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Teaching Future-Proof Skills

In-Person and Online STEM Workshops for Primary Schools

Get children excited about and inspired by science, technology and engineering with our expert-led, hands-on STEM workshops from £185 for all of EYFS-Y6.

Designed to fit in with your curriculum, our workshops strengthen pupils' grasp of core concepts, setting them up for a lifetime of success in STEM.

“It was wonderful having the Inventors & Makers workshops in our school. The kids absolutely loved them.

Sometimes when external companies come in you worry that the kids won't be fully engaged by them as they aren't necessarily 'natural teachers'. However, having Susie who has worked as a teacher before, she knew exactly how to hook them. The pupils absolutely loved it."

 - Miss Kershaw, Spinfield Primary

Tailored to Your School

Choose an in-person or self-led session that suits your budget. Plus, tell us what you're learning, and our qualified teachers will weave these topics into their workshops.

Improve Student Outcomes

Help students improve attainment in every subject - research shows that taking part in engineering activities improves outcomes across the curriculum.

Expert Led

Our qualified and experienced primary teachers know how to connect teaching to the curriculum, and deliver workshops that inspire and engage.

Easy Set Up

We do all the hard work for you! Booking is quick and simple, and prep time for both in-person and virtual workshops is minimal.

Workshop Themes & Content

British Science Week 2024 Time-Themed Workshops Coming Soon

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BSW 2023: Coding Unplugged

For EYFS, KS1 & KS2, online or in-person

In our workshop for EYFS we learn about logic, sequencing and directional coding using offline practical activities, songs, movement and story. 

For KS1 and KS2 we learn about human connectivity through history from cyphers to binary code and UKS2 even extend to learning about how encryption works.

See Self-Led Virtual Workshops:

EYFS: Coding Unplugged

KS1: Secrets of Code

KS2: Cyphers & Code

UKS2: Secrets of Encryption

Invention & Design

For KS1 & KS2, online or in-person

We learn about how inventions solve our trickiest problems, and some famous (and not so famous) inventors.

Then, we use the design thinking process to create an invention that solves a real world problem ourselves!

See Self-Led Virtual Workshops:

KS1: Saving the Day

KS2: Invention & Design

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Engineering & Structures

For EYFS, KS1 & KS2, online or in-person

We learn about some of the world's best known structures and the engineers who designed them.

We then use engineering principles to complete hands-on challenges that get us building structures like towers and bridges.

See Self-Led Virtual Workshops:

EYFS: Brilliant Bridges

KS1: Super Structures

KS2: Engineering & Structures

Engineering & Machines

For EYFS, KS1 & KS2, online or in-person

We learn about engineering, machines and the six simple machines.

We then build and test different machines including levers, pulleys, inclined planes and compound machines like winches.

See Self-Led Virtual Workshops:

KS1: Marvellous Machines

KS2: Engineering & Machines

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Video Game Design

For UKS2, in-person

We learn about what video game designers do and the vocabulary they use.

We then use drag and drop software to create different kinds of video games like ball & paddle and maze games.

* iPads are needed for this workshop

Coding & Robotics

For KS2, in-person

We learn about coding and the function of different robots before building and programming our own.

We write code for different real world purposes such as creating a pedometer, a game or navigating a Moon Lander to solve a variety of problems.

*For safeguarding, we ask that school provide their own laptops to use with our robotics equipment

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Other Early Years Themes

For EYFS, online or in-person

Our Little STEAMers workshops and classes cover a range of topics such as space, engineering, coding, water, the human body, life cycles and more.

See Self-Led Virtual Workshops:

EYFS: Space Explorers

EYFS: Crazy Caterpillars (life cycles)

EYFS: Brilliant Bridges

EYFS: Coding Unplugged

EYFS: Clever Levers (forces)

“The workshops were fantastic.

 

They were age appropriate, engaging and very well resourced and organised, with clear learning outcomes.

 

It was lovely for the children to experience something different and they’ve both raised the profile of science and enthused teachers to plan more practical lessons.”

 - Mrs Clark, Headteacher Rougham Primary

“The communication from Inventors & Makers was excellent. Everything was very clearly outlined and the booking process was easy.

 

Laura and the team were very accommodating to our requirements and ensured that every one of our pupils had a terrific experience.

 

The workshops were brilliant, with a practical mix of learning and fun.”

 - Mr Stebbing, Science Lead Thornhill Primary

Ready to host a workshop?

What to Expect

Our 50-90 minutes workshops are designed for up to 30 pupils at a time*.

 

Every workshop also includes:

  • Teacher information sheets for your planning evidence

  • Parent information sheets to demonstrate your school's commitment to STEM

  • Display materials to bring concepts to life and raise the profile of STEM in your school

*30-minute microworkshops can also be arranged on request.

“Our staff were all really impressed with the knowledge and content of the activities as well as the behaviour management and pedagogical understanding of the person delivering.

 

All of the children were engaged and really enjoyed the workshops - which lent themselves really well to our topics and gave the children and staff lots of ideas and understanding to be built upon in later lessons.”

 

 - Mrs Buttgieg, D&T Lead Fosters Primary School

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  • All of our class leaders are qualified and experienced teachers.
     

  • Our leaders always have an enhanced DBS (criminal record) check and paediatric first aid training.
     

  • All classes are fully insured and a risk assessment is carried out prior to each in-person session.

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