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January – April 2018


Wransom, Herts
I just wanted to say a (belated) thank you to Carl and to Portals of the Past for a fantastic Viking workshop.  The children had a great day and have retained lots of new learning from the day. I’m looking forward to next year already!

St Johns Cath, Portsmouth
Thank you for the fantastic Ancient Greek workshop: the children and staff really enjoyed today and Lauren was superb. She pitched all the activities perfectly and gave the children a very memorable and enjoyable day. We were all so impressed with her passion, knowledge and performance skills.

St Ursula’s, Essex
It was just the right balance of sitting and listening and participating. The children were learning and enjoying themselves – a perfect combination.

Iron Acton, Bristol
Martin was clearly very knowledgeable. He was adaptable, enthusiastic and engaging. The kids loved it!

St Josephs, Suffolk
Just wanted to say thank you so much for a fantastic visit to our school today for Ancient Egyptians. The children had so much fun participating and learning – Mark is incredibly knowledgeable! Looking forward to having you visit us again soon.

St Gregorys, Ealing
I just wanted to say a very big thank you on behalf of Year 4 here at St. Gregory’s to Russell Spicer, and the rest of the Portals to the Past team, for organizing and running such a successful Viking Day.

The children were enthusiastic and engaged for the whole of the workshop, and we were very impressed with Russell’s boundless energy and enthusiasm as he delivered such an action-packed day.  I was unable to say goodbye personally to Russell at the end of the day, so I would be grateful if you would pass on this email to him.

We will certainly be calling you again for next year’s Viking Day!

Elstow, Beds
Super activities that were well delivered. Lots of great knowledge shared.

Sowe Valley, West Midlands
I would just like to express my thanks to Stu for an amazing job- he was very professional, punctual and engaging throughout the day. His knowledge was brilliant and he taught the kids (and myself!) loads about the ancient Egyptians. He also made the learning very fun and enjoyable- the children had a blast and left school with superb knowledge!

Henry Whipple, Notts
I hope you enjoyed the day at Henry Whipple as much as our Year 4 pupils did! Many thanks again to Stuart for an excellent delivery of knowledge about Egypt which has really enthused our pupils. Look forward to future projects together hopefully.

Farley Hill, Berks
The children had a brilliant day – Thank you

Parkfield, Beds
On behalf of the Y5 children and the Y5 team, I would like to thank you for an excellent Anglo-Saxons and Vikings presentation today. Unfortunately I was teaching all day so did not see it but the teachers told me how wonderful Ian was with the children and that he was an excellent story-teller. They said they have never seen the children so quiet!

St Martins School, West Midlands
We have had such a brilliant day – please do pass on my thanks to Dom. The kids will be raving about it all week and we would definitely consider booking him again.

New Woodlands , South London
Thank you for a wonderful day. The children were engaged throughout and participated in all areas of the workshop. ​Lauren was amazing and was very considerate while delivering the sessions for our cohort of children. It was an excellent way to end our term learning about the Ancient Greeks.

Oakview, Herts
Thank you so much for the day you were fabulous, we loved your enthusiasm and passion.

Robert le Kyng, Wilts
I just wanted to email you to telling you how pleased I was with the workshop Ross put on for our Year 3 Children last term. He is incredibly passionate about what he does and a true credit to your team. He was able to teach the children so much about The Romans and reflecting back on our term has been brilliant as he inspired them all. He was friendly, full of knowledge and the children loved him. There wasn’t a moment where they weren’t laughing or listening closely to all of his facts and tales.

So thank you again and hopefully he will return to us next year for another fantastic year.

St John Rigby, Beds
A great day! Will certainly book again

Morgan Prim, Herts
Just wanted to say what an amazing day the children and adults had! Would highly recommend and use again! Thanks so much to Dan for making it a great experience! 

Marsh Hill Primary School, West Midlands
I just wanted to write and thank Lauren for the fantastic Anglo Saxon and Viking day today. The children were thoroughly engaged all the way through and learnt a lot of new information.

I will definitely be recommending Portals to the Past for any future workshops.

Engaines, Essex
Just a quick email to say a big thank you for our fantastic Viking day that you provided for our year 5 and 6s today. The children were really engaged, thoroughly enjoyed themselves and learnt so much about the vikings. Ian was great and really brought the topic to life.