"Small Steps to Success believes that children can aspire to be anything they want to be in life with hard work, determination and above all true belief in their abilities. Small Steps to Success provides quality workshops for children that will inspire and motivate them to develop a more positive attitude to life and learning, in a bid to make their lives better. Our aim is to raise aspirations for the future!"

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St Margaret Maryís Junior School, Huyton, Merseyside.

Small Step, Giant Leap - Pupil feedback:

The workshop was fun and useful, helps a lot. I might start believing in myself more now.
(Darcie M. Year 5)

I feel better about myself now, I will definitely use the compliments box - I thought that was a great idea.
(Olivia W. Year 5)

Katie has proven to me that anything is possible.
(Holly M. Year 5)

I enjoyed todayís workshop because it told me to go after my dreams and never give up. I definitely feel more confident now after todayís workshop.
(Grace Year 5)

Today workshop helped me believe that I can achieve my goals whatever they might be.
(Callum L. Year 5)

Todayís workshop will help me in the future and help me improve my confidence and self esteem. I will use the techniques Katie showed us today.
(Chloe R. Year 5)

Teacher feedback:

Todayís workshop was great for the children. The children definitely benefitted from it and I feel there is no doubt they will use the techniques introduced to the children in the future. I felt the workshop was very well delivered - thank you. The teacher packs Katie provided us with were very helpful and useful I look forward to Katie returning to our school to deliver more workshops. Thanks again!
(R. Gasgoigne, Year 5 Teacher)

Overton Primary School, Greenock, Renfrewshire, Scotland.

Small Step, Giant Leap - Pupil feedback:

I thought todayís workshop was really good and has helped me a lot. I am going to try the imagination exercise every day to help me be more positive.
(Cameron H. Primary 7)

Fantastic and educational. An unforgettable experience.
(Lee D. Primary 7)

I enjoyed todayís workshop and I learned more about High School and I feel more confident and happy about myself.
(Laura, Primary 7 )

It was outstanding.
(Dylan O. Primary 7)

I really enjoyed the workshop today because I have learned that I should think more positive than negative because it can change your life completely. It has also made me think more positively about going to high school.
(Emma, Primary 7)

Iíve learned that you have to be positive to get far and if you think you canít win you wonít.
(Rowan C. Primary 7)

I enjoyed todayís workshop and I am going to use the visualisation technique Katie showed us all the time now.
(Evan, Primary 7)

I think the workshop was brilliant. Iíve become more confident and it made me think more about High School. I am also going to start thinking more positively. I really like the poems and the posters - made me think!
(Sally, Primary 7)

No Victims - Just Survivors - Pupil feedback:

I really enjoyed todayís workshop I learned a lot. You never quit and always stand up to bullies, show no fear and remember no victims - just survivors.
(Callum E. Primary 4/5)

I thought the workshop was phenomenal. I liked how you told us how serious bullying is and I liked the fact that it was your own experience you were talking about.
(Megan C)

I thought todayís workshop was great and I learned that if you are a bully it is a sign of a weakness - they donít seem as hard as I once thought.
(Katie C. Primary 5)

I loved it because it gave me a good idea of what it must be like to be bullied and made me think I would never be a bully.
(Karis W. Primary 4/5)

Teacher feedback:

Katie delivered her anti-bullying workshop to our Primary 4 and 5 children recently and what an absolutely fantastic talk she gave! The pupils were mesmerised listening to Katie's bullying experiences and what made it even more amazing was the fact that our school is in Greenock where the bulling took place, so the pupils recognised the places described by Katie! This made the whole workshop come to life and resulted in a very good question and answer session with Katie at the end. The pupils loved hearing about 'Run Zan Run' and many of them have since bought this fabulous book written by Katie's mum about the bulling. The children are still talking about Katie and her visit to our school - thanks Katie!
(Diane Blyth, Depute Head Teacher)

Katie recently visited Overton Primary School and delivered her transition workshop to our Primary 7 pupils in preparation for them going to High School after the summer break. She was very popular and a tremendous success with both pupils and teachers alike - so enthusiastic and, at the same time, very caring and supportive when the children asked questions. This is an extremely worthwhile workshop to support pupils heading to the next stage of their school lives. Excellent!
(Diane Blyth, Depute Head Teacher)

Rack House Primary School, Manchester.

Small Step, Giant Leap - Pupil feedback:

I loved it and all of the fun stuff and activities, it was fabulous - I want to do it every day!
(J.Taylor, Year 5)

The workshop taught me the importance of havng high self esteem and how this can get you far in life and the compliments box was an awesome idea. This workshop was brilliant and really raised the bar on my self esteem.
(K.J. Sinclair, Year 5)

I was already excited about the thought of playing for England when I grow up but Katie made me believe even more that I could do it and pushed me to follow my dreams.

