Here are some recent testimonials from some of the schools we have visited:

“It was so cool” (about launching a rocket experiment)

“Wow, that’s fun” (rainbow experiment)

“My favourite was a rocket thing.”

“It was really fun, the telescope was great.” 


Charlotte, Oakley School, Tunbridge Wells

“It was really exciting, my favourite activity was a solar panel experiment. It made lots of noise on the sunlight.”

"The water rocket went down incredibly well with all pupils and they have been talking about it for long after the workshop!

Thank you again to yourself and Gareth for organising the workshops – they were brilliant!"

May 2019

'Wow what a fantastic day! Electricity is usually an abstract idea, but with Dr Gareth the concept of electricity really comes to life! A great day, delivered by a great Educator! Diolch" 

Dafydd, Science Lead, Ysgol Gymraeg Caerffili

May 2019

“Dr Francis was absolutely amazing, he took the children's questions and answered them in engaging and understandable ways.  The activities allowed the children to really investigate light, while developing an understanding of how light works.  Thank you!

Bryn, Elangeni Primary School, Bucks

February 2019

The 'Sensory Science' workshops were great. The feedback from all teachers was fantastic. The level of different activities was well thought of and perfect for different groups of our pupils and they had much fun on the day. We all enjoyed it very much. Thank you very much again."

Sylwia, Mapledown School, London

May 2019

“Thank you so much to Gareth for coming in! The feedback from staff and pupils has been really positive and we were so impressed with the thought, preparation and effort that went into the workshops.  

One teacher emailed me to say: “my kids loved the science workshop and were really focused and engaged”

Charlotte, Oakley School, Tunbridge Wells

Can I just say a huge thank you to Gareth and your team for our workshop on Tuesday. All the children and staff thoroughly enjoyed the day and the assembly at the end of the day sent the children home buzzing with excitement! Thank you again.”


Kathy; Colneis Junior School, Felixstowe Nov 2018

“We really enjoyed having Gareth in, and the children all loved the sessions.

Dr. Gareth’s eco-electricity sessions were excellent. He was very knowledgeable of the topic involved, and brought enough equipment so that every child could get hands-on with the science. Thank you very much!”

Mr B. C. Stevenson, Gayhurst School, Bucks, Oct 2018

“The children and staff thoroughly enjoyed their time with Dr Gareth. He really brought Science to life for them and deepened their appreciation of its role in their lives. October 2018.”

Mark Needham, Haslemere Primary School, Surrey Oct 2018

Space, Stars and the Universe workshop

“Year 2 loved their Space workshop with Dr. Francis. They were fascinated by the facts they learned and have used their experience to help them write a space narrative in English!

Click the link below to view our website which has some photos and videos from the day”


Rocks, minerals and fossils workshop

"Many thanks for all your hard work On Tuesday. Yet again you blew us away with all your enthusiasm and range of activities for the children to learn from and join in with. I know that all the staff who worked with you really enjoyed the session and the children were completely absorbed and buzzing from the workshop.

Mike Harrison St Andrew's Church of England Primary School
Sensory Science Workshop

Please thank Gareth for coming to spend time with us! We have had excellent feedback from all the staff and students. There was a fantastic array of things to do and see, suitable for all levels of ability in our school. It's also given us plenty of ideas for new things to try in our classrooms! (Some people are already planning on making air cannons)

We very much look forward to another visit from Gareth in the future!

Sylwia Mapledown School, North London

Thank you Gareth for a fantastic party, you squeezed in so much and the kids all loved it. You managed to engage with an extremely lively and excited group of 7/8 year old boys and many of their mums have sent me messages to say how much their sons enjoyed the party. Thank you again.

Mrs Persad Science Party Parent

'I just wanted to say thank you for a fantastic day of Light and Electricity Dr Gareth! All of the children loved it and learnt a great deal about the topic. The workshop was engaging, fun and informative - the perfect combination! Many thanks again, we will certainly be recommending you to other people.​'

Mrs E Broad Marden Primary School.

"Gareth was absolutely brilliant, dashing around, keeping fifteen 6/7 year olds entertained for nearly three hours! The science was non-stop, and the kids had a fantastic time (and maybe even learned a little something along the way). I'd highly recommend Working Science! Thanks!" 

