School Testimonials

Testimonials & Feedback From SchoolS, Teachers, Pupils & PARENTS

The children thoroughly enjoyed their day and benefitted immensely from the experience of working with a professional photographer.  I have viewed the photographs and am really impressed.  When I took a group out this morning to take some photographs around the school I could see that they had learnt so much. You have certainly inspired them. The Croft School, February 2016


‘I have been hugely impressed by Iain’s work with my school. He enthused and motivated the pupils from the start with tales and pictures of nature. He went on to work with all the children from Reception to Year six. Without exception the children remained engaged and on task throughout his sessions and we have been so impressed by both the children’s observational skills and the quality of the photographs produced. I would thoroughly recommend a session from Iain for any school, either to kick start a specific nature topic or to add creativity to your curriculum.’ Head, Staunton & Corse Primary School, January 2016


Thank you for today. The Year 5 teachers gave really positive feedback and the children loved it! The assembly was wonderful. I have just downloaded the photos, they are fantastic! Science Lead, May 2015


Wow the children’s photos are great – some absolutely brilliant ones in there! Head, St Mary Redcliffe Primary, Mary 2015


The images are stunning…you never cease to amaze me with the way you enable children to capture moments with such clarity. Head, Wansdyke Primary, November 2014


Thank you so much for organising this activity. The photos are fantastic and we are greatly looking forward to the follow up day in January. Head, Waycroft Academy, November 2014


Thank you for today. It was brilliant!, Rendcombe College, June 2014


Kingfisher Island is where Wild Wonder Adventures begin!  Year 2 pupil, Howe Dell School


I just wanted to say thank you for a lovely experience, taking photos as a family in Ellenbrook Park. We saw so many things that we would normally have walked past without noticing. A truly great experience for not only pupils, but parents and siblings too. Thank you.   Parent, Howe Dell School


A truly inspirational day – many of the children go to the Hayes regularly, but few had stopped and looked really closely at this wonderful carpet of bluebells… their enthusiasm and comments were wonderful to hear… and some of their photography was amazing! I hope to do more photography with the children in the coming year as I think there are some young David Baileys in there!  Thanks for your wonderful input. I hope to work with you again in the near future. Michael Drayton School, April 2014


Thank you so much for giving the school such a wonderful experience. They all loved it and gained so much from having the chance to work closely with you and with such good quality cameras. Your visit really made our ‘Eco Week’ special. Clifford Primary School, April 2014


The photos arrived today and look just brilliant. Thank you so much for giving the children such a wonderful experience. All staff have reported how successful the days were and I know we will now use the photos to good effect whether it is through art work or writing. Cranborne Primary, March 2014


Thank you for yesterday (Tiger Day) – it really caught the children’s interest, they can’t stop talking about it!  Head, Harewood, January 2014


Iain provides opportunities for children and grownups to extend their awareness of local habitats and animals. Wonder Days are planned to stimulate speaking and listening and to develop writing skills across the school.  Head, Howe Dell, October 2013


What a truly wonderful (literally!) day you gave us all today – many many thanks. The children were so engaged throughout and parents fed back that they thoroughly enjoyed the after school workshop. I hope this is the start of a many more wonderful days at St Johns. Lemsford, September 2013


Thank you, we have really enjoyed working with you and seeing the enthusiam these two activity days have inspired. Thank you for guiding the children and staff in this experience and we would like the opportunity to work with you again.  Thank you also for your books we will use them well with the children. Miserden Primary,  Sept 2013


I’ve just been looking at the DVD of the children’s photos and, to be honest, I’m quite choked up!  They are amazing, I’m so thrilled with them and proud of the children.  You can tell they’ve had the privilege of working with you before as they’re really now thinking about how to take something in a different way, it’s wonderful! Thank you!
We’re  going to attempt some fabric painting and perhaps some 3D fabric work and then, hopefully, create a large mural.  I also want to use the photos for some reflective PSCHE work.  Lots to do in a short space of time, but I’m abandoning other areas of the curriculum!! Hertingfordbury Cowper, June 2013


