TESTIMONIALS

A small fraction of the 000's of kind words shared by teachers, librarians, festival directors and one government First Minister!

Alison Fox - Langlees Primary School, Falkirk

"Fantastic. Well done!" Nicola Sturgeon 
First Minister of Scotland "Stuart Reid is a force of nature! Engaging, educational and extremely entertaining, Stuart is a master of his craft. We had a wonderful time at the Belfast Book Festival and would welcome him back in a heart beat!” Keith Acheson Director, Belfast Book Festival "Just to say I caught your show on Friday and really enjoyed it. You did a great performance and had the kids thoroughly engaged. I hope the rest of the run has gone as well and thank you!" Angela Galvin 
BBC Children’s Development Producer "Simply the best author performance I have EVER seen in 15 years of teaching. The best... by a long mile." Mr Mashiter deputy headteacher, St Mary's Primary School, Blackburn.

Sophie Webster - Padstow Primary School, Cornwall

"I don’t quite know where to start! We absolutely loved your time with us on Wednesday morning! There has been a buzz about school ever since and the children are now obsessed with your books! We really cannot thank you enough, all of the staff have commented on how engaging and inspiring (and funny!) it was, so thank you." "Our head is thrilled and has also asked me to pass on her thanks." Kate Sixsmith Literacy Co-ordinator, Gaskell Primary, Bolton "The children were in awe of you, as were the staff! Everyone was buzzing the whole day long and they thought you were fantastic. Thank you again for such a brilliant workshop. I cannot recommend you highly enough!" Jayne Cation Principal, Aberhill PS "Thanks for coming in today. We all thought you were fab! A real inspiration to everyone. My kids have been creating their own characters to write about this afternoon. I’m sure you will be invited back." Ann Belardo Primary 2 teacher, East Plean PS "Thank you again for last Friday…the children and staff 
all loved the sessions." Rachel Humphries Literacy Co-ordinator, Chorlton Park Primary, Manchester "Thank you so much for a superb morning, it was thoroughly enjoyed by all and the kids are buzzing." Sheena Matthews Principal teacher/Literacy Co-ordinator, Durham Gilesgate Primary "Thanks for a fantastic day with the pupils. Once again, I have had great feedback from staff about your sessions including a great report from the P7 pupils and Miss Jack! Thank you so much for coming into do the creative writing workshop at such a great price. They all got a lot from it!" James McGimpsey Principal Teacher, Deans Primary School, Livingston "I wanted to thank you for the fantastic presentations you did today at West Coats. The pupils (AND STAFF) have been raving about them all day and seemed totally enthused!!" Pam Currie Head Teacher, West Coats Primary School, Glasgow A

