"Manning's journey of his teaching is an insightful, inspiring read, but it's the observations so eloquently made that make you stop, think, and relate to your own experiences - it's a celebration about teaching..."
Playground Duty Review, UKED Magazine, August 2014
"Ned engages students in the craft of developing characters and their stories through writing. He has a creative drive that inspires participants to go on the adventure of a journey that reveals as much about themselves as the characters in the play scripts they write."
Mandy Ellison, Drama Teacher, Bendigo Senior SC
"A project called "Finding Your Voice" where school kids had developed their own pieces and put them on... the last two pieces blew me away... IT WAS THE MOST COMPELLING 10 MINUTES OF THEATRE I HAVE SEEN THIS YEAR..."