Online feedback and teacher and student comments after the entire school of 250 pupils experienced a 7m digital dome visit with the 2-in-1 Performance, 3D Space Station, Famous Meteorite Handling and 360° films Great Planet Adventures, We Are Aliens, Moles - Plato the Explorer, Earth's Wild Ride and The Moon; as well as a lunchtime Relaxation Session for teachers:
"We had a fantastic day with Immersive Theatres last week. We booked a planetarium dome as part of our 'Wellbeing Programme’ for children and staff. All classes got to experience a variety of target age films alongside handling a piece of a meteorite. Both the children and staff at our primary school simply loved the experience - they were all so excited and fascinated. Mario was incredibly helpful with organising the comprehensive timetable prior to his visit. Thank you Mario! We wouldn’t hesitate in recommending"
"Fantastic! Children clearly loved it"
"I really felt like I was in space! I wish we could do it again"
"It was fantastic because I had never seen the Earth zoomed out"
"I loved the space thing. I loved holding the space rock. It was heavy"
"It was amazing because I felt like I was floating"
Gresham Primary School
Teacher's feedback after the entire school of 90 students enjoyed a 5m digital planetarium adventure with the 2-in-1 Performance, 3D Space Station and fulldome films Little Star That Could, Perseus & Andromeda and We Are Aliens:
"We had a very enjoyable time and it got the thumbs up and a five star review. It also linked with our topic beautifully. There were plenty of fingers pointing at exciting sights. It was a fabulous experience"
"Our Year 2 class absolutely loved the planetarium - they were captivated from start to finish. It was a great 'hook' for our space topic and our non-fiction writing. Lots of info very accessible and the graphics were fab"
Barton Hill Academy
Written feedback from students after 60 Year 5s enjoyed a 6m digital planetarium experience with the 2-in-1 Performance, 3D Space Station, Famous Meteorite Handling, extended Q&A, and immersive film Tour of the Universe:
Edgbaston Girls High Prep School
Birmingham, West Midlands
"Absolutely fantastic! We were transported into space. So many details about each planet. Thank you!"
Grovelands Primary School
Audience written comments after 30 Cubs (ages 8-10) and 20 Explorers (ages 14-18) experienced a 6m digital dome visit with the 2-in-1 Performance, 3D Space Station and 360° films Great Planet Adventures and NASA's Journey to Mars:
"It was amazing, we had so much fun"
"It was very fascinating"
I loved it"
Solar ESU Scouts
Stoke Gifford, Bristol
Written teacher's comment after 60 Year 5 pupils enjoyed a 5m digital planetarium adventure with the 2-in-1 Performance, 3D Space Station, Famous Meteorite Handling, extended Q&A, and fulldome film Great Planet Adventures:
"Very engaging - even the children who were initially nervous were engaged, and asking and answering questions. Good consolidation of our knowledge, very helpful towards the end of our unit"
Jennett's Park CE Primary
Comment from a teacher after 120 Reception and Year 5 students visited a 5m digital planetarium to enjoy the 2-in-1 Performance, 3D Space Station and immersive films Great Planet Adventures and Space Shapes:
"Incredible experience! The children were totally engaged and had lots of questions. Mario was patient and answered the questions with as much information as possible"
Teacher's written feedback after 90 Year 5 children enjoyed three sessions in a 6m digital dome with the 2-in-1 Performance, 3D Space Station, Famous Meteorite Handling, extended Q&A, and fulldome films Great Planet Adventures and We Are Aliens:
"Fascinating! An experience like no other! Left the children with lots to think about and wanting more. Completely supported our topic"
"The sessions were well delivered, you answered the questions with knowledge and passion"
Chantry Primary Academy
Student comments after 25 Year 7 to Year 12 pupils experienced a 6m digital planetarium adventure with the 2-in-1 Performance and 360° films We Are Aliens and S.E.T.I. – the Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence:
"Learnt a lot, some stuff I didn't really think was possible!!"
"Incredible show, super interesting and fact filled!"
"Amazingly projected, really, really interesting"
"Really fun and realistic!!"
