Website Terms & Conditions

Introduction

These terms and conditions apply between you, the User of this Website (including any sub-domains, unless expressly excluded by their own terms and conditions), and  Gareth Francis,  the owner, and operator of this Website. Please read these terms and conditions carefully, as they affect your legal rights. Your agreement to comply with and be bound by these terms and conditions is deemed to occur upon your first use of the Website. If you do not agree to be bound by these terms and conditions, you should stop using the Website immediately.

In these terms and conditions, User or Users means any third party that accesses the Website and is not either (i) employed by  Gareth Francis and acting in the course of their employment or (ii) engaged as a consultant or otherwise providing services to  Gareth Francis and accessing the Website in connection with the provision of such services.

You must be at least 18 years of age to use this Website. By using the Website and agreeing to these terms and conditions, you represent and warrant that you are at least 18 years of age.

Intellectual property and acceptable use

  1. All Content included on the Website, unless uploaded by Users, is the property of Gareth Francis,  our affiliates, or other relevant third parties. In these terms and conditions, Content means any text, graphics, images, audio, video, software, data compilations, page layout, underlying code and software, and any other form of information capable of being stored in a computer that appears on or forms part of this Website, including any such content uploaded by Users. By continuing to use the Website you acknowledge that such Content is protected by copyright, trademarks, database rights, and other intellectual property rights. Nothing on this site shall be construed as granting, by implication, estoppel, or otherwise, any license or right to use any trademark, logo, or service mark displayed on the site without the owner's prior written permission
  2. You may, for your own personal, non-commercial use only, do the following:
    1. retrieve, display and view the Content on a computer screen
  3. You must not otherwise reproduce, modify, copy, distribute or use for commercial purposes any Content without the written permission of Gareth Francis. 

Prohibited use

  1. You may not use the Website for any of the following purposes:
    1. in any way which causes, or may cause, damage to the Website or interferes with any other person's use or enjoyment of the Website;
    2. in any way which is harmful, unlawful, illegal, abusive, harassing, threatening or otherwise objectionable or in breach of any applicable law, regulation, governmental order;
    3. making, transmitting, or storing electronic copies of Content protected by copyright without the permission of the owner.

Registration

  1. You must ensure that the details provided by you on registration or at any time are correct and complete.
  2. You must inform us immediately of any changes to the information that you provide when registering by updating your personal details to ensure we can communicate with you effectively.
  3. We may suspend or cancel your registration with immediate effect for any reasonable purposes or if you breach these terms and conditions.
  4. You may cancel your registration at any time by informing us in writing to the address at the end of these terms and conditions. If you do so, you must immediately stop using the Website. Cancellation or suspension of your registration does not affect any statutory rights.

Password and security

  1. When you register on this Website, you will be asked to create a password, which you should keep confidential and not disclose or share with anyone.
  2. If we have reason to believe that there is or is likely to be any misuse of the Website or breach of security, we may require you to change your password or suspend your account.

Privacy Policy

  1. Use of the Website is also governed by our Privacy Policy, which is incorporated into these terms and conditions by this reference. To view the Privacy Policy, please click on the following: https://workingscience.co.uk/privacypolicy.

Availability of the Website and disclaimers

  1. Any online facilities, tools, services, or information that Gareth Francis makes available through the Website (the Service) is provided "as is" and on an "as available" basis. We give no warranty that the Service will be free of defects and/or faults. To the maximum extent permitted by the law, we provide no warranties (express or implied) of fitness for a particular purpose, accuracy of the information, compatibility, and satisfactory quality.  Gareth Francis is under no obligation to update information on the Website.
  2. Whilst Gareth Francis uses reasonable endeavours to ensure that the Website is secure and free of errors, viruses, and other malware, we give no warranty or guaranty in that regard and all Users take responsibility for their own security, that of their personal details and their computers.
  3. Gareth Francis accepts no liability for any disruption or non-availability of the Website.
  4. Gareth Francis reserves the right to alter, suspend or discontinue any part (or the whole of) of the Website including, but not limited to, any products and/or services available. These terms and conditions shall continue to apply to any modified version of the Website unless it is expressly stated otherwise.

