“Presenters were approachable, friendly and enthusiastic. Learnt a raft of new ideas which were all applicable. Given lots of tips and advice. In the main very straight forward and definite wow factor!”
Babington Community College
"Very fun and exciting ways to make physics fun! I think the students will really enjoy it!”
Cardinal Wiseman Catholic School
“Some excellent new ideas for activities and resources”
Sidney Stringer Academy
“Hands on practical activities, lots of ideas to take back to the school lab. Inspiring resources and look forward to receiving the digital resources”
Bishop Ullathorne School
“Different types of practical work with a good twist linking space and Mars”
“Really enjoyed it, very relevant, great venue and really well lead and presented”
“I’m more confident at planning a creative unit on space”
Woodville CE Junior School
"It’s hard to know where to begin when describing the benefits to the school. Our link with the Space Academy has helped us to raise the profile, not just of science, (the whole science faculty has been described as “spaced up”) but of STEM subjects right across the school. Our outreach work now all has a space flavour and our reputation now precedes us when we work with local primary schools. Uptake of triple science is very encouraging and numbers at A level has gone up significantly; we’re particularly pleased to have enlisted more girls on to the A level physics course. Just this week I have been invited to work with the RE department to develop joint materials about the origins of the universe and with languages to develop a module of work about space."
Judith Green, National Space Academy Lead Educator and AST at Robert Smyth Academy
"As a Deputy Headteacher with responsibility for quality assuring teaching and learning across my College, the Space Academy masterclasses have provided me with an opportunity to bring back innovative, hands-on strategies to my colleagues (specifically in science and geography). Engagement of students through extended questioning, as well as introducing more GIS into the classroom have enabled me to address areas of the geography curriculum which previously did not stretch or challenge the most able.
Patrick Knight, National Space Academy Lead Educator and Deputy Headteacher at Sir John Gleed School
"Loved it - too short. Absolutely inspirational, a privilege to hear. Demo - some fantastic experiments. Cost saving ideas. Fabulous. Excellent ideas for practicals and numeracy. Amazing, looking forward to doing those demos"
Teacher at Rushey Mead School Science Conference