School workshops & science assemblies
We have various workshops and classes for parties – science, physical and art based or all 3 combined! Please take a look at some of our class and workshops below.
Balloons are not just for parties! They can really engage children and present a new and innovative way of learning!Our school packages are suitable for either an assembly with the whole school in which we use up to 20 volunteers, or if you want all the children to be involved we can do classroom workshops for up to 30. Our Primary School classroom workshops & science assemblies link directly to the curriculum in a fun and engaging way . Balloons really captivate the attention and imagination and so are a great tool in applying them to various leaning concepts which then tie in with the National Curriculum.
Mouse Trap Balloon Show:-
A 1 hour Science and Mechanics assembly show –Science and mechanics are very much applied to our Mouse Trap Balloon Show which explains simple machines. Simple mechanisms including levers, pulleys, inclined planes, and screws are part of the primary science curriculum and the unusual application of balloons to demonstrate these concepts really grabs children’s attention. It is a really entertaining show suitable for any number of children from small to big schools and involves a lot of the children up in ‘stage’ helping demonstrate. These concepts can be taken further after the show with the included PDF booklet which the school can print to reinforce what was learned. Please see more on our MOUSE TRAP BALLOON SHOW page.
AssembliesWe also have other assembly packages which use the balloons in story telling – these can be linked to a story being explored in class or the school values. Volunteers are used involving lots of the children to use the balloons to help visualise a story.
Classroom WorkshopsThe assemblies are a great introduction to school workshops in the classroom where the children get a chance themselves to make several basic balloon models they can then take home. Clear instructions and steps are worked through together, and these ideas can also be linked into topics such as coding within the curriculum, as well as more obvious links such as art. Further exploration of the workshop can be developed with the children writing up the basic steps to create eg a balloon dog. The balloons arrive pre inflated so there is no need for tying knots or trying to inflate. A leaflet PDF is also included with this workshop for the teacher to print and continue the development of the concepts introduced.
‘A fabulous engaging workshop that brought learning to life’ Jon Hart – Assistant Head and Foundation Stage Teacher Shenington C of E Primary SchoolPlease see the pictures at the bottom of this page to see some of the fun we have had, and also do check out the MOUSE TRAP BALLOON SHOW page for this exciting new science and mechanics based hour long show.