James Boffin Secret Science Agent Workshops All Regions
MONTHS OPENJanuary, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December
What are our Workshops like?
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?
What makes us a great choice?
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.
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!
Accreditation and Awards
He holds an Equity card which also carries £10 million Public Liability Insurance.
Group Sizes Catered For
Presentations can be made to any size of audience. UU7 presentations have been made to audiences of up to several hundred.
Materials, Resources & Information Provided
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.
Photography, Filming & Audio Restrictions
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!
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.
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.
First Aid Information
James Boffin is First Aid trained.
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.
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.
01924 780807 or 07870 221723