The thing I liked most was ... everything.
The thing I liked least was ... nothing. I loved it. (Kindergarten)
Liked: everything. Disliked: nothing. (Year 3)
The thing I most liked about Bernard's
Writing Workshop was the way Bernard helped us with the way to do
things. Like how to structure a book etc. The thing I disliked was
... I don't know. (Year 5)
I love writing stories. I love everything.
Why Bernard's class was c-c-c-cool: things
that you thought were impossible are possible and I learnt that from
Bernard. (Year 5)
I most liked the character exercise. (Year
The thing I least liked doing was this
survey. The thing I liked the most was the workshop. (Year 4)
All of the exercises. The thing I most
liked was them all. (Year 3)
I most like storywriting. I least like
talking. (Year 3)
I love the writing workshop soooooooooo
much that I will most definitely come back. (Year 3)
What I liked: it encouraged me to write.
What I hated: too short. (Year 3)
The thing I like most is the exercises
because I can do them and relate them to my major story. The thing
I don't like is when other people write more stuff and it makes me
feel I haven't written enough. (Year 5)
I liked the way that it made me more creative
and dramatic and I liked being surrounded by books. I became less
shy of presenting my work. (Year 5)
Thing I liked most was learning to make
stories interesting. Thing I least like was nothing. (Year 3)
The thing I most liked was you were fun.
some teachers don't make it fun. (year 4)
"Happy child, happy Mummy!" (parent of 6-year-old)
"Jade (aged 13) has really, really been enjoying your class. Thanks for putting on such a stimulating course that progresses through the term toward Jade and the other children feeling they are achieving great things with what they love to do (and do best). Although the journey is always what keeps the cogs in motion, it's the end product often that 'glows' as the big reward for the time and effort spent. Jade has definitely felt a sense of pride and achievement in what you have guided her toward and taught her."
"My daughter in kindergarten and
son in year 1are VERY keen to continue your fantastic Writing Workshops. You must be doing something right because unlike lots of
other extra curricular activities they always want to go, every week."
"Thank you for offering my daughter
[year 2] such a richly organised writing experience. She is enjoying
it thoroughly. She cant wait to come home and work further on
writing she has started in the workshops."
"I love the diversity and uniqueness
of the exercises
.. imagining and drawing animals that are half
one species and half another and telling their story, writing imaginary
postcards, writing a day in sounds instead of words was so fun to
read and having the word hyperbole bandied around
"The class is full of smiling children
having fun sharing their spontaneous writing with each other, while
Bernard spends time helping them in such a pleasurable way they have
no idea they are actually learning something." Meaghan
"Bernard encouraged the children to use and develop their
writing skills across a number of different genres. The sessions were
always focused, well planned and very stimulating. The children were
privileged to have access to such a professional writer who also understood
their capabilities and was able to encourage and extend them. At the end of the year Bernard
held a concert for the parents at which the children read
their work to us. It was terrific. They had all obviously loved the
*My daughter really enjoyed the
work she did with you last year. It really stretched her and got her
interested in creative writing. She has always been a fantastic reader
but her writing really caught up last year so thank you again."