December 2017 Parent

On behalf of all of Year 4, we would like to say thank you for an amazing [Sounds & Vibrations] day. The children and adults really enjoyed it. They will definitely remember many things they learnt.

Year 4 Teacher Kirton Primary School, Boston, Lincs

We had Gareth visit us and bring along his equipment for the workshop "Getting into Space". 

The children had a wonderful time, Gareth came prepared with many demonstrations and videos to explain about the subject and was eager to answer all the questions the children had. Which was good, as our classes were full of questions. The astronaut ice cream was a lovely touch to end the session too. Thank you for your hard work.

Year 5 Teacher London Fields Primary School, Hackney

Wow! What a fantastic day. 
All the children really enjoyed their hands on [Bubble-bath & Bath-bombs] experience and Gareth captured their enthusiasm. All the adults loved the aroma that floated around the school. We will definitely have you back!!

KS2 Teacher Buckland Primary School, Surrey

Thank you for the wonderful [Getting into Space] workshop.

Year 2 Teacher Christ Church C of E Primary, Erith, Kent

The [Changing States] workshop last week was fantastic and exactly what we were looking for. The children were engaged, had fun and learnt a lot. In fact one parent was speaking to me about it yesterday and said that her son did not stop talking about it all night.

Year 3 Teacher Primary School, Battersea

“The whole school was buzzing after the interactive assembly taster of science fun. It was so lovely that all the year groups got the opportunity to see some science in action. It really got all the kids thinking from the very youngest reception child, who literally couldn’t contain himself with the excitement at the smoke gun! The eco-electricity session for our year 5/6 children was fantastic and I was so impressed with all the resources you provided. The children got really inspired and interested about green energy and have seen it as one of the highlights of Science this year.” 

Mrs Jameson

THANK YOU so much for the fabulous [Eco-Electricity and Sounds & Vibration] workshops that Dr Gareth delivered. We all totally loved them and it was an incredible opportunity for our pupils to see and handle equipment/resources that we simply cannot provide for them.
It was a great day. We would hope to book again for the next year.

Year 6 Teacher Ivybridge Primary, Isleworth

We very much enjoyed our talk on Eco Electricity and the children found the hands on approach exciting. The materials used were fantastic and everyone loved making a battery with a lemon and a potato. It tied into our topic on electricity very nicely.

Miss Le Var and Mrs Moll Primary school teachers, year 2, Bethnal Green

Just wanted to say a huge thank you! The children and staff thoroughly enjoyed the perfume workshops and the assembly was a great success too. We'll be using you again.

Teacher St Katherine's CEP, Knockholt

Things the children learnt about...
We learnt about worm holes and black holes.
We learnt about planets and the different gravity on planets.
We learnt that stars have a life cycle and about red giants.

Memorable Moments
I liked it when we saw the dry ice. The frozen oranges were cool!
I found the gravity experiment really interesting. I liked it when the balls moved around showing us how things orbit.  

Ms French Science Teacher, London

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Afterschool Science Club for our school

Each week we do practical science experiments covering different aspects of science, from electricity generation to making slime and perfumes.

There is no lower limit to the number of children but 15 is a good manageable number of children in each session.

Our Afterschool Science clubs run for 1 hour after school one day a week. Our afterschool clubs in Newick Primary, Shipbourne Primary, Claremont Primary and Buxted Primary Schools have all been well attended and enjoyed by the children.

If you are interested in having an Afterschool Science Club in your school. Ask your school to get in touch with us.

The Tutors

Dr Gareth Francis – Working Science Owner and Manager

Our workshops and science days have been developed by a PhD physicist with extensive background knowledge of how science is used in research and industry. 

Dr Gareth Francis is easily approachable and loves to enthuse children about science.  Your pupils can ask him anything they want to know about science and he will provide answers! 

He has a degree in Physics and Astrophysics and a PhD in Nanotechnology.  He has also previously worked in business for the 12 years and can provide real life examples of science in action to school children.

He has been fully DBS checked and is insured to run science workshops in schools and other venues.

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