In 2018/19 we were visited by 465 schools, colleges, and other educational institutions. We welcomed 21,395 learners to the Discovery Centre, from ages 3 to 18!

106 teachers gave us their feedback over the year, and here’s what they said:

  • 100% said their learners learnt something new
  • 100% said their learners enjoyed their visit
  • 94% said their learners were inspired about STEM
  • 98% would recommend our workshops to other teachers
  • 98% rated a workshop as either outstanding or good

Out of 10, here are our average scores for:

  • The visit overall: 9.3
  • Value for money: 9.2

Teachers’ Comments:

“This is my first time visiting Jodrell Bank. The educational value and the fun experiences that Jodrell Bank has offered is fantastic. The staff are very good in both their ability with children and their level of understanding. I now see this trip as a must, you offer many practical ways to explain space to children. We will definitely be coming back with a new class next year. A big thank you to all of your staff!” – Miss Z. Gur

“This is my third school visit to Jodrell Bank and it seems to improve more each time we visit! The day was organised beautifully and even though there were a few schools visiting the same day, the itineraries were coordinated perfectly so we had each area to ourselves at all times and didn’t get muddled up! I think we have certainly taken home a few budding astronomers after the visit, the children were excited by space and inspired to find out more! Absolutely thrilled! Thank you!” – Rachel Kenny

“Throughout the day, all of my children were fully engaged and were able to actively take part in so much science! All of the staff were patient with the children and got all of their attention with their knowledge and delivery! We will definitely be coming back next year! Thank you.”

“We had a fantastic trip; building on and stretching the learning we have completed in school.” – Mr Shackleton

“The day was very well organised and all the staff were very helpful, approachable and friendly. I would definitely recommend and visit again in the future.” – Chloe Lupton

“Thank you for a wonderful, informative and enjoyable day! You made us feel so relaxed which is quite rare on a trip out with 58 three to five year olds!” – Mrs Brookes

“I like how organised everything was and how efficient the staff and workshop timings were.” – Miss Pearce

“We had a fantastic trip. It was very well organised and the children learnt lots in a short period of time. I would definitely recommend Jodrell Bank and will visit again. Thank you for making it so enjoyable. ” – Miss MacMahon

“This was my first time organising a school trip and the staff were such a great help. My science club members thoroughly enjoyed themselves, as did Mr Oliver and I.” – Miss Chatburn

“Another fantastic day at Jodrell Bank ! Always a friendly welcome and a wonderful learning environment for young children! The workshops gave our children a true feeling of awe and wonder at Space and the planets in our Solar System as well as encouraging them to share their own knowledge and understanding of the planets.
We will be returning next year for another wonderful visit.” – L. Pullar

“It was a very well organised trip. We all really enjoyed it and it was very stress free. Thank you!” – Kate Turner

“This is my third visit to Jodrell Bank with our year 5 pupils and they loved it! The trip was seamlessly planned thanks to the staff at Jodrell Bank and whist there the staff continued this ease, meeting my learning needs for the class along with inspiring my pupils. They found the inflatable planetarium amazing, lots of them now planning to download apps for star gazing.” – L. Lavin

“Jodrell Bank continues to be one of my favourite places on our precious little blue dot. Your staff are helpful, kind and knowledgeable, the premises are beautifully maintained and to give the children such close access to one of the most magnificent, awe-inspiring structures our country has is just fantastic. Lots of little inspired learners – thanks so much! We will be back!” – Mrs O