Written comments from teachers after 450 Reception to Year 4 pupils enjoyed eight sessions in a 7m digital planetarium with the 2-in-1 Performance, Principia ISS visuals and 360° films Underwater Adventure, Space Shapes, Great Planet Adventures, Moles, Astronaut and Little Star That Could:
"Fantastic experience, like going through the wardrobe, and into Narnia!"
"We had the most wonderful day using the 7m dome. This meant that our children from nursery up to year 4 were able to have an amazing experience. From the moment I enquiried about the dome, Mario was very helpful and informative. There is an extensive catalogue of different shows to choose from. On the day, Mario ensured that the day ran smoothly with his prompt arrival and extensive knowledge. It truly was an experience both the pupils and staff will never forget! Thank you!"
Castle Newnham School
Teacher's written feedback after 130 special needs students aged 6-16 enjoyed a 7m digital dome experience with the 2-in-1 Performance, Principia ISS visuals and 360° films Underwater Adventure, The Earth and Me and Great Planet Adventures:
"Mario delivered a full days worth of programs to our Special Needs School. The pupils in our school often struggle to engage with a task for long periods of time, and frequently need to be taught in small groups to help manage their behaviour. Throughout the day, 2 classes at a time were completely engaged in the content Mario was delivering, for half an hour at a time. Feedback across the school has been uniformly positive, and I would recommend Immersive Theatres to anybody without hesitation"
The Collett School
Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire
Teacher and student feedback after 500 Reception to Year 6 pupils experienced a 7m digital dome adventure with the 2-in-1 Performance, Principia ISS visuals and 360° films Space Shapes and Great Planet Adventures:
"What a wonderful experience for all our children, from Nursery to Year 6. The planetarium was a fascinating and immersive introduction to the science and beauty of the night sky"
"We enjoyed the show throughout! The children were very engaged and entertained. They couldn't stop talking about the planets"
"I really loved the experience and the children loved it too, thank you"
"I didn't know that the stars had stories about them"
"I loved the way we felt immersed in space and learnt about Jupiter. It was amazing!"
Wyvil Primary School
"I learnt lots about the sun - it is called Sol. I love the sun"
"It was epic! I learnt that stars can die by exploding! That is called a Super Nova"
"I thought it was amazing and I didn't realise that Jupiter has lots of clouds. So amazing"
"I loved learning about the planets, because we got to see all of them and we learnt so much about them"
"Great presentation, fantastic presenter knowledge - pupils loved it!"
Herringham Primary Academy
"This was the second time we have booked the Immersive Theatre for our Year 7 Students. We found it to be a very interesting and informative experience. Students really enjoyed it, as it was quite unique and kept them engaged for the hour. We will definitely book again."
Holly Lodge Science College
Smethwick, West Midlands
Teacher's comment after 320 Reception, Year 1 and Year 3 students enjoyed a 7m digital dome adventure with the 2-in-1 Performance, Principia ISS visuals and 360° films Space Shapes and Great Planet Adventures:
"Just like a real planetarium! Children really enjoyed it. Well organised and engaging"
Hillbrook Primary School
Written feedback from teachers after 90 Year 5 pupils enjoyed a digital planetarium experience with the 2-in-1 Performance, 360° film Astronaut and a special immersive feature on the seven Earth-like exoplanets announced in the media earlier that week:
"The children and teachers alike thoroughly enjoyed your visit and it was a brilliant activity linked to our topic on space"
"This is the second time we have paid for the planetarium to visit our primary school for a 'WOW' day linked to our space topic. Year 5 watched 'The Astronaut' as well as having a look at the stars and constellations and some recent discoveries! They (and all of the teachers!) thoroughly enjoyed their experience in the planetarium and found the videos exciting, fun and interesting. Mario delivered the experience to all 90 of our children ensuring they all had maximum time in the dome which was the result of his great organisation"
St Peter's Church of England Primary School
"Awesome, loved every moment, felt as though I was there. Thanks so much for putting this beautiful show on"
"Excellent show, it has updated my space knowledge from the 1950/60s"
"Great idea to put a pop-up planetarium in a church hall. It was a really interesting show"
"Just lovely, up to date, excellent!"
