What Schools and churches are saying about Out of the Box
“Out of the Box's presentations are entertaining, stimulating and thought provoking. Their blend of humour and engagement bring the stories they tell to life”
Margaret Lisle, Deputy Head, Hilton Primary School, Inverness.
“Chris is an inspiration to the children, parents and staff of the school. His drive and enthusiasm motivates us all and he skilfully manages to get the very best from us.”
Ian Kyle, Head Teacher, Hilton Primary School, Inverness.
“Chris has an excellent rapport with the children, he is able to engage the children in lots of fun and creative ways, using his dramatical talent to good effect! His stories using the puppets always caused a sensation in school. He has bags of enthusiasm and exuberance which ensures that his message to the children is effective and makes his Christian faith come alive!”
Wendy Scollay, Head Teacher, Kilchuimen Primary School, Fort Augustus.
“Pupils who have real difficulty in concentrating and fixing attention for any length of time sit transfixed by the puppetry, and Chris’s skill in bringing the characters to life with actions and with a whole host of voices and accents opens up a whole new experience of learning for all of our pupils”
Annice Morrison, Deputy Head Teacher, Drummond School, Inverness.
"Over the past seven or eight years Banff Parish Church has built a relationship with the Out of the Box team as they have provided Banff Parish Church with very inspiring children's events. For the past two years Chris has included Sunday morning worship with the children in church which has been very successful. Chris has an immediate connection with the children and is so enthusiastic in all that he does that children and adults alike are drawn into the worship. This has given us as a church the skills to encourage confidence in the children who attend our Sunday club to participate in worship. Chris Watt is very talented at what he does and is more than ably supported by his team, together they provide a valuable resource for churches and schools to use to reach young children today and in the future.Moira Gess, Kirk Session Member, Banff Parish Church, Banff
"Our partnership with OUT OF THE BOX has borne the results we had hoped for. Chris’s gift in this work has made a real impact in our community, not just among the children, but among the adults, some of whom are open to be drawn into this work with children."John McMurray, Community Outreach Worker, Dornoch Firth Group.
Out of the Box is delivering much needed, high quality children’s ministry to churches and schools across Inverness and the surrounding area. Their ability to do this has been greatly increased with the recent appointment of Carol Hutchison as Associate Children’s Worker. It would be of great benefit to all in the Highlands who are serious about investing in the future of children if Out of the Box was to continue to go from strength to strength.Jonathan Fraser, Youth Pastor, Hilton Parish Church, Inverness.