Testimonials

Schools (Nursery to Secondary)

“The children really enjoyed the session and were fully engaged throughout. It was pitched perfectly at the right level for young children and they were able to follow the plot.  The props were wonderful and helped the children understand the story. It was lovely when children were called up to the front to take part – great idea to choose them to play Anansi in his costume! Chesterton Primary School, Wandsworth

“The children thoroughly enjoyed the stories and were very engaged throughout.  It was an excellent link to our Black History Week celebrations.  The multi-sensory approach appealed to the variety of learners in the class including those with SEN and EAL. I would love to invited you back again.” Michelle at Morningside Primary, Hackney

Chinese New Year Storytelling with Wendy Shearer

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

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

“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, Reading

“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

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

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

“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, Hounslow

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Festivals & London Attractions

“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

“Great story and told so beautifully.  We enjoyed it all.” – parent at Tower Bridge Storytelling  (Watch video)

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

“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

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

“Totally imaginative and so much fun seeing the children absorbed.” – Oxjam Festival, Crouch End

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

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

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

Launches

“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

Children

“I liked it when the spider in the story said rude things!” “I like it when the spider was talking inside the melon”

“I liked the dressing up” – Year 1, Maypole Primary, Dartford

“I liked when the banana tree started speaking” – Art House Crouch End

“I liked being Odysseus and tricking the Cyclops” – St Thomas’s London Day School, Clapham

Storytellers

“Such clear and measured storytelling. Perfect balance of movement and stillness, paced beautifully. I love monkey stories!” Jake Evans, Storyteller

“Brilliant characterisation and a lovely playful relationship with the audience. A very memorable storytelling. Thank you.” Alison Royce, Storyteller

Comments from Giles Abbott about Wendy Shearer storytelling