Mrs E. McLeish - Kinneil Primary School, Bo'ness

"Big thank you for delivering two fantastic session in Bishopbriggs & Milngavie Libraries. The children & adults alike thoroughly enjoyed the sessions. I have been forwarded an email below from Andrew Gallagher – St Helen’s Primary school singing your praises too. It’s always nice to get feedback especially positive feedback." Fiona Gray Children & Families Coordinator. East Dunbartonshire Leisure & Culture Trust "A huge thank you for coming to visit us. The pupils (and staff) had a wonderful time and could have carried on listening to you for hours. You have really inspired our pupils – I was mobbed on the yard on Wednesday morning by children with ideas for book titles; they are so excited 
about it we are having a competition for the most imaginative title. Thank you again for a really entertaining, inspiring afternoon." Megan Charlton (Deputy Head Teacher) Grove Primary, Durham "I currently teach P6 at Kennoway primary school in Fife and we have just finished your Zigzag Zit-faced Zombie book and to say they loved it is an understatement!! I have been charged with buying the new release during the holidays. Can we arrange a school visit with you?" Oni Fraser (P6 Teacher)Kennoway Primary School "Thank you for a fantastic day. The staff and children have been raving about it and children have come flooding in today with money for books. They are so excited to read them. We have also bought sets of the books for all our classes in the school! It is a credit to you that the children sat so well, they were all engaged and enthralled by you – not many people can do this with the age range that we had in the hall." "The teachers have gained lots of ideas and are already trying them 
out with the children – good to see teachers and children excited 
by reading and writing again!" Louise Daly (Principal Teacher) The Links, Stockton, nr Middlesborough "Thank you so much, Stuart. I would also like to ask if you’ll return next October for Book Week in 2014. I know its quite far in advance but I reckon you will be inundated." Stephanie Wood (principal Teacher) Holy Family Kirkintilloch (written Oct 2013) "You were a HUGE hit! The kids loved you and were full of ideas and excitement once you left. Some parents even commented on your visit at parents evening, saying how when their children came home they wanted to write their own story – very inspirational. So thank you!" Stephanie MacFadyen (Principal Teacher) Longniddry Primary "You are obviously a natural story teller and such a funny man. This morning was fantastic. I’m getting you back to our school sometime and will continue to try to drum up custom for you. You deserve it!" Jackie Morton (Principal teacher) Wren Spinney Special School, Northampton Thank you very much for a fabulous, funny, fantastic, full of enthusiasm, fanfare of a presentation! I have never witnessed such a good author presentation before – you had the children eating out of your hands for the whole time – brilliant! I am sure that they will thoroughly enjoy reading your books as you most certainly inspired them." Sharon Clyne (Principal teacher) Strathesk Primary School, Penicuik. Three fantastic sessions, thank you. The motivational workshop was excellent for our pupils, setting them up perfectly for their year ahead in our international baccalaureate 6th Form." Angela Tawse (Head Librarian) St. Leonard’s Independent School, St Andrews. "Thank you so much. We were all delighted with your presentation. What an inspiration… to encourage the children to learn literature by heart clearly demonstrated!!). The staff and children loved it. My class immediately voted for the Snot Zombies as their next class reader!" Pauline Baddeley (Head teacher) Alexandra Junior School, Stoke "The feedback from pupils and staff was excellent. To enthuse staff to want to return to class and start writing the day before a holiday break is high praise and from what I hear you deserve it!" Liz Barton, Head Teacher, Strathesk Primary School, Penicuik Thank you for visiting our school this week! The children are really buzzing and I’ve had excellent feedback from staff and I look forward to inviting you in again in the future!" Delyth Evans (Principal Teacher) Easterside Primary, Middlesbrough. "The morning was a great success as part of our book week and enjoyable for children and staff alike! Thank you for coming to share your work with us, as I’m sure you could tell the children loved every minute!" Rachel Kaye (Head teacher) Brownhill Infants School "We (the librarians and teachers) thoroughly enjoyed your talks. The children really enjoyed your presentation too …very entertaining as well as in informative and educational with lots of fun thrown in!" Margaret Rennie, Senior Librarian, Stirling Young People’s Services "Many thanks for your book reading session this afternoon. Pupils and staff had a ball!" Wendy Cameron (head teacher) Antonine Primary School, Drumchapel “Your visit to the Glebe Junior School was inspirational to parents, staff and children. Thank you so much. One reluctant reader, in year 3, bought your book and for the first time ever demanded that his mum read to him! A breakthrough! Your perfectly poised, personal and poignant presentation was an incredible sight to behold. You enthralled the audience- ranging in age from 7 to 70 – with your passion and love of reading and writing and entertained them, seemingly effortlessly, for an hour. Your visit will be remembered for a long time to come and we all know that we were lucky to see you at the start of what we are sure will be an illustrious career – and deservedly so!” Freda Wilson Literacy Co-ordinator Glebe Junior School "Stuart’s presentation was VERY informative and delivered in such a way that it held ALL the children’s interest throughout. It was excellent that Stuart involved the pupils at different stages and that there were some practical activities for them to be part of. They spoke enthusiastically for many days afterwards and were very keen for Stuart to return. AND they enjoyed reading your book and talking to their friends about it." Teresa Salvage Head of Literacy, St. Mary’s Primary, Bathgate "Many thanks for the super event on Tuesday. The children thoroughly enjoyed it and have been talking about it ever since." Dave Edwards Head Teacher, Davidson Mains, Edinburgh "It was a pleasure to host you. Your sessions were lots of fun and I expect there has been some reading going on this weekend!" Kate Whitely Head Teacher, Aberdour Primary School