Community Engagement Officer, Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Waste Partnership (RECAP)
Overall I really cannot rate Enact highly enough. We have done a few commissioned projects and this was by far the smoothest, easiest and most successful.
Firstly, Enact are exceptionally professional and reliable. The amount of work that goes on behind the scene is huge. We never had to chase anything up, and had total trust in their capabilities to deliver the project which meant that it was no strain on the limited resource in our team.
The development of the script was brilliant. We gave them quite a broad topic – promoting re-use to year 8 pupils – and they took care to understand the key messages. The script was ingenious. Very creative, funny and appropriate for the target audience. We had plenty of opportunity to go through the script to make changes, although they met our criteria so well there was little we could say to improve it.
Enact also took responsibility for booking the school performances. This is something that we have struggled with in the past. Their team did an incredible job, booking in performances with nearly every single secondary school across Cambridgeshire and Peterborough. We know from experience that this is no easy task, and a huge amount of work, persistence (and probably charm!) was behind their success in this area.
They also developed the follow up work which was a condition of schools receiving the performance for free. Again, their understanding of the subject area exceeded our expectations and they put together a very comprehensive work sheet showing how schools could tie in follow up work with different curriculum areas.
The performance itself was, again, exceptional. The two actors had so much energy, talent and enthusiasm. This is evident from some of the brilliant feedback that we received form the schools.
We definitely feel that we got value for money. In total the performance was viewed by around 5,500 pupils, which equates to about £3.50 + VAT per head.
I’m not sure I have ever written such a glowing review, in fact normally I can be a little overly critical…! The flexibility, creativity and professional approach of Enact made it a very successful project, and also a great thing to be involved with. I certainly hope that we will be able to work with them again in the near future.