“Carl Woodward has been associated with Oak Lodge for many years. He is always calm and gets on well with everyone – staff and pupils alike! He is wonderfully creative and can adapt his workshops to meet the needs of all pupils. It is always a pleasure to work with him.” Rebecca Coultas, Oak Lodge Special School

“Carl has worked for PEEL Roleplay as a simulated patient on many occasions across our venues at Plymouth and Exeter medical schools. I can say without question that Carl has always worked in an exceptionally professional manner and is always well prepared. PEEL Roleplay work with only the best simulated patient role-players – those with genuine passion and understanding of the important work they do to provide a supportive and structured training environment for the doctors of the future.” Jessica Akrigg, Head of Development – PEEL Roleplay www.peelentertainment.com

Carl is a visionary choreographer, who can see exciting potential for dance and symbolic movement where others would just see empty space.  He is attuned to empowerment of minority groups and draws into focus in dance oppression, liberation and the whole spectrum of human aspirations and dilemmas.  His dance for Anne Frank  added greatly to the impact of our exhibition, drawing the lessons from history into challenges for the present.  I always find him stimulating to work with.” The Rev’d Dr Ian Terry, Team Rector of Bournemouth Town Centre

I had the pleasure of working alongside Carl on an event here in 2013 and 2014. He was professional, driven and highly motivated, producing a high standard of work. I look forward to working with him again! Emma Bovey, Sales and Conference Executive, Lighthouse Poole’s Centre for the Arts.

“Carl has a professional approach to his classroom teaching. He has a committed attitude to drama and theatre which combines very effectively with his good sense of humour. He encourages students who respond well to his enthusiasm.” Hazel Marks, Principal Stagecoach.

“Carl has completed freelance work for us and I have found him to be inspiring, enthusiastic and committed about working with young people and theatre. He has fresh ideas and engages well with participants. Carl got some of our young people involved in the Holocaust Memorial event which he devises work with passion and sensitivity. He has run workshops with children with learning difficulties and they loved working with him.” Lucy Phillips, Creative Learning Director, Forest Forge Theatre Company.

“Carl is a very enthusiastic, energetic and passionate workshop leader who brings his charismatic personality into his work.  He works well with young people of all skill levels who respond fully with his creative approach.  Carl’s organised and thorough approach to work has been invaluable and we look forward to working with him again in the near future.” James Bowden, Principal, Dorset School of Acting.

Carl’s workshops were of a very high standard, outstandingly resourced, appropriate for all age and abilities. The young people were all thoroughly engaged and enthused. The work was vibrant, colourful and exciting we felt proud to be a part of it. It was very well organised and lead safely. Staff and children were all made to feel welcome, included and important. Brilliant!” Sam Johnson,Teacher, Prince of Wales First School.

“The two workshops were excellent, materials were planned in advance and everything was organised and thought through. Our pupils (all special needs) responded very well to the workshop and Holly ensured that there was plenty of creative opportunity for them to have ownership over their work and to work independently. All of the pupils and staff enjoyed making the puppets and picked up transferrable skills. The parade was well organised and suitably noisy and colourful.” Penny Hamer Art Teacher, Westfield Arts College, Weymouth