Mister Anansi

From Heston Manor School
I felt all our children benefited from  what was a very creative and fun week. I was especially pleased that  it meant so much to some of our black African refugee children who brought things into school to show the other children and were able to
talk about their experiences.
We are very proud of our mural and it is commented on by all our visitors. It has added a splash of colour and a taste of Africa to what was a rather dingy corner of our school.
From Michael Faraday School
Dear Chris
It was a wonderful day. Every year group had a magical time listening, singing and dancing to your stories. We appreciated how you adapted each different story to suit the age group. There is some great follow-up work coming, so I can scan some and send it to you in a few weeks. Actually I was waiting to write because the year 6 children have drawn some wonderful portraits of you performing and they are nearly finished, so you will get them in the post soon. I hope this is a beginning of a long and creative partnership between Michael Faraday School and Anansi Arts.
Best wishes and many thanks,
Gill Hillier Literarcy Co-ordinator
From Three Bridges School
Hi Chris!
Black History Week was a HUGE success for the school and on behalf oh all the staff here I would like to say thank you. The children really enjoyed working with you and were engaged in the activities you involved them in. The response from them when they saw the displays in the hall was great and they have all remembered the Anansi story they were told! As a staff we all enjoyed working with you and are grateful for the time and effort you put into working with our children and look forward to the next opportunity that will allow us to welcome you back into our school.
I have made an album of all the photographs I took while you were here and the children have enjoyed looking through them and re-enacting some of the dances you taught them, Chasing the Chicken seems to be the most popular choice!
Thanks again and I look forward to working with you again soon.
From Kermore Park First School
The storytelling, music and art sessions were very good. The children gained a lot from the experience. The children learnt about African culture through stories, using the instruments and dance movements.
Mrs. R. K. Makil – Preni, Headtecher
From St Cuthbert with St Mstthias C.E School
It was an excellent session. I particularly enjoyed the way storytelling was also 'acted' out. A skill we are working on in the class room at the moment.
Views of art session are very good. The children learnt a lot of skills (brush use, background, foreground).
Mrs. Miriam Mendes – Lovelace,
Y5 Teacher & Key Stage 2 co-ordinator
From Beavers School
Excellent. Children enjoyed it immensely. They enjoyed storytelling, dancing and cultural side. We loved it. We want more of it.
Mrs. Jade Passalick, Teacher Year1