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Some class Blogs by very happy customers, teachers and pupils – September 2017

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I just wanted to say a big thank-you for today. All of the students had a great time and learned loads and feedback from all staff involved and parents from both year groups was very positive. We thoroughly enjoyed your sessions and I look forward to working with you again! I will be in touch as soon as I have news.

Gry Nielsen, Gifted and Talented Co-ordinator, Burford High School, Oxfordshire

Thank you so much for today Nick. You were absolutely brilliant with the kids and every workshop was superbly planned and delivered. I hope you got home ok. I would be very interested to book you again in the new year.

Leanne Barr, Headteacher, Allington and Sedgebrook CE Primary School, Lincolnshire

Hi Nick, I wanted to write to say a huge thank you to you and to Lucy - the children really enjoyed their sessions with you and the pupils blogging about the day have been really enthusiastic as a result of the time you gave them. We were very grateful that you came all that distance, and hope you didn't feel too terrible after the day was over, having worked in a very hot classroom!

Natalie Rose, Y6 Teacher, Hertsmere Jewish Primary School, Hertfordshire

Many thanks for coming to lead our STEM session at Orchard today. The feedback from the children, in all three classes, has been entirely positive. I had the chance to spend some time discussing the session with my class; they said it was one of their highlights of this year!

Feedback from the children included the following points:

- they liked the way the resources were organised, making it very easy for them to find the things they needed, allowing them more time for building.

- they enjoyed the pace of the session - at first they were worried they would not be able to keep up. However, they felt that the slides helped them to take things step by step and thus never fell behind.

- they all said they enjoyed the fact that they did not have to do too much writing. There were just 2 simple tick sheets, relating very clearly to the tasks in hand.

- they all said that they liked the fact that, once they had completed the focus task, they were allowed some time to experiment with their own design ideas.

Staff commented on the fact that it was lovely to see some of the children who struggle in class come into their own in the session. It allowed us, as teachers, to be observers, and I think we all noticed skills in engineering that we perhaps had not identified before. We all enjoyed working with you are were impressed by the amount of material you managed to cover in such a short time. Your organisation was impeccable and the session ran seamlessly. You had excellent control, at all times, and the children responded really well to your rules and high expectations.

We hope you enjoyed your stay in the New Forest and trip to the Motor Museum. Thank you again for a most enjoyable day and we hope to be able to repeat this STEM experience for our pupils in the future. Kind regards, The Year 6 Team

Orchard Junior School, Dibden Purlieu

Ok, so I'm writing to say thank you. Everyone absolutely loved your sessions at Tennyson Road (Luton). The staff and the children are still discussing it and it has reignited the buzz around technology that I was hoping for. Nothing but positive feedback for your workshop.

Seetal Ghandi, DT coordinator, Tennyson Road Primary School, Luton

Thank you so much Nick for an amazing workshop. The children were engaged, the resources brilliant and the delivery spot on. This ticked all the boxes. I have no hesitation at all in recommending your workshops to others and will certainly be inviting you back. This has been by far the most professional workshop I have had the pleasure of booking! All the best for the future!

``This morning an impeccable man came to teach us about Lego and programming! I can't decide what my favourite part was because it was all truly amazing!``

``My favourite part by far was when we had to use the gears and combine the other awesome Lego pieces in order to make a munching viscious alligator.``

``If I was to recommend Mr Hawken, I would give him a million out of million.``
Caitlin M

Alison Campbell, Y5 teacher, Millbridge Primary School, West Yorkshire

A fantastic workshop, delivered in a fun and informative way. It had a real 'working buzz' and provided challenge as well as reinforcing basic skills. Thoroughly enjoyable!

Mrs Speak, Y5 teacher, Embsay C of E Primary School, Nr Skipton

We booked Mr Hawken for an entire day to do a workshop with our Y3 children and an after school club for Y5. The children had an amazing day! They thoroughly enjoyed designing and programming the Lego models and were completely engaged throughout! We would definitely book the day again!

Jill Le Pla, Y3 teacher, Hempland Primary School, York

The children loved it and we are hoping to have you in again for the other classes!

St Hugh of Lincoln RC Primary School, Manchester

All the children thoroughly enjoyed this experience and were keen to work with Nick Hawken again. They were challenged and busy at all time. ``

Thoroughly enjoyable, well organised, clear instructions given. Well thought out activities which suited all abilities. Children on task at all times. Positive behavior management.

Teacher comments via Jayne Wallace, Y5 teacher, Farne Primary School, Newcastle

It was a pleasure to experience such a well organised and engaging workshop.

Anna Latimer, Y3/4 teacher, St James CE Primary, Brindle

What a fantastic day the children have had with Mr.Hawken! They have been able to work with the Lego WeDo software to produce models using motion sensors and even created a fairground ride! Wow well done Owls, please take a look at our achievements and if you want to see more visit www.juniorstem.co.uk

Hayfield Primary School, Doncaster

A fantastic day from start to finish. The children were engaged and focused and really enjoyed their hands on engineering and programming time.

Marcus O'Donohoe, Y4 ICT lead teacher, St Matthew's CE Primary, Bolton

What a fun exciting day we've had! My year 6 class stayed focussed and engaged all day. Nick has a fabulous manner with the class and has covered so many ICT skills today in such an exciting and practical way. We shall definitely book again!

