Active Fusion Director Lindsy James
“Active Fusion has worked with Simon over the last year through our Fusion Camps delivering to 1000’s of children and young people across Doncaster. Simon creatively used music to help children and young people develop their communication skills, discipline and respect. He instantly felt like a member of our team with his infectious ability to engage young people and capture their imagination in minutes. A true professional and pleasure to work with, he has brought a new creative dimension into the work we do in schools and communities.”
“My Daughter attended a session recently, brilliant session for children, I would highly recommend. Great enthusiasm and effort and enjoyed by the adults too, will without a doubt be looking for more sessions to bring her again” K.J. Parent
“So much fun. Good with all ages Youths and adults. I had a good time” H.O. Parent
Opportunity Area Doncaster Tom Hill Youth Hub
“I didn’t want to come today, I didn’t know it was going to be like this, I’ve really enjoyed it, when I heard it was going to be Music, I thought it would just be boring, but this is awesome, can I come next time?” M.B age 12
Active Fusion Easter Camp Campsmount School
“90 Minute Music is Sick!!!” “Simon is funny and cool” S.W. age 12
Astrea Atlas Primary Academy
Over the course of the music sessions, Simon has been fantastic. He has been understanding of the different needs and cultural issues that our school faces. He has also had brilliant communication with not only me but with the children and created a strong bond with them. Each child that has attended has progressed in themselves. G.G Teacher
Sheffield Children’s Hospital
Parents “I thought the music session was really good and for all age groups. Simon made it fun and encouraged children AND adults to join in! The children have said how much they enjoyed the session.”
“Both my children loved playing music it made them so happy and they got to meet new friends.”A.P.
Patients “This really stopped me from being bored and made me happy”
“I haven’t been doing much recently as I have been in hospital and this entertainment made me feel happy”
“I was able to go out of my comfort zone and do something new that I haven’t done before. Simon was really friendly and encouraging!”
Charlotte – Artfelt Workshop Co-ordinator “We were all really impressed by the 90 Minute Music session at The Children’s Hospital. The electronic jam was a brilliant idea as it encouraged absolutely everyone to get involved and make music together regardless of age, ability or musical experience. At one point we had a baby playing tambourine, alongside an 11 year old on the DJ decks and a mum on the bongo drums. Our staff happily danced to the music being played and everyone had a smile on their face, it was a fun and joyous session and a lovely morning on the wards. Simon pitched the workshop perfectly so no one was left out, he gave everyone guidance, enthusiasm and encouragement. Thank you again!”
Bentley Myplace Youth Hub
“The best session we have ever had” A.N. Youth Leader
What an accolade from an experienced youth leader, our feedback sheets were 10/10 across the board from all the young people.
The Base Rossington
“I think it was a great confidence builder for our students” R.L. Alternative Provision Teacher
“We understand that the need to be flexible is key and you were respectful of their needs”
The Holmescarr Centre Rossington
“Fun all the way through with turn taking and team work being applied successfully.
The feedback from the Young Carers was a definite Yes! to have more of this. The quickest 90 minutes we’ve known! “
E.S. Young Carers Leader
North Ridge School Testamonials
A very good session. All the group were really engaged in the session and all really enjoyed taking part. The pace was set well and incorporated some counting…beats.
One student who wouldn’t usually join in was up dancing, another a little hesitant at first was eager to have a go on the Spanish drum.
The music was current so the students could identify with it. We were given plenty of notice to move a student in a wheelchair so he didn’t miss his turn.
D.S. Teaching Assistant
Objectives being social interaction and work on anxieties – All the class were willing to engage and join in. They all had individual turns on the deck and all played instruments as a group.
Simon introduced the session and was professional in his approach. Friendly also. Every pupil was given time for their turn, positive praise for everyone.
It was accessible for all levels of attainment. Very positive participation from all. Pupils and staff appeared to find this more age appropriate than other styles of music sessions.
P.S. Maybe it could’ve been a slightly longer session as it was soon time to pack away.
S.B. Teaching Assistant
I feel all the objectives that were set were fully met. I feel that all students educational needs were met and at the right level for each pupil.
All students were engaged in the lesson (J.M. started the lesson with his top over his head and finished playing the main instrument)
I liked how time was given to a student in a wheelchair to prepare to be moved to the decks.It was nice to see all students laughing and joining in and L.M. dancing without being asked. Adjustments were made when asked with counting as some students were not confident with numbers up to 16.
Myself and other staff also said we wished it would have been on for a longer period as the students enjoyed it so much. There was a much better response than to some music lessons we have within school.