The Doodle Bug

7 Jackson Road Danesmoor Clay Cross S45 9BW
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The Doodle Bug
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Joined on 27/08/2013

About The Doodle Bug
Educational Wall Art, Motivational Talks, Cross Curriculum Workshops, Cartoon Wall Art for Children's Bedrooms, Free quotations without obligation, References available to view, Enhanced DBS Certificate, Public Liability Insurance.

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Three very positive days of workshops. Both children and staff enjoyed the activities that Ian provided and we felt that the aims of the sessions were met. The children developed their resilience and found some transferable skills. We would recommend Ian to others.
Ian completed training for our school pupils. It was well received and organised.
Ian from 'Doodle Bug' was the ultimate professional and was very well planned for his work in school. The pupils benefitted greatly from his 'Growth Mindset' workshops and they were very proud of the drawings they produced. We will certainly be using him again in the future.
Excellent delivery and content. Ian brought the best out of our children and their potential really shone through in the activities he presented. A great reaction from the children to the workshop which is always the most accurate measure. Would definitely book again!
Ian was fantastic - the children and staff had a really fun day and learnt so much about growth mindset. Very reasonable price, well worth it. Thoroughly recommend!
What a great experience the children had! Ian engaged the children, and the staff meeting was informative and helped us shape our next steps as a school. Ian quickly built a positive rapport with the children and staff. Thank you!
This is the second time Ian has visited our school to lead workshops and we were as delighted by the outcomes this time as we were the first. Ian conducted himself like part of the team and built positive rapport with the children and staff. This time we had included staff training and this was very useful, particularly for staff new to our school, including two ECTs. I would thoroughly recommend Ian's workshops for promoting a growth mind-set and building resilience, both of which are hugely beneficial to all children.
Ian brings a high level of professionalism and dedication to his workshops. Ian is so passionate about developing children's mind set and attitude. We highly value the work Ian has done with our children, it is an opportunity for them to test and build upon the resilience skills they develop at Chater Infant School. Ian's sessions are uplifting, fun and engaging. Our children understand they can learn from their mistakes and Ian has helped to reinforce this. Thank you, Ian.
Ian is brilliant and passionate at what he does. We are so privileged to have experienced his workshops.
Ian has a unique approach to growth mind-set with the children. He immediately hooks them through the medium of art. By the end of the session, every child had produced cartoon artwork they were proud of and been steadily exposed to messages focussing on growth mind-set along the way. Ian has a wealth of knowledge and experience in the principles of growth mind-set. Presenting it through the medium of art really allowed that to be brought to life.
Ian delivered some inspiring workshops and assemblies at our school promoting the importance of having resilience and a Growth Mindset. The children enjoyed their sessions and Ian's class feedback was appreciated. Email contact was always responded to professionally and he went out of his way to organise a timetable that worked for us all.
Ian visited our schools to support the mental health and well being of our children and help to build their growth mind-set. It was a wonderful workshop with all children in Years 1-6 using art to encourage these vital life skills. The children really enjoyed the day and a lot of extremely important life skills were learnt. Thank you.
Ian from The Doodle Bug came to our primary school on a chilly, bright January morning. We pride ourselves on being a school which actively supports children's mental health, resilience and well-being and this course was booked with this intention in mind, in furthering staff and children's skills. Ian arrived and was instantly warm, kind and approachable for both staff and children - setting a parameter of trust and a 'can do' attitude to his workshops. All children achieved and all staff came away with top tips they can use in class to support our pupils. The day was a combination of Art, Maths and Growth Mind-set. It was a great day and the message was delivered in a creative way with the children all gaining opportunities to practise the message of 'Y ET' which can be applied to all learning. We would recommend The Doodlebug to anyone interested in Growth Mind-whether you already follow these principles or whether this is your first step. We hope to see you again in the future Ian. Thanks very much from all the children and staff. Naomi Bowers, PSHE Lead at Coombe Bissett Primary School.
Ian from The Doodlebug spent the day in my primary school teaching the children all about Growth Mind-set through the medium of art and maths. A great day was had by all, the message was delivered in a very creative way and the art the children produced was of a very high quality. Ian was strong in his presentation and met all Covid guidelines to work safely in our school. Would recommend The Doodlebug to anyone interested in Growth Mind-set to use - this was not a session just about art, it was all about having the right mind-set to do anything! Thanks Ian. Liam Jackson Headteacher, Reedness Primary School.