"Really inspired me to think about life on other planets. 5 stars"
St Mary's School Ascot
Dinglewell Junior School
Online review and teachers' written comments after the entire school of 380 pupils enjoyed a 7m digital planetarium adventure with the 2-in-1 Performance, 3D Space Station and fulldome films World 2 War, Legends of the Night Sky: Orion, Dinosaurs at Dusk, 360° Underwater Adventure, Moles - Plato the Explorer and Great Planet Adventures; as well as a lunchtime staff Relaxation Session:
"What a fantastic experience for our children from Reception to Year 6! We would highly recommend this and hopefully we can book again next year. Thank you Mario, from all the children and staff who had the opportunity to engage in the amazing different experiences you had to offer to enrich our curriculum"
"A well-paced activity, the children seemed really engaged. Lovely explanation of the stars / images. Appropriate language, accessible for most. Animations really supported any EAL learners"
"The lunchtime relaxation was calm and a really lovely experience. I enjoyed the brighter colours more, but overall a really positive relaxation experience"
"Staff and children were super positive and enthusiastic about their different experiences and the enrichment to their curriculum coverage. The majority of children have already asked if you can come back next week!"
Joseph Cash Primary School
Coventry, West Midlands
Online feedback and teachers' words after 90 Year 5 students experienced a 6m digital dome with the 2-in-1 Performance, 3D Space Station and 360° films Astronaut, We Are Aliens and Tour of the Universe:
"Kids were mesmerised. Our school loved our visit from the planetarium. They were absolutely immersed in the experience. Mario was fantastic and made sure that we could bring more vulnerable children down first in the morning to be shown the dome. He responded to any questions we had prior to the day. I can't wait for next year"
"Thank you so much for everything. The children were so enthralled with the day and have been talking about it ever since"
Sholing Junior School
Teacher's written comments after the entire school of 100 children enjoyed a 6m digital planetarium adventure with the 2-in-1 Performance, 3D Space Station, Famous Meteorite Handling and immersive shows Ted's Space Adventure, Little Star That Could, Space Shapes and Great Planet Adventures; as well as a lunch-time Relaxation Session for teachers:
"What an amazing experience! Awe-fully magic! Loved the stars moving around and the movie. We learned so much. Some of us were a bit scared of the black hole!"
Langley Fitzurse CofE Primary School
"WOW. I have been somewhere else today, thank you, and I don't mean Calne!"
"Wonderful - beautiful music, very relaxing and a great journey through space"
"6 year old daughter loved it. She gave it a score of 20 / 10 😊"
"Really good. Very relaxing and very beautiful. Lovely music. We loved all the stars and all the clouds"
Family Day : Calne Music & Arts Festival
Online and teacher feedback after 30 Year 5 students experienced a 5m digital dome adventure with the 2-in-1 Performance, 3D Space Station, Famous Meteorite Handling and 360° films We Are Aliens and COSMIX - How Do Astronauts Do Their Job?:
"Our Y5 class thoroughly enjoyed their Planetarium experience. Mario's knowledge, enthusiasm and expertise were greatly appreciated. All of our children were inspired by the Planetarium shows and it really helped them to showcase and deepen their knowledge. I would thoroughly recommend Immersive Theatres to other schools"
"A big THANK YOU for bringing the planetarium into QMPS today. The children (and staff!) thoroughly enjoyed it. Thank you for your patience, knowledge and responsiveness with the children"
Queen Margaret Primary
Written feedback from a teacher after 60 Year 1 and Year 2 children enjoyed a 5m digital planetarium experience with the 2-in-1 Performance, 3D Space Station and 360° singalong show Ted's Space Adventure:
"A brilliant experience for all of the pupils! Ted and Plant made the experience age-appropriate and engaging for the pupils. The song was short and easy to remember, but maybe repeat a few more times if possible to get all the pupils singing independently. A good length of time, not too long. Good exploitation of facts throughout, made age-appropriate. An all-round amazing and inspiring experience"
Springwood Primary School
"The children had a fantastic, amazing and wonderful time. There were many moments of awe and wonder. The content was age-appropriate and the length of the presentation spot-on. It was a very informative and engaging experience enjoyed by all"
Phoenix Infant Academy