"A brilliant and informative presentation for the whole family, thank you"
"Very insightful and an amazing experience. Thank you for organising it"
"We really enjoyed today, it was very life like. Thank you Communities First, my family had fun"
Teacher feedback after 650 Nursery to Year 6 students, parents and teachers enjoyed 13 sessions in a 7m digital planetarium with the 2-in-1 Performance, Principia ISS visuals and 360° films Space Shapes, Great Planet Adventures and We Are Aliens:
"The sessions were very informative and addressed many misconceptions. The children enjoyed the experience and learned a lot"
"Thank you so much for everything on Tuesday. We had such positive feedback from children and parents. It was a great day! Thank you again"
- Out of this world!
- My favourite part was the astronauts
- Really interesting
Camps Hill Community Primary School
Teacher feedback after 60 Reception children experienced a 5m digital dome adventure with the 2-in-1 Performance, Principia ISS visuals, various Apollo & search for life content and the 360° film Space Shapes:
"I can’t thank you enough for such a high-quality, well-presented show that was both entertaining and informative for the children. You pitched it perfectly – being at a level they could understand whilst deepening their knowledge (and mine!) about Space. I think the part about life on the Space Station particularly captured their imagination, and there has been lots of astronaut role-play from both boys and girls all day! I was very proud of the children’s behaviour and engagement, and amazed at their level of knowledge.
Here are some of my favourite quotes:
- ‘This has got to be the best day of my life!’
- ‘That meteorite was so heavy, wow!’
- ‘I want to be an astronaut when I grow up’ (one of the girls)
- ‘Do you know if it doesn’t twinkle it’s not a star, it’s a planet!’
"I was so impressed with the quality of the visual effects which brought the topic fully to life without being too overwhelming, and with Mario who completely engaged the children for a whole 45 minutes - giving them a chance to contribute and ask questions"
Caldecott Primary School
"Excellent learning experience. Very child friendly. The children were fascinated throughout and the whole experience was relevant and interactive. I would highly recommend"
"The children seemed to have a real "awe and wonder" experience today. It was a great opportunity for them to show off the knowledge they have learned in recent weeks too. They were full of enthusiasm at the end of the day when they saw their families. It certainly lived up to the high expectations"
Teacher feedback after 150 Reception, Year 1 & 2 students enjoyed a 5m digital dome experience with the 2-in-1 Performance, Principia ISS visuals and 360° films Space Shapes, Great Planet Adventures and special 'Spacemen' feature:
"Thank you so much, the children had an amazing day, we had lovely comments from the parents about how excited they had all been and how much they had learnt throughout the day. We would certainly recommend you to other schools"
Badshot Lea Village Infant School
Badshot Lea, Surrey
Eagle House School
Customer feedback after 15 children and 10 adults enjoyed a 6m digital planetarium adventure with a variety of 360° content at a birthday party:
- "Very enjoyable, my children loved it
- It felt like we were flying. I loved it, it was brilliant (child, age 5)
- It was super-duper!
- Fantastic and informative, great spectacle
- So loved this and would like to see it again
- Brilliant experience!
- I liked the rollercoaster - I felt like I was on it!" (child, age 5)
"Having the planetarium at my son's 5th birthday party made it such a special and memorable experience. The level of professionalism made it the most stress free party I've ever put on, and the two shows really stimulated and engaged both children and adults alike. My son's classmates are still talking about it! Mario tailored two shows to match my son's interests and I could not have asked for better entertainment, or a more courteous service. Would definitely recommend!"
The Gateway Community Centre
"The children really enjoyed the whole experience. The information about the planets and especially the International Space Station was amazing. One child commented that he actually felt like he was in space. Overall a very good experience with a wow at the end - touching a real piece of meteor. Thank you"
Holy Trinity C of E Primary School
"A brilliant presentation which was perfectly pitched for our Year 2 children. We all learnt so much about Space. The children were very engaged and are enthusiastic to learn more"
"Thank you very much for the wonderful experience that you gave us today. The children loved it and are now captivated by the topic of 'Space'"
Bromsgrove Pre-Preparatory School
Teacher comments after 65 Reception and Year 1-4 students enjoyed a 5m digital planetarium experience with the 2-in-1 Performance, Principia ISS visuals and 360° films Space Shapes, Great Planet Adventures and Little Star That Could:
"Great learning about the planets. The information about sports on Pluto. It felt very real"
"Very factual. Mario guided us really well through all the sessions in the planetarium. Thank you"
Wimborne St. Giles CoE School
Wimborne St Giles, Dorset
"Fantastic experience. Lots of awe and wonder on the children's faces. One child even said 'This was awesome'"
Drayton Community Primary School