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“The show filled me with ideas. Danny was brilliant at making up stories and made me laugh so much!” Harry 12

10 out of 10 - "Our students absolutely enjoyed the entire performance and the engagement of fun, art and writing activities. From a teachers perspective, this performance should be rolled out to all educators to not only inspire the 'artist' but also inspire the power of creativity, empowerment and having a go! Perfect for Art, English, PD and Personal Development." Ms. Ho, Maroubra Junction Public School

10 out of 10 - "Whoever said children cant concentrate for longer than 20 minutes?! Dan and John's relaxed but highly entertaining performance had the children mesmerised from beginning to end. Studies indicate children laugh 300 times a day; we maye have broken the record today! You cannot fake good communication with children. Dan's centred, authentic style had the kids on side from the start and they related to everything he said and did!" Linda Griffin, Carine Primary School. Perth, Western Australia

10 out of 10 - "The students LOVED the performance. They were positive, engaged and interacted really well with Dan and John. This was a FANTASTIC experience for both staff and students, with a great message of 'reach for your goals/dreams and don't give up'. VERY positive! This performance is great for English and Art, but probably a GREAT ONE for any 'Religious Education'  (personal growth area). Great for the area of Pastoral Care and student well-being. Phoebe Koch, Saint Aloysius College, Adelaide.

“Out of 10 - Off the scale! The best performance/learning experience I have seen in 10 years of education. Every child was engaged and hanging off every word and laughing at every action. They produced amazing artworks (the students and Dave) and were all excited about their stories.” Belynda Seale, Deputy Principal, Falls Road Primary, Perth

"9 out of 10 - LOVED the show! Outstanding, Inspirational, Creative, Hilarious, Practical. Supported and enhanced our writing, arts, self esteem and imagination areas wonderfully. St Anthony's Catholic School, Greenmount.

The HIGHEST on the scale, way above 10 out of 10! - The children responded so enthusiastically with laughter and wonderful participation. This was a highly entertaining performance that delivered a valuable message. All the staff and students thoroughly enjoyed the performance and thank Dan and John for all your compassion and assistance." Lucine Franklin, St Anthony's Catholic School, Greenmount.

"9 out of 10 - Our students were highly motivated to participate and 'have a go.' They were all VERY keen to both write and draw during and after the performance. It is great to have performances that support what we're doing in the classroom. WELL DONE! Nedlands Primary School, Nedlands, Perth WA

10 out of 10! - The kids were absolutely enthralled - all levels from pre primary to year 7 were buzzing with creativity and excitement, bursting with new found self confidence. And thank you so much for the FABULOUS drawings, we will laminate them and put them in our library for all to share. ps Thank you particularly John for the orangutan!" Jenny Webb, St Anthony's Catholic School Greenmount

"Danny’s agility and positive manner kept everyone in the hall fixed on what he had to say, in awe, in suspense and in fits of laughter. He is a great showman with a passion to deliver his message …”
“Dave’s cartooning skills made the children’s stories come alive in a way that I had never seen before.  He made the activity so simple that even the least confident artists realized that they too could create a masterpiece of their own...”
“Danny and Dave were an inspiration to us all, as for weeks after, children were still talking about the day and drawing their tales. I am so glad we invited them to our school." Dee Coppen Seven Sisters Primary School, London

"10 out of 10 - Our students were totally engaged and highly motivated. They were all inspired to take the challenges Dan and John set, to risk writing and illustrating without fear of getting it wrong. They have already asked me to book Dan and John again!" Ann Lahoud, Tregear Public School, Tregear, NSW

"10 out of 10! The students loved every minute of their experience.” Louise Taylor, Deputy Principal, Napier Intermediate School NZ

"Rob's energy and imagination challenges our students
 to see ordinary objects in extraordinary ways.
 I highly recommend Rob's workshops to any teacher
 interested in inspiring their students to be more
 imaginative and enthusiastic about writing."
 Jo Knight Class Teacher, Little Grove Primary School

“Dan’s ability to help reluctant students, from all class
 levels, to achieve publishing quality work is a magnificent
 tribute to his efforts.”  Greg Grey, Albany Primary
 School


 “Rob's professional skills made this a key learning
 experience and his gift for allowing the students to
 navigate where the workshop goes and seeing the funny
 side of things, makes for a highly educational and eye
 opening experience, with students' producing
 work of an unprecedented standard.”  Max Kosovich,
 Yakamia Primary School


 “You encouraged children who are very reluctant
 speakers and writers to step outside their comfort
 zone and entertain themselves and an audience.
Each child had a sparkle in their eyes that we rarely
 see. They were engaged, enthused and most importantly
 eager.
To witness children who are not risk takers, grapple
 for your attention so they could be part of your magic
 world is a wonderful experience.”
 Mandy Stacey Coolgardie Primary School

 "Rob will come to your school, instil a love of life
 and the imagination with all your students,
 demonstrate to them that they are all young genius's
 by proving they ALL have extraordinary memories, then
 leave them wanting (to discover) much, much more. Rob
 is the catalyst for children to achieve everything he
 knows they can be."    Norseman Primary School

“The children's imaginations have been captured and this has been observed by teachers and parents. The concepts used to empower the children were fantastic and we will continue to use these in class." K. Cairns, Glenbervie Primary School, Whangerei, NZ

“10 out of 10! Absolutely delighted and totally enthralled!” Jane Watt, Osborne Park School

“10 out of 10! It was SO good. Dan was REALLY funny... Top Notch! Dan could make a story about anything. Well structured, totally engaging, excellent control of a BIG crowd…
The students were wholly involved and were highly motivated to write and draw after the introduction, which the students were involved in constructing.
ALL levels of ability were motivated to participate.
The children LOVED it and remembered so much of what was taught. Wonderfully entertaining, great for both students and teachers.”
Taree Christian Community School, NZ

