Workshop FAQs

 

 

Creative Conductors

About the workshop

Creative Conductors is an exciting workshop that covers energy conduction, circuits and the design process - with a creative twist.

Students will use a Makey Makey - a the kit that 'turns the world into a controller' - to combine their knowledge of energy concepts with engineering thinking. The workshop explores conductors and insulators, before moving on to designing and creating a product to a brief, and then energising it! The workshop:

- is facilitated by a STEM expert

- explores concepts in physics, design and technology, and engineering 

- comes with all the required kit.

Top tip: If students want to bring a piece of fruit or veg from home, they’ll get to use it as part of the workshop!

How long does the workshop last?

Workshops last two hours, with one session in the morning and one in the afternoon. We will be at your school for the whole day.

How many can take part?

Two groups of a maximum number of 30 pupils can take part in the workshops. The workshop content is adjusted appropriately for year 5, 6, 7 and 8 students.

Room requirements

We ask that you book one room for a full day, with a computer/laptop for each student team of four or five students. There also needs to be table space for teams to build their creations, as well as access to a sink to help with cleaning up.

How many members of staff should be present?

It would be great if at least one teacher is on hand to supervise the workshops.

Photography consent

We send a photographer to some workshops, so we need consent forms to be completed both for photography and visitors. A photography form can be supplied. Please let us know if you would like to fully opt out.

How do I provide feedback after the workshop?

After the workshop, we'll ask our contact at your school to complete a short online survey. This will help us constantly improve the workshop programme.

 

Play in a Day

About the workshop

The Play in a Day workshop is a fun-packed day of drama, where pupils learn about energy saving in everyday life. They then get to perform a play and song to show off their new knowledge and skills to the rest of the school. The workshop:

- is delivered by an expert facilitator

- explores concepts in physics and energy saving

- builds confidence.

How long does the workshop last?

The workshop will last a full school day. We can accommodate to suit your timetable. A rough outline of the day and suggested timings are:

9:30am - Break: Drama games and activities

Break – 12pm: Work on the script

Lunch

1-2:30pm: Fun, games and rehearsals

2:30-2:45pm: Performance

How many can take part?

One group of a maximum 30 pupils can take part in the workshop. The workshop is ideal for year 4, 5 or 6 students.

Room requirements

An auditorium or hall is the ideal space - it's a great opportunity for the rest of the school and any parents to come along and enjoy the play at the end of the day.

How many members of staff should be present?

It would be great if at least one teacher is on hand to supervise the workshops.

Photography consent

We send a photographer to some workshops, so we need consent forms to be completed both for photography and visitors. A photography form can be supplied. Please let us know if you would like to fully opt out.

How do I provide feedback after the workshop?

After the workshop, we'll ask our contact at your school to complete a short online survey. This will help us constantly improve the workshop programme.

 

Micro Energy Mix (Key Stage 4)

About the workshop

Student groups become real energy consultants, gaining hands-on expertise as they build functioning models of renewable technologies using K-Nex Kits.

Groups then undertake a ‘feasibility study’ and make recommendations on the best energy mix to meet a city’s energy demands by considering environmental, technological and budgetary constraints. The workshop:

- is open to two groups of 30 Key Stage 4 students each

- is facilitated by a STEM expert

- lasts two hours each – with two workshops being delivered over the course of the day

- explores concepts in physics, design and technology, and mathematics

- comes with all required kit.

How long does the workshop last?

Workshops last two hours, with one session in the morning and one in the afternoon. We will be at your school for the whole day.

How many can take part?

Two groups with a maximum number of 30 pupils can take part in the workshops. The workshop is designed for Key Stage 4 students.

Room requirements

Please book one room for a full day. There needs to be table space for teams to build their creations, as well as having enough room to work in groups of 4-6. There should be plenty of accessible power points.

How many members of staff should be present?

It would be great if at least one teacher is on hand to supervise the workshops.

Photography consent

We send a photographer to some workshops, so we need consent forms to be completed both for photography and visitors. A photography form can be supplied. Please let us know if you would like to fully opt out.

How do I provide feedback after the workshop?

After the workshop, we'll ask our contact at your school to complete a short online survey. This will help us constantly improve the workshop programme.