Always rooted in real and concrete science and taking their lead from the Curriculum - our Science Workshops for primary schools across the UK, provide an excellent way of engaging students with science and supporting them in understanding the world (and worlds) around them.

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Delivered by practitioners who are passionate about science, these exciting programmes use drama-based approaches to cement existing learning, clarify difficult concepts, challenge thinking and introduce new content.

We know how complex delivering whole-school approaches to science can be, so you can now book a Big Science Day for a number of year groups, comprising either different workshops exploring a number of topics - or a range of age-differentiated activities on a single scientific theme!

I just wanted to pass on a huge thank you from all the staff at EPS for yesterday's workshops. I've had such good feedback from everyone. The children absolutely loved the (Science skills) sessions and I'm sure will have taken a lot from them. We had a great day and I've picked up lots of ideas myself so thank you. Ellesmere Primary

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You can read our Covid-19 Protocol here – and are also, of course, able to make further adaptations to fit individual schools’ Covid-19 strategies.

Science Assemblies

Assemblies are a great way, of course, of both generating a buzz around school and sowing the seeds for a shared experience. So while our Big Science Days come complete with their own assemblies, we're happy to lead interactive and entertaining whole-school assemblies at the start of a day of any of our science programmes - and all at no extra cost! 

British Science Week 2022 - Combatting Climate Change – By Growing for Gold!

Every year British Science Week (March 13th – 18th in 2022) provides the perfect opportunity to create a science “buzz” around the school and ignite a passion for all things scientific. And every year, we devise a whole-school programme specifically tied in to the given theme - allowing every class to join a shared experience, in age-differentiated ways.

The theme for 2022 is “Growth” – and our programme, Growing for Gold, taps into the innate understanding children have of the peril that Planet Earth is in by exploring how we can all take steps to “grow” gold standard strategies designed to combat climate change. After a whole-school assembly looking at what climate change is, what it does and where it comes from, each year group will tackle its own question in a drama-based workshop – with a “virtual” Gold Medal going to the group with the best response!

EYFS/P1:  What can we do at home to help save Planet Earth?

Year 1/P2: How can what we wear help save Planet Earth?

Year 2/P3: How can the way we travel help save Planet Earth?

Year 3/P3: How can what we buy help combat climate change?

Year 4/P5: How can what we eat help combat climate change?

Year 5/P6: How can recycling help combat climate change?

Year 6/P7: How can we persuade the world to combat climate change?

Big Science

Starting with a whole-school assembly, the rest of the day is taken up with workshops for a year group at a time - with whole-school themes including Journeys into Space, Amazing Animals (and Hair raising Humans), Exploring Evolution, Phenomenal Plants, Considering Conservation, Looking at Light, Eclectic Electricity, The Marvel of Materials, May the Force Be With You and The Sense of Sound!

Innovation and Beyond

An exciting and engaging way to explore Seven Innovations That Have Changed the World – and some lesser sung heroes of innovation, including Mae Jemison (a medical doctor who became the first African American woman in space), Elijah McCoy (who revolutionised the railway industry) and Charles Richard Drew (whose work on blood plasma saved countless lives in WW2 – and is still being used today).This day starts with an assembly and comprises thematic, PowerPoint-based STEM quizzes for every year group from Reception to Year 6/ P1 to P7) - together with linked and age-differentiated maths and literacy activities! 

"Thank you for an amazing workshop. I have spoken to a number of children from different year groups and they all said they enjoyed it and were able to tell me something they learnt!" Beechview Academy

Seven Wonder's of the World

Seven Wonders of the World introduces pupils to some of the amazing lifeforms the Earth is home to – and reminds them of the crucial role that climate plays in maintaining diversity. This Big Science Day has three components …An interactive, whole-school opening assembly looking at (with the help of some of your pupils) the uniqueness of Earth (as far as we know!), some of the dangers posed to it by human activity – and what some ordinary people are doing to help …Tailored workshops for every year group, using age-appropriate drama-based techniques to explore the diverse lifeforms supported by particular habitats, some of the challenges posed to them – and what can be done to protect them. Where time allows, celebratory closing assembly, in which classes work through a structured approach to share what they have learnt with the rest of the school community.

