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Other primary school workshops we offer

At Balestra school workshops we don't just offer science but also history and sport workshops and also hireable topic boxes for a variety of topics as shown below:

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What a fantastic Roman day!! We all learnt so much and had loads of fun too.."

J Kirkham, Y5/6 teacher, Derbyshire

Our Primary science workshops provide a range fo amazing experience with many fun activities for a variety of Primary Science National Curriculum topics.

Current topics covered are sound, light, electricity, the human body, Key Stage 1 materials, forces, evolution and inheritance, space, rocks and fossils, inventions and even  a key stage 2 rocket challenge!

What is more, it is also full of brilliant primary science teaching tips and lesson plan ideas!

fossils bening sorted in a primary science school workshop

Our Stone Age to Iron Age  workshop provides an overview of the longest period studied in the primary history curriculum with a range of real and replica artefacts and amazing facts about the periods covered.

Starting with a timeline and including genuine artefact sorting and even (very safe) spear throwing, this is one of our most popular workshops that really brings the topic to life.  More details here over at our primary stone age workshop website.

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topic boxes for hire

Our Topic Boxes for hire are a perfect solution if you are tight on budget or simply want to lead artefact activities yourself.  Each box comes with a wide range of real and replica artetfacts , supplemented by amazing online 360 degree and video resources to support your teaching and the pupils' learning.


For more details please visit out main site at www.mytopicbox.co.uk or click the links below to go to the specific website pages for each box.


Our Second World War workshop takes pupils on a journey through the key events of WW2 such as air raids, the blitz, D-Day, the Battle of Britain and much more!

Beginning with an interactive timeline as per all our history workshops, throughout the day pupils will get to view and handle amazing artefacts, blackout model windows; bandage each other up WW2 style and use a real morse code machine.

What is more, it is supported by a wide range of lesson plans that have been downloaded over 100k times by teachers worldwide since the project began!

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Our Victorian Inventions workshop contains some of the same activities as used in our science workshops but with a greater focus on the Victorian period.  It is a unique opportunity to combine history, science and DT objectives into one workshop made up of 4 exciting activities from 4 key inventions of the Victorian age.


Power Stephenson's Rocket; take Victorian photos; use a real morse code machine and make music box songs in this exciting and original workshop.


In addition, the workshop is suitable for a range of options to suit your needs, in KS1 and KS2 versions, for a single class or mulit classes and also for a half day or full day, with different prices to suit your budget.

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Our Key Stage two sword fencing days are one of our most popular workshops and offer a great way to enthuse pupils about this unique sport in a fun and safe manner.


With over 10 years of coaching experience and safe plastic equipment, each class receives an hour of quality coaching with a medal awarded to the best sword fencer of the lesson, with the best fencer over the course of the day receiving a "champion fencer' trophy to keep.

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Our Roman School workshop is a wonderful way to bring this popular topic to life.

Starting with an interactive timeline, pupils are taken on a journey through the keye events of Roman Britain such as Julius Caesar's failed invasion, Claudius' successful invasion of 43 AD and of course the brave Boudicca and her attempt to overthrow the Romans in 61 AD.

This is all taught with some great activities to really immerse pupils in the period, such as wearing armour, throwing (soft, safe) spears and marching, all led by Mr B dressed as a Roman Auxilliary!


Our Virtual Zoom workshops cover a range of primary national curriculum topics and provide a perfect alternative to an in person visit whatever your reason.

Taking a bitesize approach, each session involves a detailed overview of the topic and all it's curriculum objectives as well as a range of real and replica artefacts and interactive elements to give you a great wow experience without the hassle of leaving school.  For more details visit our dedicated virtual primary school workshops page here.

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