Looking to enthuse your class with some curriculum-focused outdoor learning? Find out more about your local landscape and the processes that formed it? Get some ideas and support for your classroom teaching?
I've got wide experience of working with schools and teachers: I've taken thousands of pupils on excursions around Holyrood Park in Edinburgh (see Arthur's Seat for Schools) exploring topics such as Edinburgh's landscape and volcanic eruptions, and I've delivered hundreds of classroom workshops on volcanoes, tsunamis, Pangea, rocks and landscapes. I'm flexible, enthusiastic and remarkably good value! Please don't hesitate to get in touch to find out more.
School Workshops - indoors and out!
I can offer lots of flexibility and ideas for visits to schools, including classroom activities exploring plate tectonics, tsunamis and volcanoes. Over several years I've run workshops for upper Primary classes at Techfest in Aberdeen and the Dundee Science Festival and visited schools throughout Scotland.
The Curriculum for Excellence encourages outdoor exploration of your local landscape; I can take your class on a short excursion in the school grounds and surrounding area or further afield (e.g. Holyrood Park in Edinburgh - see Arthur's Seat for Schools).
I can also include personal experience with exploding volcanoes. I worked in the Montserrat Volcano Observatory in the Caribbean at the start of the current eruption there, and I've got lots of stories to tell about this and other volcanoes. And to experience a volcanic eruption in class, ask about Irn Bru volcanoes!
Costs are dependent on the amount of preparation required and travel costs, but I aim to keep costs low - guide price £60 for a local workshop of 1-2 hours.
These activities help tackle key outcomes of the
Curriculum for Excellence, including: