Don't just listen to us!
Read some of the Mad Science testimonials below from parents, children and schools that have received a visit from Mad Science!
'WOW! What an absolutely wonderful start to our Science Week! I can certainly speak for all of the children (and the adults!) when I say that the show was fantastic. The content of the show was perfect and Supersonic Sam's expert delivery was amazing. I'd like to thank you on behalf of all at Barrow school for your brilliant service from my original enquiry, the efficiency and ease with which the booking was made and ultimately a very memorable show. We will certainly look forward to working with you again in the future - especially if it means I get another ride on the hoverboard!'
'My daughter has loved the Mad Science clubs and I think everyone involved has been fantastic, a great, fun way to get kids into Science!' Elaine Sparks (very satisfied parent- Essex)
'Just a quick note to say thank you for a FANTASTIC Whizz Bang start to our Science Week. The children had great fun and learnt a lot too; the assembly and the workshops were perfectly pitched by your scientists. I would certainly recommend you to other schools. Thank you again.' Ali Hayward - Rise Park Junior School, Romford
'I just wanted to say a BIG thank you for another exciting visit from Mad Science yesterday. The school was buzzing with chatter about the assembly and workshops. Please pass on our thanks to Maria and Casey'. Sarah Reynolds - New Hall School, Chelmsford
'Morning, Firstly just wanted to say what an amazing time we had on Friday – the children were buzzing. Many of them took their families to the event at Jimmy’s Farm on Saturday. I was so impressed with the full on commitment of ‘Professor Kaos and Crazy Casey – they spend their entire day with the children, making themselves available for questions or just a chat. The energy and positivity they created around Science was terrific' Kyrsty Beattie - Head Teacher, Kingsfleet Primary School, Felixstowe
'I just wanted to email you to say that our children absolutely LOVED Mad Science Day last week! They are still talking about it now. Please pass my thanks to your team - they were brilliant with the children. Our Foundation team particularly enjoyed the workshops that they had for Light and Sound and have commented how all of their children accessed it easily as well as thoroughly enjoyed it. Thank you for taking the time to reorganise the day to meet all of our children's needs. My apologies that it has taken a week to send this email to you - Science week has had me rushed off my feet!' Stephanie Kilbey - Cathedral School
'Thank you for a fantastic experience yesterday. Prof Kaos was superb - the children and adults were all engaged, entertained and learning by the minute. We could not have wished for a better start to our science week or a better person to deliver! Everyone in the school has commented on his fabulous approach and asked me to feeback this message.' Sally Willan - Meldreth Primary School!
'Dear Magnetic Michele and Maria ‘I just wanted to say THANK YOU for a fabulous party this afternoon! The children loved it – it was entertaining, interesting and LOTS of fun. I think they all particularly liked the dry ice! The grownups loved it too – 30 quiet children for an hour, very happily learning about science! Thanks again – will definitely recommend you'. Bryony Franklin - Mum of Katie
'I wanted to let you know the party was a great success. The kids really enjoyed it. Your ladies were really great! They were fantastic entertainers and they were so good at keeping the kids in check. Please pass on our compliments to them. Thank you very much!' Ingrid Ronga - Mum of Michael
‘The party was fantastic i didn’t think you guys could beat the one that was done for Ali but i would say you did. As always any time I have had bookings with mad science its been great, the instructors just have so much enthusiasm and energy which is great for kids.I put 10 down for everything i don’t have any constructive criticism to even enhance it, I like the fact the experiments were slightly different to ones i have seen your guys do before. Anyway great job all kids loved it, all parents who haven’t used science camp before said what a great idea.’ Nicky French - Mum of Jack
‘I would just like to let you know that Teddie's party on Saturday was a huge success! Crazy Casey was fantastic with all the children. He was full of energy and life and his explanation of the science involved was clear and very interesting. Most parents at the party commented on how great he had been at keeping the children engaged and interested. The leaf blowing hovercraft was inspirational! Casey made a real effort with each child and Teddie was totally transfixed. Thank you for making his birthday so special.'
Nichola Murray - mum of Teddie!
'Since the party, many parents have approached us to thank us and to say how much their child(ren) enjoyed the party. One mum told me her children had said it was “the best party ever”. When asked to write about what they’d done that weekend at school, many kids wrote about the Mad Science party. Please convey our thanks to Michelle, who had the childrens’ (and the adults’) interest and attention from beginning to end. We were very impressed with the way she kept the group of over 24 children under control in the nicest possible way. They clearly both liked and respected her.
The birthday boy’s feedback was “Thank you! It was exactly how I’d imagined my party would be.” All in all , it was a lot of fun.'
Bonnie Persoff, Hendon
'Thank you! What a fabulous party – Rebecca had a ‘whale of a time’ – making a cyclone out of ‘whale wee!’ Her friends loved her party and have excitedly told their families all about the experiments. Professor Kaos was a star – he brought the science to life for us all!! We all thought the 20 mins of “chill stix” (dry ice) activity was amazing – we’ve never seen such explosive ‘washing up liquid’ bubbles!! A great party – we look forward to attending other Mad Science activities in the future. Jane Thomas - a very happy mum!!’
'My daughter Catriona REALLY enjoyed the three days of Easter Mad Science she went to and we shall definitely be booking for summer (and hoping it doesn't clash with our holiday!). The staff really seemed to engage the children and she was (and still is) totally enthused about all things science!!'
Lucy Stewart - mum of Catriona
'We all had a fantastic time, including the Headteacher, teachers, support staff and children. Parents also came in the next day and shared their delight at 'Trolls bogies' and the wonderful learning experiences their child had been engaged with.
Supersonic Sam and Magnetic Mike were very engaging and motivating and very passionate about their Science topic. A huge thank you to both of them.'
Natalie Bayes - Lionel Walden Primary School
'Supersonic Sam was indeed Super! The children had a fabulous day and had so much fun with their learning. The assembly was so engaging and had the staff engrossed too! Today we have been creating Dazzling Art and Poetry based on electricity! Great outcomes!
Thank you so much and we will indeed be intouch with you again!'
Linda Walsh (Acting Head), Stradbroke Primary School
'We all had a brilliant time with Supersonic Sam on Friday, please pass on my thanks again to her. The children were buzzing with scientific excitement as they left school at the end of the day, and thus was a perfect end to our science week. The content and teaching points were spot on and presented vibrantly. My colleagues and I all commented afterwards on the enthusiasm and energy Supersonic Sam gave and she certainly captivated the children's attention.'
James Hayward, Duxford Primary School
'Really good as ever, the new staff who had not experienced Mad Science before were blown away with the equipment, enthusiasm and energy that your presenters brought with them. I look forward to the next time!'
Esther Fidler, Honington Primary School
'I would like to thank your team and especially Mechele for making Mina’s 9th Birthday Party the “Best Party Ever!” her friends had been to. All the girls were very excited about the party beforehand and loved it after it had finished. I received emails from most of the mums afterwards saying that their child has had a fantastic time and that they loved the science theme of it.
Mechele was fantastic with the kids and provided that she had limited space I think she did a brilliant job.
Mina loved every single bit of the entertainment and now a lot of her friends want to have the same party.
Thank you for inspiring the interest in science that she has now and wish you and the whole team all the best in the future.'
'We all really enjoyed the sessions on Thursday thank you. Supersonic Sam was fantastic. She was a hit with all the children and they really gained an excellent amount of learning from the activities.'
Catherine Kimble, Thurlow Primary School, nr Haverhill
'Thank you so much for the absolutely fabulous workshops today! All the Year 4 pupils had a great time and were buzzing with lots of new forces vocabulary. We will definitely have plenty to write about for our assessment on Friday! Thank you once again - I am always so impressed by the workshops, the pace is fantastic and the props really help the pupils to learn.'
Cheryl Tait, Lantern Primary School, Ely
'Just wanted to thank you all at Mad Science. 'Cosmic' Charlotte had such a good time at your Risby camp. Her description of her three days with you.... EXCELLENT, BRILLIANT, AMAZING !!!!'
Mrs Annette Sutton (mum of Charlotte!)
'Once again Mad Science went down a storm and Crystal Claire was brilliant - anyone who can enthuse our Year 6 and entertain Reception at the same time gets my vote!
The content and delivery of the show was entertaining and informative (for staff as well!) and nobody complained when the playtime bell went - a sure sign that the children were interested in what they were learning!
At the end of the show there were nearly 300 smiling faces, and it was a fantastic introduction to our Science day tomorrow.
Please pass on our thanks and admiration to Claire, and I'll recommend Mad Science to everyone who wants an exciting scientific experience!'