"I would like to thank Ady again for delivering the workshops. His own enthusiasm for science shone through from the start to the end of day.  The fact that the lessons were active and fun enabled the children to learn in a more physical way than that of the normal classroom based teaching of science. This has given some of the teachers ideas for their own way of teaching science for future lessons. I would definitely recommend As Creatives to fellow teachers." Heath Fields Primary

Families Event: Top Tips for Saving the Planet! (add on session)

If we’re serious about saving planet Earth, it’s becoming more and more obvious that individuals need to take actions in their daily lives, rather than just relying on governments and big business to do it for them. So, coming at the end of a day of workshops with pupils (and following an opportunity for children to share some of their learning with their parents/carers), this engaging workshop manages to both take a light hearted look at some of the challenges that face us and support families in identifying real changes they can make. And by the end of the afternoon, you’ll have your very own school Pledge to Protect the Planet! And, by booking one of these at the end of a day of our workshops with pupils, you'll get it all for a fraction of the usual price! 

"A big thank you for a wonderful day. The children loved learning about the wonders that our planet has and the interactive workshops allowed for team work and collaboration throughout the year groups. Ady (the practitioner) was happy, smiling constantly and really interactive and funny, nothing was too much trouble for him. He is a credit to your company!" Ysgol Emmanuel 


What A Wonderful World!

High-energy and fact-packed - and accommodating up to 420 pupils in a single day!
This highly engaging, informative and thought-provoking day starts with a quick and interactive  assembly illustrating just what it is that makes the Earth such a wonderful world. Classes then take part in a series of high-energy, age-appropriate quizzes (with not a desk in sight) designed to explore the diverse nature of the habitats our planet supports, point up the threats posed to them by human activity - and extend thinking about the power of individual action.
Suitable For: EYFS - Year 6 / P1 - P7
Exploring: the solar system, habitats and adaptations, climate change.

"All of the children and staff have thoroughly loved working with Zoe today! What an amazing energy she brings - thank you so much for a great day of science." Batley Parish Primary School


Science Skills

Creating a “buzz” about Science Investigation – through drama!

What skills does a Science Investigator need – and how can the natural world help us identify and understand them? This quick-fired workshop, suitable for up to 60 children at a time, answers these questions through a high energy drama activity that incorporates both team working and problem-solving too. And longer workshops can also include a game designed to cement key content from topics classes are currently exploring!

Suitable For: EYFS – KS2 / P1 - P7 (up to 60 pupils at a time)

Exploring: science investigation skills, animal adaptations, subject-specific content

Duration: 30 – 90 minutes, depending on the number of classes

"All staff have fed back to me about how impressed they were with the workshops, how well the children responded to them and how excellent Chris was as a presenter, making the sessions interactive, engaging and educational for the children.  The workshops have helped support me with my mission to promote working scientifically and develop a love of science in the school." (Science Co-ordinator, Bursted Wood Primary School)

"The workshop linked beautifully with our IPC topic – Mission to Mars and supported their learning about the features of different planets." John Ball School, London


Big Science Day

Whole-school celebrations of Science can be challenging if different year groups are all exploring different areas of the curriculum - which is where our Big Science Days can help! We’ll start the day with a whole-school assembly exploring the wonder, importance and relevance of science - then deliver workshops for each year group, using drama techniques to bring key areas of their scientific investigations to life. And as each workshop can accommodate up to 60 children, a Big Science Day can cater for up to 420 pupils!

