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

Workshop Description

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.

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

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

“As Creatives are like a breath of fresh air – livening up teachers and students with fun and innovative methods of learning. The planning and preparation that goes on behind the scenes results in a thoroughly professional delivery in which all participants are valued and respected.” Holy Cross School

KS2-KS3 / P4-P7
1½ hours – half a day (depending on how many classes)
30 pupils per workshop
School Hall


How many pupils can take part?

The Story of Flight can accommodate up-to 30 pupils per workshop. 

What is the format of the day?

 1½ hours – half a day (depending on how many classes)

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 can take place in a classroom or the school hall.

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