“We are all THRILLED! The interaction was fantastic and our students are still talking about the performance long after it finished.
The performers (Dan and John) were very constructive and accommodating.” Paula, All Saints Grammar School

“Absolutely delighted and totally enthralled! The children found the performance very funny, and the show incorporated most of our learning areas beautifully.” Jane Watt, Osborne Park School, Perth WA

"I invited Danny to our school, where he gave us an amazing, inspiring, motivational presentation to the school, involving humour, art, creative writing ... water!! Any and all teachers reading this, I recommend you get Danny booked for your school!"   Biff Frederickson, Ealy Learning Association International School, Basel, Switzerland


10 out of 10!

Name of performance: Dan and Dave

Teacher in Charge: Michael Wheatley

School: Leeming Primary School, Perth, WA

Date of Performance: 2.8.11

What was the response of the students to the performance, and teacher comments?

            “Captivated, attentive, displaying obvious enjoyment – ALL keen to have a go!

Dan and Dave presented as an excellent message of “I CAN!”

What area/s of the school curriculum did the performance support?: Writing and Visual Arts

Would you recommend this performance? Highly

 

9/10

Leeming Primary School, WA

2.8.11

“IN AWE! Very responsive. Surprised that they could all actually draw and write a story.

Performers engaged well with the audience, and responded to them well.”

What area/s of the school curriculum did the performance support?: Writing, art, listening

Would you recommend this performance? Highly

 

10/10

Leeming Primary School, WA

2.8.11

“FANTASTIC! The students were fully engaged and enjoyed it all, coming away with the message that they can and should do anything they want to do (in life).”

What area/s of the school curriculum did the performance support?: Health, English, Art

Would you recommend this performance? Highly

 

10/10

Leeming Primary School, WA

2.8.11

“They were so engrossed and enjoyed every moment! The art, the laughs, the entire performance was FANTASTIC!”

What area/s of the school curriculum did the performance support? Health, art, creativeness, Imagination which to writing skills, so ‘English/Language.”

Would you recommend this performance? Highly

 

9/10

Leeming Primary School, WA

2.8.11

“The students had a wonderful time and were very motivated to both write and illustrate the stories they started with Dan and Dave when we returned to class. Not only was the performance entertaining it was also extremely educational and meaningful. The children were more confident to both write and draw.”

What area/s of the school curriculum did the performance support? Language, drama, art

Highly recommended!

 

10/10 plus****

Leeming Primary School, WA

2.8.11

“VERY positive! Children produced creative pieces of work and appreciated the modelling done by the artists. We enjoyed the performance and the message – to believe in yourself and strengthen your talents, to follow your dreams to make them come true. To always make the effort and have a go.”

What area/s of the school curriculum did the performance support? Literacy, Art, ‘Kids Matter’ programme.

Highly recommended! (Our class point of view: “AWESOME!”

 

9/10

Esperance Primary School, WA

28.7.11

Emma Andrews

“Very excited. Loved the performance and they were engaged with the activity. Fantastic to see the standard of drawings that students achieved in just one session. All very keen to have another go.”

What area/s of the school curriculum did the performance support? Arts, health, maths (space).

“Highly recommended!”

 

9/10

Esperance Primary School, WA

28.8.11

“Loved it! Very enthusiastic about drawing! Wiling to have a go, not worried about making mistakes. Dramatic, exciting and kept kids on task and listening.”

What area/s of the school curriculum did the performance support? The Arts

“Highly recommended!”

 

10/10

Esperance Primary, WA

27.7.11

Geoff Chambers

"FANTASTIC and engaged for the entire session! VERY good motivation as well as great drawing and cartooning."

Highly recommended!

 

10/10

Nulsen primary School, WA

"Fully engaged. 100% participation. Highly recommended!"

 

10/10

Esperance Primary, WA

28.7.11

"THEY LOVED IT! Very enthusiastic and all proud of their achievements. Inspired ME to get out my 'how to draw' book and teach them more! Highly recommended!"

Supports: Art/health, building confidence.

Highly recommended

 

10/10

Esperance Primary, WA

28.7.11

"FANTASTIC! Interactive, motivating, WOW!! Highly recommended!"

 

10/10

Esperance Primary, WA

28.7.11

"THEY ABSOLUTELY LOVED IT!"

Highly recommended

 

10/10

Nulsen Primary, WA

27.7.11

"They had a GREAT time! VERY interactive and entertaining."

Highly recommended

 

10/10

Nulsen Primary, WA

27.7.11

Positive, engaged, motivated, eager to participate. What a GREAT show!"

Highly recommended

 

10/10

Nulsen Primary, WA

27.7.11

Narelle Pickering

"The children were excited and happy, they couldn't stop talking about it. REALLY enjoyed the show!"

Highly recommended

 

9/10

Esperance Primary, WA

28.7.11

Liz Ellett

Very positive and enthusiastic! There are a few children in my class with 'monkeys on their shoulders' and I saw them disappear with this activity. I will be using this phrase for sure. It is also great the kids get something to keep and show their parents."

Highly recommended

 

9/10

Esperance Primary, WA

28.7.11

"They LOVED IT! The steps used made all students tune in. They were all capable of drawing some great great illustrations!"

Highly recommended

 

10/10

Esperance Primary, WA

Peter McMahon

28.7.11

"They LOVED it! AWESOME!"

Supported: Creative thinking, story telling/writing, attitude - having a go, drawing.

Highly recommended

 

 

 

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