What People Say

What People Say

We enjoy fantastic relationships with schools, universities, local authorities and businesses across the UK and beyond

“Thank you to you and your team for running such an engaging, challenging and successful event on Friday. The students seemed to really enjoy it and I’m sure the staff did too!” 

Aim Higher, West Midlands

“I just wanted to say thank you so much to Chris, the children and all of the staff thought he was absolutely fantastic! The tasks were brilliant fun and everyone was totally engaged (even the children who normally hate maths!). The assembly was perfect as it caught everyone’s attention. It was perfect and just what our school needed.”

Maths Lead, Foxhill School

“I’d like to say a huge thank you to Jackson for his delivery of our Shakespeare poetry workshop…the students have really enjoyed learning about Shakespeare in a very active way. All members of staff were very impressed with Jackson and have all commented on how they cannot wait to use some of the techniques to inform their future practice. I’m sure we will be looking to work with you again in the future.” 

Creative Curriculum Leader, Guardian Angels Catholic Primary School

“I will continue to include as creatives workshops in my intervention weeks – everything from planning to delivery to follow up is excellent!”

Teacher, Kingsway School

“The students had an opportunity to apply their maths learning in a fun and engaging way. The maths they were doing had a purpose and they were able to work cooperatively to solve problems. They had a chance to realise that maths can be fun and that problem solving is not always ‘a word problem’. Thank you very much to Jackson, he worked brilliantly with all groups of children and left staff feeling inspired.”

Leader of Learning, Vine Tree Primary School

“Thank you very much for our pirate day today! It was fantastic and the children absolutely loved it, as well as learning lots from their maths problems!” 

Maths Co-ordinator, Kingsway Primary School

“The students thoroughly enjoyed the workshops and were engaged throughout. The teaching staff and TA’s passed on that the pupils were involved and really enjoyed the active nature of the workshop. We will definitely be planning for this session again.”

Science Co-ordinator, St Hugh’s

“The students in Y3 especially gained a great understand of the story of a Midsummer Night’s Dream. I was so impressed and surprised that they knew all the characters and complex relationships after a 90 min session. It has given us a great springboard for some fantastic writing. Our parents have also been pleasantly surprised that we have been introducing our younger children to Shakespeare. I would just like to say a huge thank you to Jo, her passion and knowledge was amazing and the children gained so much from working with her.”

Holy Trinity Primary School

“We deal with loads of agencies/companies and have always found you to be exceptional, professional and of course, a pleasure to deal with. So yes, will certainly see you again in the next academic year!” 

Maths Leader, Glebefields Primary School

“All the pupils from Nursery to Year 6 enjoyed exploring how much fun Maths can be outdoors – and your after school family outdoor maths activity was a great way to engage parents and carers. Would definitely book again. Thank you.” 

Maths Teacher, Kirkdale St Lawrence C of E Primary School

“Very refreshing to have CPD that was a bit different and involved a lot of participation and fun. Nice to see other areas of maths celebrated.” 

Maths Leader, Aintree Davenhill School

“The maths staff were unanimously of the opinion that this was one of the best maths workshops we have had.Jackson was an excellent presenter…his enthusiasm for maths was infectious and I particularly liked his emphasis on looking at the wider benefits of developing maths skills.  i.e. identifying patterns, seeing that maths isn’t just numbers, problem-solving. We will definitely look to be using you again in future.”

KS3 Mathematics Coordinator, Notre Dame School, Cobham

“Thank you so much for the brilliant Maths workshops, the children absolutely loved them and the teachers thought they were fab too!”

Thomas’s London Day School, Clapham

I just wanted to say a huge thank you to everyone at As Creatives, Zoe was amazing as Captain Sally Morgan and all the children had so much fun! I have had so much positive feedback from the children and staff saying how much they enjoyed the session and how it was tailored to each class’ needs. We loved having Zoe in both schools and I look forward to booking another workshop with you in the future.”

