Comments from a teacher after 540 Year 1 to Year 6 children experienced a 6m digital planetarium visit over two days with the 2-in-1 Performance, 3D Space Station and immersive films Supervolcanoes, Dinosaurs at Dusk, Dynamic Earth, Little Star That Could, Moles - Plato the Explorer, 360° Underwater Adventure and The Moon. Over lunchtime teachers also enjoyed a Relaxation Session with Wish You Were Here:
"A brilliant experience, the children enjoyed learning about the stars and the solar system. All children were engaged and challenged throughout. Thoughtful questions for all abilities. The rules were clearly set out so all children knew what to expect"
Frith Manor Primary School
Lullington Garth, London
Written review from a teacher after 800 Reception to Year 6 pupils enjoyed a 7m digital dome adventure over two days with the 2-in-1 Performance, 3D Space Station and fulldome films We Are Aliens, Earth's Wild Ride, Great Planet Adventures, Space Shapes and The Moon. Over lunchtime 20 children also enjoyed a 360° sensory show and at an after-school Science Fair 250 mixed family groups experienced a Journey to Infinity:
"A wonderful engaging experience, children enjoyed learning about the stars and the space station. The leader was very knowledgeable and changed displays to aid in answering children's questions, which helped their understanding greatly. All children and adults were enthusiastic and would love to take part in different projects in the future!"
Bessemer Grange Primary School
Herne Hill, London
Online feedback after 300 Nursey to Year 2 students experienced a 7m digital planetarium visit with the 2-in-1 Performance, 3D Space Station, Famous Meteorite Handling and fulldome films Little Star That Could and Space Shapes:
"A fantastic experience for both staff and children. A wonderful level of service"
Herne Hill School
Herne Hill, London
Online feedback and comments from a teacher after 320 Year 3-6 children experienced a 7m digital planetarium visit with the 2-in-1 Performance, 3D Space Station and 360° films Darwin's Voyage, Journey to Infinity and We Are Aliens:
"Thank you so much, for another fantastic day from all of the children and staff members who went in to the planetarium. The children absolutely loved the Space Station section and now all want to be astronauts!! Thank you, Mario!"
"From the feedback that I have had, everyone seemed to love it more this year, than they did last year. Thank you so much for it"
Dollis Junior School
Mill Hill, London
Online feedback and teachers' words after 200 Year 1-6 students enjoyed a 7m digital dome adventure with the 2-in-1 Performance, 3D Space Station, Famous Meteorite Handling and fulldome films The Moon, Earth's Wild Ride, Great Planet Adventures, Little Star That Could, Space Shapes and We Are Aliens:
"Firstly, I wanted to personally thank you for such a wonderful and exciting experience from start to finish. You really were so approachable and helpful. All the staff have been talking about it with great feedback especially about how knowledgeable you were"
"Fantastic experience - really relaxing for children and teachers whilst being educational and age appropriate. Mario was knowledgeable, friendly and able to answer all the children's questions"
"Thank you for your excellent presentation this morning. The children loved learning about the night sky, solar system, the space station and meteorites. The session was interactive and we appreciated the way you were able to share your knowledge with us in such an interesting way"
Naima Jewish Preparatory School
North Maida Vale, London
"Wow - what an amazing experience for the children (and us!)! It was very well pitched for our Y2 students. Mario was very personable, took time to answer questions, and it was such a treat for the children who were completely engrossed"
Cupernham Infant School
Teacher and student feedback after 30 Reception children experienced a 5m digital dome visit with the 2-in-1 Performance, 3D Space Station, Famous Meteorite Handling and immersive film Little Star That Could:
"Absolutely amazing experience. The children were in awe and found it fascinating. It was very informative and visual which helped the children to understand. It was also useful to find out what they already knew at the very beginning of our topic. Children's comments included:
- I liked it when the roof was opening and when we saw the sun
- I liked it when we looked at Jupiter
- It was epic
- I liked it when we saw the space station next to the football pitch
- I liked the video when the food was floating"
Hawkedale Primary School
Library staff review after 60 children aged 5-11 enjoyed a 4m digital planetarium experience with the 2-in-1 Performance, 3D Space Station, Famous Meteorite Handling and 360° film Great Planet Adventures:
"We very much enjoyed having the planetarium in the library and have received fantastic feedback from the children and their parents. Thank you for delivering a brilliant and engaging programme - it was wonderful to hear all the children chatting excitedly about what they had learnt as the came out of the dome! Thank you also for all of your help and advice both before and during the event"
Teacher comments after 30 Year 3 and Year 4 pupils experienced a 5m digital dome visit with the 2-in-1 Performance, 3D Space Station, Famous Meteorite Handling and immersive films Little Star That Could and Earth's Wild Ride:
"Thank you very much! We really enjoyed your visit to our school"
Evercreech CofE Primary School
Shepton Mallet, Somerset
Feedback after 120 Nursery and Reception pupils enjoyed a 5m digital planetarium visit with the 2-in-1 Performance, 3D Space Station, Famous Meteorite Handling and 360° films Space Shapes and Moles - Plato the Explorer:
"A fantastic session appropriate for the age group. A calm voice helped to keep the children calm. A lot of discussion from the children after the session, they loved it"
Glynne Primary School
Kingswinford, West Midlands
Teacher's words after the entire school of 60 Reception to Year 6 children experienced a 5m digital planetarium adventure with the 2-in-1 Performance, 3D Space Station, Famous Meteorite Handling and immersive films Dynamic Earth, Great Planet Adventures, Space Shapes, Moles - Plato the Explorer and Earth's Wild Ride:
"The children found the whole experience fantastic. They very much enjoyed the space topic but they also were very keen on the climate change video. They particularly like the Q&A sessions and the opportunity to watch the additional videos of the galaxy / universe / black holes. The presenter, Mario, was helpful, kind and informative"
Sheepscombe Primary School
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"Really engaging and interactive planetarium experience. Mario was really efficient in responding to queries by email and all ran like clockwork on the day. Very informative and would recommend"
"Thank you so much. The children were so engaged and absolutely fascinated by the planets and star show. It has really helped to create awe and wonder as well as an opportunity to learn new facts about space. It was great how the children were able to shout out their answers too. We would highly recommend this experience"
"The children had the most amazing morning & have been writing about their experiences today! Thank you for inspiring them!"
