Organising teacher's written feedback after 75 students (including 51 wheelchair users) and 57 members of staff enjoyed a bespoke 7m sensory digital dome experience on the theme Earth & Forest, including the 360° film Cycle:
"I’ve had really positive feedback from the children and staff. They thought it was a great experience. Thank you for making a show around earth for us. It was very much appreciated and linked in very well with our theme"
Ash Field Academy
"Absolutely fantastic! The children were amazed and astounded and their comments included 'I liked the spaceship' and 'I loved learning about the dinosaurs'"
"A really interactive experience and memorable - the children could not stop talking about it - a wonderful way to spark a new topic, thank you"
King's Oak Academy (The Acorn)
Teacher comments after 120 Reception and Year 5 pupils experienced 5m digital planetarium sessions with the 2-in-1 Performance, Principia ISS visuals and 360° films Space Shapes and Great Planet Adventures:
"The EYFS children were engaged from the very beginning when they saw the dome. The introductory talk was suitably brief. The talk was pitched at the right level when the children were in the dome and the visual material was at the children's level of interest. Afterwards, back in the classroom, the children talked about the experience and had obviously gained a lot of information and knowledge"
"Mario visited both our Year 5 and Reception classes today. The experience was fantastic and the children absolutely loved it and were completely immersed. It was a brilliant way to hook my Year 5's into their Space Topic"
"The Reception children really enjoyed the whole experience. They understood the difference between the flat rings of Saturn and planets shaped like balls. When they returned to the classroom they reinforced the learning by talking and drawing space pictures"
"It was brilliant and the children haven't stopped speaking about it all afternoon. I'm sure we will definitely be in touch next year! Thank you for such a fantastic experience"
The Hawthorns Primary School
"A lovely experience, the children really enjoyed seeing the planets. The children found it very realistic and it made the children feel as if they were moving through space"
"Thank you, it was fantastic and the kids loved it!"
Surrey Hills Primary School
Written feedback from teachers after 60 Year 2 and Year 5 students enjoyed a 5m digital planetarium experience with the 2-in-1 Performance, Principia ISS visuals and 360° films Great Planet Adventures and Little Star That Could:
"A fantastic experience for my Year 2 class. Mario provided an engaging and age-appropriate session. All the children were so excited by this launch for our topic on Space this term. Looking forward to using the digital dome again, thank you!"
"My year 5s were thrilled by the nature of this experience and it definitely gave them a boost in their knowledge of the Solar System. Mario who lead the session was extremely well organised and he was a natural host. Thanks again from myself and my class."
Filton Avenue Primary (Orchard Campus)
"A great interactive space experience. Children really enjoyed it and learnt many new facts. A great start to our new topic: Stargazers"
"Our Year 5 pupils and staff, thoroughly enjoyed our experience in the planetarium. The children spoke about it non stop afterwards and learned so much from the experience. Thank you Mario from all at Lakeside Primary"
Lakeside Primary School
- "I liked how we could clearly see the Solar System
- I loved everything. I liked travelling around.
- A lot of our questions were answered!
- I enjoyed seeing all the stars move
- I learnt what makes up the rings of Saturn.
"Our children really loved having their questions answered"
Feedback from summer school organisers after 130 children aged 3-13 enjoyed a bespoke Under the Sea 7m digital
dome experience with the Underwater Adventure performance, followed by fun 360° thrill rides Bundishvan Hill's and Stone Dream:
"It was amazing, the children seemed to really enjoy it. It was good to keep changing the scenery as this kept the children happy. Children and adults loved the sea theme"
"Each group enjoyed a 45 minute session with Mario's underwater experience, the children and leaders loved laying down looking up at the sunshine beaming down into the ocean illuminating the vast life beneath the waves from the coral to the great blue whales. This is a great experience and not just fun but educational as well and a must has to be one of Mario's roller coaster rides which the kids loved"
Poolside Manor Activity Camp
Words of the Head of Science after 120 Year 5 students (from visiting schools) and 120 Year 9 students were treated to a 6m digital dome experience with the 2-in-1 Performance, Principia ISS visuals and 360° film Great Planet Adventures:
"Brilliant days (year 5 and year 9 STEM days). Well organised - Mario is excellent. The pupils and staff really enjoyed the experience. Will definitely book them again."