Julie Drew and the whole of Highlees School, Peterborough
'I think that Mad Science has been a huge asset to our school. I have been so impressed with their organisation of the club from start to finish. All their staff are so lovely to deal with and the children have looked so excited each week and come out with massive smiles on their faces, clutching their latest invention'
Emma Cole, School Administrator, Lloyd Williamson School
'As the coordinator for Gifted and Talented children at John Ruskin Primary, I arranged for Mad Science to run a weekly science club for 6 weeks in the spring term. Faiqah worked with 15 of our most able children, from years 3 to 5, for an hour each week, with great success. The children gave me excellent feedback about the club – they were thoroughly enthused by it, indeed several of them came up to me around the school to tell me about what they had done each week. It definitely enhanced their understanding / learning in science. While I was unable to observe a session myself (I am class-based) the teaching assistant who sat in on the club said the children really enjoyed the highly practical, interactive nature of the sessions. Mad Science are coming back to John Ruskin for Science Week later this spring, and I will be booking them again next year as part of our Gifted and Talented enrichment programme.'
Katherine Turner (Gifted and Talented Coordinator / Year 6 Class Teacher, John Ruskin Primary)
'Hi Shell, just a quick note to say that I, my team and many many people that saw your show were very impressed with your engaging and informative performance. It was great to see the concentration and fascination on the children's faces as you not only dazzled them with science but taught them some important fundamentals too.'
Seth Hunter, The Rouge Partnership on behalf of BSKYB
'Just to say a big thank you to all at Mad Science for a professional and friendly service, special thanks to Professor Kaos for an exciting and entertaining assembly - thank you for helping me to raise the profile of science in our school. Thanks also to Plasma Penny for always replying to my emails! Best wishes to you all!' Sarah (Science Co-Ordinator) - St Teresa’s Catholic School Basildon
'Just a short note to pass on my thanks for a brilliant party. Nitro Nick was great: he was really organized but madcap at the same time and very entertaining. It was the easiest party I have ever hosted and this was totally down to Nitro Nick. He had the kids’ attention the whole time. I have had lots of thanks from the parents of my daughter’s friends. Thanks again'
‘The party was absolutely great, many thanks!’
‘Thank you for a fantastic start to Tuesday morning, the Mad Science interactive assembly was brilliant! All the children were inspired by your genuine enthusiasm and commitment to the subject. What a wonderful way to be taught the basics of physics and chemistry. They loved their coloured slime that they made and to be able to take it home was a real bonus. I am sure that the teachers would love to have you again.’
‘Big thanks, it was great’
‘Kiran had a really good time – it was right up his street! Thanks!”
‘Children really enjoyed it and it was very low stress from a parental point of view!’
‘One of the children said that it was the best party he had ever been to’
‘It was so good, all the adults enjoyed it and the scientists in the crowd said that it was well explained. All the parents were enthralled and were so pleased to try something new’
‘A fab time was had by all (adults included). I had lots of positive feedback from other parents also. Thank you’
‘The show was wonderful, blending fun and education excellently. I know all of the children were enthralled by what they saw and from what I saw a great number of adults were captivated’
‘William declared at the end of the afternoon that the party was even better than he had hoped for, and he was expecting a lot from you!
'Static Shell and Mad Science left an impression on my Year 5 class and school that we won't soon forget!'
'We signed up for an hour's sound workshop, but it was without a doubt the most entertaining hour I've ever experienced in a classroom. Our Mad Scientist’s name was Static Shell. She was confident, immensely knowledgeable and so engaging that she had the children's attention in seconds and never let it waver. The pace of the workshop was frenetic and Shell's borderline hyperactivity kept the children interested and engaged by what was happening. Mad Science presented scientific fact in original yet simple ways, with plenty of wacky props and visual representations of abstract concepts (who knew sound waves could be demonstrated with a drill and a piece of string?!) She used the entire classroom, inviting the children to stand up, sit down, lie on the floor, participate in group activities and had plenty of resources for them to investigate themselves. Quite simply, Mad Science brought scientific knowledge that until then had been abstract ideas and words on a page, to brilliant, vivid life. The children were able to reel off fact after fact once she had left us, but without a doubt the most pleasing moment as a teacher was to see how much fun it was possible for my class to have whilst also learning. They constantly turned round and looked at me with disbelieving smiles, as though suspecting that something this outrageously enjoyable must surely be against school rules in some way.
Static Shell's science may well have been mad, but it was also fantastically enjoyable, and I confidently speak for all of my class when I say we would recommend this company to any school, any time, anywhere!' Mr Greg Harper