The Doodle Bug

7 Jackson Road Danesmoor Clay Cross S45 9BW
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The Doodle Bug
Rated 5 out of 5 Rating based on 29 reviews (?) Rate this Trusted Trader

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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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.
My school, Holland Haven Primary, used Ian to deliver these workshops in KS2. The sessions work well to promote growth mind-set; all of our pupils focused well and staff and pupils have been able to relate to the skills and attitudes discussed within the day, in future lessons too. Ian also provided an assembly for parents to begin to develop parents' understanding of growth mind-set. I would recommend the pupil-sessions particularly.
The Doodle Bug was highly successful in helping all children at our school to produce some wonderfully accurate cartoon drawings!
Ian provided our school with some very thorough workshops based on growth mind set and an assembly at the end of the school day. The workshops were well structured and organised and the children were fully engaged in the tasks provided. The assembly rounded the day off in a very positive way. I would recommend The Doodle Bug to other schools.
Ian worked with all of the classes in our school, enabling each child to draw with confidence and to higher standard than previously. He worked with them to develop their growth mind-set and resilience in the face of challenge and provided the children with valuable learning strategies to support them in other contexts. The children thoroughly enjoyed the sessions and were very proud of the art work they produced. The staff meeting that Ian delivered, at the end of the day, was very informative and gave the staff many ideas for how we can develop the growth mind-set of our pupils further. Thank you Ian.
Ian provided us with a great opportunity to understand and develop our Growth Mindset in school. The children really enjoyed the experience and as a staff we will be taking the seeds that he has planted to grow Growth Mindset further in our school.
Ian Brealey worked with the pupils in my school for two days last week. He inspired them to develop a Growth Mindset. He was always professional and spoke to the children in a way they could understand. I would recommend him to any school.
The drawings were pitched perfectly for the children to challenge themselves and understand the need for growth mindset skills. Ian was very patient with the children, giving enthusiastic praise and encouragement.
Ian worked with every child in our school, enabling each one to draw to higher standard than previously. He worked with them to develop their growth mindset and resilience in the face of challenge, learning strategies to support them in other contexts.
Superb rapport with the children and they all got a lot from his sessions.
Had all the pupils engaged from the start!