Here are some of the testimonials and reviews we have had from people we have worked with, and independent reviewers of our products. You will also find these endorsements proudly displayed, in context, across the New Games website.
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On Sunday 12th June 2011 we held a Birthday Party and Celebration for the Church at Highfield Trinity in inner city culturally-diverse Sharrow. We had hoped this would include a picnic but the weather had other ideas! We finished up in a rather full church hall and had time on our hands – 20 or so bored children and young people could be a recipe for disaster!
Fortunately Dale was on hand with some of his New games so out came the parachute and a group of people of all ages enjoyed themselves for an hour and experienced the fun of co-operation and mutual support.
As a church we are keen on ideas of mutual encouragement and cooperation and wonder if our culture can be just a bit too cut-throat. We had come together in a spirit of unity with people from many cultures who would share in celebration using their own styles and languages. New games set the scene in a perfect way. Thanks!
“I liked the way he got everyone included.”
“I’m glad I joined because it was fun.”
“I learnt the enjoyment of playing games and we want to share them with Year 7′s.”
Our team is made of people from around the world, with different cultures different nationalities and seemingly, different ways to have fun. Through the games we played, the hierarchy disappeared, the language barrier was lifted and we were all able to connect and have fun in a relaxed atmosphere. Feedback from the team was excellent.
The ice-breaking activities set a very positive, creative tone for the day and the group workshops in the afternoon added to the excellent atmosphere through the event. The day received great feedback and was seen to have a very good effect on relationships and cross-Faculty co-operation.
However, it seems through what I’ve learned in the New Games workshops, is that many adults do benefit and enjoy this kind of non-competitive play/being childlike, especially in this day and age when many children/young people are pressured to grow up too quickly. The good thing for me about the New Games sessions is that they are structured in such a way that I am able to participate fully, unlike many other mainstream groups I’ve encountered. I feel that raising awareness of inclusion for play for adults of all abilities is the best way forward.