I just wanted to say how much I enjoyed today. The assembly was very interesting and it was lovely to see the children thinking carefully about their shots. Some of their photos are absolutley beautiful. I am so thrilled with the results that I chose 6 to print at 15″ by 10″.  They are excellent and everyone has said what brilliant photographs they are! I am now putting them on display at the Rococo Gardens. The Croft, June 2013


The children and staff all had a great day on Monday, thank you! Our Czech student was in rapture with a photo she took of a duck taking off – it was quite good. We did some super writing on Wednesday… on our new blog site for our writing, Written in Stone.  Stone With Woodford , June 2013


Thanks so much for working with the children they had a great day and learnt a lot about the art of digital photography.  We’re going to print some of the pictures on canvas and make a photobook to go on display in school so everyone can celebrate their fantastic work.  Springmead May 2013


Thank you so much for coming to visit us and work with all the children on Wednesday.. They absolutely loved it. The experience really opened their eyes to what they have around them and looked in a different way at the school environment which is very familiar to them. Little Kingshill May 2013


It is always such a pleasure to work with you. You always have such an abundance of energy and have truly inspired us over the years. Applecroft Feb 2013


The photos the children took are stunning!  Thank you – there are a lot of VERY impressed people in school, and everyone really enjoyed the day.’ Macaulay School, Clapham Dec’12


‘Thank you again for the marvellous two days’ Applecroft, Oct’12


‘Thank you so much for two wonderful days. I am amazed at the photographs the children have taken – simply stunning. Outside at lunchtime today I was surrounded by children eager to show me exactly which flower or leaf they had photographed! I very much hope we’ll be able to welcome you back again.’ Head, Belswains


‘Thank you so much for giving us such a wonderful day on Monday.  I know from speaking to all the staff concerned it was enjoyed immensely and we all learnt something new and have been inspired to keep on taking photographs in a slightly different way!  We so enjoy working with you and look forward to continuing this partnership.  A great way to start the new term’ Head Hertingfordbury April 2012


‘We couldn’t have asked for a more inspiring and creative way to launch our school project, thank you. The well attended parent and child workshop not only led to some fantastic photographs being taken by the children, but was a great way to involve the parents in the learning that was taking place in school.’ The Ridge School, April 2012


‘Thank you very much for the two days you spent with us. The staff and children thoroughly enjoyed the assembly and working outside observing nature and taking photographs. Their creative artwork and writing was good and the staff are planning further opportunities to work outside, so for me it was a real success!’ Head Woodside March’12


‘The staff were very complimentary and thought you had a really super way with the children. I have put a blog on our website about the day and there are also some lovely photos.  I will definitely be promoting you to all Frome headteachers.’ Head Berkley March’12


‘A lovely day, all are full of it’ Head, Howe Dell Feb’12

“Thank you for such a great day. You really did do all that I hoped…sharing your work and fantastic photos and then enabling the children to begin to appreciate some of the wonderful nature under our very noses!” Avening Primary School, Sept ‘11


“a huge thank you for yesterday.  It was amazing!  The staff and children really enjoyed themselves.  We hope you did too!” Wansdyke Primary School


“Iain was very informative and communicated the information clearly and in a way the children could understand” Parent June ‘11


“Everyone without exception has said how much the children enjoyed the three days and how much they have learned about their world and photography.” Hacton Primary School May’11


“We had a fantastic day yesterday, thank you so much. There has been a real buzz around the school today” Hertingfordbury Cowper School May ‘11


“The children and staff had a brilliant time!” Applecroft  March ‘11


“they loved it!  All down to your teaching of course!  Have recommended you to at least two other heads already.” Head,  Chirton Primary School June’10

“Thanks for the two days you spent with us. The children thoroughly enjoyed their sessions and the staff are amazed at the photos they produced.’“Science Co-Ordinator, Mary Exton School Oct’10


“Everyone achieved. It was a fantastic day.” Head, Hempsted School


“Thank you so much for sharing all your knowledge and skills with us. The children have talked so much about working with you. They thoroughly enjoyed themselves and learnt so much. I know it will be one of those ‘wonderdays’ that they remember for years to come” Head, Howe Dell