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Frequently asked questions

MOST FREQUENT QUESTION

What age group do you cater for?

Currently, our Science Saturday School caters for children aged 5 to 12. Sessions are suitable for mixed ability groups.

How much does each session cost? How do I pay?

You can find our prices on the classes and camps. The easier option is to pay online through Paypal but we also accept bank transfer.

Where do the sessions take place?

All sessions take place at Imperial College London, conveniently located in South Kensington. Exhibition Road. London. SW7 2AZ. During some half term camps we also make use of the Baden-Powell house conference centre facilities, conveniently located a few metres away from Imperial College London. Parents will be notified of this before starting the enrolment process.

Can my child/children trial a lesson?

Yes, we highly recommend our pack of four trial lessons for parents and children to have a better opportunity to experience our science and robotics workshops. Alternatively, your child/children can trial just one session

Can I observe a session?

Unfortunately, we do not allow parents to stay and observe a session. There is nothing to worry about we have tutors and mentors in the room and in the lab who are highly qualified and trained with a great wealth of experience working with children aged 5-12.

What is the adult/child ratio?

The adult/child ratio is 1:10.

Can I have an insight of the power point, teaching resources and/or lesson before the actual session occurs?

We just facilitate the topic and a brief overview. Unfortunately, we do not provide parents, carers and/or children with power point, teaching resources and/or lessons.

Do you accept childcare vouchers?

We are in the process of registering to accept childcare vouchers. We will keep parents informed about this.

Can I pay a booking on the day?

We encourage parents and carers to pay at least 12 hours in advance before the actual session occurs. All payments should be strictly done before the booked session.

How do I know my child is safe?

All of our staff are Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) checked and will display an ID badge. Also, we will ask you upon registering whether your child has any medical conditions or disability arrangements that we need to be made aware of.

Is your staff First Aid trained?

Yes, there are always two adults in the room and/or the lab specialised in paediatric first aid training certified by the Red British Cross and Ofsted.

Who will be teaching my child?

We employ a range of teaching and support staff from primary and secondary school teachers, PhD students and post-doctoral researchers. All our teachers are science specialists.

How do you organise children once they are in the actual session?

We have a main lead demonstration tutor who explains the task or experiment to the whole class. After the main demonstration children break away with their respective tutors and mentors according to their age and ability.

What will my child be doing on a Saturday?

Your child will be participating in a variety of practical activities,. Students will be working in groups, independently and supported by teachers as they create, question, collaborate and find solutions to problems.

Do I need to bring any food for my child?

It is advisable to provide your student with at least a bottle of water and a small snack.

Do I need to provide my child with any equipment?

We will provide your child with any stationery and worksheets (as required). Richer Education will provide practical equipment. However, upon confirmation of a place for your child you will be required to buy a lab coat for your child/children. Please contact us for more details.

How will this help my child perform better in school?

Our Science Saturday workshops build upon your child’s existing knowledge and addresses any misconceptions they may have. The development of skills such as communication, literacy, collaboration and reasoning are transferable across subjects.

How do I book classes for my child?

You can book Classes and Camps online.

We will need some basic information from you about your child and an emergency contact name and number (we will not share your data with any other parties). Sessions must be paid in advance to guarantee a place.

Can my child join at any time?

Yes, although we recommend that you encourage your child to attend a full module rather than isolated sessions as all sessions are linked to guarantee the continuity of learning. Click here to see our discounts when booking multiple sessions.

There are discounts of 10% for an additional sibling and a further 20% for a second sibling.

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