Online review and written feedback by teachers after 100 Year 2 and Year 5 students enjoyed a 6m digital dome adventure with the 2-in-1 Performance, 3D Space Station, Famous Meteorite Handling and immersive shows Ted's Space Adventure, Tour of the Universe, Space Explorers ISS Experience and Clockwork Skies; as well as a lunchtime Relaxation Session for teachers:
"Mario spent the day at the school delivering sessions for Year 2 and Year 5. All the children were thoroughly engaged and were excited by their experience. Mario was kind enough to offer a relaxation session for staff during lunchtime, which was loved by the staff who attended. Communication prior to, and on the day, was fantastic. As a school, you are always looking for trustworthy, reliable companies when delivering WOW factors and Mario was certainly that. Thank you for an enjoyable day"
"Thank you for a fantastic experience that the children and staff thoroughly enjoyed. It was very engaging and explained at a level that the children understood. Each child walked away talking about how great it was"
Southfield Primary School
"This was absolutely amazing! The astrodome was very engaging and created such an immersive experience for the children. We loved this experience and are looking forward to delving more into space"
Shirley Junior School
Comments from teachers after the entire school of 180 pupils enjoyed a 6m digital planetarium experience with the 2-in-1 Performance, 3D Space Station and fulldome films Space Shapes, Little Star That Could, Earth's Wild Ride and Great Planet Adventures:
"We really enjoyed the experience and all the children were very engaged. The level of delivery was age appropriate for the 4 and 5-year-olds"
"It was amazing. We all loved it"
"Really engaged the children! Just the right amount of time"
"Amazing interactive, awe-inspiring presentation. Definitely will book again"
Llanrhidian Primary School
"A great experience. It was a sell out event and many of our visitors were keen to share how engaged and engrossed their children were. Would definitely recommend for any schools, museums or youth groups"
"Very good. Kids (ages 4, 6, 8) enjoyed it, something very different"
"My children 4 and 6 years enjoyed the dome and were very engrossed"
"Loved the experience. My 4-year-old seemed very engaged"
"My child of 5 really enjoyed the experience and was very engrossed in the entire programme"
"Kids loved it, very immersive"
"It was fantastic. Really engaging from the beginning and great video about aliens. Very clear and professional instructions for the students. One student said it was the best thing of their week!"
"The planetarium was amazing and the kids loved it, thank you"
Online review and written comments by teachers after 120 Year 5 and Year 6 students experienced a 5m digital dome adventure, with the Geological Time Funnel, Famous Meteorite Handling and fulldome film Natural Selection; as well as a lunchtime Relaxation Session for teachers:
"An amazing and engaging experience. The children thoroughly enjoyed watching the Beagle's voyage and witnessing all of Darwin's discoveries; it allowed them to witness a visual aspect of learning, cementing the things they have learned about this term. Mario was also brilliant, his enthusiasm and knowledge meant that the children were excited and engaged throughout"
"It was great to see the looks on the children's faces. You are very good at explaining things"
"Mario has been really professional and helpful throughout. During his Q&A session with the children he was engaging and knowledgable. A fab morning"
"An excellent experience that left the children in awe. What we saw linked well with our learning journey (A Voyage of Discovery: All About Charles Darwin and Evolution). It was a brilliant way for the children to really see visual examples of what they've been learning about"
Glynne Primary School
Dudley, West Midlands
Online review and teacher feedback after 110 Reception to Year 3 pupils enjoyed a 5m digital dome experience, with the 2-in-1 Performance, 3D Space Station, Famous Meteorite Handling and immersive films Great Planet Adventures and Space Shapes; as well as a lunchtime Relaxation Session for teachers:
"We have just enjoyed an excellent experience thanks to Immersive Theatres. We booked a planetarium as part of our 'Enrichment Week.' This is the second time I have booked with Mario and I would highly recommend any school to make a booking. Children at our school loved the experience and there has been a huge amount of learning from all year groups involved. Thank you Mario for making our visit so fantastic!"
"We had a fabulous time this morning and we were so excited! We learnt lots, such as people looking for pictures in the sky, and that planet Saturn has lots of rings. We loved watching the planets move and learning about where the astronauts live. It was funny to think that just as everything floats in space, we thought we were moving too!"