Limitation of liability

  1. Nothing in these terms and conditions will: (a) limit or exclude our or your liability for death or personal injury resulting from our or your negligence, as applicable; (b) limit or exclude our or your liability for fraud or fraudulent misrepresentation; or (c) limit or exclude any of our or your liabilities in any way that is not permitted under applicable law.
  2. We will not be liable to you in respect of any losses arising out of events beyond our reasonable control.
  3. To the maximum extent permitted by law, Gareth Francis  accepts no liability for any of the following:
    1. any business losses, such as loss of profits, income, revenue, anticipated savings, business, contracts, goodwill, or commercial opportunities;
    2. loss or corruption of any data, database, or software;
    3. any special, indirect, or consequential loss or damage.

General

  1. You may not transfer any of your rights under these terms and conditions to any other person. We may transfer our rights under these terms and conditions where we reasonably believe your rights will not be affected.
  2. These terms and conditions may be varied by us from time to time. Such revised terms will apply to the Website from the date of publication. Users should check the terms and conditions regularly to ensure familiarity with the then current version.
  3. These terms and conditions together with the Privacy Policy contain the whole agreement between the parties relating to its subject matter and supersede all prior discussions, arrangements or agreements that might have taken place in relation to the terms and conditions.
  4. The Contracts (Rights of Third Parties) Act 1999shall not apply to these terms and conditions and no third party will have any right to enforce or rely on any provision of these terms and conditions.
  5. If any court or competent authority finds that any provision of these terms and conditions (or part of any provision) is invalid, illegal or unenforceable, that provision or part-provision will, to the extent required, be deemed to be deleted, and the validity and enforceability of the other provisions of these terms and conditions will not be affected.
  6. Unless otherwise agreed, no delay, act, or omission by a party in exercising any right or remedy will be deemed a waiver of that, or any other, right or remedy.
  7. This Agreement shall be governed by and interpreted according to the law of England and Wales and all disputes arising under the Agreement (including non-contractual disputes or claims) shall be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the English and Welsh

Gareth Francis  details

  1. Gareth Francis of 19 Park Gardens, Southborough, Kent, TN4 0NG operates the Website workingscience.co.uk. 

You can contact Gareth Francis by email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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Privacy Policy

This privacy policy applies between you, the User of this Website and Working Science, the owner and provider of this Website. Working Science takes the privacy of your information very seriously. This privacy policy applies to our use of any and all Data collected by us or provided by you in relation to your use of the Website.

This privacy policy should be read alongside, and in addition to, our Terms and Conditions, which can be found at: terms-and-conditions.

Please read this privacy policy carefully.

Definitions and interpretation

  1. In this privacy policy, the following definitions are used:

Data

collectively all information that you submit to Working Science via the Website. This definition incorporates, where applicable, the definitions provided in the Data Protection Laws;

Cookies

a small text file placed on your computer by this Website when you visit certain parts of the Website and/or when you use certain features of the Website. Details of the cookies used by this Website are set out in the clause below ( Cookies);

Data Protection Laws

any applicable law relating to the processing of personal Data, including but not limited to the GDPR, and any national implementing and supplementary laws, regulations and secondary legislation;

GDPR

the UK General Data Protection Regulation;

Working Science,  
 we 
 or us

Working Science of 19 Park Gardens,  Southborough,   Kent,  TN4 0NG;  

UK and EU Cookie Law

the Privacy and Electronic Communications (EC Directive) Regulations 2003 as amended by the Privacy and Electronic Communications (EC Directive) (Amendment) Regulations 2011 & the Privacy and Electronic Communications (EC Directive) (Amendment) Regulations 2018;

User or you

any third party that accesses the Website and is not either (i) employed by Working Science and acting in the course of their employment or (ii) engaged as a consultant or otherwise providing services to Working Science and accessing the Website in connection with the provision of such services; and

Website

the website that you are currently using, workingscience.co.uk, and any sub-domains of this site unless expressly excluded by their own terms and conditions.

