Paul, I can’t thank you enough for such a fantastic day yesterday!

As I was going around the classes there was such a positive vibe from all the pupils. I caught a few of them talking between themselves about their differences and what they are (and could be) good at.

You've not only inspired the children but staff too!

A lot of the staff shared their experience on social media including myself (I hope you don't mind). Afterwards, I was inundated with messages from staff and friends regarding yourself and all messages I received were so positive!

You will always be welcome at Wheatcroft and have really enriched our school values.

Danny Collins – TeacherWheatcroft CP School

Hi Paul,

I just wanted to reiterate my thanks for today- it was just amazing. The children and the staff have been so inspired by you and the positive message you brought was just wonderful. I will certainly be recommending you to all my teacher friends! The buzz in the school was special today and that is all thanks to you.

Georgia Mutch – Teacher & PE LeadApplegarth Primary

Evening Paul,
I hope you don’t mind me contacting you, but I wanted to send you my heartfelt thanks for the time you spent with us today...Seeing the pure joy and excitement on their faces when working with you, makes all the difficult days worthwhile! I know it sounds really cliched, but in some small way you reached many children today, which is not always something we are able to do!
I wish you all the best for whatever the future holds and I’m sure the children would love a repeat visit one day!

Rebecca Scott – PrincipalReynolds Academy

Good evening Paul.

Thank you so much for coming and spending time in our school; all of our children absolutely loved the day. They have been inspired by your messages and thoroughly enjoyed the sessions you delivered with them. All staff members have commented on how inspirational you were and many parents gave such positive feedback following your visit.

Will Davies – Teacher & Sports LeadAston CE Primary

Hi Paul,

Just wanted to say thanks again for an amazing morning. The children have been buzzing about you all day, I’ve had parents messaging and staff thought you were great too.

We have a lot of SEN children in the school, one came to me this afternoon and said thanks for teaching me that being different is cool sometimes!

Sam Barker – PE LeadLindale CE Primary

Paul, today was brilliant. Your professionalism, work ethic and down right awesomeness made the day.

Kat Pennington – HeadteacherEast Hunsbury Primary School

Hi Paul,

I just wanted to say a huge thank you for such a wonderful day on Tuesday. It was such an inspirational day. The children and staff haven’t stopped talking about it.
The children are setting up a campaign to make you a permanent teacher in our school!

Helen King – HeadteacherLlantilio Pertholey Primary

Hi Paul,
Thank you so much for such a wonderful and inspirational day - I have had such positive feedback from the children, parents and staff. It created a real buzz in the school. I will be sure to recommend you to other local schools!!

Lyndsay Woodland – Assistant Head TeacherNortholmes Junior School

Hi Paul,
Just wanted to say thank for coming in on Wednesday. The day was brilliant! The children got so much out of the day, and it was so inspirational, and a day they will never forget.

Josh Thorpe – PE Co ordinatorCastleford Park Junior Academy

Hi Paul,
Just wanted to thank you for yesterday. The kids and staff had a fantastic day and they will remember your visit for years to come!

Mark BowenCavendish Close Junior School

Hi Paul,
Many thanks for yesterday, the children and staff loved it. There is still a buzz today, and many staff have asked me to pass on their thanks. We look forward to inviting you back in the future.

Daniel Coughlin – PE Co ordinatorCalton Primary School

Hello Paul,
I just wanted to say a massive thank for everything yesterday!
Children and staff were so inspired by your story and are still talking about it today.
The basketball lessons were such a big hit and the children really enjoyed it!

Larissa Cannon – TeacherSt Martin's C of E Junior School - Epsom

Hi Paul
I just wanted to say a huge thank you for visiting Clockhouse this week. the children and staff loved it and have been talking about you for the rest of the week, as have the parents once the children told them how inspirational you were. You have certainly inspired many young people in the Collier Row community, so thank you!

Joanna Savidge – Head TeacherClockhouse Primary

"Thank you so much for inspiring us. We will never forget your visit. Keep up the great work!"

Mrs K Shilling – Head TeacherSelborne Primary School, Ealing

"The feedback from students and staff has been absolutely fantastic! Thank you so much for coming in and making it such an enjoyable day for everyone. All the staff have said how amazing you were with the kids and what an inspiration you are, so thank you for everything!"

Gary Derbyshire – PE CoordinatorWoodland View Primary School, Nottingham

"Just wanted to say thank you so much again for yesterday! The children are still talking about the experience today and nearly all the staff have come to me and said they thought you were the best outside we have ever had!"

Emma BruceLyne and Longcross School

"I just want to say thank you so much for coming into school the other day. The kids, teachers and parents are still buzzing about it. I was truly impressed with the whole day. You really didn’t disappoint. It’s such a wonderful thing you do inspiring children not only in sport but taking up healthy life styles and achieving goals. Again thank you so much.”

