Testimonials

The B-Word

  • ‘The performance was very relevant, especially cyberbullying. A perfect mix of serious message and humour. The cast delivered the serious message perfectly'.

  • 'The entire production was brilliant. Our pupils responded well. You provide a very worthwhile service to schools – thank you.’

  • ‘The ratio of humour to strong messages was excellent, superb acting and wonderful interaction with pupils. An excellent production, worth every penny’

  • ‘A high impact production. Positive, fun and engaging.  It gave a strong message to all about non tolerance towards bullying and how to deal with it. Our children found it witty, powerful and interactive’

  • ’An excellent message delivered in a really interactive way, involving all the children. Outstanding resource pack. Bright,clear, passionate voices and superb involvement of the children. The actors were truly inspirational.’ 

    Deputy Head Teacher, Leeds
  • ‘An important message, well delivered. The audience participation was excellent. The performance helped highlight and support much of the work we cover in the curriculum. The teachers’ notes and framed certificate are fantastic. Thank you.’

    Head Teacher. Bridgend, South Wales
  • ‘The performance was extremely professional and the message was very strong and clear. The actors engaged each and every pupil in the storyline and used relevant language. The production was wonderful and I will be recommending it to other Head Teachers.’

    Head Teacher, Durham
  • ‘What an excellent production, with a good balance of humour and seriousness. We liked the way the characters sometimes came out of role to reinforce messages or to gain audience participation. Our children were ‘buzzing’ afterwards. From follow up work it is clear the children had a very good recall of the theme and of key messages within the play, including different perspectives of the bully, bullied or witness and the types of bullying behaviour.’

    Head Teacher, West Sussex
  • ‘The production linked well to our objectives to deal with bullying. Very good acting skills combined with rallying audience response. A very professional performance, engaging pupils and staff alike, whilst delivering a powerful message.'

    Deputy Head Teacher, Wolverhampton

Better E-Safe than Sorry

  • 'A fantastic performance, the cast were superb. It was an entertaining and lively performance, very worthwhile. Clear messages that kept our children engaged'

  • ‘Full of useful information for the children. All our pupils and staff loved it. Just at the right level. We all had so much fun and learned a lot. Thank you all so much’

  • ‘Fantastic. An enthusiastic and engaging cast who captured the attention of every one of our children. An important message, well pitched’

  • ‘An excellent production and very informative for our children Entertaining and thoroughly enjoyable ‘

  • "There was a good balance of being fun and lively, catching the children’s attention, with being serious. It was a really good way of getting the message across to the children. Very timely, just before the long school holidays."

    Deputy Head Teacher, Solihull, West Midlands
  • "This production is an ideal way of addressing the very sensitive subject of E Safety. Very clever script, which resulted in very appropriate class discussions and work."

    Teacher, SevenOaks, Kent
  • "Such a worthwhile production that covered all the important aspects of staying safe online. Very well presented, engaging and enthusiastic actors. We are very impressed by the clarity and professional of both the actors and company."

    E Safety Lead Teacher, Birmingham
  • "A very positive message that support our school ethos. A great idea to bring e safety to life, our children were enthralled. Such enthusiastic and committed actors – a real credit to Firehorse."

    Teacher, Cardiff

Sticks and Stones

  • The actors were clear, respectful and polite to staff and pupils therefore making our children very keen to volunteer. Our children were engrossed and the production was pitched perfectly.

  • An amazing production, the set, costumes and storyline were very crisp and clear. Our children behaved so well because they were engrossed, they thoroughly enjoyed it. This is a production that will have a lifelong effect on people. 

  • All children and adults were captivated from beginning to end. This production entertained whilst delivering a powerful message. 

    Sticks and Stones
  • The actors were clear, respectful and polite to staff and pupils therefore making our children very keen to volunteer. Our children were engrossed and the production was pitched perfectly.

    Sticks and Stones
  • An amazing production, the set, costumes and storyline were very crisp and clear. Our children behaved so well because they were engrossed, they thoroughly enjoyed it. This is a production that will have a lifelong effect on people. 

