Thanks again for such a fantastic day of workshops!
Upton Cross Primary School
I would just like to compliment James on his show.
He captivated not only the 8 year olds who were the target audience, but also the parents, all of who took part in the interaction.
His ability to entertain and teach l found inspirational and fun.
He has allowed the children at my grand-daughter's party to learn and enjoy it.
Using key words that were easy to understand and, more importantly, that will trigger memories and help with science in years to come.
Aircraft Engineer and Grand-father, Richard
"It was a great science day full of fun. My favourite part was when James Boffin used a leaf blower to force tissue into the air and it fell on the children!"
Boy At Bowes Primary School
"It was a very exciting day, especially because I love science. I really enjoyed it when James Boffin made a foam explosion!"
Girl At Bowes Primary School
Fraser Carr, 18, regularly attends the Whizz-Kidz Club in Newcastle and often participates in a range of physical and educational activities. He recently attended the science session and said: “I particularly enjoyed learning all about polymers, and the elephant toothpaste demonstration with steaming foam was my favourite! I’m keen to see James Boffin at the club again because I’m excited to learn so much more through the science experiments.
“I really enjoy attending the Whizz-Kidz Club because it’s a great opportunity to socialise with other young people too. Everyone at the science session had the chance to learn together and engage as a team in the different experiments – learning together is all part of the fun!”
Katie Bradshaw, Whizz-Kidz Service Delivery Manager for the North East, said: “The science workshop was so well received – it was just so interactive and enjoyable! The young people were so involved throughout and were able to learn new skills through the chemical reactions, mystery of gravity, and magic of electricity experiments.
“These particular sessions are really great because they’re not only fun and exciting, but tremendously educational. So many young people truly benefited from the practical experiments and were happy to have learnt so much. I can safely say that there are some budding scientists amongst us in the North East!”
Thank you for an amazing day James. We loved welcoming our first Secret Science Agent to West Meadows Primary, Hoyland! The experiments were exciting, the explanations terrific and we all watched in awe and wonder at science like the disappearing fire paper! We had a great time and every class loved the work we shared together.
A Happy Head Teacher
"James Boffin is charismatic".
Teacher reporting to her Head Teacher and recommending that, having seen UU7 in action, she should book him for their School Science Week.
. . the excellent workshop delivered in July. The students still talk about it. I sincerely hope that . . . you will consider returning to us in the future.
Tina, Head Of School, September
"Fantastic day. All the kids were buzzing. That's the best day the school has ever had."
Staff at Bentley New Village Primary School after James Boffin assembly presentation and Dry Ice Workshops.
Hello James Boffin
Thank you so much for a truly brilliant party. All the children were talking about it at school yesterday (and the parents). Even had a little girl tell me it was the best party she's ever been to . . . and she's been to a few!! Jasmine loved it and loved being involved in the experiments. Thank you again, great meeting you!
We had an amazing afternoon at Birkwood Primary - shaken not stirred with Secret Science Agent James Boffin (UU7). He enthralled all of our children with a whole host of scientific experiments - all delivered with a certain UU7 style. The afternoon finished with an amazing rocket launch! Thank you James.
I'm glad we were expecting you Mr. Boffin.
"THANK YOU for my son Sam's 6th Birthday Party. James Boffin was fantastic; the children were talking about it for days, in fact, the adults enjoyed it as much as the children!!!! Many Thanks"
Sam’s Mum, Lisa
Dear Mr Boffin
Thank you for a wonderful day of science that all of our students thoroughly enjoyed. Enjoy the rest of your New Zealand visit.
Warm regards from Good Shepherd School, Auckland, New Zealand
Headmaster at Ryton Park Primary School after James Boffin's visit for an assembly presentation to 546 children, and then Secret Science workshops to Key Stage 2 classes:
"Incredible. All the feedback from everybody all day has been stunning"
"I would just like to say that the children and staff had a brilliant science day. James Boffin was brilliant. The activities were hands on and children were buzzing after the assembly and the activities. All in all, I am glad I invited you to come to our school. Thanks!"
From a School in Manchester
"I like James Bond, but you're better"
Boy at Ryton Park Primary
"Dear James Boffin,Thank you so much for coming to Longley School and running the assembly and workshops.The pupils who took part really enjoyed the sessions and are still talking about it! We really appreciated your understanding and flexibility on the day, given our difficult circumstances and how you were able to adapt to the situation so quickly. Thank you once again.
Kind regards, Jess"
"They said it was the best day ever!"
Science Subject Leader, Carlinghow Princess Royal School
Here’s a message from a School Science Co-ordinator recently . . .
"Dear James, Just a short note to update you on our children at Mapplewell. We have just started a new term and my first lesson with 38 year 5's was all about famous scientists and why we remember them. As usual , we find out a starting point by asking them to share what they already know. When asked if they knew any famous scientists, eight out of ten replied 'Boffin'. Thought you would like the fact that you have made more of an impression than Edison, Newton or even Logie Baird !! Hope you had a good summer and the work is rolling in.
Best wishes, Adele"
"Attended a great party on Saturday - James Boffin you really entertained the children - loved the James Boffin persona/stories. Highly recommend if you are thinking of a children's party idea or a school event. Thanks James."
Kate Morris, a guest Mum at Nathan's party
This from Annabelle's And Josephine's happy Mum.
My daughters, their friends and the adults present at our party thoroughly enjoyed our Science Party. James was able to hold all the children's attention, of varied ages, for the whole time, which is a success in itself! He was cool, calm and fun. We loved his dinner jacket and lab coat, he really looked the part. Most of all we enjoyed watching and getting involved with all the experiments. Thank you again.
Thanks for the great party! We loved it!
