Archive for December, 2013

Feedback from Schools

As we come to the end of some of our Autumn tours, I thought I would share just a small selection of unsolicited feedback from schools. Well done to everyone involved!

Lincolnshire Year 7 – ‘Max Respect’ Home to School Journey:

“I just wanted to say how fantastic I thought the Max Respect presentation was this morning. The acting was brilliant, the plot was well scripted and easy to follow for the students. The workshop at the end was great as it allowed the students to think about what happened and to put their points of view across. Other staff also commented to me how good they thought it was (and that doesn’t happen very often!!!).” Branston Community Academy


Dream Factory Ghosts Published

John Simes, my father, who founded Collingwood after many years as a head teacher, hasn’t taken to retirement like I thought. I thought things were going well when he started tending vegetables and playing golf. What I wasn’t expecting was the marathon running, setting up Free Schools, and now… publishing a book!


A Festive Update

Not blogged for a while so thought I would update you good people on where we are at the moment!

Consultation Sessions

We are planning on re-vitalising our road safety show content over the next few months for next academic year so are pleased to be arranging our next batch of consultation sessions with young people in local schools. The sessions are always great fun and really help us to get under the skin of the issue, from the perspective of those we are delivering the tour to. The language, stories, characters, themes and styles young people suggest significantly influence our thought processes in the writing and staging of the pieces. It’s especially important these days now that I am getting on a bit!! I might consider myself in touch, but I am always very quickly disabused of this perception!

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