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.

"Children gained a notion of Science ideas outside their typical science lessons. It prompted our children to take a responsibility for saving their planet.  The entire process was a breeze. I was so happy that the timetabling of the day was provided for us from As Creatives as opposed to having to organise this ourselves. Th staff were very prepared and professional. We will definitely book again!" Growing for Gold Workshop, Childwall CE Primary School


Workshop Description

Combatting Climate Change – By Growing for Gold!

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! also available as a whole-school resource package at

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

Y1/P2: How can what we wear help save Planet Earth?

Y2/P3: How can the way we travel help save Planet Earth?

Y3/P4: How can what we buy help combat climate change?

Y4/P5: How can what we eat help combat climate change?

Y5/P6: How can recycling help combat climate change?

Y6/P7: How can we persuade the world to combat climate change?


Families Event: Innovating to Save the Planet! (add on session)

If we’re serious about saving planet Earth, it’s becoming more and more obvious that everyone, not just governments and big business, need to take innovative approaches to our daily lives. 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 the planet and support families in identifying real changes they can make. And by the end of the afternoon, you’ll have your very own school Planetary Innovation Pledges! This unique workshop provides a great way of boosting family engagement – and booking it at the end of a day of our workshops with pupils will allow you to get it all for a fraction of the usual price!

"A big thank you to Zoe, who was absolutely wonderful. The children loved being active and given a chance to participate. Zoe was kind, reassuring and happy- the staff were all impressed with her and her presence.” St Peter & St Paul Primary School

"We loved the workshops; they were roughly 350 students participating altogether. The workshops were engaging, interesting and very educational!"  Growing for Gold Workshops, St Francis RC Primary School

EYFS - Y6 / P1-P7 / Senior Infants - 6th Class
One Day
Whole school!
School Hall


How many pupils can take part?

Combatting Climate Change By Growing for Gold! can accommodate up-to 60 pupils per workshop - that's the whole of a two-form entry school in just one day!

What is the format of the day?

The day starts with a whole-school assembly. We will work with you to plan a timetable for the workshops, to suit the number of classes you would like to include - and around the specific timings of your school day. 

A typical timetable looks like this:

09.00 – 09.20: Whole-school assembly

09.20 – 9.55: Year 1 stay in the hall for their workshop …

9.55 – 10.30: Year 2 come to the hall for their workshop …

10.30 – 11.05: Year 3 come to the hall for their workshop …

11.05 – 11.30: One Reception class have a visit, in their own setting …

11.30 – 11.55: The other Reception class have a visit, in their own setting …


1.00 – 1.40: Year 4 come to the hall for their workshop …

1.40 – 2.20: Year 5 come to the hall for their workshop …

2.20 – 3.00: Year 6 come to the hall for their workshop.


Are there any technical requirements?

Each working space needs to be equipped with laptop/screen/projector, so pupils can view the supporting PowerPoint throughout.


Where will the workshops take place?

These workshops require the use of your school hall. 

Is Growing for Gold available as a Teaching Resource?

Yes! you can download the teaching resource pack and deliver your own whole-school Science day! download from;

Are there any other whole school science days?

Yes, you can also enjoy a whole school experience with Time for Science, The Connection, Seven Wonders of the World or Science Skills! Or, build your own whole school, Big Science Day.

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