Jess HawleyMarkeaton Primary School, Derby

"I would like to thank you for the WOW DAY! The children were in absolute awe and so motivated to try basketball at our school club as well as at play times. Many parents had also commented that their children had gone home and talked non stop about the day and had requested basketballs at home to try out some skills! We couldn't have asked for a better response to a fantastic day! Thank you so much! "

Nicola WilsonOur Lady of Walsingham, Corby

“The best assembly I have ever heard, I knew it was going to be a WOW DAY, but this is amazing. We will be setting up a basketball club after your visit.”

Mrs Cook – Head TeacherBillesdon Primary School, Leicestershire

“I am speechless and I am not often lost for words but that assembly was amazing, it had everything, music, videos and inspirational messages.”

Sam Addae – Sports CoordinatorSt Andrew and St Francis C of E Primary School, London

“A great day again at KVPS. The true test of impact within an assembly is when you can return six months later and the children remember specific facts and the key messages from the previous visit. This definitively happened today at Kingsthorpe Village Primary school – truly inspirational and memorable for our young sports people and our potential stars of the future.”

Brian Gwynne – Head TeacherKingsthorpe Village Primary School, Northampton

"I have been in many assemblies over the years and this one is up there as one of the best. The messages given out about leading a healthy life and making the most of your talents are ones that I passionately believe in. The whole school was engaged from the first minute to the last.”

Matt Curtis – TeacherEdgewood Primary School, Nottingham

“The best day we have ever had in our school!”

TeacherGuru Nanak Sikh Academy, Hayes

“I would just like to say a massive thank you to you for yesterday. The children gained so much from the day and have not stopped talking about it”.

Mia Taylor – PE CoordinatorBoxmoor Primary School, Hemel Hempstead

“I feel I must thank you for an absolute brilliant day at our school. The children had a fantastic time and got so much out of the day. They all left at the end of the day buzzing with excitement telling their parents about their experience. Thank you once again for a fantastic Wow Basketball Day”

Kevin Flint – Head TeacherMorton Primary School, Derbyshire

“Thanks to you for another great day yesterday. Kids loved it as always and it’s always great to see those who are normally reluctant to take part in physical activity enjoying it”

Jenny TarjanyiWolsey House Primary, Leicester

“Already recommended you to our neighbouring schools - the children had an incredible day - thank you”

Sam MageeSt Peter at Gowts Primary, Lincoln

“Thank you for coming you were awesome. We look forward to your next visit! We are still buzzing today!”

Mrs Saville – Head TeacherAshton Keynes Primary, Swindon

"Thank you for a fantastic day yesterday. I received lots of positive comments from the children as well as the teachers who enjoyed the day as much or even more than the children! One mum sent me an email this morning to say that her son went home truly inspired and even got out the basketball hoop that had been forgotten at the back of the cupboard. Staff kept asking me yesterday where I had ‘found you’ and my reply was that your email caught my eye and I am so glad that it did - it really was one of the best “inspirational days’ we have held! Highly recommended and we hope to have you back again!"

Mrs Taylor – Head TeacherScott Primary, Essex

“I’d like to say thank you so much for the Basketball WOW Day that you ran with the children at Kirkby. We have had so many fantastic comments from the children, staff, parents and people are still stopping me in the street to talk about what a wonderful day it was! Can we please book you again next year”.

Mrs AsperyKirbymoorside Primary School, Yorkshire

“St Peter's school children and staff would love to say a huge thank you to Paul for the super day that you delivered yesterday. We all had a great time, and the feedback from parents was fantastic. It is all the children were talking about on the playground before school this morning.”

Emma PowellSt Peter's Primary, Nottinghamshire

“On behalf of Peter Hills School I would like to thank you for an outstanding assembly and an awesome WOW DAY. Everyone from the children to the kitchen staff were engaged and touched by the WOW. Seeing Paul was a highlight and the messages that were shared were relevant and transformational - we didn’t want you to go and we all want you to come back”

Malachi TalabiPeter Hills Primary, London

“I just wanted to send a quick message to say a HUGE thank you for today. The staff and children have all had an absolutely incredible day and have all been totally inspired by the whole experience. There has been a real buzz around school and I am sure that you will have inspired some future athletes. As I did our learning walk around school this afternoon with the MAT schools, all of the children were raving about the day and I saw lots of fantastic follow up in the classes. The staff have also said that it has been one of the best experience days that we have been privileged to be involved with. We would love to welcome you back to the school again in the future”

Mrs Thompson – Head TeacherHaworth Primary School, Keighley

“The day truly was inspirational and will remain as one of the highlights of the year for us all. It reminded us of the importance of having a GROWTH MINDSET and that hard work is rewarded with success”

Head TeacherFinedon Primary School, Northampton

“Thank you so much for your fantastic visit today, we really appreciate it. The kids absolutely loved it, as did the staff! We hope you enjoyed your visit to Jubilee as much as we did and we will be spreading the word about the brilliant day you can offer”.

Matthew KolsethJubilee Primary School, Thamesmead