun, interesting and the children really enjoyed them. Our facilitator was great
We thought the session was brilliant. We drew the animals in the well being jungle and wrote down the key messages from the story. My class had a brilliant time and we have used the counting to five every day!
Thank you so much for provided some strategies to cope in times of difficulty.‘
‘OpenView allowed the whole school to be involved in the Anti-Bullying event. It was age appropriate for all the classes and the sessions were engaging and relevant to the children.
A massive thank you. The children not only thoroughly enjoyed the sessions but have taken a lot from them. The impact of the workshops can be felt through the whole school. Highly recommended.’
‘The show was very engaging. I liked that students were called up. The videos were interesting and relevant. The show was presented with enthusiasm and clearly. The workshops helped to embed the learning from the shows. Thank you very much for a superb day. You were amazing.’
‘- Presenter was very engaging, knowledgeable and praised pupils
– IT used was informative and captured the interest of the pupils
– By the end, all pupils had learnt something and could express this
Just a big thank you – everyone enjoyed it and spoke very highly of the session afterwards.’
‘The scenarios were pitched perfectly and true to real life which enabled the children to relate to them.
The mixture of time listening and moving around definitely encouraged the children to engage fully.
Our facilitator was fantastic. She was engaging and sensitive of the different children and and responded positively to them. I loved her organisation, her behaviour management and how she interacted with the children and staff.’