Averil Macdonald
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Read what teachers are saying about the lecture

A really great show. All the feedback I have had from kids has been positive!
Our chem. Technician has just come to see me to say how her daughter came home that evening and wouldn't stop talking about it - " I don't remember her so enthusiastic about something like that before”.
Hope you will come again if you are still doing it next yr.

Mike, Hinchinbrooke School, Huntingdon

Thank-you very much for talking to the year 10 girls. As in previous years the talk was a great success. The pencils went down very well too.
Best Wishes
Pari, La Sainte School, London

Thank you very much for giving us so much of your time and bringing your demonstration to Chemistry at Work recently. Challney Girls, Challney Boys and the Manshead School all told me how much they valued it and I expect to receive offers from them to host the events again next year.
I can tell you that your demonstration was particularly highly rated because of the interest in generated in the students. This was reflected by their attention and involvement. Once again you inimitable style of delivery captured their imagination.

Derek Jones, RSC Chemistry at Work

Thank you very much for yesterday. The response from the students has been unanimously positive, and as you are aware your audience was a good reflection of our full attainment and behaviour range.
Thank you again,

Sarah Naudi, Cherwell School, Oxford

We enjoyed your talk very much, thanks. You will be glad to know that the kids came to parents evening talking about it and their parents said that they went home full of it - this was top set.
I was unsure whether or not we should include the Applied Science groups at first because of discipline problems. I was glad I did because they loved it too - high praise!!
Thanks again

Caitriona, Saffron Walden

Thanks for a great lecture today. It was one of the best we have ever had. The girls were enthrawled and inspired. We would definitely like to book you again for next year.
Frances, Watford Girls School

Great to hear from you again, you did the talk for our year 11s a couple of years ago - the kids (in year 13 now) still mention it
Simon, Suttonlea

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Tricks and Recipes

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