"What can I say about the drama session... the children still talk about it now! Our session was based around our current topic of space and involved a little alien puppet, combined with a story and imaginative exploration of space rockets, equipment and moon walks. Our room leader was not present during the session but was most interested in joining in after all the talk from the children who absolutely loved it. The children then went on to imitate movements and phrases, that came up in the drama session within their own play, lots of animated chatter about the drama session went on long into the weeks following."
Little Greenhouse Nursery,
"We received a 'Happy Feet' themed workshop at our school. The communication and organisation of the session was very good. The dance session created by the energetic workshop leaders used many different approaches to engage all of our SEN students. It was inventive and inclusive. I would highly recommend and work with this group again."
Head of Performing Arts,
Southall School, Telford
(SEN school for 11-16 years)
"The children in our pre school really enjoyed the drama session and they were all so engaged and excited throughout. Children that were more reserved came out of their shell and the children were all very happy with the session. I loved how in depth the story went and how involved Gem made all of the children. Would definitely recommend."
Early Years Practitioner,
Pre School Room, Telford
"Saskia has worked at Wrekin College on a couple of occasions to present lively and engaging character workshops for World Book Day. Saskia relates extremely well to young people and as a result children perform well and respond positively in a workshop situation. Saskia has an infectious personality and oozes confidence. She is a reliable and honest person who thrives in a creative environment."
Wrekin College, Wellington
"Working with Gemma has always been a delight! Most recently, I had the privilege of working with her and her students in Shropshire for a gospel workshop. Having just come from Michigan, USA, the team made me feel right at home in the class, their musical expertise, organization, and connection with students led to a successful workshop! The students were engaged and really valued what they were being taught and gave the same respect to whoever they brought in! ReachOut Arts provides great teachers and I would happily be a guest tutor for them at any time!"
Gospel Singer, Guest Tutor, Michigan, USA
ROSOA delivered a fantastic workshop to our Key Stage 3 pupils for World Book Day -
the students (and staff!) had a fantastic afternoon.
After discussing with us our requirements for the day, Gem and Saskia tailored the activities to suit the diverse needs of our students (we are a special school) and it was perfectly pitched.
The session started with a story and then moved on to using a range of drama activities to explore the text with coloured fabrics and music being used to appeal to our kinaesthetic learners. The workshop ended with a short paper based task to consolidate the key aspects of the session.
A brilliant afternoon - thank you both so much!
Beth Whitmore (English Dept),
Penn Fields Special School, Wolverhampton
Brilliant!! Sas and Gem were fantastic with our classes. Extremely organised and well prepared, made the kids feel at ease straight away and the kids that do not normally participate in drama... did!
Both leaders knew their craft and made their workshops fun and educational. Will be reaching out to Reachout Arts again!
Matt Webb (Drama Dept),
Elmwood Special School, Dudley
My daughter is 'Annie' mad! It was a dream come true for her to play the leading role alongside her sisters and friends. Saskia and Gem knew how to make the children feel at ease, they all had fun and made memories that will last! Highly recommended x
Jennifer Wright (Parent),
Annie Themed Party
'I really can’t speak highly enough of ReachOut Arts after they provided a Pop Star training party for my daughter’s 9th birthday. Gem and Amy were brilliant at engaging the girls and keeping them amused and entertained with lots of props and favourite pop songs and had them doing fun vocal exercises and games before learning a song (of my daughter’s choosing) and accompanying dance routine. All the girls had a fantastic time and I’ve had lots of positive feedback from the other parents who were all invited to see the girls perform their routine at the end of the party. I’m so glad we booked ReachOut Arts and would have no hesitation in recommending them - my daughter wants me to book her 10th birthday party with them now! Thanks Gem and Amy for giving Ava such a fabulous experience. She loved every minute and said her party was better than she had hoped for!'
Naomi Heffernan (Parent),
Pop Star Training Party
'My son, Hugo, went to Holiday Club last week and had a fabulous time. Everyday Hugo would ask if he could go back to club the next day. He enjoyed the mix of sport, dance and drama. Thank you so much for organising the week and we are really looking forward to the next Holiday Club you arrange.'
Michelle Andrews (Parent),
Holiday Club Attendee
"Creativity is imagination and imagination is for everyone!"