Canary Wharf College

“You were absolutely amazing and have inspired all the children and teachers. Thank you for sharing your talents with us!”

Class Teacher, Rickleton Primary

“An absolutely fantastic day. The pupils that took part were fully engaged through the entire time Jackson was working with them. The enthusiasm for problem solving and maths was obvious from the pupils, and there have already been requests for another visit!”

St Mungo’s Academy, Glasgow

“The poems look amazing and I am really excited to send these home with the children. The day was a huge success and the teachers really enjoyed the CPD. Thank you for such a wonderful experience.”

Teacher, Mapledene School

“The students really enjoyed the workshops and had the chance to explore the different elements of poetry that they may not have had the opportunity to within the classroom. The immersion aspect was particularly effective and this led to high standards of written poetry”

Head of English, Immanuel and St Andrews School

The children learnt how prevalent maths is within the world in which we live, particularly based on things that they do every single day. They realised how all aspects of maths work together during problem-solving to enable them to solve the problems and crack the codes. Even areas of the maths that we have yet to cover, the children were able to use their prior maths learning to help inform their judgements and answers. Delivery was excellent and the children absolutely loved the workshop – thank you.

Cobham Primary School

“I just wanted to say a big thank you to Chris for delivering the sessions at Cheadle. The workshops were absolutely brilliant and I have already passed the contacts for As creatives on to our other hubs so they will be contacting you very soon to book in!”

Higher Horizons, Staffordshire University

“As part of our Maths week, all KS2 children in the School had the CSI:Maths workshop. The children were buzzing about it all week and realised that Maths can be fun! I would highly recommend it and would not hesitate to use you again in the future”

Maths Teacher, St Benedict’s Primary

“Thank you so much for the brilliant experience given to the children on Monday. Bookman was great with the children: they all thoroughly enjoyed the workshops and the assembly in the morning. Having to be creative and use their imaginations reminded them about the enjoyment of reading.” 

Class Teacher, St Peter’s Primary School

“The workshop was absolutely excellent and surpassed my expectations. The thing that surprised was the breadth of Jo’s experience which resulted in such a rich experience for the children. Thanks so much!”

Speech and Drama Teacher, Silverhill School

“The children had a wonderful time and every year group was inspired, challenged and excited by the activity and Jackson’s approach. We found the idea of the workshops so clever and there was such a variety of maths involved. In 14 years of teaching, it’s the best workshop I’ve seen!” 

St Mary’s Hare Park
“The children who have had murderous maths today absolutely loved it. Ady was great with kids and made the day. Thank you again. The 4 classes taking part tomorrow are extremely excited!”
Maths Leader, St Paul’s Catholic Junior School

“The children enjoyed the workshops very much. It was very interactive and productive at the same time. The children used their creativity in different ways and collaboration and team work – all skills that we highly value at Thomas’s”

Thomas’s Day School, London

“There was a definite buzz from the pupils.  They enjoyed being outside and using their maths skills. It was clear that the students were using a wide range of maths skills, from numeracy to reasoning, without realising it.   I was particularly delighted to see my Year 4 children using measuring skills, data handling, problem-solving, shape, which I have taught so far this year and using appropriate vocabulary and ‘maths talk’.   It made maths come more alive for them. Thank you again for the excellent service provided.”

St Joseph’s RC Primary School

“I would like to thank you for the excellent Shakespeare day you delivered before Easter. The children adored it and have regularly spoken about it since – many saying it was their favourite day of Year 6!” 

Class Teacher, Hasland Junior School

“I just wanted to say what a fantastic workshop it was last week. Our pupils thoroughly enjoyed it and the staff were keen to pass on how engaging and brilliant with the pupils Ady was. Hopefully we will be using you again in the future – I am going to have a look at your sessions for older pupils too as a potential for year 10 or 11. Thanks from everyone at St Hugh’s.”

