FEEDBACK FROM STUDENTS
It is always great to receive feedback from students and parents. We like to think that our courses, at the very least, introduce students to different ways of learning and give them some new skills that they will find useful later in their education.
Recently we received an email from one ex-Rocket Scientist to say that they have just started their A-levels and now really appreciate the time-management and note-taking skills they learnt. Also heard about another student of ours who has begun studying for an astro-engineering degree, having developed a fascination for the subject after attending several of our space science courses a few years ago.
One of my proudest moments was when a student who had attended a radio-based course went on to qualify for his Amateur Radio licence and subsequently won the "Young Amateur of the Year" award from the Radio Society of Great Britain. He is currently finishing a degree in electronic engineering.
Well let's see what the students and parents themselves have to say about it all....................
|Caught the students finishing these thank you notes on the whiteboard at the end of a space science week !|
"Thanks for putting on the rocket science course last weekend, Charlie and Timmy both enjoyed it very much and felt they had learnt more than they would have learnt in a week at school and had fun doing it!"
"Just to say thank you for all that you and Tone have done for Simon with the courses you have run and in particular the help he has had with the “hidden” parts of the courses. This was a really important element for Simon. I hope that Simon will get in contact with you sometime in the future and that he realises just how privileged he has been to be involved with your courses."
"Wow, THANK YOU! I'm speechless and that doesn't happen very often!!!! A huge thank you from Jasmine also. She is delighted (An enormous confidence boost too. Perfect timing, she needed that - thank you). You have both helped a little girls dreams, hopefully, become a reality."
"My son Callum attended the course and really enjoyed it. In his words it was a stimulating and challenging experience that he doesn't get at school! Thank you both."
"Very impressed with the course content and especially with the enthusiasm for the subjects by Adrian and Tone - the tutors were excellent."
"The course was awesome. The tutor was enthusiastic, knowledgeable and engaged the children. He wants to go back."
"I met you when my son, Barney, did a course with you and Tone at Kilve. He was buzzing from the course and had obviously had a fantastic weekend. I'm writing to ask if you do any other course for teenagers as he'd love to do something else."
"Harvey had a fantastic time on the Rocket Scientists course and I think he has learnt some important skills which hopefully he can apply to his general learning and development. Please pass on our thanks and appreciation to the course tutors who worked so hard to make it a success."
"Hello Adrian. Can I just say what a wonderful weekend Sam has had with you! I don't think he has stopped talking about it until bedtime!!"
"Charlie was very positive about his experience on the course. Thank you to you and Tone for making it so enjoyable. I think he will do other courses at Leeson in the future."
"Really pleased. All staff were supportive re. Joe's medical condition. He had a fantastic time - wants to come again and we'd be happy to let him."
"It was challenging, but in a good way - a great introduction to physics."
"Thanks for the great course at Leeson House this weekend. Gabriel kept saying ‘that was fun’ on the way back about every ten minutes as he was clearly running over it in his head."
"Many thanks to the tutors for taking care of Charlie. He enjoyed the course and it's definitely extended his learning."
"Firstly thanks again for the Rocket Scientists course last weekend at Leeson, as usual Jake thoroughly enjoyed it and has been “full of it” ever since. Please also pass on my thanks to Tone as well ."
"Really enjoyed it - learnt a lot and found it very informative."
"Robert really enjoyed this course. Skilled teaching and excellent pastoral care."
"Thank you so much for looking after Charlie so well once he'd become unwell. He is looking forward to coming back in April."
"Felt very pleased with individual comments made to myself by the tutor regarding my daughter's achievements. I felt she had been recognised and challenged appropriately - thank you!"
"We were very impressed by the level and the amount of work covered. Workbook content looked fab. Learnt lots!"
"All very good. We were a little apprehensive before the course, but all the staff we saw and spoke to were a credit to the course and Leeson House."
"I would like to thank you and Tone on behalf of my son Daniel for the fantastic two days he has had at the Rocket Scientists course at Leeson House. Daniel enjoyed every minute of it and I can see that his knowledge on the subject has developed tremendously over the last two days. His workbook certainly shows this!!!! Daniel feels that the course was very well structured and indeed very well delivered. He has a busy inquisitive mind that needs plenty of stimulation and the course certainly lived up to his expectations."
"Hi Adrian & Tone. I attended some of your courses last year and this year; Hot Hackers, Hi-Tech Spies, Spy Skool and Web Wizards. Thanks to your amazing teaching of codes, I have managed to win the Ruby Redfort code competition."
|We were delighted to receive news from Hannah that she had won this prestigious competition !|
What do other teaching professionals think of us? Here are the comments from a recent evaluation completed by Kilve Court as part of their quality assurance....................................
Finally, here is some feedback we recently received from a school where we had organised a "robotics session" for their Year 5 pupils....................................
"Thank you for such a wonderful afternoon. The children loved every minute and all of us learnt so much from you both - you are a super team! The children are now, as I hoped, really enthusiastic about our topic. Thank you once again for your kindness, thoughtfulness and for sharing your expert knowledge with us all. You are fabulous teachers and I hope that we will stay in touch."
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