Our Big Science Days also offer a great way to generate a whole-school “science buzz” – so we also have some amazing thematic days to choose from. All rooted in the Curriculum these include: 

  • Journeys into Space
  • Amazing Animals (and Hair Raising Humans)
  • Exploring Evolution
  • Phenomenal Plants
  • Considering Conservation
  • Looking at Light
  • Eclectic Electricity
  • The Marvel of Materials
  • May the Force Be With You
  • Making Sense of Sound

"The pupils thoroughly enjoyed their workshops. Feedback from staff was very positive and they all commented on how engaging and inclusive Chris was. He was energetic and kept children on task all day and his knowledge and expertise was noticeable and this was mentioned to me by almost all members of staff. The pupils had a great day and it was a fantastic way to end science week. Claremont Fan Court Preparatory School


CSI: Rollercoaster

Exploring forces in an easy-to-recognise context - the world of rollercoasters!

Rollercoaster riders are subject to a whole range of forces as they climb to dizzying heights, plunge at bone-rattling speeds and loop the loop at death-defying angles. CSI: Rollercoaster takes advantage of this by immersing your pupils in a world where someone has sabotaged the world’s most thrilling ride: The Newton.

After being introduced to the crime the suspects and, through a problem solving game, some rollercoaster forces, pupils will take part in a challenging activity asking them to use their existing scientific understanding and transfer it to new areas. This process will release a number of clues, each eliminating one suspect - until only the saboteur remains!

Suitable For: KS1, KS2 / P1 - P7 (up to 30 pupils at a time)

Exploring: gravity, friction and other push/pull forces (KS1); gravity, friction, upthrust, centrifugalism, centripetalism, magnestism (KS2 / P4 - P7)

Duration: 45 - 60 minutes (KS1 / P1 - P3); 1½ hours – half a day (KS2 / P4 - P7) depending on the number of classes.


A Call for Change! 

The young people of today are more aware than ever of the dangers (and reality!) of climate change – and that individuals really can play a part in combatting it. Able to accommodate up to 420 children in a single day, and starting with a whole-school assembly, A Call for Change supports pupils in taking age-appropriate looks at such areas as air pollution, plastics and fracking (illegal in the Republic – but not in Northern Ireland)!

Suitable for: up to 420 children in a day

Year groups: EYFS, KS1, KS2, P1 - P7


Expect the Unexpected!

How can Science Investigation save lives? Learning from the past!

Which great Science Investigators of the past capitalised on “happy accidents” to create amazing science? You’d be surprised how many there are, resulting in inventions that have fed the world, made life easier – and saved millions of lives! This busy and engaging workshop introduces children to some of these, from Post-its to penicillin to pacemakers, then supports them as they make connections to imagine and market some amazing new inventions of their own.

Suitable For: KS2 (up to 30 pupils at a time)

Exploring: science investigation skills, unexpected discoveries, cross-connectivity

Duration: 1 – 2 hours, depending on the number of classes


Pirate Science (Years 1 – 6)

Putting Science in context – with a real live pirate in school!

Blackbeard, Bartholemew Roberts, Anne Bonney and their ilk were undoubtedly skullduggerous scoundrels – but they also had to be sophisticated Science Investigators as they steered their way through the seven seas. But while our own travelling pirate, Captain Richard Morgan, has a strong grasp of science theory and fact, he’s less certain when it comes to the practicalities! So he’ll arrive in your school needing some grounding exploring such areas as floatation, forces, the use of Pirate Materials, navigation, nutrition and Pirate Science.

Suitable for: EYFS – KS2 (up to 30 pupils at a time)

Exploring: floatation, density, upthrust, nutrition, skeletal structure, blood clotting

Duration: 45 – 90 minutes, depending on the number of classes

"We liked how facts were incorporated into drama, livening up an 'imparting knowledge’ session." Sheringham Primary


The Story of Flight 

Looking at ways that Science Investigators have helped humankind fulfill its dream of taking to the skies!

Discover how Science Investigators helped humankind left the earth’s surface for the skies and then space – and ultimately the stars – in this thrilling and action-packed drama-based workshop. Starting with the Icarus myth, pupils will explore, learn about and teach each other some of the scientific and technological landmarks in The Story of Flight, including Leonardo’s musings on helicopters, the Montgolfier brothers’ experiments with balloons, Orville and Wilbur Wright’s development of the aeroplane, Frank Whittle’s work on the jet engine and Neil Armstrong’s first steps on the moon.

