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Wild Workshops is a venture started by a science subject leader with a passion for nature. Sessions bring local garden animals (and lots of equipment) into the classroom for a truly hands-on practical experience. These vibrant sessions boost pupils’ learning and encourage investigation with some spectacular audio-visual aids. Have you ever seen a 3 foot woodlouse or heard a mouse’s ultrasonic ‘squeak’?
“Fantastic! One of the best sessions I have ever seen in 34 years of teaching. The children were enthralled.” Marilyn Friend, Teacher, Legh Vale Primary, St. Helens
“The children loved it! They were given the confidence to interact with the animals. The sessions were excellent and differentiated from class to class. Children and teachers learned a lot!” June Amison, Key Stage 1 Co-ordinator, Ince Saint Mary’s Primary, Wigan
Wild Workshops focuses on the essence of science – finding out about our world. A Wild Workshops day is about stimulating children’s innate curiosity, not filling in worksheets or memorising facts. From Nursery to Year 8, children love discovering, first hand, the behaviours of everyday animals with unusual habits. Differentiated investigations can reinforce work on Habitats, Food chains, Plants or Adaptations and will usually involve snails, mice, woodlice, brine shrimp as well as other seasonal guests.
Wild Workshops help children to understand the wildlife that lives all around them. Allowing the children to work in small groups with live animals empowers them and they become motivated to develop their own investigative skills. Can a mouse learn the correct route through a maze? Why do some creatures look for light and some shy away?
These sessions can be used to enhance any ‘natural world’ class topic such as: Similarities and differences among living things, Plants and animals in the local environment, Variation, Moving and growing, Habitats and Life cycles. A real must for Science week!
Through careful liaison and consultation Wild Workshops can create the perfect day for your school and your timetable. They offer a flexible approach to workshops and can cater for all needs whether you require in-depth investigations, general nature sessions or taster sessions for each class.
Wild Workshops will bring an array of animals to aid the learning experience! Their workshop leader is a fully qualified primary teacher with an MSc in Animal Behaviour and an infectious and energetic approach to science and nature.
- Suitable Nursery to Year 8
- Qualified primary teacher/presenter
- CRB Check and Insurance Cover
- Range of Native British animals
- Supports Science/Nature elements of curriculum
- Consultation and bespoke package design
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