Feedback from a teacher and students after 260 Year 7 to Year 11 pupils experienced a 7m digital planetarium adventure with the 2-in-1 Performance, Famous Meteorite Handling and 360° films Phantom of the Universe, We Are Stars, Chronicle of a Journey to Earth, Cell! Cell! Cell! and We Are Aliens:
"Mario came to JCoSS with the 7m dome which was used continually throughout the day and even through lunch time for a great mix of our students. Not only was Mario extremely well organised on the day, he helped to clear the hall in the morning and was very prompt. Before the day, the organisation and communication between us in planning for the day was outstanding. I never had to chase for any information. Everything was very clear and the diversity of shows available was extremely vast. There was something for every year group and for every science which was fantastic to be able to mimic this with what they are currently covering in lessons. I was so impressed with the service that we have already been discussing at JCoSS the possibility of doing this this again with Mario. With many thanks for all of the staff involved, thank you again for a fantastic day!"
- "Very interesting, enjoyable and fun
- A different take on biology
- I've never seen anything like it"
Jewish Community Secondary School
New Barnet, London
Teacher feedback after 120 Year 5 and Year 6 pupils enjoyed a 7m digital dome experience with the 2-in-1 Performance, 3D Space Station, Famous Meteorite Handling and immersive films We Are Aliens and Great Planet Adventures:
"A brilliant and very engaging session. Children clearly enjoyed themselves and took away lots of knowledge. It surely has inspired them to know more about Space. Finally, an excellent learning tool!"
"Thank you, Mario. The children, my colleagues and I found it very engaging and informative as always"
Severne Primary School
"Fantastic sessions. The children felt that they had learnt a lot of new things. The content was well explained with good detail and interesting. A great experience to launch our topic. Many thanks!"
John Rankin Junior School
Feedback from a teacher and students after 60 Year 4 to Year 6 pupils experienced a 5m digital planetarium adventure with the 2-in-1 Performance, 3D Space Station, Famous Meteorite Handling and 360° films We Are Aliens and Earth's Wild Ride:
"It was fantastic - thank you so much! The children loved it and were buzzing for the rest of the day. It is brilliant to know that there are other subjects available too"
It was a great experience for the children - they were blown away. Their comments included:
- I liked the quiz, because it checked what we learned
- I liked the sound effects
- It felt like you were floating
- I will never see space the same way again!
- It felt realistic"
St Mary’s CoE Primary School
Feedback from teachers and students after the entire school of 100 Reception to Year 6 pupils experienced a 5m digital planetarium adventure with the 2-in-1 Performance, 3D Space Station, Famous Meteorite Handling and 360° films Space Shapes, We Are Aliens, Earth's Wild Ride and Little Star That Could:
"Thank you for an amazing experience! The children were really engaged and learned lots"
"An amazing experience, absolutely fantastic. Children's comments included:
- It feels like we are moving
- Wonderful and a moment I'll never forget
- I enjoyed looking out the Space Station windows
- I liked the rocket bit, it was fun"
Selborne CoE Primary School
Teacher comment after 100 Reception to Year 6 pupils (and 10 parents) experienced a 5m digital dome adventure with the 2-in-1 Performance, 3D Space Station and 360° films Space Shapes, Journey to Infinity and Earth's Wild Ride:
"A fantastic show and the children really enjoyed it! Really informative and the video and all the visuals were really engaging. It was a brilliant end to our space topic. The children haven't stopped talking about it!"