Suitable For: KS2 (up to 30 pupils at a time)

Exploring: aerodynamics, forces (gravity, friction and air resistance), pressure

Duration: 1½ hours – half a day, depending on the number of classes

“It was great to see an inventive way of teaching tricky science concepts through drama. A good balance to the hands on investigative approach and one which I hope staff may attempt themselves in future science lessons. We would love to work with you again." Windsor Primary

"I’ve had such great feedback from teachers! thank you so much for making the topics so engaging, relevant and meaningful to the children. I know for a fact how much my class loved inventing new things." St Matthias School


Interplanetary Tours

A fast-paced exploration of our solar system in which children learn and teach each other key facts

From Neil Armstrong’s first steps on the moon to the photographs sent back by Juno on its historic and ongoing mission to Jupiter, we’re all entranced by our neighbours in the solar system. And space exploration nowadays, of course, is a collaborative and multinational affair, bringing the world closer together. Taking things one step further, this intriguing workshop asks pupils to imagine the day when interplanetary tours are possible. Informed by the endeavours of such new space actors as Virgin Galactic and Space X, they’ll plan, prepare and present short plays exploring the problems posed by visiting the sulphurous volcanoes of Venus, the gaseous storms of Saturn or the icy plains of Pluto. Just remember one thing: “In space, no-one can hear you scream …”

Suitable For: up to 30 students at a time.

Exploring: the solar system, orbits, gravity

Duration: 1½  - 2½ hours, depending on how many classes.

Suitable For: up to 30 children at a time.


Space Pirates (Perfect for EYFS and KS1!)

Navigating the stars – a beginner’s guide to black holes and supernova!

Our travelling pirate, Captain Richard Morgan, has a new ship – but the Solar Surfer sails through the stars, not the seas! And as the Solar Surfer is powered by solar waves, of course, it’s vital that the Captain understands the differences between Red Giants, White Dwarves and Black Holes. But that’s the problem: he doesn’t. So he’ll arrive at your school in search of help.

After working in small groups on an age-differentiated independent carousel of activities, pupils will have all the information they need to solve his problems for him. And they’ll do that by performing dramatic representations of a range of different possible life cycles for stars – and alerting the Captain as to exactly what he needs to look out for!

Suitable For: EYFS – KS2

Exploring: the characteristics of stars, the life cycles of stars, characteristics of other bodies in space

Duration: 45 minutes - 2 hours, depending on the number of classes.


New - Time Travel Tourist - the Apollo Adventurers

Celebrating 50 years since the first humans walked on the moon

It was in July 1969 that Neil Armstrong stepped onto the lunar landscape and uttered the famous words, "That's one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind." Since then, only another eleven astronauts have walked on the moon - and none since 1972. This unique programme, though, gives your pupils an opportunity to meet and work with one of the people behind Apollo 11 - Margaret Hamilton (who led the team designing the mission's software) or Astronaut Armstrong himself. Your Tourist will be more than happy to meet the school at an assembly - then visit a number of classes during the day in workshops using drama techniques to bring to life the Apollo 11 adventure, and her/his role in its success. 

Suitable For: up to 30 pupils at a time, EYFS - KS4 (and beyond!)

Exploring (according to age): preparations for the mission; history, characteristics and composition of the moon; the Apollo 11 astronauts; the role of the moon in future space exploration.



Where did the moon come from – and how has it impacted on our history?

From its phases to its place in North American mythology and from the Apollo programmes to its potential to provide a launch pad to Mars and beyond, our only natural satellite has always exerted a pull on humanity. So this busy and interactive workshop sees pupils learning about a range of aspects of this celestial neighbour – including its creation, its make-up, its effects on our tides, its role in eclipses and its hold on culture.

