/ What people say about us
Gibber deliver really good stuff, but don’t take our word for it…
"I found it refreshing and exciting to be part of a forward thinking company of the type that would make use of your innovative methods. I found the few hours you spent with us engaging and informative. To hold the attention of what I consider to be a fairly jaded bunch of people was quite a feat in itself and on the whole I think it went down pretty well.” Chris Wordsworth - sales manager
"By far the best educational performance I’ve seen and believe me I’ve seen a lot.”
Darcy Brown - Darlington PCT
“I would highly recommend your company to handle any topic in the future, no matter how controversial or difficult.”
Roger Mould - Newcastle Council for Volunteer Service
"The team were so professional. Unbelievably early, self sufficient and very flexible to the demands of our setting and timetable. They really connected with the year group and the last workshop was as inspirational as the first. Our pupils really enjoyed the day and I feel that many more will feel empowered to make healthy choices."
Gill Hall - Head of Year, Manor College
"I attended your safeguarding training today, and I thought it was brilliant. It challenged me (and my colleagues) to think seriously about our responsibilities and what to do when we discover abuse. CONGRATULATIONS!!! Best most relevant training I ever had.”
Keith Gilfillan - Stonham Care & support
“I highly recommend this professional company in terms of quality, flexibility, vibrant performances and excellent value for money.”
Michelle Hodgson - Tyne & Wear LSC
“Our vision at Benfield is to be a ‘world class’ motor retailer delivering the best customer experience in a fun and expert way, and Gibber have certainly been instrumental in helping us to launch this to our colleagues. More often than not a vision remains a vision, Gibber have helped us to make this tangible for our team members to really understand what we mean by becoming ‘world class’.
Yet again from Gibber, another outstanding ‘world class’ delivered programme, I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend to other companies if they were looking for a dynamic, bespoke and unique way to communicate with their team.”
Lyn Carruthers CRM Manager Benfield Motor Group
“This presentation is very hard hitting and by far the best I've ever seen.”
Teacher - Charters School, Ascot
"Engaged pupils at all times. Probably more effective in its' messages than all lessons this term. Fantastic, thank you."
Ricky Williams - Head Teacher, Ovingham School
“It’s been the best production of its kind in 10 years!”
J Hollidge - Teacher, Morpeth School, London 2008
“Gibber is fresh, innovative, energetic and motivational.”
Maxine Houston - Independent Evaluation Durham University
“Gibber are incredibly professional and flexible, they always demonstrate a clear understanding of context and needs.”
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“A thoroughly well put together performance. Our Year 8 are notorious for being chatty and silly but the performance had them captivated from the start. Funny, enjoyable and dealt with the issues at a level the pupils could both understand and relate to. My class of Year 8 talked about it constantly for the following few days.”
Teacher - Seaham School of Technology
“I can only applaud the highly professional and committed approach the members of the team took to this project from the outset to the final production and presentation. Gibber were sensitive to both the requirements of the conference, the political and professional issues surrounding social exclusion and the issues facing young people. The production was highly original, amusing but not patronising, with an excellent dramatic quality. The production raised contentious issues in a light-hearted way and certainly made an impact on the audience thus raising issues and provoking thought and action.
I would have no hesitation in recommending Gibber where an organisation wishes to raise and present difficult issues through the medium of drama and role-play.”
Margaret Frostick - DfES
"Trashed should be available to all Yr 10 pupils countywide, it was pitched perfectly and raised awareness of the many harsh realities that some young people find themselves in.”
Deputy Head Teacher - Sacred Heart High School, Newcastle
“The work that Gibber does is very important to us and allows us to get 'messages' across to young people much more vibrantly and directly I would recommend them to you without reservation.”
Jim Fox - All Saints Community College
”Very impressive performance which had Year 9 pupils in the palm of their hands, last thing on a Friday. Very impressed with the quality of the production. You certainly got the message across. Total respect for people who can do that sort of performance!”
Teacher - Shropshire
"The feedback of the event has been above all expectations and your performances have, in particular, received rave reviews. We have learned some very valuable lessons from this event most importantly about how we motivate and engage with people and get messages across. It is apparent to me that staff respond well and positively to this type of interactive event and I have no doubt that we shall be doing more of them in the future. Please pass on my thanks to your fellow performers."
Dave Peebles - District Manager, Jobcentre Plus, South Tyne & Wear Valley District Office
“Very impressive, I teach the group engaged in the workshop and was really surprised at their improved behaviour, enthusiasm and participation throughout. They are a different group to deal with in a more formal classroom situation – really well done!”
Teacher - All Saints College
“I would recommend Gibber because they engage pupils about serious issues on a level they can relate to. Their brilliant performances raise awareness whilst reflection sessions provide time for pupils to discuss and relate to what they have seen.”
Michelle Clayton - Bishop Barrington School
“The day was valuable in terms of sharing experience and expertise. The role plays and sketches were presented and organised in a very professional and thoughtful way. Real insight was shown into the type of behaviour exhibited by disaffected young people.”
Education Welfare Officer - Newcastle
“Well balanced presentations, never a dull moment!! The blend of music, roleplay, information, video is excellent – students are completely engaged in the entire performance. It always provokes a lot of discussion in humanities lessons/tutor groups – without your input we would normally rely on video or newspaper articles. Students are clearly moved by your performances and the feedback has been excellent from students & teachers alike.”
Howard Kemp - Monkseaton Community High School
"Excellent idea to have the video clips of factual information, this gave even greater depth and meaning to the performance."
Mr Barber - Assistant Head, Seaton Sluice School
“The DVD is of exceptional broadcast quality and the acted case study is extremely well performed, hard-hitting and realistic. The live event, facilitated entirely by Gibber was interactive, thought provoking and a lot of fun - an outstanding example of using drama as an effective learning medium. Throughout the development of this piece of work, Gibber kept partners involved and informed, they met every single deadline and were entirely flexible in their approach. The team at Gibber have demonstrated a sound understanding of the needs of children, young people and families and this underpins their work making it powerfully effective.
Initially, this was meant to be a one off piece of work but, given the success of the work to date and in response to requests from practitioners who were unable to attend the first live event, we are already in discussion with Gibber to develop the work further.
I would, without question, recommend Gibber to any organisation undertaking development work and I look forward to working with the team again in the very near future.”
Linda Kelly - Development Officer, Change for Children
“The feedback from the young people and staff was fantastic!"
Lisa Thompson - Youth Coordinator, Sunderland
“An excellent production. One which I would highly recommend.”
Mr Simon Pike - Southborough High School
“A very good and entertaining insight into opportunities for students because of 2012.”
Mr Roman Parker - St Joseph’s College
“Gibber listened and wanted to make sure we as commissioners were happy before proceeding”
Judith MacMorran - Newcastle Healthy School Programme
"Our pupils were riveted, laughing hysterically one minute then silenced by the emotional reality of the alcohol induced mistakes the characters had made.”
Teacher - Altwood School, Maidenhead
"Trashed should be available to all yr 10 pupils countywide, it was pitched perfectly and raised awareness of the many harsh realities that some young people find themselves in.”
Deputy Head Teacher - Sacred Heart High School, Newcastle.