What teachers said about us

…thank you for your help and patience in organizing the event. Big round of applause to the comedian who was fantastic. He really taught us a great literature lesson!
The venue was nice and everything really went perfectly well!” – Understanding Shakespeare, Workshop 2 March 2022 | Hélène Hochart, Lycée Pierre de Coubertin, Calais, France

“…een wervelende voorstelling van de gelauwerde storyteller Sahand Sahebdivani, telg uit een beroemd geslacht van Iraanse vertellers … onze 6V’ers zaten binnen enkele tellen al op het puntje van hun stoel toen Sahand ze meenam met een fascinerende vertelling … applaus!” – Tailor-made Storytelling Performance by Sahand Sahebdivani, 22 February 2022 | Florine Roosken, Maerlant Lyceum, The Hague

“Wonderful actors, so young, fun and professional – a pleasure to watch. And such a nice thought to include greetings to the participating schools during the performance. When asked whether they would recommend inviting the company again they all said ‘Yes’ without exception. (The Play’s The Thing (Online Performance), 23 April 2021, Daphne Meesman, Edith Stein College, Den Haag)

“We were happy we were able to offer this to our students, despite all the covid measures, and thank you all for helping us out when we hit roadblock of venue, being able to do two performances really helped.” (A Christmas Carol Performance, 16 December 2020, Krimpenerwaard College, Krimpen aan den IJssel)

“Sahand, de verteller, zijn fantastische manier van vertellen, zijn interactie met de kinderen, zijn mooie verhaal, met op de achtergrond een bijpassend mooi muziekje. Orde houden was niet nodig, petje af!” (Night Travel Performance, 20 June 2019, CBS De Spiegel, The Hague)

“Thank you so much for tailoring the programme so well to fit our needs and our Unit of Inquiry. I have already passed on your details to other teachers in my school so we will hopefully be working with you again. Many thanks!” (Tailor-made Improvisation Workshops, 1 April 2019, Amity International School)

“The workshops were really well suited to the age group and the children had a wonderful time. All the children were engaged in the activities, and all the children could take part – even those with very little English. We are looking forward to doing some of the exercises again to help with the theme of cooperation and working together.” (Tailor-made Interactive Workhsops, 5 Feb 2018, Lucy Fawcett, International School Delft)

“I really loved this workshop and learned a lot myself – and the students learned a lot.  I found the lessons and stories quite sophisticated and thought Year 7 was perfect but Years 8 and 9 would also benefit. Caja is brilliant and we were really fortunate to have her with us!” (Caja’s Magical Storytelling, 2-11-2017, Amy Foster – English teacher at International School of The Hague)

“We have asked our students what they thought of the performance and the workshop and they were all very positive. Even though the language was hard to follow for some of our students, they enjoyed it and they have recommended us to do things like this again with future groups.” (The Taming of the Shrew Open-Air Workshop, September 2015)

“The reactions I got from my students were: splendid, very enjoyable, entertaining, educational; some had never thought they could write a poem in English and perform it.” (Devon Glover, November 2014)

“The students were very impressed with the performance and felt it was a shame that only they were there to see it. They found the acting energetic and intense (in a good way). The music really added to the overall atmosphere. They also found the question round at the end very interesting. Some students said they had difficulty following the changes in character between the past and present. But not everyone agreed with that.” (My Father Held a Gun Performance, 17 June 2021, English teacher at Lyceum Oudehoven, Gorinchem)
“We enjoyed this to the fullest! Professional approach with space for every child to feel safe, comfortable and most importantly: happy! They learned new words and skills through the workshop and the organisation was done in a great way.” (The Zebra and the Lion Workshop, 21 April 2021, Margriet Ju, HSV, The Hague)
“We, teachers and students, really enjoyed the Christmas Carol show. Students were listening carefully and loved the performance. We were also lucky to be able to have the show in the local theatre. It was the right level for the group of 6 vwo students and of course the right story for this time of the year!” (A Christmas Carol Performance, 19 December 2019, Annette Berns, Over Betuwe College, Bemmel)

“De verhalenverteller is een talent. Het was een meeslepend en grappig verhaal. De leerlingen (en ik) luisterden met smacht naar zijn verhaal. Het komt zelden voor dat 1 persoon zoveel leerlingen op hetzelfde moment heeft weten te boeien.” (Night Travel Performance, 21 March 2019, IBS Yunus Emre, The Hague)

“It has been an absolute pleasure to have STET in our school and as soon as we feel like doing something with theatre and acting again, we will certainly be in touch. Thank you for the nice experience!” (General Acting and Shakespeare Workshops, 17, 18 and 25 May 2018, B. te Flierhaar, Nuborgh College Elburg)

“It was a successful workshop that motivated and inspired our students with the Robin Hood project. Your actors were friendly, fun, approachable and set the tone for an enjoyable experience.  Some students who were apprenhensive beforehand (nervous or not interested) reported that they were pleasantly surprised and enjoyed it.” (Tailor-made Robin Hood Workshops, 9-11 Jan 2018, Joanna Vervaat-Gosse – English teacher at OSG West Friesland, Hoorn)

“My students thoroughly enjoyed the performance of Macbeth by Infinite Jest.  It was pitched at a great level for secondary students with some prior knowledge of the play.  The company had adapted the play in an imaginative and creative way making the original language really come to life.  My students particularly liked the use of sound effects, puppets and some audience participation.  They were engaged throughout and had lots to say about it afterwards.  We hope we can see another performance next year!” (Infinite Jest Performance, 20-05-2016, Clare Calton –  English teacher, European School The Hague)

“All the children loved the workshops and were full of enthusiasm for Shakespeare and English afterwards. The actors gave 100% effort and motivated and educated our students in drama and in the unique writing of Shakespeare. Many thanks!” (General Shakespeare Workshops, April 2015)

“We will definitely keep up to date with your performances and would like to have something next year. Keep in touch and thank you.” (The Steadfast Tin Soldier, January 2014)