"We have previously booked Tom for three consecutive years to run both Circus Skills Workshops and Drama Workshops as part of our Summer Sizzler programme. The 2018 activity day was fully sold out and we will look to book again for next year. Tom is able to interact, communicate and engage well with children of all ages and keep them entertained whilst learning a new skill."
Mary Wilson: Leisure Officer
Dartford Borough Council
"Tom Kellett's Circus Skills Workshops are wonderful! In a matter of seconds, over seventy children were enthralled and fully engaged in a variety of skills from juggling and feather balancing to comedy slapstick. We would certainly recommend Tom and look forward to welcoming him back again soon."
Esyllt Lord: Owner/Manager
Cymer Ofal, Cardif
"Tom came highly recommended as he had previously provided a badge session for one of the groups within Tunbridge Wells, and I am pleased to say that he lived up to the recommendation. Lots of equipment in good condition, a friendly and engaging manner, and the patience of a saint. Tom held the attention of the youngsters (and adults) and all had a great time. We will be using Tom's services again in the future."
Brian Hobden: District Commissioner
Tunbridge Well Scouts
"As a youth project that works with young people aged 11-19, it can be hard to find activities that will engage this age group but because of his years as a youth worker, Tom at TK Arts has no problem getting young people involved in his circus skills workshops. During the 4 workshops he delivered for my project over the summer, the young people all enjoyed trying the wide range of circus equipment and Tom was very good at helping the young people get better and better! Great fun and at an excellent and affordable price - would thoroughly recommend."
Natalie Penfold: Senior Worker at Maidstone Youth Project for Kent County Counci
"From the kids: Funny; hilarious; clever; crazy; exciting; incredible; unexpected; brilliant; fantastic; amazing; challenging; Tom was very good at explaining; awesome, awesome and fabulous; epic; super. From the adults: The children had an amazing morning with Tom. We will certainly have him back again."
Nikki Olphert: Owner/Manager
Simply Out Of School Pendoylan
"We were looking for a positive reward for our pupils, all with statements of SEN-BESD, for the end of the summer term and TK Arts fitted the bill perfectly. Tom worked with us to design a programme that allowed pupils and staff to have a most enjoyable morning juggling scarves and balls, spinning plates, throwing diabolos and flipping flowersticks. As one pupil said to me at the end of the session, "I learnt how to spin plates" with a great big smile on his face. Thank you, Tom, for your time and kind support. I value your business and look forward to working with you again in the future."
Robert Page: Head of Primary
St Anthony's School in Margate
"Tom Kellett is an outstanding performer who specialises in Circus Skills. Tom's greatest strength is that he fully understands the ethos of working with young people and through his Circus Skills Workshops, provides creative activities which are challenging, educational, recreational and fun. Tom has the knowledge as a fully qualified and nationally recognised youth worker to ensure that young people work and play together in a safe environment ensuring that all abilities and disabilities are catered for. Tom is dedicated, committed and enthusiastic in his approach to working with young people. As a result of his teaching, young people grow in confidence, build up their own self esteem, make new friends, learn new skills and the young people go on to teach circus skills to their peers. I have used Tom for Diversity Festivals, Celebration of Christmas at Canterbury Cathedral, County Sports Events and International Residentials, to name but a few. Tom is great value for money and when organising a County or Local event, Tom would be top of my list in ensuring the event is a success."
Andy Pendlebury: Area Youth Officer
Kent County Council
"I heard about Tom's circus skills workshops by word of mouth from another school who were aware of him via his youth work. Tom replied to my email enquiry almost immediately and provided a thorough explanation of the wide variety of sessions he can provide. I was impressed with the range of experience that he had, the variety of what he could provide, and his recognition of the needs and learning styles our pupils would be likely to have.
Tom arrived in plenty of time to set up, was very organised, and the children (and the staff!) all loved their day. Tom was very accommodating to our children's special needs and was able to adapt his delivery accordingly. We had a fantastic day and I'd certainly recommend Tom to all schools and youth organisations with pupils/youngsters of all abilities."
Donna Wickens: PE Co-Ordinator and Personalisation Leader
Foxwood School in Hythe
"Knowing the quality and professionalism of Tom Kellett from working with him previously in KCC, I knew that there would be a high standard of interaction with the children, young people and families at the event. Not only would the participants enjoy the activities but they would also learn and gain specific skills and knowledge involved with circus skills. During the event, Tom was punctual and was dedicated to the services he had been booked for, and there were several participants who in the feedback have acknowledged how good the activities were. I would have no hesitiation in booking Tom/TK Arts for another event, particularly if the organiser/host wanted activities that the whole family or a wide and diverse age range could participate in. Tom can bring many elements into a session or event either through teaching circus skills workshops or just having fun."
Cheryl Trice: Diocesan Children and Young People's Adviser in Rochester
"Tom was very enthusiastic and engaging within his teaching, often taking time to ensure the children felt reassured and had the confidence to take part. We've had a brilliant circus skills workshop, thank you!"
Callowell Primary School's Holiday Club
"Tom was extremely professional and filled the children with enthusiasm. The circus skills workshop was very hands-on and there were lots of varied activities for the children to take part in. We all really enjoyed ourselves."
Lauren Bore: Yr 2 Lead
The Oaks Infant School in Sittingbourne
"I would highly recommend Tom Kellett of TK Arts. We opted for the 2hr Circus Skills Workshop for our daughter's 6th Birthday Party. From initial contact until after the day, the service was professional, quick, efficient and great value. The workshop itself was fantastic fun and Tom had all the kids engaged."
Dave Gurney: Parent at child's Circus Party