  1. In this privacy policy, unless the context requires a different interpretation:
    1. the singular includes the plural and vice versa;
    2. references to sub-clauses, clauses, schedules or appendices are to sub-clauses, clauses, schedules or appendices of this privacy policy;
    3. a reference to a person includes firms, companies, government entities, trusts, and partnerships;
    4. "including" is understood to mean "including without limitation";
    5. reference to any statutory provision includes any modification or amendment of it;
    6. the headings and sub-headings do not form part of this privacy policy.

Scope of this privacy policy

  1. This privacy policy applies only to the actions of Working Science and Users with respect to this Website. It does not extend to any websites that can be accessed from this Website including, but not limited to, any links we may provide to social media websites.
  2. For purposes of the applicable Data Protection Laws, Working Science is the "data controller". This means that Working Science determines the purposes for which, and the manner in which, your Data is processed.

Data collected

  1. We may collect the following Data, which includes personal Data, from you:
    1. name;
    2. job title;
    3. contact Information such as email addresses and telephone numbers;
    4. Google Analytics Data;

in each case, in accordance with this privacy policy.

How we collect Data

  1. We collect Data in the following ways:
    1. data is given to us by you ;
    2. data is received from other sources; and
    3. data is collected automatically.

Data that is given to us by you

  1. Working Science will collect your Data in a number of ways, for example:
    1. when you contact us through the Website, by telephone, post, e-mail or through any other means;
    2. when you register with us and set up an account to receive our products/services;
    3. when you elect to receive marketing communications from us;
    4. when you use our services;

in each case, in accordance with this privacy policy.

Data that is received from publicly available third parties sources

  1. We will receive Data about you from the following publicly available third party sources:
    1. Google.

Data that is collected automatically

  1. To the extent that you access the Website, we will collect your Data automatically, for example:
    1. we automatically collect some information about your visit to the Website. This information helps us to make improvements to Website content and navigation and includes your IP address, the date, times, and frequency with which you access the Website, and the way you use and interact with its content.
    2. we will collect your Data automatically via cookies, in line with the cookie settings on your browser. For more information about cookies, and how we use them on the Website, see the section below, headed "Cookies".

Our use of Data

  1. Any or all of the above Data may be required by us from time to time in order to provide you with the best possible service and experience when using our Website. Specifically, Data may be used by us for the following reasons:
    1. internal record keeping;
    2. improvement of our products/services;

in each case, in accordance with this privacy policy.

  1. We may use your Data for the above purposes if we deem it necessary to do so for our legitimate interests. If you are not satisfied with this, you have the right to object in certain circumstances (see the section headed "Your rights" below).
  2. When you register with us and set up an account to receive our services, the legal basis for this processing is the performance of a contract between you and us and/or taking steps, at your request, to enter into such a contract.

Keeping Data secure

  1. We will use technical and organisational measures to safeguard your Data, for example:
    1. access to your account is controlled by a password and a user name that is unique to you.
    2. we store your Data on secure servers.
  2. Technical and organisational measures include measures to deal with any suspected data breach. If you suspect any misuse or loss or unauthorised access to your Data, please let us know immediately by contacting us via this e-mail address: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
  3. If you want detailed information from Get Safe Online on how to protect your information and your computers and devices against fraud, identity theft, viruses, and many other online problems, please visit www.getsafeonline.org. Get Safe Online is supported by HM Government and leading businesses.

Data retention

  1. Unless a longer retention period is required or permitted by law, we will only hold your Data on our systems for the period necessary to fulfill the purposes outlined in this privacy policy or until you request that the Data be deleted.
  2. Even if we delete your Data, it may persist on backup or archival media for legal, tax, or regulatory purposes.

