Region: South West South East Greater London East of England East Midlands West Midlands Yorkshire North West North East Wales Scotland Northern Ireland

Disabled Facilities: No

Category: School Workshops

Address: Workshop Outreach, ,

Contact: 01924 780807 or 07870 221723

Website: http://www.jamesboffin.com/

Description

James Boffin is a childrens science entertainer bringing an enthusiasm for science to children everywhere – mostly in Schools, but also at parties, in clubs, at corporate events and science festivals - anywhere that you want children to be entertained, educated and amused with some WOW science.

Secret Science Agent UU7 will share some exciting experiments. Like the ones he used on his last mission for Chief Science Agent H. The mission was to rescue Skwiddee, a rocket genius, who was the prisoner of the villainous Doctor Puss.

Let UU7 perform his story of how he rescued Skwiddee and share all the amazing science he had to use on the mission. He always needs to ask for help from the children to do the experiments.

Plenty of mixed WOW experiments like:

A nitrocellulose explosion
Science versus magic with everyone shouting out
Model jet car for Newton's 3rd law of motion
Butterflies and a very special science middle
Showing how scientists keep trying, using a helicopter kit
Bernoulli's principle and how aeroplanes stay up
A dangerous chemical experiment using Kl and 30% H2O2
A sticky fizzy mysterious science eruption
A slightly scary experiment to try at home later
A really cute new electricity gadget that everyone loves

And then group Workshops with hands-on science for everyone, like:

Making goo slime with Polly Murs, then taking it home to experiment
Touchy-feely, but safe, electricity with Tesla plasma - shocking though!
Flying lessons for kids, and making their own science working-model hovercraft
Extra WOW-factor with dry ice - four times colder than your freezer
Rocketry with Skwiddee + rocket launch up to a quarter of a mile high and many more
All completed with a huge fun finale which is to be kept secret until it's time!

And all presented to suit the age and understanding of the children. You, the children, and any grown-ups around, will be entertained, educated, and amused, all at the same time.

Like we say at Science Headquarters - "Isn't science fun?"

Please summarize why you are great to support learning. 
Many Schools invite James Boffin in because they want their children to be more enthusiastic about science. And that’s what UU7 does best. His passion for what he does and his ability to strip the science back to language to suit the age and understanding of his audience brings science easily within the grasp of the children. In a huge fun way.

James Boffin is a Secret Science Agent. Codename UU7.

He is a character whose performances engage and excite children with science using elements of entertainment, education, and amusement so that they grasp and remember scientific principles.

His portrayal, styling and presentation are a 'James Bond 007' pastiche.

They are formatted as a mission storyline where, as a Secret Science Agent, he has to use lots of science to complete this mission successfully. He shows the children this science using experiments, all explained in words to suit the age and understanding of the audience.

"Who wants to be a scientist when they grow up?" he asks afterwards.

A show of over 80% of hands is the norm.

Mission accomplished!

What does a typical school workshop visit include?
School visits can be for a single Workshops session, a single Assembly presentation, a half-day, a full day, or multiple days.

There is one well-tried structure for a successful Science Day, but you can customise your Day in any way you want to - UU7 can make it work.

The recommended way is to start with a whole School assembly of up to an hour, followed by individual Workshops to Class or Year groups.

SCIENCE ASSEMBLY

This is a science show designed to engage and excite the children and get them receptive and eager for what else is to come.

While you can specify experiments you want to cover, UU7’s signature Assembly presentation is very popular.

His mission assignment is to rescue Skwiddee from the villainous Dr Puss and he tells the story of how he did this and all the science he had to use to mount the rescue.

Showing experiments like . . .
Nitrocellulose flashbomb paper
Investigating a science versus magic illusion, with everyone joining in
Air pressure, space suits, and a jam jar water test
Secret Science Agent model jet car for Newton's 3rd Law of Motion
Butterflies, and a very special science middle
How scientists keep trying, using a simple science model helicopter kit
Bernoulli's principle and how aeroplanes stay up, easily understood using a toilet roll
A dangerous chemical experiment with potassium iodide and 35% hydrogen peroxide
A slightly scary experiment that everyone can try at home later

SCIENCE WORKSHOPS

You can have workshops custom-designed on a science subject of your choice, or you can choose from a selection of ready-made topics.

