In 2016, Dr Maria Varvarigou of Canterbury Christ Church University, undertook an analysis of the feedback from parents, teachers, and carers following their visit to a production of LIGHT SHOW for young people with Profound and Multiple Learning Disabilities or those who are on the Autistic Spectrum. These are her findings (you can download the full report here).
In 2014 and 2015, Dr Andrea Creech of London University’s Institute of Education, completed evaluations of TUBE (you can download the full report here) and the Bounce (you can download the full report here).
- 99% strongly agreed or agreed that this show was fun for the child/children attending.
- 96% strongly agreed or agreed that the child/children enjoyed the multi-sensory elements of this show.
- 97% strongly agreed or agreed that this was an enjoyable shared experience.
- 97% strongly agreed that they would recommend this show to other.
We saw reactions from pupils which were amazing. A tactile defensive pupil reached out for a balloon and volunteered his hands for a massage. The three performers were excellent in their roles. Very animated and flexible in their approaches to the individual pupils. One child in particular focused for several minutes during the performance, something which we continually work towards in her targets.
Teacher at Millwood School
My child’s response to the show varied from giggles, anticipation and reaching out to the actors and the props; he showed his enjoyment by kicking his legs and bouncing in his chair.
Parent at Small Steps, Wandsworth
You may only have spent 4 days with us but you've left a legacy that will last for many years to come with your inspired performances. We have absolutely loved having you in our school and would recommend you to any Special school or organisation working with young children who have complex needs and Autism. Thank you.
Teacher at Gibside School, Gateshead
Children who have regular seizures were not having them during the sessions, which really surprised the staff.
Springside School, Manchester
The pupil I was supporting showed every emotion possible – something I have never seen before. You certainly had a special key to unlock it all.
Brooklands School, Skipton
We are now redeveloping the entirety of our Creative Arts programme, as a result, developing music skills and creating role play areas to develop drama education.
Springside School, Manchester.