Your rights

  1. You have the following rights in relation to your Data:
    1. Right to access- the right to request (i) copies of the information we hold about you at any time, or (ii) that we modify, update or delete such information. If we provide you with access to the information we hold about you, we will not charge you for this, unless your request is "manifestly unfounded or excessive." Where we are legally permitted to do so, we may refuse your request. If we refuse your request, we will tell you the reasons why.
    2. Right to correct- the right to have your Data rectified if it is inaccurate or incomplete.
    3. Right to erase- the right to request that we delete or remove your Data from our systems.
    4. Right to restrict our use of your Data- the right to "block" us from using your Data or limit the way in which we can use it.
    5. Right to data portability- the right to request that we move, copy or transfer your Data.
    6. Right to object- the right to object to our use of your Data including where we use it for our legitimate interests.
  2. To make enquiries, exercise any of your rights set out above, or withdraw your consent to the processing of your Data (where consent is our legal basis for processing your Data), please contact us via this e-mail address: gThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
  3. If you are not satisfied with the way a complaint you make in relation to your Data is handled by us, you may be able to refer your complaint to the relevant data protection authority. For the UK, this is the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO). The ICO's contact details can be found on their website at https://ico.org.uk/.
  4. It is important that the Data we hold about you is accurate and current. Please keep us informed if your Data changes during the period for which we hold it.

Links to other websites

  1. This Website may, from time to time, provide links to other websites. We have no control over such websites and are not responsible for the content of these websites. This privacy policy does not extend to your use of such websites. You are advised to read the privacy policy or statement of other websites prior to using them.

Changes of business ownership and control

  1. Working Science may, from time to time, expand or reduce our business and this may involve the sale and/or the transfer of control of all or part of Working Science. Data provided by Users will, where it is relevant to any part of our business so transferred, be transferred along with that part and the new owner or newly controlling party will, under the terms of this privacy policy, be permitted to use the Data for the purposes for which it was originally supplied to us.
  2. We may also disclose Data to a prospective purchaser of our business or any part of it.
  3. In the above instances, we will take steps with the aim of ensuring your privacy is protected.

Cookies

  1. This Website may place and access certain Cookies on your computer.    Working Science uses Cookies to improve your experience of using the Website and to improve our range of services.  Working Science has carefully chosen these Cookies and has taken steps to ensure that your privacy is protected and respected at all times.
  2. All Cookies used by this Website are used in accordance with current UK and EU Cookie Law.
  3. Before the Website places Cookies on your computer, you will be presented with a message bar requesting your consent to set those Cookies. By giving your consent to the placing of Cookies, you are enabling Working Science to provide a better experience and service to you. You may, if you wish, deny consent to the placing of Cookies; however certain features of the Website may not function fully or as intended.
  4. This Website may place the following Cookies:

Type of Cookie

Purpose

Analytical/performance cookies

They allow us to recognise and count the number of visitors and to see how visitors move around our website when they are using it. This helps us to improve the way our website works, for example, by ensuring that users are finding what they are looking for easily.

  1. You can find a list of Cookies that we use in the Cookies Schedule.
  2. You can choose to enable or disable Cookies in your internet browser. By default, most internet browsers accept Cookies but this can be changed. For further details, please consult the help menu in your internet browser.
  3. You can choose to delete Cookies at any time; however, you may lose any information that enables you to access the Website more quickly and efficiently including, but not limited to, personalisation settings.
  4. It is recommended that you ensure that your internet browser is up-to-date and that you consult the help and guidance provided by the developer of your internet browser if you are unsure about adjusting your privacy settings.
  5. For more information generally on cookies, including how to disable them, please refer to aboutcookies.org. You will also find details on how to delete cookies from your computer.

