Maths Trails – Building Confidence in Shapes and Numbers

24th Sep 2017News, School Workshops

Our highly interactive Maths Trails promote independent enquiry, team-working and problem-solving. And because each trail is designed to be delivered both indoors and out, they support schools in making better use of their grounds and immediate locality to promote Learning Outside the Classroom.Given the high level of content demanded by the National Curriculum, many of … Read More

Ways into Shakespeare Teacher Training Days

2nd Jan 2017News, School Workshops

Our popular Shakespeare CPD for teachers will equip you with a number of easy-to-use ‘ways into’ Shakespeare that you can take back and start using in the classroom the very next day! This highly engaging and experiential training day explores ways of using Shakespeare to develop pupils’ understanding of text through speculating, hypothesising and exploring … Read More

Blog: Kate Pankhurst – Drawing the Imagination

21st May 2012Blog, News

After a busy World Book Day season earlier this year with as creatives I’ve been thinking a lot about drawing, and how powerful it can be in shaping ideas and learning. (We’ve worked with 12 schools from Merseyside and as far away as the North Cumbria to make illustrated books in celebration of World Book … Read More

On the Lookout – news from our Titanic visual arts programme

3rd Nov 2011News

We were delighted to discover in early September we would be working with National Museums Liverpool to deliver a Titanic-themed visual arts programme. On the Lookout explores the unique elemental world of the Titanic before its infamous sinking using a diverse range of visual media to bring to life the amazing world of Titanic itself, … Read More

Case Study: Beechwood Primary School – Creating Digital Artworks

2nd Sep 2011Case Studies, School Workshops

Children at Beechwood Primary School became real life graphic designers and illustrators. Staff and students creatively used the industry standard software Adobe Photoshop Elements and Apple computers during the programme. Children across Key Stage 2 worked with as creative’s Kate Pankhurst (who regularly uses Photoshop to create published children’s books) and Simon McKeown (who uses … Read More

Case Study: Sustainable Science Explorations with Runcorn All Saints Primary

1st Sep 2011Case Studies, School Workshops

Working closely with Year 1, 5 and 6 teachers, Sustainable Science combined science, literacy, numeracy and learning outside the classroom as the children recreated flood plains and volcanoes in scientific experiments and replanted and tended the school’s vegetable plots. After creating short plays about the impacts of natural and human-made disasters, the children put their … Read More

Extraordinary Worlds, Extraordinary Stuff!

1st Sep 2011News

Following the extraordinary success of Easter’s The Extraordinary World of Chocolate, we had two wonderful weeks in the summer of 2011 when we helped children aged 8 – 11 explore The Extraordinary World of Making Stuff. We had a fantastic time supporting them in using their imagination, initiative and interpersonal skills in creating paintings, illustrated … Read More