Welcome to the world of Bright Sparks Science, where we investigate, discover and entertain!
Bright Sparks Science is a Community Interest Company (C.I.C) based in the South East of England, offering services in and around Oxfordshire and Berkshire. Our objective is to make the science curriculum fun, inspiring, and accessible to all. We endeavour to provide a range of science activities that can be experienced by every child. The main way we do this is to offer free science shows to schools, alongside the opportunity to run an after-school science club and low cost curriculum linked workshops.
Our sister company, Bright Sparks Events Limited, offer exciting science activities outside of the school curriculum, in the form of themed holidays clubs and science birthday parties. During this time, we combine STEAM subjects with captivating humour to make weekends and school holidays entertaining for children. We like to call it edu-tainment!
All our employees have a passion for science and believe that inspiring even a single child is something to be proud of. Bright Sparks Scientists work together to make sure every child has a unique and memorable experience and aim to encourage adults to get involved too. Our Instructors come from a range of backgrounds, from teachers, student teachers, university students, and scientists, through to actors, and drama students. These varied backgrounds provide our kit development team with the unique capability of combining their feedback to improve our customer’s experience with new ideas and technology as it appears.
Please feel free to look into our free science shows or hands-on party packages and if you need any further information, please contact one of our friendly staff members- We’re always happy to help!
Our terrific Office team
Bright Sparks is run by a team of highly enthusiastic individuals looking to make science fun, inspiring and accessible to children of all ages.
Founder & Company Director
Whilst completing a PhD in Biomedical Science, Jen discovered her passion for science outreach. After a brief encounter in the field, she started Bright Sparks Science and Events. Often seen with a leafblower in hand, she’s determined to make science as fun as can be and inspire the next generation of scientists to get hands-on.
Party & Events Coordinator
Charlotte joined us as a business administration apprentice 5 years ago and has helped the company develop in many ways. She is a keen crafter and often uses her science skills in the kitchen baking beautiful cakes
Kirsty joined us after many years as a teaching assistant and is now our schools co-ordinator. She is a women of many talents including crochet and jive dancing. She is also a qualified nail technician and shares an office with Terrence the T-rex!
Our Scientific outreach team
“Introducing your child to the wonders of science!”
We love working with kids and offer a range of fun, exciting, and educational activities that help to introduce them to various science based topics including physics, chemistry, biology, and much more!
Molecular Mzie is studying for a PhD in computer science and is testing 5G mobile technology.
Brendan is studying Mechanical Engineering and is on his way to becoming an Olympic Rower!
Frank is a qualified secondary teacher with expertise in chemistry and nano science and an avid bookworm.
Dr Atomic Andy is a biochemist and loves to grow mushrooms in his spare time! He’s such a fun-guy!
George is a performing arts graduate, pyrotechnics enthusiast and master puppeteer!
Ben is an economics student and keen sportsmans
Hydro-Jan is a retired teacher who has many hidden talents including crochet and Argentine tango!
Our Current Vacancies
Part-time/Term-time After School Club Instructors
This is a term-time position with part time hours to suit. Working in local Primary Schools delivering weekly, 1 hour science club sessions.
School Holiday Activity Camp Assistants
Opportunities during school holidays to help out at science camps for Primary School aged children. 6.5 hours per day, 5 days a week.
Weekend Party Entertainers
A weekend position with flexible hours. Parties can be hosted in customer’s homes or village halls. Party start times are 11am or 3pm and we provide 1-2 hours of entertainment. Candidates need to be confident, energetic, outgoing, reliable and organised.
All positions require travel within the Oxfordshire, Berkshire or surrounding areas, so a driving licence and car is essential.
Interested in joining our team?
Would you like to inspire children with science?
Are you looking for extra income during term time, weekends or school holidays?
Do you want free training on Primary Science resources?
If you have (or know someone who has) a passion for science, love working with children and have a surplus supply of energy, then you could be just the individual to expand our team! We have hours to suit all.
Our After school science clubs are crammed with exciting science experiments and interactive equipment that teaches children scientific basics as well as interesting, exciting, and occasionally messy experiments, in a fun, hands-on environment.
These interactive clubs spark science into life for all primary school aged children from Reception to Year 6 and are taught by enthusiastic, highly skilled and DBS checked instructors.
We make sure to include basic science facts in all our lessons,
Our science workshops are a great way to teach the curriculum and inspire children without having to plan an expensive and awkward day trip.
The science workshops are tailored for different age groups, abilities, and scientific topics, and can be specifically designed by our scientist to supplement your current lesson plans.
The scientific topics we cover include light and colours, forces and friction, air pressure, electricity, and much more.
Our science parties are a unique, entertaining, and fun idea for your child’s birthday, as well as being educational!
Our parties include lots of experiments covering a wide range of scientific topics, with each child getting a chance to make their own slimy goo, fizzy sherbet, or stretchy putty.
All of our science party packages are amazing fun, hands-on, interactive, and have received fantastic feedback from our Oxfordshire and Berkshire customers. Children really love to see science up close and many have said it’s the best party they have ever been to!