General

  1. You may not transfer any of your rights under this privacy policy to any other person. We may transfer our rights under this privacy policy where we reasonably believe your rights will not be affected.
  2. If any court or competent authority finds that any provision of this privacy policy (or part of any provision) is invalid, illegal, or unenforceable, that provision or part-provision will, to the extent required, be deemed to be deleted, and the validity and enforceability of the other provisions of this privacy policy will not be affected.
  3. Unless otherwise agreed, no delay, act, or omission by a party in exercising any right or remedy will be deemed a waiver of that, or any other, right or remedy.
  4. This Agreement will be governed by and interpreted according to the law of England and Wales. All disputes arising under the Agreement will be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the English and Welsh courts.

Changes to this privacy policy

  1. Working Science reserves the right to change this privacy policy as we may deem necessary from time to time or as may be required by law. Any changes will be immediately posted on the Website and you are deemed to have accepted the terms of the privacy policy on your first use of the Website following the alterations.  
       
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Cookies

Below is a list of the cookies that we use. We have tried to ensure this is complete and up to date, but if you think that we have missed a cookie or there is any discrepancy, please let us know.
 

Analytical/performance

We use the following analytical/performance cookies:

Description of Cookie

Purpose

Google Analytics

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What the Children Say

Here are some quotes from the children themselves...

"My favourite part was the leaf blower. I was laughing too much!""There were loads more activities. I loved all of them. I felt like a real scientist!""I had a brilliant, excellent, enjoyable day!"

"I found it kind of weird when we used fruit as a battery... It worked though!"

"In the assembly I was really excited and when you made a smoke circle I wondered how you do all things like that."

"Fruit can make electricity... Simple but brilliant!!"

"This is the best day of my life!""This morning we had a great experience with a scientist called Dr Francis who taught us about famous scientists and what they discovered or invented.  Faraday's theory was about magnets and electricity, he made the first ever electric motor.  He invented a way to make electricity for our houses.  We even got to see how it worked for ourselves."

"Making our bath bombs was awesome!  When I put it in the bath it exploded and the water went pink!""My hands were really messy!  We got to take the bubble bath home and use it in our bath, it smelt really nice.""After the bath bombs workshop our classroom smelt fantastic!""We put powder in the bomb and chose what colour we wanted it to be.  Finally we chose what shape we wanted it to be.  It was great and the water at home went pink when I used my bath bomb!"

"I loved using the fans because it left me with lots of questions""I really liked using the fruit batteries as I didn't know you could put copper and zinc in a lemon and it would make electricity""I really enjoyed the buzzer and radio section because you connected it and then all you did was put it next to the light and ta-da it works!  It's like magic but it's not"

"I liked the fizzing volcano best!"

That rocket was the best!""Yeah, awesome!"

"My favourite part of the day was when we combined vinegar and baking powder and we made mini volcanoes.  I've learnt lots from this and I hope we do it again."

"I loved making the circuits and seeing the different motors and machines work. I want Science to be this fun everyday!"

"Thank you very much for helping us to learn how to make the most wonderfully smelling perfumes"

"Thank you for teaching us, I learned a lot. I enjoyed the solar panels the most. I had no idea that potatoes and lemons can conduct electricity! Everything was cool I loved it. Please come again. Thank you very much."  

"On Tuesday Dr Francis came in to teach us how a TV works. We had to get a magnet to see how it affects the TV screen. The TV went 3 different colours. It felt really cool and amazing to see how a magnet affects the screen, I liked the activity it was really fun."Year 6 Pupil - Egerton Primary School

"In the science workshop we looked at the back of a TV, all the different pixels and how three colour can become millions. We learnt that is light is shone through a crystal onto a piece of white paper it will make a rainbow on the paper."

 "We looked at the way a TV works at Dr Francis's workshop, I really enjoyed it because I found out that the graphics are made out of tiny little particles of red, blue and green. We got to explore loads of things like a DVD player and got to wire them up to a battery to make them work."

 "When we saw all the pixels with no colours and dull colours it looked weird and then when we shined the light on it the pixels went multi-coloured. It was amazing, awesome and very clever. The bit I enjoyed the most was when we had to succeed in using motors."