St Hugh’s School

“It was by far our most popular event during maths week. The students enjoyed the competitiveness of the trading game, it was great for their group and negotiating skills. The delivery and hosting of the activity was superb!”

Teacher, Langholm Academy

“A massive thanks for the fantastic organisation of the event. Every member of staff I have spoken to only had really positive things to say about Zoe and her workshops. The children were engaged and excited from the start and really promoted reading which was exactly what I wanted. Look forward to hopefully using as creatives again in the future!”

English Faculty Lead, Pinkwell Primary School

“The children absolutely loved everything about Captain Morgan and the workshops. They were engaged the whole time and didn’t even realise they were learning!”

Holme Grange School

“I just wanted to drop you a quick email to say how pleased we were with the Pirate’s Challenge Day and how engaged the children were with Chris. We’ve struggled to find a decent external provider for workshops, but this one really catered for all of the children and Chris was excellent. We’ll certainly be in touch when running another Maths Day next year.”

Swan Lane Primary School

“The children absolutely loved the day, and all year groups were completely invested in it. The whole day ran brilliantly, and I cannot speak highly enough about Chris – he was a pleasure to work with, and was excellent with both the children and adults – he absolutely made the day as special as it was. We have also received positive feedback from parents, who enjoyed the family maths workshop, and as a school we were blown away by the attendance!” 

St. Philip’s Catholic Primary School, Stockport

“Across the course of the day our entire Key Stage 3 engaged in both the training game and the bunker sessions and all students came out of the sessions absolutely energised. All who witnessed the level of buzz and atmosphere in the room were simply blown away by the engagement of students, the high energy environment and delighted in watching students find clever and innovative approaches. A superb day was had by all.”

Assistant Headteacher, Altwood Church of England School

“The workshops have helped support me with my mission to promote working scientifically and develop a love of science within the school”

Science Co-ordinator, Bursted Wood Primary School

“The students gained from working through a thematic approach to apply their skills and knowledge in mathematics as a team. The quality of delivery was fantastic.  Jackson performed at such a high level and made sure to engage all children.” 

Principal Teacher, Minishant Primary School

“Following the as creatives CPD programme, members of the maths department came up with some brilliant ways of linking numeracy to Global Diversity Week!” 

Assistant Headteacher, the Oldershaw School

“Ten out of ten! I was taken aback by just how good the Time Travel Theatre actors were – and by the impacts the workshops had on the pupils!” 

History Co-ordinator, Christ Church Primary, Leigh

“Jackson was amazing with the children, the content was fantastic and overall it was a great afternoon. Just last last year, the workshop was truly faultless and I would like to thank Jackson and everyone else at As Creatives because every experience we have had with you has been amazing!”

Holy Trinity Primary School

“One of the best STEM Events that I have ever booked. The students found the workshops extremely interesting, engaging and fun. One pupil asked, “Miss, can we do this every Thursday?”


Park Main High School

“Thank you for this week’s World Book Day workshop with Bookman. The children and staff thought Bookman was brilliant and the children got a lot out of the visit. Organising a workshop for the whole school can sometimes be a little stressful but working with you and the rest of your team has been really easy and organised so thank you!”

Class Teacher, Shortstown Primary

“The children absolutely adored every minute and you have truly inspired them to love Shakespeare! The final assembly was fabulous and we’ve had such lovely comments from the parents and staff. It blew me away what the children accomplished in a day and a half. You gave the children freedom to explore their own ideas whilst guiding them and helping develop what they’d come up with. I cannot thank you enough! You are an inspiration! 

St Joseph’s Catholic Primary

“Chris was phenomenal – all the teachers LOVED his assembly and the children did too. Every member of staff has commented on how good he was with the children – how his pitch was correct and how he delivered it so well. I was so impressed and he really did make the day so special.”

