Testimonials

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Children are reading at home! Children that wouldn’t normally read.
— Teacher

"For a book to actually engage them, and to have a sustaining engagement, for a series of books to have that, there’s not many books out there that do that and I’ve read loads."

Teacher

“For me this is the most holistic scheme I’ve ever seen. I was in year three a few years before and I haven’t seen something with as much detail and the children remember it as well. I’m amazed.”

Teacher

 
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IT WORKS
— Headteacher

“My class were really taken with the illustrations for the stories; they loved spotting all the detail in the pictures." 

Teacher

“Can’t wait to see/have more stories!! Got the puffin pal collection, both kiddies love them (and me)”

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“How to keep a 19 month old happy – always keep puffin pal in your bag. Works a treat.”

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“We LOVE our Puffin Pal books!!”

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“My grand daughters love these books soooooo much.” Grandparent

"I think if you were to ask any member of the staff about the project, it has been a very big success and had a very positive impact on the pupils and their learning.”

Head Teacher

“They absolutely loved it.” Teacher

“Fantastic. The children love Puffin Pal. They look forward to lessons and enjoy the characters, the activities and the sticker rewards.” Teacher

“The excitement is tangible when they see the Island Friends logo appearing on the IWB. The project has inspired even those who sometimes need encouragement to participate.” Teacher

“They absolutely loved it. Everything is about Puffin Pal, the parents on parents’ evening, all they talked about was Puffin Pal, because apparently, all they go home and talk about is Puffin Pal. One parent even said, ‘I’m Puffin Pal’d out at the moment!’ But in a good way, because the children have loved it so much.” Teacher

“The books were fantastic, I really liked them and the children really liked them, all six of them. ***** came up to me today and said ‘Are there any more Puffin Pal books? Are they going to make any more Puffin Pal books?” Teacher

“The quality of the resources, the books were beautifully produced, the puppet was gorgeous (and he lasted), the whistle and all the stickers were really high quality resources and the children loved using those.” Teacher

“Brilliant, we’ve thoroughly enjoyed.” Teacher

“Staff have felt very engaged with the whole process and parents have also liked the feedback that they’ve had. “ Teacher

“I’d love to have one for Autumn, Spring and Summer, because we’ve got so much out of it.“ Teacher

“They love it, it went really well! You’re on to a winner with these books! Kids love Pal!” Teacher

“… they love it. The activities are engaging and interesting. They are pitched nicely for them.” Teacher

“Very engaging. We started with the song every day. *** put it on everyday, the song and the enterprise eggs video and it just got them in the mood.” Teacher

“It was lovely for them to have a character to relate to, and a friend for themselves, because everything was related to Puffin Pal. It’s nice for them to have an actual character rather than just a theme.” Teacher

“It’s real, an authentic book. We’re meant to make them read authentic books, despite it being a curriculum linked thing, you’ve written it with joy in mind not with teaching in mind, but they ’ve learned loads.” Teacher

“The books are good and you can be enthused by books as a teacher, but an actual pedagogical backbone to it, that’s what made me think this has got some clout you know.” Teacher

“All the skills in the national framework, Puffin Pal links to them all in different ways, and you wouldn’t think it from the story originally would you, but you’ve worked so hard and took everything into consideration in that respect so it worked really well.” Teacher

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