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About Us

Created by experienced teachers

The Jollybops Science Show was established in 2002 and is a 6 time winner of the former NSW Department of Education Performing Arts Unit's Frater Award "Best Feedback from Schools" category. We are also a multi award winner at the NSW Education Expo. 

Created by experienced teachers Mark Nicholl (Drama) and Trevor Atkinson (Science)  along with Mark Broughton (B.Sc Hons 1st Class), the show has always received outstanding reviews by both students and teachers alike over the last 15 years, with almost 100% of schools having us back multiple times throughout the years.

Both our professional science communicators are passionate about science education and have been an inspiration to well over 700,000 students and staff who have seen their shows throughout NSW, The ACT, Victoria and Queensland.

Main presenting Scientist (The Jolly Professor) and Teacher, Trevor Atkinson, (B.Ed. Science), has a wealth of Scientific knowledge. His ability to impart complex scientific concepts within the many branches of science such as Chemistry (Chemical World), Physics (Physical World), Biology (Living World) and Earth & Space, to vastly differing aged infants and primary school students, have been applauded by countless teachers.

Mark Broughton is an accomplished scientist (B.Sc. Hons), with over 15 year's performance experience. His smile, humour and wit, filled with memorable comic one liners, helps engage students in every presentation. His character, Rusty the Robot, is mobbed each and every time he returns to a school.

The Show

The shows are full of the most colourful, explosive, shattering, fizzy, bright, oozy and awesome experiments going around, all with the most important part of any show, student interaction, humour and fun!

The Jollybops have a variety of shows to choose from. The innovative show, "Science with an Aboriginal Perspective Flight, Sound and Fire," has received rave reviews from Indigenous Educators, teachers and student audiences.

Jollybop Science Shows tour in schools throughout NSW, QLD, ACT and VICTORIA without funding or sponsorship. Each and every school day, the shows inspire and entertain hundreds of students to seek out scientific knowledge and enjoy the Wonder of Science.

For further information contact Trevor on 0414 555 094 or email We understand the time and organizational difficulties faced by teachers and we pride ourselves on making the whole process as simple as possible for your school.

Please book early to avoid disappointment. Hope to see you soon!

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