Amanda Dunkerley, Y6 teacher, Blackshaw Primary, Bolton

Session was great thank you. I've already passed your website details on to my friends so got 6 schools interested.

Melanie Nurse, Y6 teacher, Healing Primary School, Grimsby

A brilliant workshop delivered with great enthusiasm. The children were engaged throughout and and produced some super work. A creative and fun packed morning was had by all! Thank you JuniorSTEM.

Joanne Tebay, Y3 teacher

Hi Nick, I just wanted to let you know that our children are still talking about your visit - they absolutely loved it and learnt an awful lot. It was absolutely fabulous. Their teacher was singing your praises too.``

Emily Kirk, Head teacher, Gaskell Primary School, Bolton

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Templars Primary School, Coventry
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Thorn Primary School, Bacup
St Mary’s RC Primary School, Newcastle-under-Lyme
Pownall Green Primary School, Stockport
Woodlands Primary School, Tamworth
Sandy Lane Primary School, Bracknell
St Michael’s CE Primary School, Highgate
Southglade Primary School, Nottingham
Euxton CE Primary School, Chorley
Guildhall Arts Centre, Grantham
Kingsland Primary School, Birmingham
​Headley Park Primary School, Bristol
​Rosary Catholic Primary School, Birmingham
​Crabtree Farm Primary School, Nottingham
Horsendale Primary School, Nottingham
Bredbury Green Primary School, Stockport
Torkington Primary School, Hazel Grove
Ipswich School (Preparatory), Ipswich
Holybrook Primary School, Bradford
Kington St Michael CE Primary School, Wiltshire
Lancashire Adult Learning, Chorley College
Oxford High School (GDST), Junior division, Oxford
Tewin Primary School, Welwyn, Hertfordshire
Putney High School (GDST), Junior Division, London
Museum of Science and Industry, Manchester
Stratton Primary School, Bude
Jacobstow Primary School, Cornwall
Marthamchurch CE Primary school, Cornwall
Gorran Primary school, Cornwall
Salford University, Media City Salford
St Brendan’s RC Primary School, Bolton
Chancel Primary School, Staffordshire
Manchester Central Library
The Avenue Library, Blackley
Gorton Library, Manchester
Brooklands Library, Wythenshaw
Otley Courthouse Arts Center
St Teresa’s RC Primary, Nottingham
Al Furqan Primary school, Birmingham

Sherard County Primary School, Melton Mowbray
Vale View Primary School, Stockport
Richard Hill CE Primary, Leicestershire
Carnagill Community Primary School, North Yorks
SELFA Skipton
Longmoor Community Primary, Liverpool
Yesoiday Hatorah, Prestwich
​Longton Primary School, Lancashire
Milton St John’s CE Primary, Mossley
Beechwood Primary, Crewe
Deighton Gates Primary, Wetherby
St Annes CE Primary, Trafford
Moorfield Primary, Widnes
Gateford Primary, Worksop
Savile Park Primary, Halifax
St Mary’s RC Primary, Droylesden
Sutton-in-Craven CE Primary, Yorkshire
Hatfield Community Library, Yorkshire
Midland Railway, Butterly
All Saints CE Primary, Farnworth, Bolton
​Blakehill Primary, Bradford
Paget Primary School, Birmingham
Jewell Primary Academy, Bournemouth
Christchurch CE Primary, Brixton
Gladstone Road Primary School, Scarborough
Bolton Library
Southfield Primary School, Luton
Muswell Hill Primary School, Haringey
​Hannah More Primary School, Bolton
Blackburn Library
Longley School, Kirklees
Homerswood Primary School, Hertfordshire
St Clares RC Primary School, Preston
Willington Independent Prep, Wimbledon
Tower Hill Primary School, Witney
Long Clawson Primary School, Lincolnshire
Holy Family RC Primary School, Southport
Markeatoon Primary School, Derby
St Patrick’s RC Primary School, Stafford
Melling Primary School, Liverpool
Longthorpe Primary School, Peterborough
St Phillips CEAPS, Warrington

Tushingham CE Primary School, Cheshire
Baxenden CE Primary School, Accrington
Dordon Primary School, Tamworth
The Grand Venue, Clitheroe
Salford Home Education Group
​St Michael’s Primary School, Great Lever, Bolton
Stephen’s Kearsley Moor CE Primary, Bolton
​Godfrey Ermen Primary School, Salford
Hollin Primary School, Rochdale
Arundale Primary School, Hyde
Saint Ambrose RC Primary School, Wigan
Egerton Primary School, Bolton
​St John’s RC Primary, Bolton
Stamford Arts Centre
Waddington Primary School, West Yorkshire
Bude Park Primary School, Hull
St Anthony’s RC Primary School, Preston
St Peter’s Primary School, Swinton
Dial Park Primary School, Stockport
Knavesmire Primary School, York
Wykebeck Primary School, Leeds
Leadenham Primary School, Lincolnshire
Field Court Primary School, Gloucestershire
Cloverleaf Primary School, Trafford
Ark Chamberlain Primary School, Birmingham
Wrawby Primary School PTA, Lincolnshire
Isleworth Town Primary School, London
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