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From Kirkham And Wesham Scouts (January 2015)

Thank you for hosting the visit of 1st Kirkham & Wesham Scout Group on Tuesday the 20th of January. Our group of 24 Scouts (10 to 14 yrs, both boys and girls) and five adult Leaders really enjoyed the evening, and it was impressive to see how engaged they were by your session. Please pass on our appreciation to the research students Adam and Dominic. The scouts themselves commented on how engaging and enthusiastic they were. It has formed the perfect basis to complete our Observer badge, which since the visit many of our scouts have expressed a keen interest in completing. One scout even mentioned how as a result of our visit he would love to study this area as a career.

As leaders it was also clear how organised and age appropriate their content was, and we can not thank you and your students enough.

Yours in Scouting,

Emma Barnes

From Kirkham And Wesham Scouts (December 2014)

Thank you for hosting the visit of 1st Kirkham & Wesham Cub Scouts on the 15th December 2014. Our group of 21 Cub Scouts (8 to 10.5 yrs, both boys and girls), 2 Young Leaders (15 and 16) and four adult Leaders really enjoyed the evening. It was very impressive to see how engaged all ages were by the session that you led. I think the endless stream of questions from the Cubs are a good measure of how much they enjoyed the evening.

Please pass on our appreciation and thanks to the research student Adam. Please also accept my apologies that this “Thank you” is a rather belated one, but, I know that the Pack are very keen to mark their appreciation and enjoyment of the visit.

Yours in Scouting,

Dave Parker

From Cardinal Newman College, Year 12 and 13 (September 2013)
“Thank you very much for your lecture this afternoon – it was great to see astrophysics from a totally different perspective!”

“I was one of the students at the recent keynote you gave at Newman collage and I absolutely loved it and it has gotten me really interested into how we can use computer models to help us understand the universe. Thank you very much for your time!”

“Thanks again for your talks yesterday, the students were thoroughly enthused, and the pace and level were just right for both years? If you would like to come into college again to speak to the students in the mean time I’d be delighted to have you”
Chris Turner, Head of Physics

From Pikes Lane Primary School, Year 5 (June 2013)
“All the children in my class unanimously agreed that it was a very cool trip and one of the best they’d been on. They were thoroughly engaged, learned loads and found it very interesting indeed”, “They would love to visit at night so t hat they can see the stars and gaze into space.”
Sharif Patel, Year 5 Teacher

From St Christopher’s CE High School, Year 11 (April 2013)
“Thank you so much, our pupils really enjoyed yesterday. It was a very useful session, and all your hard work in preparation was much appreciated.”
Carole Flanagan, Head of Science

From Shuttleworth??College, Year 8 (March 2013)
“Thank you so much for coming in to spend the day with us.?? I have heard so many reports from the kids saying how much they enjoyed it.”
Jennifer Corfe, Assistant Curriculum Leader of Science

From Our Lady and St Edward’s Catholic Primary School, Year 5 (Decemner 2012)
“I just wanted to thank you all for such an amazing morning. The children learnt so much and so did I.”
Rita Basnyet, Year 5 Teacher

“Thank you so much for teaching us on our wonderful trip to Alston Observatory it was absolutely Awesome! I especially enjoyed the planetarium.”

“I learnt lots of interesting facts. It was one of the best days in year 5 so far”

“You made my day awesome. I would love to come back and see it again”

From Adam with Beauty in the Universe
“Many thanks for today’s presentation. The pupils and staff alike were absolutely thrilled all the way through and were talking endlessly all the way home about it. I think I mentioned that these students are all from a pupil referral unit and classed as behaviourally challenging so you should be thrilled at how engaged they were. Do not underestimate what a hugely beneficial and educational experience this was for them. A couple of them took UCLAN literature and will hopefully be pushed by staff to apply to UCLAN science.”

From St Christopher’s School
“Thank you again for a super session last week .. the pupils had their knowedge refreshed and it was lovely to hear about the careers in physics aspects too…”