Testimonials

Teacher Testimonials

"Mark and his team were fantastic, their stories were truly inspiring. The Junior and Senior students really enjoyed the workshops and discussions. The facilitators pitched the day perfectly. We would highly recommend the 'create the great in you'. Thank you."
St Louis CS, Kiltimagh, Co Mayo
Walburg Ruane
Guidance Counsellor
"A very worthwhile program to increase self esteem & encourage young people to talk & express their opinions in a safe environment."
St Louis Secondary School, Dundalk, Co Louth
Marie Meehan
Year Head
"Mark and his team provided a very informative, constructive and interactive workshop with our Transition Year students. The feedback from our students was very positive and I would highly recommend this workshop to all secondary schools".
Our Ladies Secondary School, Castleblaney, Co Monaghan
Joe O'Boyle
Transition Year Co-ordinator
"We had Mark facilitate a personal development programme for the first time this year in our school. The students seemed to really enjoy the experience. Mark went over and beyond for the students, catering for their individual needs. I would highly recommend Mark, his energy and enthusiasm for his work is evident."
Inver College, Carrickmacross, Co. Monaghan
Catriona Carragher
School Completion Co-ordinator
"Create the Great has enabled our students to develop a creative independent approach to life. The time spent with Mark and the team has been a highlight of our TY year. Through mediums the students can relate to such as rap and performing arts, they have flourished in finding a sense of self. The opportunity to express themselves and listen to others has helped develop their bond as a group. Create the Great is a positive, interactive, reflective initiative and very worthwhile."
O'Carolan College, Nobber,
Co Meath
Amanda Scully
Transition Year Co-ordinator

Student Testimonials

"It's been inspiring and helpful. It thought me about other peoples feelings and how to help others."
"I developed a talent that I didn't know I had which was to write how I feel and make it touch somebody."
"It was a great opportunity to get to know my class better and to understand new perspectives."
"I liked having the time to relax as TY is actually really stressful. I also liked empathising with others peoples stories."
"I enjoyed listening to others and discovering more about people. I feel like we all have gotten to know each other and understand each other better."
"The workshops was a lot of fun and it was a relief to be able to relax on a Wednesday morning. I got to know people much better than I did. Simon's show was fantastic and Mark always has a funny story to cheer us up. Thank you for the workshop, we loved it."
"I thought that Create the Great was a really excellent and enjoyable programme. It felt like a positive compliment in an extremely negative world."
"What I liked about the workshop was how we discussed lots of problems in a safe place where we aren't judged."
"I enjoyed this programme because it made me more confident in speaking out infront of the group and it brought me out of my comfort zone."
"The programme allowed me to express my opinion on topics of importance and interest to me but better still it helped me find the answers to questions I hadn't asked but needed too."
"The Create the Great in You workshop is a very interesting and engaging workshop. At the start I was hesitant but it really makes you want to participate and enjoy yourself. I would recommend it to everybody."
"This talk really helped me with situations with my anxiety. This talk helped provide me with life skills to deal with it."
"This workshop let me realise that I can become a successful athlete but that it will take time."
"The Create the Great in You workshop is a very interesting and engaging workshop. At the start I was hesitant but it really makes you want to participate and enjoy yourself. I would recommend it to everybody."
"I think this is a great workshop for teenagers. Really teaches us to pursue what we want to in life and not care about being judged and also to talk about how your feeling, not letting it build up inside you."