Testimonials

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Testimonials from clients, audiences, teachers and parents/carers

“Wendy was absolutely fantastic to work with from beginning to end. She was the key to bringing The Book of Beasts to life at its book launch at Ottie and the Bea Bookshop. Wendy’s magical storytelling provided an immersive and fun experience for children and adults alike. She effortlessly took our mythical creatures off the page, and into the imaginations of us all. The children were so excited to crack the Sphinx riddle and scare away a Chinese dragon – all in a days work! It was such a pleasure to have the opportunity to work with Wendy, we cannot thank her enough for sprinkling her storytelling magic on The Book of Beasts.” – Alara Delfosse, Michael O’Mara Books

“Fantastic and amazing show”, “the storyteller was great!” – Museum of London, for the Hello London Hello Barbados Festival

“Your performance was captivating and dynamic. It was a pleasure to see you breathing life into the legends of Osiris and Odysseus, which fitted so well with our theme for the evening.” – The British Museum

“Wendy Shearer is a masterful storyteller, bringing everyone with her imaginatively and playfully.” – Southbank Centre, Imagine Festival

“You’ve really inspired me with your ideas and energy.  We plan to take the storytelling further and develop more ideas in the classroom” – Yr 5 teacher, Long Lane Primary School, Reading

“Wendy was brilliant at the NatWest Family Fun Zone over the Christmas period. She was flexible, reliable, professional and ensured her stories fit perfectly with our client’s brief and the wider themes at Southbank Centre’s ‘Winter’ with NatWest. The children were always engaged and thoroughly enjoyed the stories – Wendy got them giggling, shouting and encouraged lots of participation. It was a pleasure to have her on site throughout the week.”  – Ella Wales Bonner, M&C Saatchi Sport and Entertainment

“Everyone was captivated.  I was hanging on to every word.  I really wanted to join in too!” – Toni, Winter Festival at Southbank

“Really imaginative storytelling.  You made all of the children feel involved with shaping the story” – Derwentwater Primary School

“We thoroughly enjoyed Wendy’s enthusiasm and ability to engage the children” – Locks Heath Infant School

“I loved it.  I was hooked and really in the story with you!” – Rich Mix, for  Film Africa

“You transported me around the world with your story – really great storytelling.” – Night of Festivals

“Great story and told so beautifully.  We enjoyed it all.” – Tower Bridge

“Brilliant – all of the children were gripped from start to finish.  Their follow up questions showed how much they absorbed.” – Millennium Primary School

“Assembly was particularly good, Wendy engaged the whole school, the majority of them usually have attention difficulties for more than 25 minutes! (SEN) – The Cedars Primary School

“Perfect end to our Black History Month celebrations.  The whole school got involved and loved it”. – St Francis de Sales

“A wonderful day – it was perfect how you managed to include everyone in the storytelling – Gainsborough Primary School

“Really magical.  You really brought the stories alive. I wanted to hear more.” – Crouch End Festival

“Great storytelling and the unusual props were enjoyed by everyone.” – Stamford Hill Primary School

“Re-living history through your storytelling was most enjoyable” – Oakington Manor Primary School

“It was fantastic – you’ve given me lots of ideas!” – Nursery teacher, Hally Primary School

“That was so much fun.  I like how you got us all involved and your props are beautiful.” – Art House Crouch End

Our children enjoyed the beautiful, engaging props.  You ensured that all the children were involved enthusiastically with the storytelling. – Saint Augustine’s Priory

“You adjusted the story and songs to the children’s needs which was brilliant” – Willow Children’s Centre

“We really enjoyed the use of props, songs and leading the children through role play” – Nursery Class, Hally Primary School

“Wonderful, I really enjoyed seeing the children answer questions as their characters!” – St Paul’s Primary school

“Everyone had a lot of fun being creative and letting their imagination run riot.” Collège Français Bilingue de Londres

“The children warmed to Wendy immediately, and she had them spellbound with her stories from South Africa. I would highly recommend her!” Coconut Nursery N16

“Her voice was engaging and soothing.  The toddlers loved the dancing and props.” Nursery teacher  Willow Children’s Centre

“She was fantastic and got the children involved using instruments, colourful material and objects”.  Parent, Willow Children’s Centre

“I love the instruments Wendy used and all the music.  The story was filled with many activities for the children.” Parent, Willow Children’s Centre

“Children and babies were really absorbed in what Wendy was doing.  It was very impressive.” Nursery teacher, Willow Children’s Centre

“Wendy has an engaging style and lovely manner with the children”. Year 1 teacher, Muswell Hill Primary School

“Wendy managed the class really well and the children were interested throughout.  They retold the story well in the storyboard session afterwards.” Year 2 teacher, Muswell Hill Primary School

“We mostly enjoyed seeing the interaction and contributions from the children.”  Year 1 teacher, Muswell Hill Primary School

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