Millbrook Primary School
Online review and teacher feedback after 60 Year 6 children enjoyed a 5m digital planetarium experience with the 2-in-1 Performance, 3D Space Station, Famous Meteorite Handling and 360° film Great Planet Adventures:
"Super Space show! Super experience for all the children. They were really engaged and the pace of the show kept their interest well. Would recommend to anyone. Thanks again"
"Thank you, our students enjoyed the experience"
Wilkinson Primary School
Bilston, West Midlands
"Fantastic experience - children found it beneficial as they could visually see elements that were explained in detail. The children said it felt so realistic, like they were really there"
Innsworth Junior School
Teacher written and online feedback after 230 Reception to Year 6 students enjoyed a 6m digital planetarium experience with the 2-in-1 Performance, 3D Space Station and immersive films The Moon, Space Shapes, We Are Aliens and Earth's Wild Ride. Staff also enjoyed a lunch time drop-in Relaxation Session with Wish You Were Here:
"What a day! I booked the 6m dome for a full day at my primary school for all year groups. The content was excellent, it was pitched perfectly for the various ages of children and there was a genuine buzz and excitement around the school...staff included! Thanks to Mario for an excellent day. Highly recommend"
"Many thanks for the visit yesterday. The girls absolutely loved it and I thought the content was also pitched perfectly. I'm sure I'll be in touch in the future and will recommend your services wherever I can"
"Rowan Preparatory School pupils and staff had a fantastic day learning about travelling the universe with Immersive Theatres and you have greatly inspired them. We are always thrilled to receive positive feedback and will let the girls know that their good behaviour was appreciated. We look forward to seeing you again soon and thank you for providing a truly motivational day"
Rowan Prep School
Organiser's feedback after 260 primary school children, older siblings and parents experienced an all-day 5m digital dome adventure with a Natural World theme and the 360° shows Natural Selection, 360° Underwater Adventure, The Earth and Me, The Weather, Dynamic Earth, Cell! Cell! Cell! and Force 5. Staff and volunteers also enjoyed a lunch time Relaxation Session with Wish You Were Here:
"Thanks again Mario for another great Planetarium event! The Natural World theme worked brilliantly with the natural crafts and eco-theme. The children LOVED it. The coral reef exploration was captivating and the weather shows were amazing by all accounts :) The kids were buzzing and we've had some lovely feedback from the public (young and not so young) attending the later shows. We made a good profit this year with the ticket sales and pop-up cafe so that's a great result for a 125 pupil village school. We've already been asked about arranging more and I really like your art suggestion in which children can produce their own art and 'fish-eye' it for the dome. They would LOVE that! Much appreciated again and we'll look forward to next time!"
Lea and Garsdon CoE Primary School
Lea Village Hall, Wiltshire
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Teacher's comment after 90 Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 children enjoyed a 5m digital planetarium visit with the 2-in-1 Performance, 3D Space Station and 360° films Space Shapes, The Moon and Moles - Plato the Explorer:
"I have had numerous emails from colleagues to say how much the children enjoyed the visit from the Planetarium yesterday. Thank you for being engaging and answering their questions. Thank you again for such a fantastic visit"
St Hugh's School
"Once again our students loved the planetarium experience. Mario clearly has a passion for the subject and delivers it in such an engaging way. Thank you"
Jubilee Wood Primary
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
"Our second visit by Immersive Theatres and another success for all the children. They were incredibly enthused after their time in the planetarium and had learned an impressive number of facts"
Holy Trinity C of E Primary School
Teacher feedback after 260 Early Years to Year 6 students enjoyed a 7m digital planetarium experience with the 2-in-1 Performance, 3D Space Station and 360° films Natural Selection, Space Shapes, Little Star That Could and Earth's Wild Ride. Staff also enjoyed a lunch time drop-in Relaxation Session with Enigma and Wish You Were Here:
"Wow!! We were so pleased with your visit today creating such an exciting buzz on our very first day back in school. It was a privilege to be a part of and our wonderful children especially enjoyed their planetarium experience. We look forward to another visit in the near future!"
"Just reflecting on a fab first day back at school today!! All were amazed with your fantastic Cinema Experience"
Holy Rosary Catholic Voluntary Academy