Thank you for an amazing performance, the kids absolutely loved it and I also learned a lot about Florence. As a teacher I thought you were incredible (the knowledge you have about Florence and how you managed the behaviour in the classes) and you really inspired the children and made Florence come alive for them so a huge thank you (they are still quoting Sidney Herbert at me). We will recommend you be booked for Tudor and WW2 topics in future.
Mrs Sheppard, Grove CE Primary School
I just wanted to say a huge thank you for your brilliant performance at St Annes on Friday. We thoroughly enjoyed it and it was a very inspirational hookinto our WW2 topic.
Georgia Carpenter - St Anne's Catholic Primary School
If this is how you're teaching history then I just want to be a child again... All the things that I’ve learnt about Florence Nightingale just in the last few minutes, doing it in this way and having fun with it, are quite incredible...
Nikky Pye is revolutionising the way children are learning about history.
Kat Orman - BBC Radio Oxford
I cannot thank you enough for entertaining us on Monday morning! You were totally awe inspiring and the children have got so much out of it! We have done nothing but talk about your visit.
Miss Sherratt - Tickenham Primary School
During the years she worked with us, Nikky was very popular with school groups asking for her! Feedback from teachers and children was consistently excellent. She is extremely professional, engaging and knowledgeable.
Katie Edwards - Florence Nightingale Museum, London
Absolutely magnificent, we found the talk and tour thoroughly engaging. She was brilliant with the children and they all wanted to speak with her and ask her questions at the end, it was great fun!
Wallace Collection visitor
The talk made our day. Wonderful actress, very clever how she got the crowd so caught up in it - really remarkable performance and a brilliant history lesson.
Greenwich Royal Observatory visitor
“I loved it!"
“It was great to see Florence Nightingale and I had to do the footsteps on the ground and carry the lantern”
“We liked how Florence told the whole story of her life”
“I liked the objects she brought, like the medal and the teapot thing!”
“I liked her story and the objects and I also liked asking her questions!”
Year 5, Grove CE Primary School
Many thanks once again for your entertaining and beautifully delivered talk yesterday evening. Everybody was clearly entranced by the story of Katherine and the way you presented it. I very much hope that you will return to the museum soon to bring another character to life. It's a fabulous way to engage people with history.
Dorothy Burrows, Community Coordinator, Vale & Downland Museum
We all remember Catherine Parr as the sixth and surviving wife of bad-tempered old Henry VIII, but during the course of the evening we learned much more about this intelligent and literate young woman. Catherine herself, resplendent in Tudor robes, gave a lively and informative talk which will remain in the memory for a long time.
Linda Thompson - audience member and museum volunteer, Vale & Downland Museum
We all really enjoyed your visit to Minchinhampton and the children gained a good understanding of life during World War II. They were really taken by the presentation being in role and the quality of the diaries they have been writing since is impressive. It was a fabulous enriching experience for our pupils and a thoroughly engaging way to learn about life during the war. Thank you for visiting our school!
Wendy Smith - Minchinhampton CE Primary Academy
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