WildWorkshops is proud to offer bespoke visits, with a background in Primary education we can plan days to suit any particular 'nature' theme or event (Water, Light, Animals, Pets, Plants, Rainforests, School grounds, Eco-Schools etc.)
A flexible approach suits your timetable and careful liaison ensures a specially tailored day suited to the needs of your children.
If no particular theme is desired, we do our own thing! The aim, as always, to engage young children in science and inspire them with the natural world.
WildWorkshops' sessions are differentiated at 4 levels: FS, KS1, Lower KS2 and Upper KS2 (though we can, and do, work up to Y8).
Each level (except Foundation Stage) has 2 tiered modules, allowing children to build upon the previous years work.
In this way it is possible for children to experience a different WildWorkshops session each year.
From a teaching perspective the most rewarding and beneficial sessions have been with the schools I visit year on year.
These children are excited in anticipation of the session (I have heard tales of loud cheers in assemblies upon the announcement of another visit), they are building on the knowledge base we have built up, they are already comfortable working with and handling the live creatures and these children get through some great, quality science work.
Depending on the date of your visit activities may vary as sessions reflect seasonal changes e.g. in summer term there are investigations with caterpillars which are not available at other times.
A base for the day is preferable (moving and setting up equipment during the day can reduce session times) and an interactive whiteboard is beneficial for digital microscope viewing.
My name is Steven Lewis-Neill, I am a fully qualified and experienced Primary Teacher - having taught across both Key Stages from Foundation Stage to Year 6.
I have worked as a Science Co-ordinator and have delivered staff training in Scientific Enquiry (Sc1).
I have conducted research in Liverpool primary schools investigating the positive effects an animal can have on a child's self-esteem.
After completing my MSc in Animal Behaviour it became a dream to set up WildWorkshops, getting children involved in practical science - inspired by animals!
I now provide an established, unique outside service for schools, teaching towards the science curriculum through practical workshops involving a variety of British wildlife.