Teacher feedback:

The children learned techniques to develop their positive mental attitude and it was good to hear positive messages that are meaningful to them personally. The workshop was delivered expertly.
(Cath Tierney, Class Teacher)

St Josephís Primary School, Merseyside.

Small Step, Giant Leap - Pupil feedback:

This workshop made me feel positive about going to high school and my career and future. The techniques Katie showed me I will use in the future to make me happier and more confident. I canít wait to go to High School now and would like to attend a Small Steps to Success workshop again so that I can find new ways to improve my life.
(M. Orjiekiue, Year 6)

Teacher feedback:

This workshop was very useful and gave children the opportunity to look at the positive and negative aspects of things. I feel they will be able to use and understand thes skills when they begin year 7 and they all seemed to develop a real interest in the workshop.

Button Lane Primary School, Manchester.

Small Step, Giant Leap - Pupil feedback:

The workshop gave me loads of ideas about what I want to do in the future. I will use the compliments box to help me feel better when I am down and the visualisation task help me be precise about what I want to do with my life.
(U.Chuluunsetseg, Year 5)

Katie explained that you donít need to focus on the bad things in life, you can focus on the good things instead.
(L.Herd, Year 6)

Iíd like to attend a Small Steps to Success workshop again so I can learn more about positive thinking and how I can succeed in my future.
(R. Potter, Year 5)

I loved this workshop. It made me feel more confident about high school and life in general and helped me learn ways to develop my confidence and self esteem.
(T.Foster, Year 6)

I think Katieís workshops are fandabbidozi!
(B.Keenan, Year 6)

I really enjoyed this workshop because it made me realise you can do anything you want in life you just have to believe. It made me feel like I can do anything I want to do in the future.
(O.Miller, Year 5)

Iíd love Katie to come back to our school and I bet she would make me even more confident about the future and come up with even more great things for me to do.
(C. Dalton, Year 5)

I really enjoyed the workshop because it made me realise that I am special. When Katie said, "you can if you believe" made me feel really confident.
(R. Year 5)

She taught me that you donít have to be a famous child to be a famous adult.
(B. Healey, Year 6)

I will use the techniques Katie showed me today because when I feel low about myself I would think more positively and stop allowing the bad things to get to me. I would love to attend more Small Steps to Success workshops because they will help me build my self esteem up a lot more.
(R. Bennett, Year 6)

Teacher feedback:

This workshop was excellent for the children and very easy and clear to understand. Katie was excellent the way she communicated with the children, she used visual aids, which the children have remember and I am sure will do for a long time to come.
(A. Owens, Class Teacher)

All Saints Catholic Centre for Learning, Kirkby, Merseyside.

Your Life, Your Choice, Your Future - Pupil feedback:

This workshop made me feel happy and realise that I want to become a makeup artist, but not a normal one but the best I can be. Katie taught me to aim higher.
(B. Doyle, Year 9)

Small Step, Giant Leap - Pupil feedback:

I enjoyed this workshop because it showed I am not average and that I can achieve anything I put my mind to.
(A.Tayar, Year 7)

The workshop showed me that I can accomplish my dreams and showed me the path I need to take in order to do so.
(T. Williams, Year 7)

I really enjoyed this workshop because it boosted my confidence to set myself a goal/dream and follow it.
(C.Scurry, Year 7)

Recipe for Success - Pupil feedback:

The workshop made me think differently about my future, I will use the vision board technique to help me achieve my goals.
(J.Shepard, Year 10)

The workshop was interesting and it made me think. I will use some of the techniques like the vision board to help me plan my future because seeing it everyday will make me want to more.
(S.Nolan, Year 10)

The workshop has given me a different view on life and the techniques shown to us today will help me prepare for my exams.
(S.R. Carrol, Year 10)

It made it easier for me to understand how to achieve my goals. While I am planning ahead for my GCSE's I will use the letter technique to write my targets and my goals down.
(R.Stuart, Year 11)

I will now aim higher and set out to achieve all I want to achieve.
(Unknown)

I learnt to have a positive attitude and as a result better things will come your way.
(S.Roberts, Year 10)

I enjoyed it because it opened my eyes and I realise now tha if I believe in myself I can achieve my goals.
(S.O.Brien, Year 10)

It opened my mind to success and positivity and the benefit it can bring to your life.
(G.Zappa, Year 10)

I will definitely be focusing on positivity every day and aim as high as is humanly possible.
(T.Sloan, Year 10)

I really enjoyed this workshop because we were entertained all the way though it and we had the chance to interact and think differently.
( I. Lindsay, year 10)

St Margaret Maryís Junior School, Huyton, Merseyside.

