EOB - Testimonials
We love what we do at Enemy Of Boredom and it's really nice to read peoples experiences's to back up our work.
Reach Free School
Our pupil always returns to school with nothing but positive feedback on his day spent at Enemy of Boredom. He is enthusiastic for it and about it and it does wonders for his self esteem. It enables him to explore an area of interest for him which in turn enables him to feel good about his learning and achievements.
Natalie Simpson, Assistant Headteacher, The Reach Free School
Parent of Level 2 Games Design Student
Ronnie has loved being at Enemy Of Boredom, we have seen a very positive change to him, EOB was definitely the best place for Ronnie has loved every minute even the harder work. He enjoyed being amongst people who understood him, his peers, and also learning to do something he has always wanted to do - coding. We have expectations of Ronnie to carry on another year and come out on top with his knowledge of game creation and the social skills applications he has learnt at EOB.
EOB is a fantastic provision where our students have thrived. They have helped students re-engage back into learning and come back to school each week, in a positive mind frame. EOB are inclusive and have really supported our Autistic students and allowed them to access a provision and learning that really inspires them and has helped increase their confidence, self-esteem and mental wellbeing.
Lisa McCarthy - SENCO King's College
Parent of Level 3 Student
Being a parent of a child with special needs (Aspergers) is challenging enough without having to put out fires all day in a mainstream educational setting. When we opted for EOB Academy, little did we know that it would be THE place where my child would bloom and feel so good about going in that it would put an end to school refusal. She is on track now to complete the Level 3 RSL Creative Digital Media and her portfolio to enter university and to begin her quest for a career in Game Design. The RSL qualification that the course is accredited by is recognised by UCAS. What makes EOB Academy different is the class sizes and the exceptional Tutors they employ. I believe my child has achieved as much as she has because the Tutor (Jake) really gets her. My child has Mutism, and it reflects his expertise, knowledge, and professionalism that she is the college’s star pupil. EOB rocks and we are indebted to it.
Dawn Pitman - Mother of level 3 student
Student that has progressed through the course from Level 1 to Level 2 Video Games Design
My experience in the EOB from 2020 all the way to 2022 has to be phenomenal for me, although I may have some down moments throughout the career overall I have been enjoying my time here. Now having a car gives me a freedom without having to wait for being picked up and such, plus with getting the Level 1 diploma and striving to get level 2 and then level 3, I feel like it will increase my chance of getting a job in the gaming industry and hoping that either University, apprenticeship or being here again in College will up it more and more.
EOB Academy is a fantastic initiative to help young people get more out of games. EOB enable people to learn new skills and gain qualifications through play. EOB is also aware and inclusive of autistic people. By partnering with EOB, we at Autistica aim to raise awareness and support for our research whilst supporting and improving the inclusion and awareness of autism in esports and gaming.
Jake Mackey , Head of Autistica Play.
EOB Academy provides opportunities for our Hertfordshire SEND young people which enhances the range of vocational opportunities available to our 16 +, in particular our young people with ASD, and related conditions, such as anxiety and SEMH.’
Yvonne Emissah, LDD Learning & Pathway Provision Manager - Hertfordshire County Council
Aardman is happy and excited to be working with EOB Esports Academy. Game design workshops can give an insight into our brainstorm processes which form the basis of all our game creations. It’s great to share our skills with EOB’s team and support young futures by inspiring the next generation of creatives.
Neil Pymer, Interactive Creative Director, Aardman
Stevenage Education Support Centre
‘EOB have been instrumental in providing our Year 11 students with a unique opportunity to understand and experience the video games industry. The students have undertaken a Level 2 Games Design Course, one day a week, and have developed a breadth of different skills and experience including production, games design, and coding.’
Shelley Hughes, Assistant Head - Stevenage Education Support Centre
Level 2 Games Design Student
My EOB experience has been overwhelmingly positive and accommodating. My complex mental and physical needs have been met and every step has been taken to make sure I am comfortable. Everyone is very understanding of not just my needs, but the needs of everyone else in the class as well. The teachers are friendly and approachable, I know I can go to them for help both with lessons as well as personal problems. The course has been very easy to follow as the instructions are given in a very clear and understandable way. I feel I am really able to develop my skills in both coding and socialisation, as the environment is very welcoming and allows you to come out of your shell. Both the creative side and coding side of the course are equally enjoyable and being able to combine those skills to make games is extremely satisfying. Completing each step of the course has been a positive experience and I look forward to continuing my education at EOB.
We would like to thank EOB for their fantastic support with one of our students this year, They offer such a friendly and fun environment and are a pleasure to be a part of. We look forward to creating an even better relationship in months to come.
Mr T Morris, Assistant SENCO Careers Leader, Attendance, Admin, Pastoral Care, LGBTQ+ Ally