“Thank you so much for organising this visit from Chris. We loved having him! He was very relaxed, warm and friendly and the children loved him. The children listened attentively and picked up his songs really quickly. Since his visit we have been revisiting the songs and books and children have been spontaneously bursting into song during session “pick up the phone and dial 111…!” Chris’ visit has prompted numerous discussions about when and how to call for an ambulance. We realise that many children don’t know their own addresses and this is something we are now encouraging parents to discuss with their children. We really loved having Chris perform for us – it was educational, entertaining and inspiring! Thank you so much.” – Danielle McNaughton, Teacher, Silverdale Kindergarten
“Thanks for getting in touch and letting Chris come over to perform at our May Road Primary School. It was very easy to organise the tour. The communication was fast and easy. The instructions very very easy to follow. Chris is a great performer, awesome singer and great presenter. Chris was very clear in his communication with the children. He was before time and finished in time. The message was very clearly presented and understood by the children. Overall great show.” – Arina Kumar, Teacher, May Road School
“We were very grateful to host Chris here at Massey Library. The kindergartens were very excited about coming along and participating. I think his ambulance book and the messages are essential in these days of mobile phones. Teaching children the importance of knowing their address and being able to call 111 is more important than ever. Chris had a lovely manner with the children and made the session interactive and fun. We had about 80 people here and we would have had more, if the forecast had been a little better.” – Christine Calis, Librarian, Massey Library
“Chris’ performance was pitched at the right level. The students really enjoyed when Chris sang the ambulance song. In fact, my year 2 daughter was singing it in the car this morning! Love the books as well, they are easy to read and have great illustrations.” – Teresa Hannard, Deputy Principal, Western Heights Primary School
“Chris was engaging, energetic and captivating – our audience of 270 NE- Year 4 children were fully involved in his presentation. They loved learning and performing the actions to Chris’s 111 song. Meeting an author
and a songwriter and hearing him perform his own work was very special for teachers and children.
Thank you so much for this opportunity.” – Jude Parker, Teacher, Mairehau Primary School