    PSHE Co-ordinator, Weston Super Mare
  • Thanks so much for delivering such an outstanding production. The actors were very clear and audible and it was pitched perfectly for KS1 & 2. Our children laughed at the right places but also understood the serious message and respected it. The anti bullying message was delivered with sensitively. Well done.

    Head Teacher, Manchester
  • An excellent production and great value for money. The actors were superb, with fantastic characterisation that made our children keen to participate. The bully, victim and bystander were all characters our children could relate to. We would highly recommend and will definitely be booking again.

    Head Teacher, Derbyshire
  • A worthwhile production and the pack will be a useful tool to plan for anti bullying week. It was a fun way to impart a very important message and our children were engaged throughout. Well done.

    Head Teacher, Bristol
  • There were very clear messages presented in a fun way that I am sure our children will remember. It was funny and age appropriate. Fantastic pupil participation. Our children laughed throughout, a very well presented mix of humour and clear anti bullying message

    Deputy Head Teacher, Caerphilly, South Wales

Just Joshing

  • "Bullying is a sensitive topic in all schools, especially cyber bullying. This production was well prepared with fantastic attention to detail. Our children were fully engaged. Thank you for genuinely caring about the children, it shows"

    Just Joshing
  • "Bullying is a sensitive topic in all schools, especially cyber bullying. This production was well prepared with fantastic attention to detail. Our children were fully engaged. Thank you for genuinely caring about the children, it shows"

    Teacher, Parlaunt Park Academy, Slough
  • "The production made it clear to our children exactly what the effects of bullying are, both externally and internally. The characters were believable and engaging. Our children loved the participation. Our school thoroughly enjoyed it. It brought a difficult subject to life is a child friendly and safe way"

    Head of PSHE St Georges Primary School, Stockport
  • "What a well-crafted production with a powerful message. Really excellent, great performances, well-staged and sincere. Our children loved it and were fully engaged for the whole hour. Your actors were very polite and accommodating, great ambassadors for your company"

    Deputy Head Teacher, St Johns Primary School, Stoke on Trent
  • "This production is extremely worthwhile, clearly explaining the ‘Stand up and Speak out’ message. The script is fun and informative and presented in a manner that held our children’s interest whilst putting across an important message. We fully recommend this production to other schools"

    Teacher, Cage Green Primary School, Tonbridge, Kent

My Life As A Bully
DVD

  • ' Bullying is an issue that we have all been affected by (many of us directly), so Firehorse need to be commended for its efforts to raise awareness. Sequences in the film are very relatable, and it’s hard not to be moved by them.What My Life is a Bully is trying to achieve cannot be doubted. It’s an important film, and a well-made one at that.'

    Jafar Iqbal, Film Critic
  • ' Bullying is an issue that we have all been affected by (many of us directly), so Firehorse need to be commended for its efforts to raise awareness. Sequences in the film are very relatable, and it’s hard not to be moved by them.What My Life is a Bully is trying to achieve cannot be doubted. It’s an important film, and a well-made one at that.'

    My Life as a Bully
  • ‘This film rightly raises awareness to bullying, as the impact can be traumatic and often continues into adulthood. So, let’s stand up for others and take action against this issue.'

    Baroness Helen Newlove, UK Victims Commissioner
  • ‘The message in the film is so simple, but it’s an important one. It can save lives’

    South Wales Police Community Support Officer

Bully's Paradise

  • "The actors personalities shone through and they made a genuine connection with our children. It was just the sort of message we wanted to get across to our pupils."

    Head Teacher, Dundee
  • "What an amazing production. Our children learnt very clearly the message of what to do if they are bullied or if they see it happening to someone else. It is the best live theatre we have had at our school, so moving, funny and such a clear message. Our children not only enjoyed it, but understood every aspect. Thank you so much for the work you do."

    Deputy Head Teacher, Telford
  • '‘The production was age appropriate and covered all aspects of bullying behaviour. It was fun and very interactive, our children found it very easy to relate to all the characters. The distinction between falling out and bullying was made very clear and has been of a huge help to us. A clever and knowledgeable script that tackled this issue with sensitivity."

    Head Teacher, Bradford