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December 2015

5 Star Rating! – School Science Day Workshops Feedback

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—– Feedback Form for Mother Nature Science, Science Workshop —

“A fantastic day providing lots of learning opportunities for the children from Reception to Year 6. Many thanks.”

Peter Luck

School Name: Dewhurst St Mary CofE Primary School

Workshop Date: 09/11/15

Workshop Topic: Invention and discovery

Please mark your number rating next to each question (with optional comment if required):

5-Excellent (please comment)

4-Very Good

3-Good

2-Ok

1-Needs Improvement (please comment)

  1. How would you rate the educational contentof our Science Workshop Day for your children?

Rating: 5

Comment (optional): “Children came away enthused having learnt something entirely new.”

  1. How would you rate the entertainment valueof our Science Workshop Day for your children?

Rating:  5

Comment (optional): “Children loved it.”

  1. How would you rate the general safetyof our Science Workshop Day programme for your children?

Rating: 5

  1. Overall, how would you rate the Instructor(s)who ran the Science Workshop Day?

Rating: 5

Comment (optional): “Very knowledgeable and shared their love of science well with the children.”

  1. How would you rate the way we communicate with you to organise the Science Workshop Day?

Rating: 5

Comment (optional): “Easy to book and organise an excellent day.”

  1. Would you recommenda Mother Nature Science Workshop Day to other organisations / companies.

             Yes

Note / company recommendation (optional):

The Headteacher’s Interview – Autumn Term 2015

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The Headteacher’s Interview:

After School Science Club Partnership Case Study

Interview between Lynne Summer, Headteacher Breakspear School
(Ret. 2004-2015)

Q: Hi Lynne, can you believe the club has been running now for eight years, after such a long period of time why did you (the school) not take a break and why you think parents have continually kept enrolling their children term after term.

A: The school was extremely happy to continue working with Mother Nature Science  as we always found them to be both personable and professional – always taking the needs of the children into account as well as respecting the ethos and expectations of the parents and school.

The children really enjoyed the interactive and highly practical and informative sessions; these, in turn, reinforced and added to the learning both at school and home.  The sessions were extremely well planned, delivered and the instructors took time to really get to know the children and cater to their individual needs and interests.

The club was so well received that we were able to increase the provision from 1 session a week to 3 sessions a week!

Q: As you have discovered, our science club caters for children ages 5-12 of all abilities, can you think of a specific example where a child became more inspired and confident in their regular classes due to our club?

A: I can think of 2 children, in particular with very different needs.  One child who was wary of changes in routine and experienced anxiety with establishing new relationships found the lessons very interesting and highly enjoyable.This child was, through the successful working partnership of the School and the Mother Nature Science instructor, able to access a great learning experience which supported his intellectual as well as social and emotional needs.The other child responded well to the sessions as they promoted his self-esteem as well as providing him with mentally stimulating activities.

For both children the sessions stimulated their natural curiosity, promoted their self-confidence and provided an opportunity, outside the school classroom, to both learn and establish effective relationships with other children and adults.

Science Club Quick Rate Questionnaire:

And finally Lynne, please could you quickly ‘rate’ the following key club elements:

Q: Educational content?

A: Children were always excited by the topics and enjoyed both the investigative and practical aspects.

Q: Classroom management?

A: Instructors had very good behaviour and class management skills/strategies.

Q: Tidiness? (i.e. state we leave your classroom)

A: High respect given to the space provided.

Q: Entertainment value?

A: Children enjoyed the novelty as well as the fun aspect of the teaching – making learning visible and purposeful.

Q: General safety?

A: Instructors well trained in this respect.

Q: Communication with your school?

A: The club has always communicated with school in a professional and understanding manner.  An excellent partnership has been established.

Q: Would you recommend a Mother Nature Science Academy to other schools?

A: Yes.

Thank you again for taking the time to speak with us.

Call today on 020 8863 8832

to find out how we can help make science learning fun at your School!

Yours Sincerely,

Team Mother Nature Science

The Arts Club! – Five Star Feedback Rating!

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For our specially designed ‘Bespoke Science Workshops’ at The Arts Club in September 2014, they gave us a Five Star Feedback Rating! ✮✮✮✮✮

  “I was very impressed with the Mother Nature Science: Space, Ice and Slime! Event. The children all had a great time and there were plenty of “wow” noises coming from all around the room. It was very educational but fun and interactive at the same time!

Furthermore, the children were well engaged and learned about things that they did not know before in a fun and interactive way. Both Merab and Saher were very conscious of the safety of the children and explaining when not to get too close and why.”

Full Recommendation? – “Yes ”

Marissa Psarros

The Arts Club
www.theartsclub.co.uk

Dover St,
London,
W1S 4NP