Shire Oak Academy
Walsall, West Midlands
"Children were 'buzzing' from the minute they were in, to the second they left. So informative, calmly and interestingly delivered"
Pelsall Village School
Walsall, West Midlands
"Brilliant - very informative, great knowledge, kept children entertained throughout. Thank you"
St John's CE Primary School
Walsall, West Midlands
Audience and teacher feedback after 320 family visitors attending a primary school summer fête enjoyed a 7m digital planetarium experience with the 2-in-1 Performance and 360° films Journey to Infinity and NASA's Journey to Mars:
- "I didn't like it I loved it!
- Very interesting, suits all ages, thanks for doing this - Councillor Deborah Halik, Mayor of Trowbridge
- I watched two shows, loved them both and how they were 3D, worth paying!
- Absolutely phenomenal, thank you
- Loved this - totally amazing! So glad we got to see it. Would watch it over and over and over!
- Breathtaking show, would definitely see it again!
- Loved it, was really good and very well presented"
"Thank you so much, it was amazing and we have had such good feedback already. We hope to book you again in the future"
St John's Primary School
Teacher feedback after 240 Nursery to Year 6 students experienced a 6m digital planetarium adventure with the 2-in-1 Performance and 360° films Natural Selection, The Earth & Me, We Are Aliens, Journey to Infinity, Little Star That Could and Space Shapes:
"Super. We all enjoyed this immersive experience. We've just had a feedback session and the children have learned a lot. Delivery amazing. So exciting for them! Thank you"
Christopher Rawlins Primary School
"Mario delivered a wonderful experience for our 2, 3 and 4 year old children. He was very flexible and acknowledged that in early years you have to go with the flow and you never can tell how the children are going to react! Mario delivered a shorter experience with slightly different content for our 2 year old's. Staff were very enthusiastic and felt the children gained a lot from the experience. It was wonderful to hear lots of 'wow', 'look at that' and 'amazing' coming from the dome. Booking and communication was efficient and stress free. We hope to have Immersive Theatres back next year"
Wallace Road Nursery School
Sacred Heart Catholic Primary School
Feedback from teachers and students after 240 Year 3 and Year 4 pupils enjoyed a 7m digital dome adventure with the 2-in-1 Performance and 360° films Great Planet Adventures and Little Star That Could:
"Thank you for what I feel was a really innovative and unique experience for the children ... there were certainly enough gasps of wonder to suggest that it was a worthwhile process!"
"Amazing experience, had the children and adults alike completely engaged the whole time. Very informative"
"Everyone enjoyed it, with children's comments including: 'cool', 'exciting', 'I had lots of questions' and 'I felt like I was in space'"
Claycots Primary School
"What a fantastic opportunity. The children loved it and it was very informative. Mario was able to answer all our questions. The explanation of new life was really informative. We felt like we were floating through space"
"Our Year 5s thoroughly enjoyed the experience and were totally engaged with the show - they came out with so many more exciting questions to spark their learning journey"
Buckingham Primary School
Written teacher feedback after 90 Reception, Year 1 and Year 5 pupils enjoyed a 5m digital dome adventure with the 2-in-1 Performance and 360° films Space Shapes, Great Planet Adventures and Little Star That Could:
"The children loved this experience! Really well organised - even had time to take some children in early to avoid any panic later. Film totally suited to age range and space exploration was brilliant. Definitely an excellent addition to our space topic. Thank you."
"My Year 1 class absolutely loved this! They were engaged and enthralled the whole time. An excellent experience for them - very well pitched - just right for their age group"
"Brilliant, well organised and pitched perfectly at the different age ranges. For Reception it brought their space topic learning to life and I would thoroughly recommend it"
Coley Primary School
Feedback from the Parent-Teacher Association (PTA) Chair after 200 Nursery to Year 6 students experienced a 7m digital dome adventure with the 2-in-1 Performance and 360° films The Weather, Natural Selection, The Earth & Me, We Are Aliens, Journey to Infinity and Space Shapes:
"We had the entire primary school and pre school in the dome on Friday - I already have thank you letters from our reception class and parents. Teachers, pupils and parents are raving about how great the whole experience was. Great communication from enquiry to the day with Mario (including last minute show changes the night before!) all handled professionally and happily. The oos and Aahs from the children were a great indicator as well as comments of 'I wish we could stay in there all day'. Brilliant use of Friends (PTA) money, can't recommend highly enough!"