Small Step, Giant Leap - Pupil feedback:

This workshop made me feel I can reach any goal I set for myself.
(K.Morse, Year 5)

I really enjoyed this workshop and I now feel I can believe in myself more.
(M. Smith, Year 5)

Todayís workshop helped me believe that I can achieve my goals.
(C.Levy, Year 5)

Todayís workshop encouraged me to go for my dreams and reminded me that nobody is stopping you.
(G. Year 5)

Teacher feedback:

Todays workshop was great anf the children very much benefitted from it. The workshop was very well delivered.
(R. Gasgiogne, Class Teacher)

Longview C.P. School, Merseyside.

Small Step, Giant Leap - Teacher feedback:

This workshop elped the children boost their self esteem and confidence. The workshop content was a good way of changing the childrenís way of thinking. The resources such as the compliments box and the worksheet about secondary school was very useful and Katie encouraged the children to feel positive about themselves. Katie also provided a teacher pack which was full of good ideas to develop and extend the childrenís learning in the classroom.
(A.Johnstone, Class Teacher)

Mosscroft Primary School, Huyton, Merseyside.

Small Step, Giant Leap - Pupil feedback:

I feel confident about exceeding in my future now.
( L.Morris, Year 6)

Teacher feedback:

Absolutely fantastic! The workshop reinforced PSHE (SEAL) work that the pupils have experience previously and will do so further over the year as well as looking to their move to secondary. The childrenís positive contributions showed instant pleasure and I will ensure I use such techniques now in class. The techniques introduced to the children today will be built upon in class to create a 'treasure chest' to feel good.
(P.France, Class Teacher)

St. Dominics School, Merseyside.

Teacher feedback:

The workshop was very beneficial to the children and the techniques shown to the children were excellent. I would definitely like to work with Katie again, the session was very well delivered.

St Gabrielís Church of England Primary School, Merseyside

Small Step, Giant Leap - Pupil feedback:

I feel more confident now about going to high school because Iíve been able to express my feelings about the things that scare me but if I do feel scared I can use Katieís techniques to feel more confident. Katie made me think about all the good things waiting for me in the future.
(S.West. Year 6)

Teacher feedback:

This was an excellent workshop, I liked it when the children were told to always focus on the positives, I will continue to emphasise this in class - possibly create a display.
(T.Turton, Class Teacher)

The children enjoyed this workshop and were eager to participate throughout. Many mentioned at the end how much more confident they now feel and they are already talking about what they want to do in the future.
(Mrs J. Godfrey, Class Teacher)

Sylvester Primary School, Merseyside.

Small Step, Giant Leap - Teacher feedback:

All of our children enjoyed the workshop activities and were engaged and energised throughout. I think it benefitted the children particularly those with low self esteem. The techniques will be helpful for children to use at home and us to use in school. The delivery was excellent and the teacher pack provided was packed full of useful ideas for follow up activities, we will definitely use the poems.
(C.Hicks, Class Teacher)

Blackbrow Primary School, Merseyside.

Small Step, Giant Leap - Teacher feedback:

A very valuable workshop with varied activities throughout, the children were engaged and have already asked to repeat activities in the classroom. Excellent delivery and resources - definitely glad March session is already booked.
(K.Traverse, Class Teacher)

Brookside Community Primary School, Merseyside

Small Step, Giant Leap - Teacher feedback:

This workshop was very good, the children really enjoyed it and gained from the positive message. Children were 'thinking big' rather than feeling unnoticed. Very good delivery and undoubtedly the childrenís self esteem and confidence was improved today. I certainly like to work with Small Steps again.
(S.Armstrong, Class Teacher)

St Aidenís, Merseyside.

Small Step, Giant Leap - Pupil feedback:

I learned today, 'if I dream it I can achieve it'.
(L.Wagner, Year 6)

Teacher feedback:

I felt todayís workshop was very good as many of the children donít feel they can achieve and need more positive thinking. The workshop was delivered very well, excellent pace, kept childrenís attention and interested.
(Mrs J.Ward, Class Teacher)

St Aloysius Catholic Primary School, Merseyside.

Small Step, Giant Leap - Teacher feedback:

Great for the children to be given practical examples and techniques to use to boost self esteem and positive thinking.
(Miss Anderson, Class Teacher)

St Bridgetís, Merseyside.

Small Step, Giant Leap - Teacher feedback:

I think this would be good for all our children and I will discuss this with senior management.
(V.Gray, Class Teacher)

The workshop was excellent and reminded them to think about being positive when they go to secondary school. The idea of noting down compliments that they receive to remind themselves of their qualities is a great idea.
(C.Clays, Class Teacher)

Wonderful!
(J.Connolly, Class Teacher)

St Josephís, Merseyside.

Small Step, Giant Leap - Pupil feedback:

Todayís workshop made me feel like I can do anything.
(A. Godfrey, Year 6)

Teacher feedback:

This workshop was superbly delivered.
(L.Casson, Class Teacher)