"We really enjoyed Mario's visit to Brightwell cum Sotwell Primary School. The children, (and adults), were all amazed by the technology and accompanying stories"
Brightwell CoE Primary School
Comments from teachers after 330 Year 3 to Year 6 pupils enjoyed a 7m digital planetarium experience with the 2-in-1 Performance, 3D Space Station, Famous Meteorite Handling and 360° films Earth's Wild Ride, We Are Aliens and Dynamic Earth:
"Star gazing! It was an out of this world experience for the children today when we hosted a 'mobile planetarium'. With the use of modern 360 degree projection technology the wonder of the night sky was brought to Dollis. 'It felt like we were in space!' said one Y4 pupil"
"Amazing sights & sounds coming from our mobile planetarium; the children are having a great time. Ask your child to tell you all about it"
Dollis Junior School
Mill Hill, London
Teacher feedback after the entire school of 420 Reception to Year 6 students experienced a 7m digital dome adventure with the 2-in-1 Performance, 3D Space Station, Famous Meteorite Handling and immersive films Space Shapes, We Are Aliens, Little Star That Could and Great Planet Adventures:
"I have had a number of people (children and staff) make a beeline for me today to express their gratitude and overall love of the experience. It has really inspired many if not all of our children and they are all incredibly keen to get our Mission to Mars STEM week under way"
Werrington Primary School
Teacher's words after the entire school of 410 Reception to Year 6 children enjoyed a 7m digital dome experience with the 2-in-1 Performance, 3D Space Station and 360° films Space Shapes and Great Planet Adventures:
"Thank you so much for enabling us to experience Space the way it was delivered. The children thoroughly enjoyed it and it was lovely to hear the gasps of awe and wonder, as well as to conversations as they left: 'That was awesome' and 'Can you imagine living on the Moon?'. A fantastic experience to celebrate Science Week, thank you"
Written comments from teachers after the entire school of 300 Reception to Year 4 children enjoyed a 7m digital planetarium adventure with the 2-in-1 Performance, 3D Space Station, Famous Meteorite Handling and 360° films Space Shapes, The Moon, Earth's Wild Ride, Dinosaurs at Dusk and Little Star That Could:
"A fantastic experience for 300 children at Clewer Green First School and some of their families. Mario was professional, organised and very knowledgeable. The added bonus was that each year group could have a different experience tailored to their own curriculum. He provided the children with memories from Science Week that will last them a very long time. Highly recommended!"
"A lovely start to our Science Week. The children were very engaged and asked many questions. They were full of excitement and loved hearing about the stars and planets"
"Thank you for a fantastic experience! Our children absolutely loved it and were fascinated to learn more about the solar system. We would thoroughly recommend it to other schools"
Clewer Green CoE First School
Feedback from a teacher and students after the entire school of 275 Reception to Year 6 pupils experienced a 7m digital planetarium adventure with the 2-in-1 Performance, 3D Space Station, Famous Meteorite Handling and 360° films Space Shapes, We Are Aliens, Great Planet Adventures and Dinosaur Prophecy:
"The children enjoyed every part of the planetarium from start to finish. The whole way through the children were encouraged to join in and play an active role in their learning. It was very educational and the person speaking was very clear and had a great response to the children. The children have learned much about space and and were able to discuss many facts after. Children's comments included:
- I want to go to Space it was so good
- I really liked the rocket
- Mars, Jupiter and Saturn are in the night sky right now"
St Luke's Church of England School
Teacher comments after 240 Reception to Year 6 pupils experienced a 6m digital dome visit with the 2-in-1 Performance, 3D Space Station and 360° films Great Planet Adventures, Little Star That Could and Space Shapes:
"Informative and awe-inspiring! The children were captivated by the star constellations and how planets orbit the Sun and the ISS orbits the Earth. Lots of questions about gravity to answer but a great stimulus for enquiry"
"Mario and his 6m dome visited our school as an exciting way to start off our science week and we couldn't have been more impressed with the whole experience. From the communication prior to visit, to Mario's excellent knowledge and the amazing dome itself, the day was a complete success. Hearing how excited and enthused the children (and teachers!) were as they came out of their sessions was fantastic! Thank you so much for such an unforgettable day"
Broxbourne CoE Primary School
Feedback from a teacher and students after 130 Reception, HUB (special and behavioural needs) and Year 5 pupils experienced a 5m digital planetarium adventure with the 2-in-1 Performance, 3D Space Station, Famous Meteorite Handling and 360° films We Are Aliens and Space Shapes:
"Thank you very much. We had a lovely day and learnt a lot. The children loved it!
- It was cool. The International Space Station was really interesting, especially the part about going to the toilet.
- I learnt a lot - especially how the days of the week come from the names of the planets.
- It was an exciting visit - felt like we were actually there!
- I liked learning about discovering aliens because I've always wanted to know if they're real
- I learnt that microbes are everywhere. I found it interesting because we can't see them
- I liked looking around the Space Station and learnt that it is the size of a football pitch / 13 buses"
Henley Green Primary School
Teacher's written comment after 60 Year 1 children enjoyed a 5m digital planetarium experience with the 2-in-1 Performance, 3D Space Station, Famous Meteorite Handling and 360° film Little Star That Could:
"A great experience. The children were very excited and totally engaged. They all learnt something new and interesting. It has been a lovely end to our space topic"
Whitegrove Primary School
Feedback from teachers and students after 100 Reception pupils experienced a 5m digital planetarium with the 2-in-1 Performance, 3D Space Station, Famous Meteorite Handling and 360° film Space Shapes:
"Mario was extremely knowledgeable, the children were in awe of the dome and were so excited about the whole experience. We have booked again for next year, highly recommended!"
