Case Study: Murderous Maths – Purposeful, engaging and creative Maths for large numbers of pupils

1st Jan 2018News, School Workshops

We’re well aware that schools often want large numbers of their pupils to share the experience of participating in our Creative Maths workshops – so we’ve specifically designed programmes such as The Pirate’s Challenge, The Captain’s Conundrum and The Trading Game to cater for up to 60 pupils per workshop. But as the challenge from schools … Read More

Case Study: CSI: Storyland – Maths for EYFS

15th Sep 2017Case Studies, School Workshops

Many of our most popular programmes come about as a result of direct requests from schools and individual teachers. And CSI: Storyland is just such a case in point – with Servite Primary in London asking if we could develop a version of our successful CSI: Maths programmes for EYFS and KS1. This enchanting workshop … Read More

Case Study: Science Skills – a whole-school experience

1st Sep 2017Case Studies

Specifically designed to interest all children and young people in science, this exciting and engaging workshop cements pupils’ understanding by harnessing a metaphor involving animals to illustrate our set of six Science Skills. Except that it’s the pupils who provide the illustrations – and in a robustly physical way, as we use drama techniques to … Read More

Case Study: Building a Geodesic Science Dome at St John Bosco

2nd Aug 2017Case Studies

St John Bosco is an Arts specialist college, so it is no surprise that they value arts activities and outcomes. Our geodesic domes are rather impressive both in structure and in size, so one can make a brilliant way to display work done by students, both individually and as a finished collaborative artwork in itself. … Read More

Case Study: Enterprise Ambassadors – Innovative Research with Alsop High School

13th Sep 2012Case Studies, School Workshops

After delivering an interactive whole-school INSET exploring the Davies Review of Enterprise Education and looking at enterprise skills, we worked closely with twelve teachers to investigate ways of incorporating enterprise across the curriculum. Following more in-depth examinations of “enterprise in action”, these Enterprise Ambassadors undertook small scale action research projects tracking the impacts on students … Read More

Case Study: The 14-19 Reforms: Avenues and Pathways – a Programme for Trainee Teachers

11th May 2012Case Studies

We worked with GTP trainees to explore key aspects of the 14-19 reforms and their implications for teaching and learning. During a two day programme trainee teachers explored creative and innovative approaches to planning and delivering the diplomas. Trainee teachers worked individually, in pairs, in small groups and in large groups in being introduced to the following … Read More

Case Study: Enterprise in Action at St Julie’s

1st Apr 2012Case Studies

We worked with 50 year 9 students from St Julie’s Catholic High School (who had all recently opted to study GCSE Business studies) on an interactive and fast paced workshop day exploring the advantages of enterprise in education. The sessions were inspired by the Davies Review of Enterprise Education- an independent review that explores the … Read More

Case Study: Harnessing Entrepreneurship to Raise School Attainment

22nd Mar 2012Case Studies, News

As Creatives in conjunction with Liverpool John Moores University has been working with senior teachers from primary and secondary schools to explore how entrepreneurial characteristics can be nurtured throughout the school community in order to increase learner attainment.  The event was a CPD opportunity for school leaders and teachers who engaged in a quality, interactive … Read More