"Excellent workshops – very inclusive and creative. Work fitted in really well with our geography for term 2 – our local area. Project really made the children look closely at their local area and what is special about it. We have a wonderful, lasting record of our work with Gloria. Thanks."
"The planning session really caused pupils to focus on living in Bristol as their own city and then seeing what was special/ unique to them as deaf citizens and then wanting to show other people/ share with them what makes them special in a visual way."
"Gloria was superb; she inspired and enthused the children and instilled in them a genuine pride in their work. She also taught them new skills and techniques."
"The students liked working together as a team where cooperation was required to get things done. It was also very relaxing."
"Resourced well. Children orientated and led. They really had to think about their local area and city."
"Every single child – EBO to SEN – was able to benefit from the team building skills and were delighted with their final banner. The children also had a positive dual heritage role model! So important for many! The parents were thrilled to bits."
"They enjoyed the opportunity to work off timetable and complete a large creative piece."
"To have produced a published piece of art work that is to be displayed in their own city is marvellous. It allowed those children who have more creative talents to extend themselves further. The children had a wonderful experience especially because they could explore their own ideas and see them put into action."
"The children had the opportunity to work with an artist which always heightens the interest in the work. Being able to make use of her expert advice helped the children to develop their knowledge and understanding of how to use colour and perspective."
"Banners look fantastic and the children are proud that they participated. Boost to confidence that they had a part in creating something that looked so good. A good opportunity for those with creative interests to shine and boost their self worth. It stimulated an interest in their work."
"The workshops were even better than anticipated – Gloria's enthusiasm and ability to motivate students with MLD (including Aspergers) ensured
a very happy and industrious atmosphere. It was a real pleasure to work with her."