Maths Leader, Orchard Primary School

“I would like to thank Ady again for delivering the workshops. His own enthusiasm for science shone through from the start to the end of day.  The fact that the lessons were active and fun enabled the children to learn in a more physical way than that of the normal classroom-based teaching of science. This has given some of the teachers ideas for their own way of teaching science for future lessons. I would definitely recommend As Creatives to fellow teachers.” 

Heath Fields Primary

“Ady was absolutely brilliant with all the groups he had during our science day. The nursery staff were so impressed that he kept their class spellbound for a whole hour! We would love to work with you again.” 

The Gleddings Prep School

“Let me extend my thanks from myself and the staff here at EPPS to Chris and your team for a highly effective workshop today. Chris was fantastic and the pupils really gained a lot from his visit. he was very accommodating and adapted well to the needs of our pupils. We will definitely consider your team again for further workshops” 

Year 6 Teacher, Edward Pauling Primary School
“I can honestly say that all the children enjoyed the maths sessions immensely. They were all engaged and actively involved. Even the reluctant learners got involved and did not realise they were doing maths.  I was very impressed with Jackson, he managed to get all the children’s attention and keep the class motivated and enthusiastic without them getting unruly.”
Maths Co-ordinator, Bromley Beacon Academy

“The visit yesterday was amazing,  Jay (Bookman!) was a fabulous start to the day with his assembly, which really caught the kids’ imagination. I had staff coming to tell me they were shocked when he burst forth from the cupboard and surprised the hall. He was brilliant – and I’m especially impressed that he managed to work with children ranging from reception to Year 6s and entertained them all. It’s created a great buzz around the school about reading which is brilliant in the week of world book day.” 

Jeavons Wood Primary

“Every year, Jackson baffles me with his energy and passion. His in-depth knowledge of the play, his enthusiasm and professionalism is outstanding. As he talks about himself too, and all the actors he’s worked with and all the plays he’s done, the children are in awe of him. The children in our year love it every year and we will be booking for next year very soon.”


Hasland Junior School

“I have had As Creatives coming into my school for many years and they are truly amazing! The quality of their work is second to none. They are my go to provider for any new topic we are teaching. Their bespoke performances/ workshops are always interactive, fun, engaging and cover all the National Curriculum objectives. The children can learn more in one morning with As Creatives than we can teach them in a term! ”

Headteacher, Holy Spirit Catholic Primary School

“We will definitely be looking into some workshops for KS1 later in the year and will be recommending this to other schools that we work with!”

KS2 Manager, Brentside Primary Academy

“The children LOVED the workshop.  They raved about the session afterwards and talked about what they had done well into the following week.  The activities that Jo chose fit in perfectly with the English curriculum and the English sessions which we had already completed with year 6.  She built on the children’s prior knowledge and extended their learning further, whilst keeping the activities fun and engaging.  We loved the sessions and would love to use As Creatives again during our Shakespeare topic next year.”

Dovedale School

“The children gained an understanding of the play and a memory they will keep for life, especially for those children who have never experienced anything like that. It meant that when they wrote a letter as Macbeth to Lady Macbeth, they were able to use extra information that Jackson had told them to portray his character better.”

Hasland Junior School

“I wanted to get in touch to thank you so much for the sessions you delivered last Thursday. They went down extremely well and students were overwhelmingly positive about them and the teachers also rated your session as their top one of the day!”

University Outreach Programme, Keele University

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We have a wide range of cross-curricular, creative learning workshops that help make learning extraordinary. Directly supporting school improvement priorities, our programmes have proven impacts on engagement, motivation and attainment – and provide powerful platforms for staff development.

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Teacher CPD Programmes

Our range of bespoke Creative Learning INSETs and CPD workshops for primary, secondary, special schools and universities, leave teachers with the tools and techniques to continue inspiring students in exciting and innovative ways, are effective in both the short and long terms – and represent huge value for money. 

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Case Studies

Each year we work with thousands of children and young people and teachers. Here you can read more about some of the creative learning programmes we have delivered in schools both nationally and internationally.