Suitable For: KS1, KS2 (up to 30 pupils at a time)

Exploring: satellites and orbits, the lunar cycle, gravity and other forces, the moon and storytelling

Duration: 45 minutes - 2 hours, depending on the number of classes.


New! Journeys into Space

This year marks an astonishing fifty years since the first humans walked on the moon – and Journeys into Space allows up to 420 pupils to celebrate this extraordinary milestone in a single day. Following an assembly looking at ways that light allows us to look at the history of the stars, pupils work a year group at a time, using a range of age-appropriate drama techniques to explore the wonders of the cosmos …

  • EYFS: the characteristics of stars, planets and moons ...
  • KS1: the life cycles of stars
  • Years 3 & 4: The Perils of Space Travel
  • Years 5 & 6: the moon - and the Apollo 11 landing

Suitable for: EYFS – KS2 (up to 60 pupils at a time!)

Exploring (according to age): the characteristics of stars, planets and moons, the life cycles of stars, the scientific challenges posed by space travel, the moon, the Apollo 11 programme


CSI: Forces

How do different forces operate – and what do they actually do?

CSI: Forces sets your pupils a problem – to use their knowledge and understanding of forces in identifying which of six suspects sabotaged the new Jupiter VII space rocket. They’ll take part in a number of activities, each releasing a force-related clue eliminating one of the possible criminals – until the Police Force becomes the most important force, as the miscreant is hauled before justice …

And we now have two new variants on this popular workshop, exploring how forces operate in two specific contexts: CSI: Rollercoaster and CSI: MoonShot!

Suitable For: KS1, KS2 (up to 30 pupils at a time)

Exploring: gravity, friction, upthrust, centrifugalism, centripetalism, magnestism.

Duration: 1½ hours – half a day (depending on the number of classes)

"We really enjoyed the workshop, staff felt they gained a great deal from it, as well as the children. The children now recognise the “hidden” skills of science. They know that you need patience, observational skills, questioning and team work in order to succeed." St. Edward’s Catholic Primary School


Making Sense of Sound

An active investigation of the science of sound – with acoustic high jinks!

Specifically developed to support the new National Curriculum, this highly active drama-based workshop uncovers how we – and other living things – make sense of sound. After exploring the nature of soundwaves and how they behave in different situations and how they can help us make sense of the world, children will teach each other incredible, new acoustic facts in such exciting improvisations as “Escape from the Volcano”, “Terror from the Skies” and “Submarine Shocker”!

Suitable For: KS2 (up to 30 pupils at a time)

Exploring: soundwaves, acoustic resistance, echo location, the Doppler Effect.

Duration: 1½ hours – one day (depending on how many classes)

“The pace and variety of activities kept all the pupils engaged – and the dramas brought science to life!” Runcorn All Saints Primary

Fossil Hunters!

Using role play to explore rocks, soils and palaeontology

After exploring both the differences and connections between rocks, soils and fossils and handling objects from millions of years ago, pupils will take on the roles of ardent palaeontologists who find themselves in a tricky situation as they investigate the contents of an ancient river bed. Armed with word banks of key vocabulary and some simple props, they’ll work in small groups to plan, prepare and perform short plays that build on the challenges faced by Fossil Hunters!

Suitable For: KS2 (up to 30 pupils at a time)

Exploring: soils, rocks, fossil formation

Duration: 1 – 2 hours (depending on how many classes)


STEM Geodesic Domes

What connects science, maths, engineering space – and sport? Geodesity, of course! And our Geodesic Dome programmes offer students fantastic opportunities to cement their understanding of specific curriculum areas – and to celebrate and share their learning in a unique, eye-catching and inspiring way.

After recalling their learning in a creative manner, students will work to a template in using it to illustrate the 105 triangular panels that make up our Geodesic Domes. They'll then be guided through a process that allows them to fit the triangles together to make hexagons and pentagons – and then to piece these together to construct the 2m high dome.

Exploring (in addition to your curriculum area): chemical structures, engineering forces, properties of 2D shapes.