Dr Radcliffe's CoE Primary School
Steeple Aston, Oxfordshire
Organising teacher's written feedback after 530 family visitors at a secondary school Science Day enjoyed a 7m digital planetarium experience with the 2-in-1 Performance and 360° film Journey to Infinity:
"Immersive Theatres ran 10-minute planetarium shows all day for a public science event run by the science department at our school (a medium sized secondary). Over 500 people saw the shows, and feedback was brilliant - visitors loved it. This was the second time we have booked Immersive Theatres - we wouldn't hesitate to book them again - very professional, very popular and very well-run!"
Castle Rock High School
"Mario visited our Nursery and Reception children to share the planetarium experience. It was incredible! The children gained so much from the experience and it was all completely based at their level. Mario was punctual, professional and knew exactly how to work with the children. Highly recommended!"
Burhill Primary School
"We would like to say massive thank you for coming to see us and we were very impressed with your professionalism and the quality of the dome. We had rave reviews from the children and families who really enjoyed their visit. Thank you again for your support of our event and we will bear you in mind for the future"
Rugby Art Gallery & Museum
"The students were so captivated by the experience. I asked them what they thought and how they felt and they used words like 'exciting', 'amazing' and 'I felt like I was flying and really in space'"
South Moreton Primary School
"Thank you very much. We really enjoyed the Dome experience and the kids have gained a lot from it. We did some follow up work this afternoon and it was amazing how much they absorbed from the time we were in there. Hopefully we may see you again in the future"
"This was a great learning experience for our children who are studying space at the moment. It gave them a practical experience which they will remember for many years, as well as an opportunity to enhance their current knowledge"
Birchwood Primary School
Tamworth, West Midlands
"The children really enjoyed their day and were full of enthusiasm and had lots of questions when we got back to the classroom. They are now very excited about learning more about evolution and inheritance after half-term. Thanks you again and I hope we will be able to book another visit next year. Hopefully the PTA will be generous again!"
"We booked the 6-metre dome which was spacious enough for our Year 6 classes. The children (and the adults!) thoroughly enjoyed the two sessions - one exploring the solar system and the other giving a brilliant introduction to the topic of evolution and inheritance. The children were enthralled by the experience and continued to ask questions for the rest of the day. Thank you for a fantastic day"
"The children really enjoyed the whole experience and said that space was now so much easier to understand once they had seen it. We had a great time and learned a lot"
"Children really enjoyed it and it consolidated previous learning in science lessons"
St Mary's CE Combined School
Teacher's comment after 60 Year 1, 4 & 5 students enjoyed a 5m digital dome experience with the 2-in-1 Performance, Principia ISS visuals and 360° films Great Planet Adventures and Little Star That Could:
"Fantastic, we have been learning about the space station so they really enjoyed the tour"
Bratton Primary School
Teacher's written feedback after 60 Year 5 students enjoyed a 5m digital planetarium adventure with the 2-in-1 Performance, Principia ISS visuals and 360° films Back to the Moon for Good, Great Planet Adventures and Journey to Infinity:
"Really great graphics to support the learning. There was a good amount of time for questions and the awe and wonder feel was prevalent throughout"
"All the resources were tailored to suit the age group and understanding of our pupils as well as address the NC objectives. From the original booking, arranging the final details of the visit and the presentation itself, Mario was excellent and I would definitely recommend Immersive Theatres to other schools"
Sholing Junior School
"Lovely presentation, I loved the language used for younger children - on their level"
"Amazing! Perfectly pitched for the age group. They loved it. Thank you very much"
"I loved the bit when the roof opened and closed and Saturn's rings"
"I liked it because the rocket popped out"
"I learned that the Sun is a star"
Burhill Primary School
Leader and children's written comments after 160 Brownies and Girl Guides aged 5-14 experienced a 4m digital dome adventure with the 2-in-1 Performance planetarium night sky and 360° film Journey to Infinity:
"Thank you so much, we all thoroughly enjoyed your shows and the girls throughout the day talked enthusiastically of it"
"I was lost in space"
"I have learned much more, thank you"
"EPICNESS IN THAT!"
"So fun, I absolutely loved it, I would love to go in again"
"It was awesome, loved it"
"I love Space"
"That was impeccable, thank you it was awesome"
Southwest Wiltshire Girlguiding Division
Berwick St James
Teacher's comment after 70 Year 9 to Year 12 students experienced a 5m digital planetarium treat with the 2-in-1 Performance (focussing on the Celestial Sphere) and 360° films The Hot and Energetic Universe, Dawn of the Space Age, Fractal Explorations and We Are Aliens:
"Excellent visual and aural communication. Really interesting, students enjoyed the experience"
Acton Burnell, Shrewsbury
Written comments from teachers after 450 Reception to Year 4 pupils enjoyed eight sessions in a 7m digital planetarium with the 2-in-1 Performance, Principia ISS visuals and 360° films Underwater Adventure, Space Shapes, Great Planet Adventures, Moles, Astronaut and Little Star That Could:
"Fantastic experience, like going through the wardrobe, and into Narnia!"
