Our Testimonials

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Online Art Club

“It was a blast and a real boost to see the other children all on the same activity together but apart.” Parent of child attending KS2 online Art Club.

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Charterhouse Museum SEND project

Teacher from Ickburgh school:
“My students were expertly facilitated to explore these creatively, and on their terms, through making and creating with a variety of tactile, textured and sensory materials. It enabled them to explore and develop their creativity.  Approaching the past – places and artefacts that speak of it – in the way that Artburst did with my class, brings life and meaning to it for them. Thanks guys – it was a wonderful project. “

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Noel Hayden – SEN Programme Manager Museum of London

It’s been an absolute pleasure working with Artburst this year. As manager of the Museum of London’s learning programme for pupils with special educational needs and disabilities, I’m always looking for talented partners to deliver our creative arts projects. I’m delighted to say that in Artburst, I’ve found a team of enthusiastic and dedicated professionals full of great ideas who are highly skilled at improving the confidence and communication skills of the children and young people they work with.

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Parent

I want more sessions please!

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Parent

Skilfully planned and implemented. I liked it a lot.

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Parent

I have noticed a big improvement in my child’s confidence and speaking skills and am grateful for the opportunity to be here to watch them develop their skills.

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Ian Nolan

The participants involved ranged from year 3 to year 9 students, from a mixed age range of PMLD students to adults with learning difficulties. Over 130 people were involved in making, creating, playing and working together and it really was an amazing experience for everyone, not just the students.

So thank you. An amazing week and a truly amazing achievement, your ability to change and adapt your teaching styles to suit the needs of the individual learner is a great asset.

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Derek Lyseight-Jones

Artburst co-ordinated the week magnificently and created a wonderful inclusive working atmosphere between all concerned, leading and encouraging the workshops which created the installation for the town hall. They fully understood the needs of our pupils and worked to ensure that all of the activities were appropriate to the needs and aptitudes of our students while maintaining challenging work for our mainstream partners. The final presentation in the Town Hall was very impressive and received high praise from all who visited the event. Most importantly for those of us working in the special needs areas, Artburst proved that they could make the process of art as important and as valuable as the product.

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Parent

I couldn’t believe it was possible to achieve that in only two weeks.

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Parent

It was the best two weeks of his life.

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Parent

All the staff are fab. Can you all come round to my house and teach signs to me and my family please!

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Parent

My daughter has been asking since the beginning of the week ‘When are we going to Artburst’ She clearly enjoys it a lot! Thanks all!

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Vanessa Chadwick

Many of the children that Artburst work with are from economically disadvantaged backgrounds and as an organisation they have a strong belief that the arts should be experienced by everyone. This comes across strongly in their work; children are given access to storybooks, drama experiences and the development of ides that they would not otherwise experience in their normal school day.

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Caroline Sharman

Thank you both for creating such a wonderful piece of musical theatre for the Youth theatre to perform. They have had a wonderful time – all credit to your planning and child management, as well as of course to the fabulous quality of the product.

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Tazeem Akhtar

Artburst are a friendly, reliable and wonderful company to work along with. They have passion and commitment in what they do.

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Stuart Cameron

Artburst are excellent providers planning well organised courses for our young people. Our Monitoring officers have praised their provision and we get positive feedback from students, venue managers and parents.

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Stephen Parsons

Having an organisation come to us and show interest in and dedication to children with SLCN has been a life affirming experience for us… Artburst bring a fresh perspective. They show that creative arts really can have an impact on vulnerable children and young people with speech, language and communication needs.

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Stephen Parsons

We have had fantastic feedback from school staff, parents and children about how much they have enjoyed and gained from the transition groups. These groups give children with SLCN a real boost in confidence at a time when they really need it. I think it really offers a fresh approach to how we support children.

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Tessa Byrne

The Artburst workshops were fun, entertaining and geared towards the children’s level. The artist captured the children’s interest right from the start and they especially loved listening to the animated stories! The children were engaged in the activities at all times and enjoyed every minute. The children’s performances at the end were brilliant and were a fantastic way to show off their pieces of art.

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David Laughlin

Your professionalism and enthusiasm were overwhelming, and made this week extremely special. ‘All Around the World’ was a great success, with positive feedback from all. I know the students enjoyed it very much. Once again, thank you so much.

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Parent

I found the whole experience gave me more confidence, that people who deal with my child have such a good knowledge of how to deal with children’s different circumstances.

 

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Y6 Make a Play 1

“I loved all of it. You can’t doubt that you had a good time.”

Year 6 participant
Make a Play taster sessions, Speak Out, 2012

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Dawn Henry

“Artburst Limited has delivered a number of holiday provision for both Extended Services and Supplementary Schools’ provision. Their fun and interactive workshops for children has managed to capture the imagination and creativity of all involved. With their trained facilitators, professional credibility and welcoming nature, participants have developed a sense of self and re-engaged with literature.”

Dawn Henry, Cluster E Extended Schools Co-ordinator
The Learning Trust, Hackney

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Beverley Griffiths

“Artburst provided us, for our first Summer Uni London programme, a wonderful workshop entitled  ‘James and the Giant Peach’. The work and expertise during the week culminated in a performance that would have been worthy of many months of work.  The costume design and the narrative of the play having been devised during the week showed just how much work was put in and I know from the feedback received that the students thoroughly enjoyed themselves. Parents also commented on the fun the youngsters were having. The aim of the Summer Uni is to give young people the chance to try something new, Artburst provided that for these youngsters and I am pleased to say that we have booked them again for the next half term school holiday.  A really enjoyable experience for everyone involved.”

Beverley Griffiths, Summer Uni Co-ordinator
Havering Summer Uni