"Making our bath bombs was awesome!  When I put it in the bath it exploded and the water went pink!""My hands were really messy!  We got to take the bubble bath home and use it in our bath, it smelt really nice.""After the bath bombs workshop our classroom smelt fantastic!""We put powder in the bomb and chose what colour we wanted it to be.  Finally we chose what shape we wanted it to be.  It was great and the water at home went pink when I used my bath bomb!"

Read more: What the Children Say

Testimonials

 

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 www.gatehouseschool.co.uk

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

Read more: Testimonials

‘Sensory’ Science days for Special Schools

‘Sensory’ Science days for Special Schools

Our workshops provide the excitement and fascination of science, with sensory activities to thrill children of all ages in Special Schools. In these tailored workshops the emphasis is set on providing a sensory experience for the children that will engage and stimulate pupils. The workshops are designed to suit learners who are achieving at P- levels and National curriculum levels.

The very practical and sensory nature of the sessions means that they are accessible to and enjoyed by pupils with Profound and Multiple learning difficulties and severe learning difficulties as well as a more academically able population. The work is especially designed to capture the attention of those pupils who may find more traditional workshops hard to engage: with for example pupils with autism love the very visual way that cause and effect is demonstrated to them. All sessions are very hands on and practical, and seek to allow the children to interact with our dedicated resources to through the exploration of visual and practical activities including making light and colours, exploding rockets and volcanos, building structures from simple materials (e.g. Spaghetti and marshmallows) and creating electricity from fruit and vegetables.

Making rockets using vinegar and bicarbonate of soda to launch rockets, and launching water rockets high into the air.

Using torches and coloured gels and optical fibres to mix different colours, with light and plasma balls to provide enchanting lighting experiences.

Exploring shapes and structures that can be used to build structures, shapes based on triangles like pyramids are able to support structures, however, others like cubes do not support structures but twist and collapse without triangles incorporated to provide stability.

Building circuits using fruit - to power clocks and calculators, amazing children that electricity can be made with fruit. This includes making connections with crocodile clips and using different metals to connect to the fruit.

A messy but fun activity, demonstrating that when you mix two chemicals together you can get a powerful reaction that can spray red ‘lava’(foam) out of a bottle or squirt it in the air.

More mixing of chemicals to produce a slimy coloured plastic material from PVA glue which can be handled, squashed and shaped and eventually produces a solid material which bounces (a bit!).

Dr Francis is a doctor of physics and astrophysics who has a passion for exciting children about physics. He has a wide knowledge of science and its uses in work and industry. He has been a scientific researcher and has 12 years’ experience of the use of science in business with many industrial examples to share.

Please contact us to tailor a workshop for your school.

Contact Gareth

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Call 07504 691138

All equipment and supplies will be supplied for the sessions. Schools need to provide a classroom or hall with tables and a computer and projector for the sessions. All sessions are tailored for all the year and ability of the group and can range from 3⁄4 hour to 1 1⁄2 hours long depending on your requirements.

"Dr Gareth Francis was the best value outside educator we have invited in. His activities were entirely based at the right level for our very complex students and our pupils whose ability ranges from P1ii to NC level 2 loved the workshops he provided. They were so engaged and fascinated that without exception all groups managed to participate for up to 45 minutes, something with is quite rare for some of our students. Watching the sheer delight on pupils' faces as the rockets launched to the ceiling and the satisfaction they felt when the fruit battery actually worked was matched only by the interest and fascination shown by pupils' sensorial investigation of the plasma balls and fibre optics. Dr Francis observed and responded warmly and flexibly to the different and complex needs of our students and this made our primary and secondary science day a thrilling event for all. Highly recommended to all special schools."

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Science Club

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.

Get in Touch

DR GARETH FRANCIS
19 Park Gardens
Southborough
Tunbridge Wells
Kent TN4 0NG
 07504691138

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