Workshop session times are usually between a quick-fire 20 minutes and a more hands-on 60 minutes. Around 40 minutes is quite the norm, but it all depends on the time available, the number of children involved and how many days your budget will allow for, and what you want to achieve.

Science HQ is happy to co-operate with you in drawing up an effective timetable.

Here are some ready-made Workshop topics, starting with the most popular . . .

Electricity With Tesla Plasma And A Light Wand

States Of Matter Using Dry Ice (WOW!)

Polymers And Fluorescent Green Goo Slime

Rocket Science Is Easy!

Flying Lessons For Kids!

Disease And The Spread Of Disease

Transport Of Delight

Earth Sciences Rock!

Muck, Mess And Mixtures

The Science Of Words

Really, Mr Newton?

Let James Boffin work together with you to successfully achieve your objectives for you School Science Event.

Do you have a video on YouTube or anywhere else that you would like to link to?
Short action video filmed and edited by pupils and staff at a UU7 School visit https://vimeo.com/170175090

See more of the excitement with this short party video of UU7 in action
https://youtu.be/7HIcrGRW9wk

Are you on Twitter, Facebook or any other social media?
Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/jamesboffinUU7/

Twitter page https://twitter.com/jamesboffin

What group sizes do you cater for?

Presentations can be made to any size of audience. UU7 presentations have been made to audiences of up to several hundred.

Do you provide projects, teacher’s packs, work sheets or any other useful information?
James is happy to work with Schools on any science project. He has helped with project and experiment ideas, also providing materials and instructions to support Teachers.
He has also been asked to, and subsequently carried out, special Teacher Sessions after School to stimulate science planning and ideas for experiments and projects and sources of materials and information.

Are you happy for children to take photos, video or audio if appropriate?
Your Secret Science Agent is, uncharacteristically, happy to allow photos, video, and audio to be captured during his visit in the hope that this will continue to inspire the children to enjoy science. Please try to maintain secrecy, though! 

Are your team CRB checked for attending schools/colleges etc?
James Boffin is CRB-checked.

Does your company have an education officer?
The member of staff at Science Headquarters responsible for all operations, including education, is Chief Science Agent, H., who can be contacted via the email address H.@scienceheadquarters.org

What is the cost?
Fees for an appearance depend upon how long it is for. They are a little less than the industry-standard prices. Please do request a proposal for your specific plans. There is no additional charge for distance from Science HQ.

Is specific clothing required for when you visit?
No specific clothing is required for a UU7 event, Anything needed for safety, such as gloves and googles, will be supplied by Science HQ at the time.

Are your workshop team first aid trained?
James Boffin is First Aid trained.

Where geographically will you visit?
James is available all year round anywhere in the world. In the UK he has presented at many, many places from Aberdeen south to Guernsey, and worldwide as far as New Zealand. On the UK mainland there are no additional mileage costs. There is nowhere James Boffin cannot go!

Do you have an LOTC Quality Badge?
He holds an Equity card which also carries £10 million Public Liability Insurance.

Do you have any testimonials from previous schools we can include?
"Thank you so much for leading such an exciting day on Friday. Your presentations were not only educational but spectacular into the bargain.” Lady Boswell’s, Sevenoaks.

"Fantastic day. All the kids were buzzing. That's the best day the school has ever had." Bentley New Village Primary.

“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.

“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.” St Urban’s Primary, Leeds.

“Dear James
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.”

"Incredible. All the feedback from everybody all day has been stunning" Ryton Park, Primary.

"They said it was the best day ever!" Carlinghow Princess Royal.

Is there anything else that you feel is important and want to include in your information?
Book James Boffin now. You will not be disappointed. Visit www.jamesboffin.com for more information and a Quick Availability Check Form.

Get in touch
by email to james@scienceheadquarters.org

by phone or text on 07870 221723


Age of Children / Pupils: Pre-school 5 – 7 years 8 – 10 years 11 – 13 years 14 – 16 years College University

Type of Visit: Science & Technology

Curriculum Topics Covered: Science

Months Open: All Year Round January February March April May June July August September October November December

Who Visits Who?: We visit you


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