- "Our Expectations were that we needed someone to do an Assembly of about 30 mins to a 4-11 audience to link in with our school value of Compassion from a Hindu point of view. We do feel that the expectations were met and that it was obvious a lot of hard work had gone into your presentation. The most useful parts were the story when you included aspects of your own life, as well as including the Hindu prayers and music. Thank you for your hard work. - One of my children came out and said, "I feel, I want to think differently now.
- Ms Sam Ottewell, Teacher,
Abbotts Ann Church Of England Primary School, Andover
- "Both staff and children had a thoroughly lovely day last Wednesday and Susmita's contribution set the tone for the rest of the day."
- Mrs Marie McMillan, Class 5 Teacher,
Forest Park School, Totton, Southampton
(Age range covered - Early Years through to post
16 years, & dated 6.11.13)
- "The dancing was a new and fun experience with lovely resources, and we all loved the dolls that were used to retell the Rama and Sita story. …."
- Mrs Jessica Lane, Y1 Teacher,
Freegrounds Infant School, Hedge End, Southampton
- "Fantastic puppets for the story of Rama and Sita, great dancing sticks and music. Fabulous props so even the little children remained engaged. It was all great. …."
- Mrs Francesca Ingham Thomas, Teacher,
Froxfield Church Of England Primary School, Petersfield
- "Susmita adapted the story to fit our age group. She used models to keep the children's interest and told the story simply-in words they could understand - fabulous. The models were spectacular and the small child-size garments wonderful."
- Ms Sally Wooster, Manager,
Heydays Preschool, (2-4 year olds),
Four Marks Primary School, Four Marks, Alton
- "I think there are a variety of things offered and sometimes difficult to choose. However, I believe we had a good range of activities suitable for our children. Resources were good and appropriate. …."
- Mrs Linzi Rendle, Y3/4 Teacher,
Holbrook Primary School, Bridgemary, Gosport
- "The children liked seeing real pictures of Rangoli and the real Saris. They also were interested in the dolls that were there for the Diwali story. …."
- Miss Helen Jones, Y1 Teacher,
New Milton Infant School, Hampshire
- " …. Children enjoyed looking at the artefacts and sharing the food. Useful and attractive resources. The staff who saw the storytelling thought that it was rather lengthy.…."
- Mrs Dot Patton, Deputy Headteacher and Y1 Teacher,
Oakwood Infant School, Hartley Wintney, Basingstoke
- "It continues to be a pleasure to have Susmita visiting our school again. The children enjoyed the, 'hands on' activities, such as making the giant sand Rangoli pattern and dressing up in traditional Indian clothes, as well as taking part in the Indian stick dance. We would highly recommend her services."
- Mrs Janet Pidgeon, Deputy Headteacher and Year 2 Teacher,
Orchard Lea Infant School, Fareham
- "I expected the children to experience making bread from another culture and learn about 'Pongal' harvest festival. Yes, the session met and exceeded my expectations. Making the poories was a particular highlight for the children. Resources met the needs and enabled the children to fully participate. Extremely interesting and engaging session for the children."
- Mr Sam Fanzo, Y2 Teacher,
Springwood Infant School, Waterlooville