We're always on the look out for feedback. This is just a selection of some of the lovely things people have said about our workshops. Simply scroll down for a large selection, or select links for feedback on specific areas.
Please note, If you see your name here, but don't recognise the name Try Circus Skills, we were previously known as Alight Fingers, but started working under the new name in 2019 to empahise what it's all about.
We booked Glyn for our daughters 8th Birthday party, which she celebrated with her best friend Hilda and 18 of their friends.
Glyn was incredibly responsive and made everything clear and easy in the booking process.
He was organised and professional on the day, and had a wonderful rapport with the kids. We really appreciated the way he made the workshop more that just about amazing them with his skills, but reinforcing that he was able to juggle and balance because he had practiced and persevered even when it was hard.
The kids were incredibly engaged during his demo and when they got to have a go themselves. They all had an absolutely brilliant day.
Thank you so much for entertaining the 23 six year olds at my daughter's birthday party. They all had a fantastic time. My daughter particularly loved the unicycle. It was good to have the extra parents around so I'm glad you suggested a few extra pairs of hands. It meant that the younger siblings could also try out everything too. The parents all commented on how the children had got stuck in, even the shy ones. Thanks again.
Mischa said he had the best party he's ever had and personally I agree. He was relaxed and happy and from the start was obviously happy in your company which is good. He liked your approach to teaching him and gained a lot from the experience. His friends were obviously all very happy too and for me it was interesting watching how they all took up different activities. I felt that all the children were very happy and relaxed (which isn't always how parties go) and I do think a lot of that was down to your calm and approachable manner.
I have to say that I really liked your approach to the children, the fact that you were instructive but not too directive and the fact that you were very natural with them. I really don't like the enforced "entertainer" style that some people have.
Personally I don't feel there's anything you could have done to make it better.
"I just wanted to write you a note to say thank you so much
for the workshop you did for us yesterday at my 40th birthday. Everyone
who came to the party had a great time and so many people have commented
on what a good teacher you are and how much they enjoyed trying
all the equipment in a pressure free way with help/guidance on hand
if they wanted/needed it. The children of course loved it: Already
today one of the neighbour's boys has knocked on the door asking
if you can come out and play!
"everyone had a go at something thanks to your extensive range
of 'toys' which were excellent. It was good to see some of the kids
taking a real interest and learning a new skill.
As for the parents well they had more fun playing with the toys than some of the kids!"
Thanks for a great night, every one enjoyed it very much, most
We would gladly recommend you to friends if you are ok with that?
Grant and Claire
Thank you so much for the session yesterday. It was really enjoyed by all children and definitely all staff!
I really can't think of anything that could have been improved, the assembly was interesting and engaged all of the children for the whole session and all of the equipment brought was suitable and explained well to everyone. They were completely safe and loved every moment due to your instructions!
Thank you so much and I will definitely keep your details handy for another year.
Thank you so much for today. All the children and the adults had
a wonderful time. I can't think of anything that could have been
better except that we would have liked it to be longer. So many
skills I still need to practise!
Just a few lines about Tuesday!!
Thought it was a fantastic day and our children at The Leys absolutly
For me it was great to see all children so engaged from our 4 year olds right up to our 11 year olds.Your demonstrations were excellent.
And lastly the amount of equipment you brought was incredible.
Many Thanks Again!!
The Leys Primary and Nursery School
I just wanted to say thanks very much for an excellent circus workshop, the learners really enjoyed it, as did the staff! It was great to see learners with low self-esteem feeling comfortable and interested enough to give all the different equipment a try, and to see learners working together to help each other master the skills. A good time was had by all!
St Elizabeth’s Centre
the feedback I heard on the day was overwhelmingly positive, lots of happy families pleased to have something so fun to do that they could all join in with. I asked for feedback on our FB page and here are the comments:
I was particularly impressed with how well you were able to see what people needed to do to go to the next level with whatever they were trying to do, and to get that across in a friendly, encouraging way. So on the back of that, please let us know when you start taking bookings for next summer!
Hatton Park Primary PTA
I am writing to thank you and provide feedback from the session that you led at the end of the last academic year for our Year Four pupils.
The children thoroughly enjoyed the session. They were engaged from the start and were full of smiles and mirth that afternoon. I really appreciate your flexibility to our requirements and I think that the session was conducted appropriately in terms of tuition and time to ‘have a go’. I think that the sign that it was such a success was the fact that the children were telling us at different points for the rest of the week that they had enjoyed the circus skills afternoon.
Thank you again. A colleague at another school locally has made enquiries about circus skills in the local area and I shall be passing on your details with recommendations.
Gothic Mede Academy
The girls had a fantastic time and didn't stop talking about you
for the rest of the weekend. From our point of view it was wonderful
to hand over for a couple of hours and be able to enjoy the session
with the girls. You really do have the patience of a saint!
