Like many International Schools, we cover both primary and secondary ages, so we're able to work with you to put together an exciting and engaging programme lasting a number of days - which provides great value for money, of course. Our two week-long visits to the Learning Action Resource Network in Malaysia have seen us leading maths, science and literacy workshops designed to support the global igcse curriculum.
We have programmes specially developed to accommodate large numbers of children - so our two days with the Prague British School saw us working with everyone from Reception to Year 6 with a combination of The Pirate's Challenge and CSI: Tunes!
"Many thanks for your great workshops - everyone really enjoyed them!” (Prague British School, Czech Republic)
And we're able to tailor themes, style and tone to suit the different needs of different schools (with Denmark's International School of Billund, for example, we ensured that we chimed with the amazing Pedagogy of Play being jointly developed by the school, Lego and Harvard University's Project Zero.
We know, too, that many International Schools are characterised by their own creative approaches to CPD - so we're more than happy to complement workshops with pupils by providing session s for teaching staff, too (which was one of our approaches at the British Embassy School Ankara) or, as we did in Billund, to plan and deliver structured CPD programmes lasting a day or longer.
And, of course, we can take the sting out of planning, by putting suggested timetables for you, by giving you inclusive costings and by advising, as far as we're able, on taxes and tariffs. We'll bring all the required resources with us (and send practitioners without strong regional accents) - so all you'll normally need to provide will be children, pencils and a little bit of IT!
“Many thanks for the wonderful workshops. We in Petaling Jaya are absolute fans of As Creatives!” (Pathways International, Malaysia)
Whole School Primary Maths workshops on offer include:
The Pirate's Challenge - Captain Morgan is lost! He needs your pupils help, using their problem solving skills to nd the Good Ship Mathematics.
The Race into Space -Major Tom needs your pupils’ help, using age appropriate maths skills to rank six would-be spacefarers on a range of real, scientifc criteria. Who will they select to be the next UK astronaut?
The Riddle of the Sphinx - With a clear focus on concepts of measurement and featurimg a deceptively endish concrete maths challenge, acclaimed Egyptologist “Dr Colorado Smith” needs your pupils help to solve a 3,000 year old puzzle.
The Benefactor - Benny Factor has identi ed a range of deserving community projects to donate to, but how much will each one cost? This day of activity will allow your pupils meaningful opportunities to develop their skills with the maths of money.
Other Maths programmes for Primary and Secondary schools include:
CSI: Michaela Maths - If it hadn’t been for the quick thinking of one of her teammates, Michaela Maths, one of Britain’s most promising young sporting stars would be dead – slain by an unseen hand! Working in teams, pupils will use a range of mathematical skills to eliminate each suspect, until the criminal is unmasked.
CSI: Bake Off - All is not well in the world of the Bake Off – one of the judges, Saul Pinewood, has had food poisoning – and he knows it wasn’t an accident! He’s narrowed the eld down to six suspects – and hopes that pupils can use their understanding of fractions, percentages and measurements to help him take the final step.
The Bunker - A fast-paced workshop contextualising sequencing and making connections between maths and other subjects
The Priorities Game - This thought-provoking workshop sees students working in teams to create a series of budgets designed to fund an exciting new community initiative.
The Trading Game - A high energy activity that challenges students’ understanding of shape, probes concepts of “value” and asks them to cope with the unexpected!
Big Maths Activity Days - We know that it's often important for secondary schools to offer activities to whole year groups - and we understand, too, the logistical difficulties that this can bring. So we've designed Big Maths Days that allow up to 240 KS3/4 students to carousel around a number of very different creative Maths workshops in the course of one day. Workshops can include; CSI: Maths, Selling Maths, Trading Games, The Expedition and The Bunker. Find out more about our Big Maths days here!
Why not make the most of your day by adding on our unique after school Family Maths workshop - or a Teacher Twilight CPD session exploring Creative Approaches to Maths?
“Lots of teachers have been trying out the activities you showed us - and the kids love them!” (Billund International School, Denmark)
Literacy workshops on offer include:
A Visit from Bookman - Drama-Based activities promoting a love of reading - with a homemade superhero! Up to 420 pupils in a single day.
CSI: Reading Skills - Using and interrogating a whole range of reading skills - to unmask a double agent.
Spotlight on Shakespeare - Taking an actor's eye view of any text of choice to provide active explorations of Shakespeare with any age group.
Soundscape Poetry - An intriguing and engaging route to creating and performing imaginative poetry.
If you would like to find out more please contact Jackson Kavanagh, Director of Programmes at email@example.com or call us on +44 151 708 8886.
See our Workshops in Action!
This has been As Creatives' fifth visit to an International School, following two trips to Malaysia and one each to Denmark and the Czech Republic. So while all these schools have followed a broadly British curriculum, we've now gained a good knowledge and understanding of both the similarities and differences between approaches to maths in these schools and those back at home.