"The show was fantastic! So informative and engaging. Children absolutely loved going into the planetarium and they really enjoyed their Space travel experience, as well as holding a piece of meteorite. A truly amazing out-of-this-world experience. Children's comments included:
- I loved the part when they opened the roof
- It was so beautiful
- I liked going into the Space Station"
The Priory School
Teacher comments after 800 Nursery to Year 6 pupils experienced a 7m digital dome adventure over two days with the 2-in-1 Performance, 3D Space Station, Famous Meteorite Handling and 360° films 8 Scoops Of the Milky Way, Great Planet Adventures, Little Star That Could, We Are Aliens, Space Shapes, Moles and Earth's Wild Ride:
"Captivating! My Year 6 children absolutely loved it. I think it's the quietest they have ever been!"
"A truly brilliant company. All of the children from age 3 to 11 absolutely loved the experience. Mario was extremely professional and we thoroughly enjoyed having him and the 7m dome at our school"
Rush Green Primary School
Romford, east London
Written feedback after 285 members of the public and students from a local school (Reception to Year 6) enjoyed 14 sessions in a 5m digital dome with the 2-in-1 Performance, 3D Space Station and 360° films Little Star That Could, We Are Aliens, Space Shapes, Moles, Great Planet Adventures and Dawn of the Space Age:
"Thank you so much for a fabulous day. The school children have given brilliant feedback and we have raised money for the PTA with the afternoon and evening public performances. We absolutely recommend you to other schools and community groups" - Event Organiser
"The show was absolutely amazing - so much to take in - so much real footage and so much to feed the imagination - out of this world!"
"Amazing, we loved it. I learnt things I never knew. This will encourage my children to learn more about space and other planets"
"What a fantastic experience! My toddler loved it - was fascinated by the whole thing. Well done! Please return to Lea soon"
"We all learnt so much! Thanks for a great experience!
"Absolutely amazing! Very interesting for children (and adults!)"
"Great experience. Lots of knowledge. Children 5yrs and 10yrs both loved it"
"What an amazing experience - really stimulating and professional"
"Immersive Theatres visited our village to give our children a full Planetarium Space Day on 30th January 2018. Mario ran 14 different performances for school pupils and public sessions from toddler to adult. He had a busy day being with us from 7.30am to 9pm, helping us to raise at least £600 for the PTA. Next time we will endeavour to secure Grant funding with scope to raise even more. It was a fantastic day and we were hugely impressed with Immersive Theatres throughout. We would highly recommend the company and will absolutely book them again. The feedback from children and adults alike was superb. They were inspired, excited and really learnt lots. We particularly liked exploring the International Space Station and the introductory explanation/exploration of the night sky. I am sure many will never forget it. Mario was a pleasure to work with. He was highly professional, clear and helpful and enthusiastic from the first performance to the last. Thank you and we look forward to working with you again."
Kay Vousden, Head Teacher, Lea and Garsdon CE Primary School
Feedback from a teacher and students after 60 Year 2s experienced a 5m digital planetarium adventure with the 2-in-1 Performance, 3D Space Station, Famous Meteorite Handling and 360° film Little Star That Could:
"WOW! An amazing experience for the children. Engaging from start to finish. Super explanations for the children to understand. All the children found it magical. Lots of information and opportunities to ask questions throughout the show. I would recommend this show for primary school children! Well done Mario!
- It was out of this world
- It was like a dream
- The moon landing was amazing
- It was wonderful
- It was like a fairytale
- It was mind blowing"
Coalway Community Infant School
Teacher feedback after a total of 60 special needs pupils (including 6 wheelchair users) enjoyed a 6m digital dome experience in six sessions with the immersive film Little Star That Could:
"Amazing experience! All children engaged and lots of information given in a fun and easy to understand format. The sensory experience in itself was wonderful too"
Fort Royal Community Primary School
Comments from a teacher and students after 130 Nursery and Reception children enjoyed a 6m digital planetarium adventure with the 2-in-1 Performance, 3D Space Station, Famous Meteorite Handling and 360° film Space Shapes:
"We had a wonderful time! The children were so engaged and loved it"
- "I liked seeing the planets
- We learnt that they do science in space
- My favourite part was when we checked in all of the rooms [of the ISS]
- I loved touching the meteorite"
Burhill Primary School
Written comments from 25 students in Years 7 & 8 after they enjoyed a 6m digital planetarium experience with the 2-in-1 Performance, 3D Space Station, Famous Meteorite Handling and 360° films We Are Stars, Dynamic Earth and Cell! Cell! Cell!:
Specific feedback on the film We Are Stars:
- "I really enjoyed it. It helped me understand nuclear fusion and the journey of the elements.
