I'm sorry this has taken so long but I want to drop you a line of thanks for bringing "Owls To You" to Sunnydown School in July.
The display of such magnificent birds was appreciated by all those who were priviledged to be present. Your presentation was pitched at just the right level; you were remarkably knowledgeable yet came across as relaxed and good-humoured. The children were mesmerised by your owls, and the adults were clearly fascinated, as th e photos demonstrate. Thank you for a very enjoyable event.
Clive Weeks Deputy Headteacher Sunnydown School, Caterham, Surrey.
October 2010 & July 2011
I wanted to thank you for hosting another event at Sunnydown this year. I have not had the pleasure of seeing you in previous years but I thought you were really interesting. You seem quite devoted to the subject of Raptors; most notably your delightful Owls!
You display such commitment for the care and conservation of owls, together with pride and a genuine pleasure about being able to share your own birds with people who have a similar interest. I’m pleased that you manage to pitch it just right for our boys – they loved it!
It is great that you are able to share your passion and respect for wildlife with the boys and they now look upon you as someone who is an excellent resource of good quality, down to earth information and advice. You should be commended for your ability to present the birds to a wide spectrum of people, from young children to adults and from those with no knowledge, to those quite conversant.
You managed all this in an interesting, professional and friendly manner and the students very much look forward to seeing you again in the future.
Mrs Quantrill, Sunnydown Boys School, Caterham, Surrey
July 2012 & June 2013
Thank you for providing such a wonderful morning for the children at the nursery! What an opportunity for our nursery aged children to enjoy the range in sizes and species of all your owls at close hand. The children were totally entranced by having the opportunity to touch the owls and you have a great gift of presenting all the information about them to the children in a way that they can understand and which interest them. It is no mean feat to keep the attention of children aged 3 - 4 years for any lenghth of time but they were totally absorbed by your presentation and have been able to recall a surprising amount of the information you gave them.
This is the fourth year running that we have enjoyed your visit and we look forward very much to seeing you again in 2011.
Best of Wishes
Heather Freemantle Little Haven Nursery School, Banstead, Surrey.
October 2010 November 2011 Feruary 2014 March 2015, November 2016
I just wanted to say a BIG thankyou to you and your owls for playing such a special part in Mary & Jessica's 5th birthday celebrations. Aaron you were so patient with the children (not always easy I know!) and it was clear they were thrilled to have the chance to handle these facinating birds. We all learned so much about them too - thank you. I'll definitely be in touch again and will recommend Owls To You to everyone I know!
Victoria O'Gorman MUM Tadworth, Surrey.
Just wanted to thank you so much for today. The teachers just said it was "amazing" and the children were really absorbed by meeting you and the owls. Hopefully we can book something with you again in the future. I hope it was also good from your perspective.
Elena Procter Butlers Court Primary School, Beaconsfield, Bucks
It was great to meet you all on Saturday, You have a great family!!
Sorry this is late but I just wanted to say a big thank you for the fascinating display on Saturday. Your owls are magnificientand your passion and knowledge communicated itself so well for all of our residents and guests.
I saw some of our residents smile in a way I have not seen for a very long time and they are still talking about the event.
I am sure that we would like to have you visit us again in the future.
I Look forward to seeing you again.
A big thank you yet again for a fabulous talk and display on Saturday. Our guests and residents loved every minute. Some residents I have never seen so animated and lucid before!! Thanks also for letting me look after Ojoe for so long he really is a darling character!
Richard has taken some really great photos but they are quite big in size so I will send them over to you but they will have to be individual as they are too big to send in a group on one e-mail.
I have copied in my colleague in Fleet, Selina would like to talk to you about a booking sometime soon.
Take care hope to see you again soon!
Jane Knight Director of Community Relations Sunrise Senior Living of Bagshot
July 2011 October 2012 May 2013 June 2014 May 2015 July 2016
Owls To You have attended Chessington World of Adventures over the last two years to assist us with our Chessington Conservation Fund awareness evenings.
Aaron’s interaction and the general friendly demeanour of his birds have been exceptional at grabbing the guest’s attention and offering a truly mesmerising and educational experience. His knowledge and expertise with the animals is clearly evident, and the ability for guests to handle these amazing birds has led to feedback that has been nothing but positive. This company is a rare treat and one not to be forgotten. I certainly hope they will continue to support us in future events, as any without them would not feel the same!