"We had the most wonderful day using the 7m dome. This meant that our children from nursery up to year 4 were able to have an amazing experience. From the moment I enquiried about the dome, Mario was very helpful and informative. There is an extensive catalogue of different shows to choose from. On the day, Mario ensured that the day ran smoothly with his prompt arrival and extensive knowledge. It truly was an experience both the pupils and staff will never forget! Thank you!"
Castle Newnham School
Teacher's written feedback after 130 special needs students aged 6-16 enjoyed a 7m digital dome experience with the 2-in-1 Performance, Principia ISS visuals and 360° films Underwater Adventure, The Earth and Me and Great Planet Adventures:
"Mario delivered a full days worth of programs to our Special Needs School. The pupils in our school often struggle to engage with a task for long periods of time, and frequently need to be taught in small groups to help manage their behaviour. Throughout the day, 2 classes at a time were completely engaged in the content Mario was delivering, for half an hour at a time. Feedback across the school has been uniformly positive, and I would recommend Immersive Theatres to anybody without hesitation"
The Collett School
Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire
Teacher and student feedback after 500 Reception to Year 6 pupils experienced a 7m digital dome adventure with the 2-in-1 Performance, Principia ISS visuals and 360° films Space Shapes and Great Planet Adventures:
"What a wonderful experience for all our children, from Nursery to Year 6. The planetarium was a fascinating and immersive introduction to the science and beauty of the night sky"
"We enjoyed the show throughout! The children were very engaged and entertained. They couldn't stop talking about the planets"
"I really loved the experience and the children loved it too, thank you"
"I didn't know that the stars had stories about them"
"I loved the way we felt immersed in space and learnt about Jupiter. It was amazing!"
Wyvil Primary School
"I learnt lots about the sun - it is called Sol. I love the sun"
"It was epic! I learnt that stars can die by exploding! That is called a Super Nova"
"I thought it was amazing and I didn't realise that Jupiter has lots of clouds. So amazing"
"I loved learning about the planets, because we got to see all of them and we learnt so much about them"
"Great presentation, fantastic presenter knowledge - pupils loved it!"
Herringham Primary Academy
"This was the second time we have booked the Immersive Theatre for our Year 7 Students. We found it to be a very interesting and informative experience. Students really enjoyed it, as it was quite unique and kept them engaged for the hour. We will definitely book again."
Holly Lodge Science College
Smethwick, West Midlands
Teacher's comment after 320 Reception, Year 1 and Year 3 students enjoyed a 7m digital dome adventure with the 2-in-1 Performance, Principia ISS visuals and 360° films Space Shapes and Great Planet Adventures:
"Just like a real planetarium! Children really enjoyed it. Well organised and engaging"
Hillbrook Primary School
Written feedback from teachers after 90 Year 5 pupils enjoyed a digital planetarium experience with the 2-in-1 Performance, 360° film Astronaut and a special immersive feature on the seven Earth-like exoplanets announced in the media earlier that week:
"The children and teachers alike thoroughly enjoyed your visit and it was a brilliant activity linked to our topic on space"
"This is the second time we have paid for the planetarium to visit our primary school for a 'WOW' day linked to our space topic. Year 5 watched 'The Astronaut' as well as having a look at the stars and constellations and some recent discoveries! They (and all of the teachers!) thoroughly enjoyed their experience in the planetarium and found the videos exciting, fun and interesting. Mario delivered the experience to all 90 of our children ensuring they all had maximum time in the dome which was the result of his great organisation"
St Peter's Church of England Primary School
"Awesome, loved every moment, felt as though I was there. Thanks so much for putting this beautiful show on"
"Excellent show, it has updated my space knowledge from the 1950/60s"
"Great idea to put a pop-up planetarium in a church hall. It was a really interesting show"
"Just lovely, up to date, excellent!"