So on to Lewis’ birthday party – what a fantastic day Lewis had! ! Lewis had a Science party - James Boffin came to our house with his white coat and his experiments, and he performed stinky, messy, exciting, fun experiments for and with the children! It was a great entertainment and we will definitely be meeting up with James Boffin again in the future for more science fun!
Bradford Telegraph & Argos
James Boffin Secret Science Agent helped make science fun for the city’s youngsters performing spy themed experiments in City Park with his skeletal adversary Mr Bones Jangle
Today we had a visit from Science Headquarters. James Boffin, Special Scientist Agent, was sent to show us some science he has been working on. He made us laugh and cheer and clap and taught us about lots of amazing science stuff.
Pupils at Gateford Park Primary
Dear James, thanks for a wonderful, fun-filled and exciting two days of science extravaganza! The children at Muswell Hill Primary have had a fantastic time learning about various scientific concepts in a fun way. The dry ice workshop was a real wow moment and the final rocket launch was a definite crowd pleaser! Thank you for being patient with being moved from halls to classrooms. The assembly was amazing. It was a pleasure having you at our school.
Ritu Ganguly-Khan, Science Subject Leader
The children absolutely did have a great day and it certainly sparked an interest in Science for many. It is clear to me, as it was to the rest of the staff, that you are passionate about Science and teaching these exciting things to children. It was a real pleasure to welcome you into school. I shall certainly alert other Headteachers around
Nice email from Head Teacher Tara McStay at St Urban's Primary in Leeds
Thank you for all the wonderful work you have done with the children over the last two days. It has been fantastic to see the children's excitement and engagement in the world of science. The adults have been totally engaged too!! We have really enjoyed having you here. From everyone at Hexthorpe Primary
Lovely thank-you card from the Headteacher
"James Boffin, you're hot"
Pupils at Wilbraham Primary School
"James Boffin, you're cool"
Pupils at Acklam Whin Primary School
Thanks James for all your work on the day, you really animated the Festival and the evaluations are all very positive.
Helen Barraclough, Managing Director, Space Connections and Organiser of the Bradford Science Festival
"Thank you so much for the day at Mapplewell Primary last Thursday. The whole school, children and adults alike, thoroughly enjoyed the activities of the day and I’m sure that as teachers we were inspired to include more spectacular science to enthuse our classes.
Every single child had a positive comment to make about the day. I hope you enjoy reading those enclosed.
Once again, thank you very much. We hope to see you with different experiments next year. Have a good summer."
Fabulous party for my Daughter Annie's 6th birthday on Saturday. The kids loved it. Thank you so much "nobody does it better" !!!!
Hi James, we had my daughters birthday party on the 10th of April. Despite some of the children getting a 'bit overexcited' & giddy' you remained calm & managed to engage their attention & keep them entertained. Not that easy with eighteen 7/8 year olds. Even the parents that stayed were impressed. A couple of the children commented that it was 'the best party ever'! My daughter was impressed. She loved helping with the experiments & even got a memento photo. Thank you James - we will certainly keep you in mind for future parties & have no hesitation in recommending you to others who would like something other than a 'run of the mill' party.
Lisa Dew, Barnsley
Thank you so very much for entertaining us all today for Millie's party! Definitely by far the best idea for a party I think ever, and the children were kept engaged and wowed the whole way through. I am so pleased that we chose you and you were professional the whole way through planning from start to finish. The children left full of exciting ideas and experiments to try at home I am sure after half term I will have to hide from a lot of the parents.
I will definitely recommend you to everybody! My son has already asked if he can have you at his birthday in July so I think he is impressed.
It was a pleasure to meet you. Thank you for all your hard work xxx
Amie Luise Blaszczyk-Wilder
Thank You James, Your Science Show Really Was Awesome. I Loved The Hydrogen Peroxide And Potassium Iodide Experiment. I Have Always Wanted To See It In Real Life.
Adam Y6 ( The Chemistry Lover )
Really enjoyed your performance at Hexthorpe Primary School earlier today :) The kids loved it !
Tracy Anne Ardron
Hi Mr. Boffin. You came to my school (St. Urban's) today. I REALLY enjoyed it. I was going to do one of your experiments but my mother said I couldn't do it. But anyways I wanted to be a scientist when I grow up because doing experiments is fun!
I bet you didn't see me when y6 came. By the way the electric experiment was cool. I wanted to volunteer but I was scared.
They said it was the best day ever.
LICENSED TO SKILL
The whole school, children and adults alike, thoroughly enjoyed the activities of the day. Every single child had a positive comment to make.
so much for a truly brilliant party - all the children were talking about it at
school yesterday (and the parents).
The children absolutely did have a great day and it certainly sparked an interest in Science for many. It is clear to me, as it was to the rest of the staff, that you are passionate about Science and teaching these exciting things to children.
Thanks James, for all your work on the day. You really animated the Bradford Science Festival and the evaluations are all very positive.
Thank you for all the wonderful work you have done with the children over the last two days. It has been fantastic to see the children's excitement and engagement in the world of science. The adults have been totally engaged too!!
Attended a great party on Saturday - James Boffin you really entertained the children - loved the James Boffin persona/stories and the experiments. Highly recommend if you are thinking of a children's party idea or a school event. Thanks James
Dear James, thanks for a wonderful, fun-filled and exciting two days of science extravaganza! The children have had a fantastic time learning about various scientific concepts in a fun way. The dry ice workshop was a real wow moment and the final rocket launch was a definite crowd pleaser! The assembly was amazing. It was a pleasure having you at our school.
I would like to say how much our children enjoyed James Boffin at our youth club last night. James entertained around fifty 4-8 year old children and they were all mesmerized by him, as were the thirty 9-15 year olds. The kids were all laughing and shouting their little heads off. The feedback from the parents the day after was fantastic. Apparently their little ones raved on and on about all the experiments that he had showed them.