Testimonials: What teachers are saying

Y&H Tours (formerly EnsembleImpact) brings quality New Zealand theatre directly to schools across the length and breadth of the country. Here are what teachers have been saying about the tour and the study guide resources:

 “Very pertinent and enjoyable performance. Actors were all wonderful to work with.” – Darin Ramsay, St Mary’s Stratford

“The actors were superb! They delivered a powerful immersive theatre experience. They were also incredibly generous workshopping after the performance with the students.” – Tim Reed, Whangaroa College

“We like the format as it gives us everything we need to prepare for the external exam. The best thing for us is that the resources that are provided and the fact that we can watch it on the video recording provided. We also like the fact that it is a touring show that comes to us – so it is easier than taking kids to the theatre. The fact it is contemporary NZ plays is excellent and what we want to expose our students to.” – Megan Herd, St Margaret’s College

“Performers had a great energy that pulled the audience into the action. The communication was very clear and efficient meaning that it was easy to organise.” – Lisa Chuck, Kaitaia College

“I have looked through the resources and will be using all of them at different times of the year/s. I am very grateful for them. The students are very privileged to have a group such as yours performing for them for so many years.” – Fiona Keith-Kirk, Pakuranga College

“The performance was intense. It kept the students’ attention and the actors were very relaxed on stage. Great communication with the programme administrator. The crew was punctual and very kind.” – Leonardo Magri, Mercury Bay Area School

“Skilled actors and excellent communicators. The student audience was delighted and engaged.  It’s great to see real acting craft with no frills… the transformations were real and right in front of our eyes. A wonderful opportunity for our students to see the work up so close.” – Helen Moran, Marian College

“Despite one missing cast member we found this to be a stunning show. Students were highly engaged and continue to make references to the work weeks later.” – Nancy Fulford, Wellington East Girls’ College

“Kids loved it! Very atuned with relating to students through choice of excerpts and mixing drama with comedy. Always a fan of a traverse performance.” – Tovah Reed, Fraser High School

“Strong performances with great complicité, not only between the cast but also between the cast and the audience. my associate and I both think this was the best value for money show this year for our students” – Robert Pollock, Western Spring College