Keith Russell Senior Keeper, Reptiles & Birds Chessington World of Adventures
August 2011 June 2012 June 2013 2014 & 2016
Our residents had a wonderful afternoon with your owls. Being able to touch them was the best thing. It was a very different and very pleasant experience for staff and residents alike. Excellent value for money and we look forward to the next time.
Jane Upfold Marketing Officer Pax Hill Care Home, Farnham
September 2011 May 2014
Thank you so much for Harvey's birthday visit with your wonderful owl friends. All the children enjoyed meeting the owls and being able to hold and stroke the owls made Harvey very happy. It was a great experience, not just for the children but the adults as well. Many thanks, hope to see you again.
Sharon Miles Mum Nork, Surrey
I was absolutely delighted with your session this morning and the level 2 Animal Care Diploma students learnt so much from your comprehensive and interesting coverage of the topic and from meeting your amazing owl ambassadors. I will most certainly be booking you in for another session in the near future.
Zoe Brown Lecturer in Animal Management NESCOT, Epsom, Surrey
October 2011 November 2012 November 2013 December
Thank you so much for making Gil's birthday party so special. The children (and adults!) were facinated by the owls and you managed to mix both fun and facts brilliantly. It was good to bring a bit of wildlife into such an urban environment.
With Best Wishes
Maddy Reid Mum Central London
Our Owl experience proved extremley popular this year, as something new and different for this half term. Families had a wonderful time learning about owls and thier natural habitats as well as getting up close and personal with these otherwise raely seen birds of prey.
Sarah Squire Deputy Chairman Squires Garden Centres
(Badshot Lea, Shepperton and Washington Garden Centres)
Just a quick note to say a great big THANK YOU for your visit last week, everyone enjoyed it especially the staff.
Sue Hatcher Senior Learning Support Assistant The School for Profound Education, Tadworth
I would like to thank you and your colleague for a most enjoyable and informative morning. The children were enthralled and certainly know alot about owls now!
I would definitely recommend "owls To You" to other schools.
Mrs M Pollard Deputy Head Teacher Epsom Primary School
Thanks so much for the shows today, I have had very positive feedback and the children I teach thought the birds were amazing. It really fired their imagination and interest in owls.
Judy Shaw Year 2 Teacher Lowther Primary School
Thanks Aaron for a brilliant visit for my mums 80th birthday. With severe rheumatoid in her hands many of her pleasures have had to be stopped but seeing her face light up as she got to touch and hold the owls was amazing and something she wont ever forget. We asked for an informal session and it was exactly what we were after very relaxed, just the right amount of information and getting so close to the birds was wonderful and everyone there loved it and are still talking about it!
Thanks once again Sue
Sue Jelly Private Party
Thank you very much for coming into our school on Tuesday. The children absolutely loved it and learned so much from you. They are still excited about it today and have written some amazing reports about owls over the last 2 days. We will look forward to you coming back next year and delighting our next Year 2 classes. Thanks again from the Lions and Tigers :)
Natalie Wood Tadworth Primary School
March 2013 March 2014
Just a further thank you for the most wonderful experience on Saturday, and it was lovely to meet Helen too.. Our guests were blown away by the Owls and your in depth knowledge as of course I knew they would be! Everyone is still talking about the Owls and each person has their own favourites but many lovely memories and I am sure that they will be talking about your amazing Owls for a long time to come!!
I look forward to seeing you again very soon. Take care
Jane Knight Private Party
Just to thank you for a great evening on Wednesday.
It was lovely to see the owls and for the brownies to be able to stroke them, and to learn about the different types of owls.
We all enjoyed it.
Thanks once again for a lovely evening
Lynn Churcher 1st Nork Brownies May 2013
Many thanks for a wonderful evening on Tuesday despite Dorking traffic and weather! I have had quite a few emails from parents saying how much their girls enjoyed it and the girls in my class at school raved about it so the school have asked for your details too. I hope you get some more visits out of it.
I also hope you will still be owling in 3 years time as we run Brownies on a 3 year rota activity wise. I'll keep a hold of your details if that's ok and be in touch with you then.
Best wishes Caroline & the Brownies
Caroline Budd (aka Snowy Owl) 5th Dorking Brownies