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Dinosaur Workshops for Schools

Provided by WFS

A range of dinosaur workshops for pre-school, EYFS, and primary schools

Step into a world millions of years old with our amazing range of Dinosaur Workshops! 🦕 Examine fossils like a detective, discovering clues about these amazing ancient giants. With hands-on activities, we'll explore how dinosaurs looked, moved, and even what they ate and their eventual extinction!

Format

Format of the workshops can vary. Please contact us to discuss your requirements.

Age Groups

EYFS - Y6, Nursery, Reception

Hands-on Fossil Lab Workshop

Get ready to be a paleontologist! We have over 3000 fossils in our lab collection for children to examine. From dinosaur teeth and horns, crocodile vertebrae, and fossil faeces from a range of extinct reptiles and fish.

PalaeoLab's aim is to encourage a new generation of superb zoological, palaeontological and evolutionary scientists with an ability to think both creatively and critically about the world around us.

Tyrannosaurus-Rex Skeleton Graphic

Discovering Fossils​ Workshop

Through fossil searches, amber examinations, and engaging discussions, students will explore questions about dinosaur appearances, behaviors, and what led to their eventual extinction. This session isn't just about facts; it's about understanding how fossils reveal the secrets of our past. With topics ranging from the Stone Age to extinction, students will be inspired to think critically and creatively about the world around them.

Dinosaur

Foundation & KS 1 Dinosaur workshop (Can be tailored for KS2)

Our dynamic workshop, spanning 1 to 2.5 hours, combines storytelling, puppetry, games, and songs centered around dinosaurs.

Each workshop will include a combination of the following activities:

Story and puppets:
Experience the "Forgetfulosuarus" as she seeks her identity, and help Terry Rex regain his voice in "The Dinosaur Who Couldn't Roar." Through interactive puppetry, children solve problems and craft happy endings for these charming characters.

Everyone's Dinosaur:
In "Everyone’s a dinosaur!" kids explore how different environments shaped dinosaur features, discovering what kind of *saurus they would be. "We’re going on a bone hunt" teaches teamwork in fossil discovery. Kids learn excavation skills and identify fossils, using their knowledge to classify dinosaurs and create their own.

One Red Raptor (Language, Movement and Dance):
In "One Red Raptor," kids create a counting rhyme with dinosaur names, followed by illustrations for a fun wall frieze or booklet. "Dancing Dinosaurs" inspires independent movement with contrasting sounds and language, culminating in a stomping Dino Dance crafted individually and i

Dinosaur Detectives:
Participants start with warm-up movements, followed by a dinosaur-themed adaptation of Julia Donaldson's 'Tyrannosaurus Drip' using shadow puppets. They then craft dinosaur fossils such as footprints, teeth, and claws. The session wraps up with a lively dinosaur song and dancing activity, with an optional activity of creating an erupting volcano if time permits.

Creating Dinosaurs:
Build gigantic dinosaurs, each at least 4 meters long, using recycled building plastics. These dinosaurs will look amazing and we can film them to show children how awesome they are.

Dinosaurs

Darwin’s Delights Workshop (Y5 and Y6)

A captivating workshop designed for Year 5/6 students to explore the world of Darwin covering curriculum subjects topics such as, evolution, and inheritance! 🌱🔬 Through engaging activities like fossil investigations and skeletal examinations, students will unravel the mysteries of evolution and natural selection.

Students will examine a diverse array of articulated mammal skeletons, discovering clues about shared ancestry among mammals. They'll explore Darwin's theory of natural selection, understanding its intricacies and how it shapes the animal kingdom. Dive into the groundbreaking discoveries of Darwin, revolutionizing modern science! Explore how natural selection drives animal adaptations, from polar bear fur to bat wings and beyond.

Through lively Q&A sessions and thought-provoking discussions. Topics covered include the last universal common ancestor, human evolution, and the future of our species. With 90 minutes of exploration, each session becomes a playground of ideas and discoveries. Facilitated discussions are tailored to student interests.

Illustration of Charles Darwin

Cost

Prices will vary depending on your requirements. Please submit an enquiry below to obtain a quote.

Testimonials

"Everyone who was with you with reception class today has been singing your praises; thank you so much for holding the children so captivated for the whole day!" "We had a brilliant day. The children were captivated and engaged allday long - no mean feat with 4 / 5 yr olds. Ian's infectionus enthusiasm through songs, rhymes & drama provided exactly what was needed. The children were still singing and retelling the story as they went home. Fabulous!"

Staff Member, Local School

"Captured the children's imaginations brilliantly. Great to see the boys so captivated"

Staff Member, Local School
About This Provider (WFS)
workshops for schools and nurseries and clubs accross the curriculum . Virtual and in person with  artists, teachers and experienced practioners
Head Office: WFS, Ilminster, Somerset, TA19

Welcome to WFS Workshops for Schools and Nurseries! We offer a tailor made service to provide your school or classroom with any workshop you require. Whether it be curriculum based, or you're catering for a special event or holiday camp, we can personally arrange this to the highest quality! We have over 18 years experience in providing workshops to schools. However, we not only provide the workshops, we ensure the whole day/event runs smoothly so you don't have to do anything! You can even get involved with the workshops yourself! Take a look at our website to find out what we are currently promoting, and if you can't see what you're looking for, or you would like something specific then get in touch now!

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Anywhere in England
Anywhere in Wales

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