3rd Baldock Brownies
Thank you so much for entertaining The Avenue children (and parents) yesterday.
The main feedback we received (from nearly every family) was that their children gained confidence in trying out the skills, that there was social communication between the children and that all the families were delighted with your approach and how you interacted with the children.
All the families were interested in us running further circus workshops in the future.
"it was great and i will recommend you to other people"
South Beds Division Guiding
“Firstly the whole day was great, the kids had a brilliant
time and there were lots of opportunities for them to try new things
– they especially loved the Circus Skills”.
The general consensus was that you targeted the workshop to the needs of the different age groups. All the young people enjoyed the session as well as the Leaders and enjoyed trying new skills.
Hertfordshire Scouts and Guides
'All the children had an absolutely wonderful time and I saw many children that I wouldn't have expected to interact, join in well. It grasped the attention of every single child and the expressions on their faces was wonderful when watching and attempting to join in all the activities. I think it was a good mix of showing the children how 'amazing' the different circus tools/toys were, and then having a go themselves. It sparked their imaginations and overall it was a brilliant two weekends. I will definitely pass on your details to other play schemes and I will be interested to have another workshop in the future. Thank you again for your enthusiasm with our group, its not always easy for an outsider to fit in straight away, but you did so brilliantly, interacting with all our children enthusiastically '
Saturday Respite Club
Glyn – what a show !!
The girls absolutely LOVED it all
I have passed your contact to another Guider who may be interested for next year
Big thanks to you again
I really think that was the best Pack Holiday I have done in nearly 20 years !!
1st Prestwood Brownies
The feed back was all very very positive. Everyone said how good you were and everyone enjoyed it including the staff so we will definitely be asking you to come back in the summer if you are free.
Lindees After School and Holiday Club
Thank you so much for coming. We found it easy and efficient to book and the Brownies thoroughly enjoyed the evening. It was a perfect balance between watching and doing! You organised the equipment and the children safely and the Brownies always knew what they were doing allowing them to have fun. We will definitely be recommending you to others. Thanks again,
4th Little Thurrock Brownies
Many thanks for Friday’s session – it really was very enjoyable! Everyone is still talking about the new skills they have learnt!
The informal approach really worked well for us and we all worked well as a team which was what we wanted to happen – I hope you didn’t think we were too rowdy!
I had a great time and was really pleased to see my team doing something creative and enjoyable. I think they were surprised how much they did enjoy it on the day which is great and testament to how it was run.
Comments from the team::
"I found it very enjoyable and he explained everything really well, I felt it was a good ice breaker for me not having met everyone before."
"Thought the way he broke everything down & explained it was fab. Liked the fact that we didn’t spend too long on 1 thing so kept the ‘energy’ levels going."
"his one to one patience and help gave more confidence to have a go – I thoroughly enjoyed the afternoon. Thanks"
"I found the afternoon to be very uplifting and enjoyable, it gave us a chance to forget work for a couple of hours and have a laugh."
thanks so much for the fantastic afternoon yesterday!
We all really enjoyed it - one team member said it was the best team building event he had ever been to!! We all discovered skills we never knew about before and had some real fun. It was brilliant to forget about work for an afternoon. Without exception, everyone thought it was great.
Thanks again Glyn
I am sure that we will see you soon!
Retirement Housing Manager
"I just wanted to say thank you very much indeed for coming along to our Awayday - everyone enjoyed the day and the activities in particular. It was really great"
CSF Learning and Development
"I wouldn't hesitate to recomend you"
"Glyn was fantastic and we all had an absolutely brilliant day ”
"Organizing the hen do was so easy – Glyn was really great and the whole thing was well worth every penny”
"Something really unusual and so much fun. We couldn’t have asked for anything more, they day was a massive success, I would highly recommend Glyn to any of my friends”
"Critism – none – it really was great from start to finish"
Thank you so much for running such a successfull workshop. This was my first experience of a circus workshop, and it was a perfect way to get the children (and adults) involved - I can't think of a better way of keeping so many kids entertained, and it was obvious how much they enjoyed it. It was lovely to work with someone who genuinely enjoys his work.
I will be recommending you to organisers of future events.
We had some very positive general feedback for the event. The councillors and the public were very happy with it and there were numerous comments on how wonderful the atmosphere was.
Personally, I feel the activity was a great addition to the event and provided some fantastic entertainment for the kids. I don’t have any criticism at all, and look forward to having you back soon at the castle.
Sophie Archer-Mills Events Co-ordinator
Hertford Town Council
Thank you, Glyn, for a superb circus workshop. It was great fun
and your teaching and top tips were excellent. I learned a huge
amount over the day but most of all I had a great time. I would
be very happy to recommend you to others.
Simon from Hertfordshire