"The children loved the experience and will remember this for many years to come I'm sure"
Clearwater Primary Academy
Teacher's words and online review after 60 Year 5 and Year 6 children experienced a 5m digital planetarium programme with the 2-in-1 Performance, 3D Space Station, Famous Meteorite Handling and 360° films Great Planet Adventures and We Are Aliens:
"An excellent experience that really complemented our learning this term (Space). Provided immersion into the topic and gave the children a more realistic perspective. The children were very excited, thank you"
"The second time we have had Mario into school as we felt the children could not miss out. A fantastic experience for the children who are currently studying Earth and Space. Mario is very informative and all of the questions the children had, he could answer. What an amazing 360 degrees programme"
Callowell Primary School
Online review and teacher's written feedback after 140 Reception to Year 7 students enjoyed a 5m digital dome adventure as part of their post-lockdown Wellbeing Week, with the 2-in-1 Performance, 3D Space Station and fulldome films The Planets 360 Modern Edition, Once and Future Cities, Enigma, Liquid Light Flow, Cosmonaute 360, Fantasy, The Flower of Afterimage and Chaoscapes; as well as a lunchtime Relaxation Session for teachers:
"A fantastic experience for our children. Mario tailored the day perfectly to suit our needs and support our whole school wellbeing week. Thoroughly professional and would highly recommend"
"The Planetarium was a huge success yesterday, the children loved every minute. One girl in year 4 told her teacher that it was the best day of the year!"
Clayesmore Prep School
Blandford Forum, Dorset
Teacher comments after 75 Year 3 pupils enjoyed a 5m digital dome experience with the 2-in-1 Performance, 360° Underwater Adventure, Visit 8 Wonders of the World and fulldome film Darwin's Voyage; as well as a lunchtime Relaxation Session for teachers:
"The Wonders of the World was extremely interesting and felt like a real experience. The children really enjoyed having their photos taken for their passports. 'Awesome!'"
"A wonderful experience that had the children mesmerised! Inspired lots of children to want to learn more about space and the oceans. Thoroughly enjoyed the experience"
"A fantastic experience that the children thoroughly enjoyed. A wonderful experience had by all"
"Thank you so much for yesterday. The children (and staff) thoroughly enjoyed it. I think the children have gained a lot from the experience"
Whitgreave Primary School
Wolverhampton, West Midlands
Written feedback from a teacher after 60 Reception children experienced a 5m digital dome adventure with the 2-in-1 Performance, 3D Space Station, Famous Meteorite Handling and fulldome film Space Shapes:
"The children literally were gasping in amazement, they absolutely loved it! Very friendly, knowledgable and comprehensive service"
Glynne Primary School
Dudley, West Midlands
Online review and teachers' written feedback after 120 Year 4 to Year 6 students enjoyed a 5m digital planetarium experience with the 2-in-1 Performance, 3D Space Station, Famous Meteorite Handling and fulldome films Great Planet Adventures and We Are Aliens; as well as a lunchtime Relaxation Session for teachers:
"What can I say! The Immersive Theatres visited the primary school I work in today. The experience was outstanding, all the pupils in my class were engaged from start to finish. Mario was great with the pupils and answered all their questions, he was engaging and very interesting. Would 100% book again in the future"
"Fascinating, engaging and immersive learning. What an excellent way to consolidate and animate the children's learning about space"
"We had the most incredible experience today with Immersive Theatres for a planetarium visit to our school. It was truly magical. Mario was so interesting and captivating. I would highly recommend"
Terrace Road Primary
Online and written teacher comments after the entire school of 90 pupils experienced a 5m digital dome adventure with the 2-in-1 Performance, 3D Space Station, Famous Meteorite Handling and fulldome films Space Shapes, Supervolcanoes, Little Star That Could and Natural Selection:
"We loved our Space Dome experience with Mario. It was so fun and informative - every child in the school was involved and took so much away from the day!"
"Year 3 & 4 really enjoyed learning about volcanoes and the structure of the Earth. Seeing it this way was an amazing experience for them and tied really well into what they had been learning in class. I'm sure they will have lots of new facts to share!"
"Thank you SO much for such a fantastic day. The whole school loved it and we got so much out of it. My reception children haven't stopped talking about the whole experience and they all could remember so many wonderful facts"
Horsley Primary School
Written feedback from teachers after 230 Year 1 to Year 8 students enjoyed a 7m digital planetarium experience with the 2-in-1 Performance, 3D Space Station, Famous Meteorite Handling and fulldome films Faster Than Light, Great Planet Adventures, Little Star That Could and We Are Aliens:
"Incredible show! The children (and staff!) loved every minute of it. Seeing the ISS was very exciting, 'The Little Star That Could' was geared perfectly for our Year 1 & 2s"
"A wonderful hour of educational material. I particularly enjoyed the new space station piece. The children were enthralled"
"Such an engaging and exciting show. The children loved it and learnt a lot"