A fabulous unique and insightful experience for children, staff and parents. It is a chance to view children yourself in a different light and shines upon their/your resilience levels and attitudes. This is crucial knowledge to a teacher/parent/individual and can be considered in other areas of life/school.
Ian Brealey's Resilience Workshops were enjoyable and very effective with the pupils and staff at St. William's. The staff meeting was informative and supports our work on growth mind-set.
Doodle Bug's growth mind-set workshop enabled children to use the 'power of yet' and other growth mind-set skills to see what they could achieve. All pupils were engaged. Ian was particularly good at engaging all children and he demonstrated empathy and built a relationship with some pupils with autism in a short space of time gaining their trust. Thank you! Many pupils surprised themselves at their drawing skill!
The Doodle Bug workshops were engaging for the children. They enjoyed completing the drawings and seeing them come together a section at a time. Ian was very positive and patient with the children and was full of enthusiasm.
Ian was very well organised and gave thorough instructions before his visit. During his visit, he was enthusiastic and knowledgeable - our pupil's really enjoyed the sessions and it was evident that they had further improved a growth mind-set.
Was a great experience for the children, they loved being able to draw and was beneficial as it supported children's speaking and listening skills.
Ian visited our school this week and I can only rate the sessions he offered as excellent. There really was a buzz for art and growth mind-set in the school. The level of art that was produced was outstanding from all of our classes. The children thoroughly enjoyed the sessions and many of the teachers said the children have been talking about it and applying the growth mind-set aspect to other pieces of their learning. Thank you Ian for your time and your amazing sessions, highly recommend to anyone. Will be booking again in the future.
We had a fabulous time when Ian came to visit our school. He worked with all age groups across our primary school and tailored each session accordingly. Ian put into place a timetable of sessions to meet our lunch and break time needs which made it so much easier to organise the event. He was clearly very passionate about what he does and left a positive impression on our school.
Ian has a lovely engaging manner hooking the children and staff in straight away with his well organised Doodle Bug workshop. Ian promotes a 'can do' mindset, that it's okay to make mistakes [staff included] that's how we learn and improve, boosting self esteem, resilience and growth mindset. Ian provided excellent and honest feedback throughout the day and in his written report plus areas to build on as a school. Thank you Ian for a day we'll remember, everyone can achieve a quality piece of Art whatever their age! from all the children and staff at Kells Infant School, Whitehaven.
Thank you for coming into our school and running the mindfulness sessions. You've certainly left us with plenty of ideas to move forward with. Good luck at your future schools.
The Doodle Bug visited our school in January as part of our "Get Fit, Get Healthy" week. The focus on growth mindset and resilience is key and we found it to be a really positive experience for our children. The Doodle Bug was friendly and approachable and was brilliant with our children. The children thoroughly enjoyed the workshops and were happy with their drawings. Ian helped them to have a positive growth mindset and it really helped build their resilience! Overall, we were very happy and everyone had an enjoyable day! Thank you Ian!
Another great day with Doodlebug, all the children engaged and focused on their learning.
The workshops were fantastic and really allowed our pupils to see their own growth mindset. The children thoroughly enjoyed the art activity and remained focused throughout you could hear a pin drop!. An assembly for the rest of the Key Stage and parents was the icing on the cake - thank you.
Once again Ian has been brilliant. The children thoroughly love the sessions and benefit from the clear instructions that Ian provides. It's always great to see the look of amazement on their face's when they have completed one of the pictures. In a short space of time Ian is able to develop the confidence and resilience of the children by using simple techniques that can be used again and again in other areas of the school curriculum. Thank you once again.
Ian provided a wonderful 'Growth Mindset' workshop using maths and art for all of our pupils ranging from Y1 to Y6. Feedback from the pupils and staff was overwhelmingly positive - they produced great artwork and felt that they'd learnt a great deal about trying their best, learning from mistakes and the power of practice. Ian also gave some useful feedback on the strengths and weaknesses of the children's skills and current attitudes to learning such as resilience levels. A fun and engaging workshop for all.
The children had a superb day with 'The Doodle Bug' he was clear in his instructions and the children focused throughout the sessions. Outstanding work was created by children and adults.
A very good source for supporting children to have a growth mind-set.
Ian was extremely enthusiastic and dedicated. He helped to launch an awareness of Growth Mind-set within our school community.
Ian motivated the children throughout school with his enthusiastic approach. The children created fabulous, high-quality drawings that they were desperate to take home and show parents. Many were heard to say it was the best drawing they had ever done! We would be more than happy to have Ian back in school and would highly recommend him to other schools who are looking to boost the confidence of their children and encourage a 'can do' mindset.