Space Ceilidh Workshops

Come explore the patterns of the sun, moon and planets in our solar system with the award-winning Science Ceilidh’s scientist-musicians! We’ll be getting musical with physics, creative with space developing new astronomical dances and finally getting imaginative about our own futures! There’ll also be the opportunity to share your space dances and learning with an assembly to the rest of the school!

Learning Outcomes:

Exploring the wonder, patterns & movements of the sun, moon and planets (SCN 0/1/2-06A); Revising the physics of sounds vibrations to make simple music (SCN1/2-11A); Working as a team to express concepts creatively through dance (EXA 0/1/2-09A) and perform this (EXA 0/1/2-01A); Discuss the importance of curiosity & creativity across all careers & health and wellbeing.

Depending on your school, Space Ceilidh can run up to 4 classes (50 – 60mins) for P4-7 and a sharing assembly for the whole school at the end of the day.  For smaller schools, they can work with pupils for a morning or afternoon session.  They’ll leave you with reflection follow-on worksheets to consolidate learning.

Dates:  w/c 4th March

Suitable for:  P4-7 ideally

Location:  You school sports hall.  (projector + power source required)

Contact our Education team on 01851 708493 or to book a Science Ceilidh workshop for your class.

A teacher CLPL Session is also available:

As a 2.5 hour “twilight” session, this will involve two core components supporting teachers – Interdisciplinary Strategies: Sharing and putting into practice our approach of incorporating movement, traditional dance and other arts into science and other areas of the curriculum.  Interdisciplinary Understanding: Summarising and answering questions on the research around the science of learning, creativity and health and wellbeing (particularly from a neuroscience perspective) to have better understanding of this in practice.

We will also provide take-away resources building on both of these components with further examples, support and reading, and have some reflection time for teachers to plan how they might be able to embed these strategies and understandings into practice in their schools even in some small way.  This will be designed for primary teachers but secondary and early years will be welcome.