- I found it fascinating and fun. It's hard to believe that matter was part of the galaxy, then a dinosaur and now me!
- The film goes through all my favourite physics topics! It was memorable and helped me understand life from the very beginning.
- It was incredible to see such realistic visuals after I had already learned about nuclear fusion.
- I have learnt where we really come from so I'm no longer confused."
Thomas Telford School
"An excellent engaging show. You simplified your explanations to the level the children understood and created opportunities for children to answer questions"
"What an amazing space experience and the children absolutely loved it! Mario was able to answer the children's questions, he was knowledgeable and the day ran smoothly"
Grange Infants School
Comments from teachers and students after 60 Year 5 pupils experienced a 5m digital planetarium adventure with the 2-in-1 Performance, 3D Space Station, Famous Meteorite Handling and 360° film We Are Aliens:
"The children were very engaged in the presentation and said the following:
- It was amazing and really cool
- It was very clever that it was 3D
- I liked how it was all around us
- It felt really realistic
- I liked how the man explained lots of things
- It was very exciting because it was like going into a 3D theatre but without any glasses so it was really realistic. I also liked how the planetarium opened and closed"
"I was very impressed. Two of my students said:
- Really, really, really good
- It was amazing"
Millbrook Primary School
"What a wonderful and engaging experience - we loved it!"
Haddenham Community Junior School
Teacher's written comment after 90 Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 children enjoyed a 5m digital planetarium adventure with the 2-in-1 Performance, 3D Space Station and 360° films Space Shapes and Moles - Plato the Explorer:
"Good show, thank you"
St Hugh's School
Scout Leaders and parents' feedback after 60 beavers, cubs and scouts experienced a 5m digital planetarium adventure with the 2-in-1 Performance, 3D Space Station, Famous Meteorite Handling and 360° films We Are Aliens, Little Star That Could and We Are Astronomers:
"This was a terrific opportunity for our Scout Group. I sat in on 20 Beaver Scouts who were engaged and enthralled throughout. The talk was pitched at just the right level for these 7 - 8 year olds, but also without being patronising. Questions asked by the young people were answered thoroughly with the use of relevant graphics. The film about the little star was very well received, we all learned a lot in an accessible and entertaining way. Thank you, Mario"
"I thought it went really well and I was impressed"
"My son experienced the Planetarium with his Cub pack recently and he really enjoyed it. He said "The movie was really interesting and looking inside the International Space Station was amazing". All 3 age groups (Beavers, Cubs and Scouts) experienced the Planetarium and the information and materials were suitable for each of the groups"
1st Winterbourne (St Michaels) Scout Group
"What a wonderful, highly engaging experience for our Reception children! The Planetarium was realistic and the shows included for us were very age appropriate. In the words of the children: "That was awesome!" A real 'awe and wonder' experience"
The Royal Primary School
Teacher feedback after 300 Reception pupils experienced a 7m digital dome adventure with the 2-in-1 Performance, 3D Space Station, Famous Meteorite Handling and 360° films The Moon, Little Star That Could and Space Shapes:
"Absolutely fantastic! Mario organised an amazing day for the children. I would highly recommend him and we will look at booking him again. The children loved it. It is a great learning tool for all ages, even adults. Fabulous"
"We have had a great time in the dome. The children have been engaged and there is lots of discussion about space since our session. This has been a wonderful experience"
"Thank you so much for a fabulous day. The children thoroughly enjoyed themselves and so did all of the adults. You were very thorough in all of the activities and you made our day easy for us. Thank you for taking the time to come to us and share your dome. We look forward to having you back in the future"
Foxfield Primary School
"Thank you Immersive Theatres for an amazing planetarium experience enjoyed by Year 5. Awesome"
Jubilee Wood Primary School