“Just wanted to say a huge thank you for providing us with a fantastic Tudor day last Thursday.  The children absolutely loved it from start to finish and wrote glowing newspaper reports about all the interesting things they learnt and the fun activities they tried.   We were very impressed with the quality of the sessions, you provided really exciting ways to learn about Tudor life!  The resources you brought were great, especially the Tudor feast, games and medicine ingredients, and your natural rapport with the children (in character the whole day!) was outstanding.  I would recommend the Specialists for History topic days to every school!”

Simon Morrell (Class Teacher, Lincs)

“I just wanted to put into writing how much we loved your Viking day.  It was brilliant.  The children and staff all enjoyed it.  For children of that age to sit and listen to you for over an hour shows how engaged they were.  This was down to your excellent delivery and brilliant knowledge about what interests children, not to mention your amazing knowledge of Vikings.  The staff also thought the day was wonderful.  As you can imagine they see a lot of people coming to deliver lessons to our pupils and they all commented that you were the best.  So thank you very much.  We will definitely be contacting you again and I would happily recommend you to other schools.

Thanks again.”

Caroline Webster, Class Teacher, Notts

“I am pleased that the children were all good representatives of the school regarding their behaviours – although I do know that behaviour was not an issue because they were so hooked. You made the Egyptian era extremely realistic, fun and exciting and the children are going to get some fantastic work from your visit. Thank you very much and I shall be in touch in the future.”

Helen Winfield, Class Teacher, South Yorkshire

“Hi Lisa, thank you so much for today; the children had a fab time and learned loads and have gone home to make their own papyrus paper – surely a good sign. What you do is great and I will gladly recommend you in the future”

Sarah Goode, Class Teacher, Northants

“I just wanted to say how much my Year One class enjoyed having a visit from “Tommy Top Hat”.  The range of old toys and knowledge that Greg had was very impressive.  Greg was able to answer many questions that the children had, which was fantastic.

Thank you to Lisa who was on the end of the phone answering any questions I had and helping to make the whole experience for the children and myself run smoothly.

I shall look forward to opportunities in the future where I can ask “The Specialists” to come to our school.

Many Thanks and Kind Regards”

Lauren McPherson, Class Teacher, Warks

“Dear Greg, I wanted to thank you again for spending the day with us. The children really enjoyed it and it got our theme off to a flying start! I’ve written a quick blog post and added a recommendation and a link to your website as I am sure other teachers will be interested.”

Jo Badge, Class Teacher, Leics

“Thank you for a wonderful Viking day.  The children were engaged and entertained all day and you provided a perfect balance of informative talk, questioning and practical experiences.  The highlights for us were handling the artifacts (the seal skin was amazing), playing a variety of Viking games and listening to the storytelling, especially the communal story where we all joined in!  You really brought the different aspects of raiding and trading to life and we can’t wait to invite you back next year.Many thanks on behalf of the Year 3 children and staff.”

Josie Heald, Class Teacher, Northants

“Dear Leagrid and Gregolf!  We wanted to say a big ‘thank you’ for coming to (our school) … last Tuesday.  The children really enjoyed themselves and here are some of the things they said: “I enjoyed holding the weapons!”; “I enjoyed playing Nine Men’s Morris.”; “I loved playing Kubb and throwing the other team’s pins back.”; “I liked it when Gregolf told us a story and the children and teachers joined in.”; “I liked Leagrid showing us the Viking dance.”  It was a fantastic day and the children learned lots of new facts. … Many thanks again and I hope we see you in the future.

Mrs Gibb, Miss Lampard, Miss Tebbutt, Class Teachers, Warks

“Fantastic, knowledgeable and fun – the children were engrossed at all times. We would certainly invite The Specialists back into school. They have been professional, tailored activities to the children’s needs and involved both staff and children alike. We all had a fantastic morning. Thank you.”

Mrs Fisher, Yr. 3 Teacher, Desford Primary School

 “Thanks Greg, the day was a great success – and great to have you in school again too.”

Mr Raben, Head Teacher, Martinshaw Primary School