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! 

Workshop Description

Exploring Evolution 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.

Exploring: evolutionary theory; heredity; animal and plant adaptations 


KS2/ P4-P7 / 2nd- 6th Class
1 hour - half a day
30 pupils per workshop


How many pupils can take part?

Exploring Evolution can accommodate up-to 30 pupils per workshop in sessions lasting around an hour. 

What is the format of the day?

We will work with you to plan a timetable, based on the number of classes you would like to take part and the timings of your school day. This workshop can last anywhere from 1-hour to half-a-day.

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?

This workshop is active and works best in a school hall. A large classroom with desks and chairs stowed away as far as possible is fine.

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