Excellent, high quality resources for team building activities. Lots of possible adaptations and extensions to enable all children to access them. The CPD is also high quality- engaging staff with clear explanations and demonstrations of the variety of uses of the equipment. I would highly recommend.
Anne Proctor, Head of SchoolSt Phillips CE Primary Academy
Excellent products; really good quality. Superb staff development session incorporating children too!
Andrew Knight, HeadteacherSt John's Primary
From our initial meeting to the arrival of our products, followed by the staff training. Team Building have been professional throughout. The children at St Joseph's Primary, Goole thoroughly enjoy their team building / problem solving sessions. We have been able to develop all areas of the curriculum using fantastically made equipment.
Vicky Kelly, PE CoordinatorSt Joseph's Primary (Goole)
High quality products and a great range of team building activities. The training given to our staff was a fabulous team building exercise in itself and I know the children will benefit massively. Money well spent.
Louise Dale, HeadteacherSandal Primary
Fantastic products! Good quality, training days were great fun and very informative. The children really enjoy the equipment and use their own imaginations to develop new games and exercises. Would highly recommend!!
Danielle Rice, Lunchtime Play LeaderShirley Manor Primary
Team building at school delivered 'one of the best staff training sessions yet' for all of our staff. Since then the equipment has been used by children during play times and lunchtimes, team building sessions in class and PE lessons. The children have engaged and been motivated to complete the challenges set for them. I would highly recommend these products.
Kate Rhodes, HeadteacherBowling Park Primary
Fun, engaging and an excellent purchase. Pupils love developing their communication, team work and leadership skills by completing the various challenges and activities. The equipment offers opportunities to extend pupils skills in a range of areas and can be easily adapted to suit the needs of different pupils with varying abilities.Excellent range of equipment and service. The on-going support around the equipment has been brilliant too. Would definitely recommend. Our pupils said: 'It was so much fun, I loved trying to stop the ball from falling onto the ground- we had to be really fast'. 'The skis were awesome and I was really good at it'. 'It was really tricky to get it to the top, but I liked the challenge'.
Briony Tonge, PE Lead and TeacherBenton Dene Special School
Fantastic training given by Neil with excellent examples to use this equipment and how to meet each need. Excellent intervention and planning ideas. These games are really helping our children build social skills, have fun and this is evident in the playground and in the classroom. These games are a fantastic way of taking turns, demonstrating good looking and listening skills, focus attention, showing awareness and team work. Not only that but they can be adapted into your lesson plans. These games have proven to have a positive impact. Thank you.
Nabeel Hussain, Learning Mentor Wycliffe Primary School
Innovative equipment that helps develop a problem solving environment, build resilience and encourages participants to collaborate and communicate. Would highly recommend this to be used as staple content for the school PE cupboard. - The Leeds United Foundation Education Team.
Mathew Everett, Primary Stars Senior Project Lead OfficerLeeds United Foundation
These Maths boxes were fantastic for introducing my class to the concepts involved in fractions. They were able to investigate for themselves and find out about different numbers of parts making a whole. They could see that this could be represented in different ways and still have the same value. They could also learn about equivalence by seeing it and matching things together, not simply being told it was so. They found the resources very motivating due to their hands on and tactile nature. This resulted in them developing a deeper understanding and enjoying their learning at the same time.
Claire Pendery, Maths Co-ordinatorSouth Pennine Academies
The maths box is an effective tool to aid teaching of fractions. I have found it especially useful when teaching equivalent fractions. In my year 4 class I had a group that was struggling with the concept of equivalent fractions. When I used the maths box it really helped with their understanding and enabled them to grasp the concept quite quickly.
Susanna Walters, Year 4 teacherClayton St John C of E Primary
Children had lots of fun and laughter with the water activities, great thinking skills developed. Brilliant design and well made, helpful advice from the team.
Lesley Smith, Outdoor Learning ManagerEastwood Community School
Easy activities to plan which have a huge impact on children's independence, confidence and social skills.
Sarah Corcoran, Assistant HeadClayton St John C of E Primary
Thanks for putting the fun back into staff meetings. I was a sceptic, yet another 'team-building' (yawn) activity but what a pleasant surprise! The activities were challenging, yet fun and enjoyed by staff and pupils alike. Well done and we look forward to the next one.
Linda La-Touche, TeacherClayton St John C of E Primary
Team building at school is an excellent resource to engage children in high level challenges that focus on problem solving, collaboration and communication skills. The equipment is easy to use, well organised and provides multi-layer challenge for all learners. Staff have high levels of engagement in using the equipment and this is testament to its well designed and thought out learning opportunities. It provides a focus for outdoor learning and requires little preparation time. Pupils and staff love the grab and go lessons that are exciting and make learning fun. Team building is at the heart of this product.
Gaynor Kilmister, HeadteacherLister Primary
The gold package represents excellent value in my opinion. There are many different activities for the children to get stuck into.The training session itself was excellent and our staff had a wonderful time trying out the various activities. I was amazed how competitive some of them were. The children have really enjoyed using the activities. They really help with team building, problem-solving and, most importantly, the children have great fun.
John Devlin, Executive Head teacherOur Lady of Victories and St Joseph's Catholic Primaries
Neil delivered a very effective, inspiring, and well prepared half day training session for my staff team of specialist teachers and mentors. Everyone enjoyed the session and, most importantly, took away with them a wealth of ideas about how the equipment that Neil and his team have developed could be used to support pupils’ social and emotional development.
Alison Smith, Head Specialist Teaching TeamBradford MDC Behaviour Support Service
Neil came into school and delivered an afternoon of team building activities to all our staff. He was professional, skilled and passionate about all the activities and encouraged teamwork and competition but most of all fun! The children and staff have thoroughly enjoyed using all the team building activities especially the Land Skis and Key challenge and it has been wonderful to see them working as a team and communicating effectively and positively to achieve success. The equipment is made to a very high standard and comes with a clear user friendly instruction manual. It is also great to know that the equipment has longevity thanks to the ability to purchase add on and extension materials to supplement the challenges.
Gail Grant, Deputy HeadteacherRiddlesden St. Mary's CE Primary School
A quality customer service from Neil who is very helpful in not only providing children with excellent equipment but is keen to ensure schools feel confident in utilising what has been provided through visits and resources - such as an instructional booklets- doing everything he can to make his idea grow and develop.
Ashley Kearsley, Year 5 Teacher & PE CoordinatorBeckfoot Allerton Primary School
The resources and approaches we have been introduced to through Team building at school have been invaluable in supporting learning behaviours across the whole curriculum. The fun and engaging activities have really appealed to some of our most challenging groups of children. We believe that the skills the children have learnt have been transferable and we have seen noticeable improvements in approaches to learning in both literacy and numeracy lessons. Team building at school is great at building resilience and introducing children to the idea of challenge in a safe and supportive way. I would highly recommend to anyone and particularly schools struggling with how to engage pupils and build self-esteem and resilience.
Lesley Heathcote, Head teacherMerlin Top Primary Academy School
We purchased the gold package of team building equipment and have split it the resources across our two site school. We currently use the activities to promote team work and develop cooperation and problem solving skills with our children. Not only do the children find the activities exciting and engaging, they also love the challenge and satisfaction of solving the problems with their peers. Our staff love that the activities can be set up with ease and led by the children with little adult support, especially in key stage two. We find this a great resource and look forward to developing how we use it at Westmoor.
Andy Grant, Assistant Head teacherWestmoor Primary School