Design & Technology Workshops

(London and the home counties -M25-ish, only)

SORRY - FULLY BOOKED TO EASTER 2015

Making Scuttlers

I can work with classes of up to 30 (although I always bring a few spares so 31/2/3 is usually not a problem.

Every pupil in the class makes their own model/toy.

Costs quoted includes all materials including batteries and motors where applicable.

Payment: I will invoice your school after delivery. Sorry but the school that manages me will only accept payment by cheque.

All the classroom needs to supply are scissors, pencils/coloured pencils/pens. I prefer to work in the classroom. If in a hall children need to be seated at tables.

Most of the workshops need an hour-and-a-half if possible. I can deliver up to 3 in a day.

Most of the materials and components I use are also available from the 'Technology Shop'.

   Playground: Swings and See-Saws

Name of workshop Age range Cost for one workshop
Playground: 'Swings and see-saws'  (Making working models with straws & pipe-cleaners.For Yr1 this workshop is more successful in the 2nd or 3rd term) Yrs1-2 70
Wind-Ups: 'Scuttlers'                     (Wind-up-and-go card insects and spiders. Also suitable for Rec/Nursery - extra adult helpers are useful if available) Yrs1-4 80
Moving Vehicles                           (Making a school bus from a fold-up net with working wheels and if there is time adding a magnet to make a train!) Yr2 80
Correx Creepers  NEW!!                         (Vibrating Electric Bugs with an electric motor fitted with an off-centre wheel)

Correx Creepers: A video showing how to make one can be seen on my 'How-to-Make' page

Yr3-5 110
Moving Monsters                          (Monster's heads operated by plastic syringes - a simple pneumatic toy)

Yrs3-4 80
Torches                                        (Making a twin battery torch) Yrs4-6 110
Moving Toys                                 (A simple moving toy (a crocodile with a moving head) operated by a cam mechanism) Yrs5&6 90
Pop-Ups                                       (Designing and making simple pop-up cards) Yrs3-6 70
Fairground: 'Electric Carousels'       (A simple carousel powered by a motor and pulleys ready for decorating afterwards)

Yrs5&6 110
Electric Fan Buggies                       (A fan buggy with 2 batteries, motor and switch) Yrs5&6 120
Making Kaleidoscopes                         (Every pupil makes their own working kaleidoscope with a mirror and pieces of coloured filter - takes just over an hour) Yrs3-6 80
Making Thaumatropes & Zoetropes (Every pupil makes their own working thaumatrope and zoetrope with x4 different designs supplied. They are also shown how to draw their own simple animated sequences. The workshop lasts about an hour. ) Yrs3-6 70  
Making Orreries (A simple working model showing the relative motion* of the Earth and Moon around the Sun. The workshop lasts about an hour and a half. ) *approximate only.

Yrs4-6 90  
Electric Fan-Boats (A drinks bottle raft powered by an electric fan. The raft can made to sail in a straight line or in a circle with a rudder and it features a home-made switch). Each pupil must supply two small plastic drink bottles with tops.

   

Yrs5&6 110  
Jet-Racers                     (A more challenging balloon buggy design for older pupils featuring a chassis and fold-up body. Plenty of potential for pupils to add   their own 'design     extras' after the session. If a hall is available the session ends with a race!) Yrs5&6 90
Making Periscopes              (A fold-up-from-a-net periscope with 2 mirrors. The session also includes mirror symmetry activities with another 'free to keep' mirror) Yrs4-6 80
Viking Longboats                (A cut-out and fold-up card design featuring a mast, sail and shields along the side)

Yrs4-6 90

*Please note: workshops are not subject to VAT.

My background:

My name is Paul Newham. I have been working in the field of science & technology education for over 36 years and have been delivering workshops in primary schools for over 23 years. I was based at the South London Science & Technology Centre in Camberwell for 26 years and set up the 'Technology Shop' there. Following the closure of the SLSTC I relocated to Ivydale Primary School and run the shop service from there and deliver workshops to schools anywhere within the M25 (although I am sometimes 'persuaded' to travel a bit further!)

I am employed by Ivydale Primary School and therefore have a current C.R.B. (enhanced) certificate.

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