All staff were amazed at how he captivated the whole school in assembly (staff included!) and then went from the Reception class to Year 6 with such ease. This is not something many people can do. He was fantastic and I felt my school was very lucky to have met him.”
A West Sussex junior school
“The talk proved an exceptional hit. Mr Robertshaw’s experience and knowledge ensured a riveting talk. The students found the equipping of the soldier for the Front -from underwear to overcoat, helmet and rifle – particularly interesting. The student model concerned was equally up to the task and delighted in posing as a Great War soldier. Students were continually included in the talk through probing questions.
Exceptional learning for the hour given. He certainly captured the audience from year 7 to 13 and staff alike! The sixth form history students present also found the talk compelling – it was a great experience for them to meet such a noteworthy historian, someone to focus on and look up to.
I do believe all schools would benefit from this presentation. Mr Robertshaw will now be a regular at St John’s – complementing the work in the classroom in an altogether encompassing manner. ”
St John’s Catholic Comprehensive School. Gravesend, Kent.