Duration: one day.


The Best of British Science

After a whole-group activity exploring the achievements and impacts of such British luminati as Isaac Newton (physics), Joseph Priestley (chemistry), Rosalind Franklin (biology) and Colin Pillinger (engineering), students work in small teams to plan, prepare, present and peer review persuasive “television” adverts promoting the work of each of these. This workshop can cater for up to 30 students at a time – and requires a minimum of an hour (although the longer we have, the more depth we can go into, of course).

Exploring: science in context; areas including gravity, power, states of matter, DNA, engineering, space exploration.


Exploring Evolution (KS2)

Most of us take Darwin's ideas of natural selection, and the theory that all life is in a constant state of change, for granted - though they caused a right old rumpus back in 1859! This workshop uses drama techniques to introduce pupils to two different theories of evolution - then challenges them to design their own creatures, able to thrive in some changing environments. They'll then produce short "documentaries" introducing the world to their newly-discovered animals - and support each other through peer evaluation.

Suitable for: up to 30 pupils at a time.

Exploring: evolutionary theory; heredity; animal and plant adaptations 

Duration: 1 1/2 - 2 1/2 hours.


Counting the Cost of Carbon (Upper KS2)

Most scientists agree that climate change is one of the biggest threats facing the planet. But how many of us understand the role played in the process by the carbon cycle - a cycle that's increasingly out of balance as we continue to produce more carbon dioxide than we can absorb? This intriguing workshop physicalises the stages and mechanics of the cycle - and asks pupils to consider (and dramatise) how the world might change if humanity doesn't mend its ways! 

Suitable for: up to 30 pupils at a time. 

Exploring: chemical structures; deforestation; climate change.

Duration: 1 1/2 - 2 1/2 hours. 


Messages from Space (Perfect for Poetry Day!)

What do we know about Neptune? What’s the science of Saturn? And how is our understanding of Uranus? After a warm-up activity exploring some of the characteristics of a range of inhabitants of the universe (including stars and comets as well as planets and black holes), and armed with our beautifully illustrated FactFiles, pupils will mix metaphors, similes and astronomy as they create - and perform - their own Cosmic Clerihews! These are fun but descriptive four-line poems – and so perfectly suited for the descriptive rigour demanded by science.  You can view all of our poetry workshops here. 

Suitable For: KS1 – KS4 / P1 - P7. 

Exploring: characteristics of planets, stars, comets and black holes; authorial voice, rhythm, tone and pace.

Duration: Suitable for up to 30 pupils at a time, Messages from Space lasts from 1 to 2 hours, depending on how many classes we’re working with.

Whole-School Resource Packages to Download

Science Resource Packages 

You can choose to buy one, two or three for a bumper bundle price! available to purchase and download over at

Growing for Gold - You can purchase your Growing for Gold resource pack now in preparation for British Science Week 2022 - all resources will be uploaded and ready to download by the 31st January 2022.

Innovation and Beyond – designed to tie in with British Science Week 2021, this comprises thematic, PowerPoint-based STEM quizzes for every year group from Reception to Year 6/ P1 to P7) - together with linked and age-differentiated maths and literacy activities, all brought together with opening and closing films!

The Engineering Trail – with opening and closing films and featuring engineering challenges using resources available in any school setting, differentiated into three age ranges: EYFS and KS1/P1 – P3 … Years 3 and 4/P4 and P5 … and Years 5 and 6/P6 and P7.

Family Science: Top Tips for Saving the Planet (add-on activity) – complete with an introductory film and offering the whole family opportunities to both uncover the science we all use in our everyday lives and think about easy ways that we can all contribute to protecting Planet Earth

View our streamed Science workshops here

British Science Week (BSW) is a ten-day programme of science, technology, engineering and maths events and activities across the UK for people of all ages. Find out more at

The Royal Institution is an independent charity dedicated to connecting people with the world of science. Find out more at

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Space Week takes place between the 4th - 10th October each year. Find information and resources at

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