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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



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.


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

Dover St,

Party News!

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Look no further! We offer non-stop fun and games for 4-12 year olds. If you’re planning a party in July then hurry as our last few slots are booking fast. Our diary is now open for September and beyond so why not get ahead of the game? We tailor our activities to absolutely any theme the birthday child would like and we also do lots of non-themed parties. All entertainers are fully trained, insured and DBS (formerly CRB) checked. Prices are competitive and you can even claim a 10% discount if you are the first to book on your chosen date.

Biology Week 2015 The countdown has begun!

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Biology Week 2015

An annual celebration of the biosciences, with events around the UK and beyond…

Biology Week showcases the important and amazing world of the biosciences, getting everyone from children to professional biologists involved in fun and interesting life science activities.

Now in its fourth year, Biology Week 2015 will be running from Saturday 10th – Sunday 18th October. Find out how you can get involved with the biggest week in the biology calendar.


This year’s events include; science festivals, Big Biology Days, dino digscompetitions, lectures, and music and storytelling; organised by our member organisations, schools, and individuals – anyone can get involved!

Find an event near you or alternatively, set one up yourself. Please contact us if you would like to discuss any Biology Week ideas.

Schools and Universities

There are lots of ways to get involved at your school, college or university. You could use our Biology Week 2015 quiz to put your science knowledge to the test, compete in the bio-bake off, get creative with some BioArtAttack, go on a ‘fungal foray‘ orbioblitz, try out some kitchenscience, attend a lecture or local event, or even have a STEM speaker come to your school.

Even better, create a timetable of events so you can be involved every day of the week!

Lots of ideas and resources are available all-year round.

Online Involvement

We will soon be announcing the results of the #UKInsectPoll, where theUK’s top insect will be crowned as Britain’s Best! Are we dotty for the spotty ladybird, or do we go weak at the knees for the bumblebee?

Take part in a citizen science project and keep an eye out for flying antsand starling murmurations, and help have an impact on scientific research.

Find out more about spiders by downloading our app to identify any eight-legged house guests in your home this winter.

Please let us know what you get up to in Biology Week 2015 via email,Facebook or Twitter using #BiologyWeek.

Biology Week 2014

Biology Week 2014 was a huge success with over 100 events taking place nationwide. Take a look at Biology Week 2014 highlights on FacebookStorify, or by reading our blog.

Biology Week 2015 is from 10th – 18th October and the countdown has begun!