"A brilliant and informative presentation for the whole family, thank you"
"Very insightful and an amazing experience. Thank you for organising it"
"We really enjoyed today, it was very life like. Thank you Communities First, my family had fun"
Teacher feedback after 650 Nursery to Year 6 students, parents and teachers enjoyed 13 sessions in a 7m digital planetarium with the 2-in-1 Performance, Principia ISS visuals and 360° films Space Shapes, Great Planet Adventures and We Are Aliens:
"The sessions were very informative and addressed many misconceptions. The children enjoyed the experience and learned a lot"
"Thank you so much for everything on Tuesday. We had such positive feedback from children and parents. It was a great day! Thank you again"
- Out of this world!
- My favourite part was the astronauts
- Really interesting
Camps Hill Community Primary School
Teacher feedback after 60 Reception children experienced a 5m digital dome adventure with the 2-in-1 Performance, Principia ISS visuals, various Apollo & search for life content and the 360° film Space Shapes:
"I can’t thank you enough for such a high-quality, well-presented show that was both entertaining and informative for the children. You pitched it perfectly – being at a level they could understand whilst deepening their knowledge (and mine!) about Space. I think the part about life on the Space Station particularly captured their imagination, and there has been lots of astronaut role-play from both boys and girls all day! I was very proud of the children’s behaviour and engagement, and amazed at their level of knowledge.
Here are some of my favourite quotes:
- ‘This has got to be the best day of my life!’
- ‘That meteorite was so heavy, wow!’
- ‘I want to be an astronaut when I grow up’ (one of the girls)
- ‘Do you know if it doesn’t twinkle it’s not a star, it’s a planet!’
"I was so impressed with the quality of the visual effects which brought the topic fully to life without being too overwhelming, and with Mario who completely engaged the children for a whole 45 minutes - giving them a chance to contribute and ask questions"
Caldecott Primary School
"Excellent learning experience. Very child friendly. The children were fascinated throughout and the whole experience was relevant and interactive. I would highly recommend"
"The children seemed to have a real "awe and wonder" experience today. It was a great opportunity for them to show off the knowledge they have learned in recent weeks too. They were full of enthusiasm at the end of the day when they saw their families. It certainly lived up to the high expectations"
Teacher feedback after 150 Reception, Year 1 & 2 students enjoyed a 5m digital dome experience with the 2-in-1 Performance, Principia ISS visuals and 360° films Space Shapes, Great Planet Adventures and special 'Spacemen' feature:
"Thank you so much, the children had an amazing day, we had lovely comments from the parents about how excited they had all been and how much they had learnt throughout the day. We would certainly recommend you to other schools"
Badshot Lea Village Infant School
Badshot Lea, Surrey
Eagle House School
Customer feedback after 15 children and 10 adults enjoyed a 6m digital planetarium adventure with a variety of 360° content at a birthday party:
- "Very enjoyable, my children loved it
- It felt like we were flying. I loved it, it was brilliant (child, age 5)
- It was super-duper!
- Fantastic and informative, great spectacle
- So loved this and would like to see it again
- Brilliant experience!
- I liked the rollercoaster - I felt like I was on it!" (child, age 5)
"Having the planetarium at my son's 5th birthday party made it such a special and memorable experience. The level of professionalism made it the most stress free party I've ever put on, and the two shows really stimulated and engaged both children and adults alike. My son's classmates are still talking about it! Mario tailored two shows to match my son's interests and I could not have asked for better entertainment, or a more courteous service. Would definitely recommend!"
The Gateway Community Centre
"The children really enjoyed the whole experience. The information about the planets and especially the International Space Station was amazing. One child commented that he actually felt like he was in space. Overall a very good experience with a wow at the end - touching a real piece of meteor. Thank you"
Holy Trinity C of E Primary School
"A brilliant presentation which was perfectly pitched for our Year 2 children. We all learnt so much about Space. The children were very engaged and are enthusiastic to learn more"
"Thank you very much for the wonderful experience that you gave us today. The children loved it and are now captivated by the topic of 'Space'"
Bromsgrove Pre-Preparatory School
Teacher comments after 65 Reception and Year 1-4 students enjoyed a 5m digital planetarium experience with the 2-in-1 Performance, Principia ISS visuals and 360° films Space Shapes, Great Planet Adventures and Little Star That Could:
"Great learning about the planets. The information about sports on Pluto. It felt very real"
"Very factual. Mario guided us really well through all the sessions in the planetarium. Thank you"
Wimborne St. Giles CoE School
Wimborne St Giles, Dorset
"Fantastic experience. Lots of awe and wonder on the children's faces. One child even said 'This was awesome'"
Drayton Community Primary School