Here are some recent testimonials from some of the schools we have visited:
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!"
Here is a link to our website which has some photos and videos from the day: http://www.katherinesemar.co.uk/year-2-topic-launch-looking-up-looking-down/
Date of Posting: 7 June 2018
Posted by: Year 2 Teacher
Katherine Semar Schools
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.
Date of Posting: 23 April 2018
Posted by: 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!
Date of Posting: February 2018
Posted by: 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.
Date of Posting: January 2018
Posted by: 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.'
Date of Posting: November 2017
Posted by: 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!"
Date of posting: December 2017
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.
Date of Posting: 08 May 2017
Posted By: 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.
Date of Posting: 02 May 2017
Posted By: 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!!
Date of Posting: 28 April 2017
Posted By: KS2 Teacher
Buckland Primary School, Surrey
Thank you for the wonderful [Getting into Space] workshop.
Date of Posting: 09 February 2017
Posted By: 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.
Date of Posting: 11 November 2016
Posted By: 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.”
Date of Posting: 06 September 2016
Posted By: 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.
Date of Posting: 11 July 2016
Posted By: Year 6 Teacher
Ivybridge Primary, Isleworth
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.
Date of Posting: 13 June 2016
Posted By: Teacher
St Katherine's CEP, Knockholt
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.
Date of Posting: 07 June 2016
Posted By: Miss Le Var and Mrs Moll
Primary school teachers, year 2, Bethnal Green
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.
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.
Date of Posting: 07 June 2016
Posted By: Ms French
Science Teacher, London