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Early years / First Level workshops

Available at both sites (except for Lighthouse Keepers Lunch which is only available at our Irvine site). Experience an interactive, hands-on learning experience focused on STEM, Social Studies and Expressive Arts inspired by objects and stories from our collection.

Under the Sea,  Nursery – P2 (1 hour)
Join Angie the Anglerfish as we journey from the beach to the deep sea exploring different habitats and objects we find in and around our oceans in this interactive STEM story. Afterwards we will investigate the objects we find. Do they float or sink? Are they living or not? Do they belong in the sea?
SCN 0-01a, SCN 0-15a, SOC 0-08a, TCH 0-10a / SCN 1-07a, TCH 1-06a

Lighthouse Keeper’s Lunch, Nursery – P3 (1 hour – 75 minutes)
One of our most popular early primary workshops based on the book by Ronda and David Armitage. Join Mr and Mrs Grindling and try to keep today’s lunch away from those pesky seagulls and build your own giant lighthouse as a class!
EXA 0-02a, LIT 0-04a, TCH 0-10a / EXA 1-02a, LIT 1-04a, SCN 1-07a, TCH 1-10a

Scotland and Island Life, P1 – P3 (1 hour)
Using Katie Morag stories as a stimulus, pupils will learn about life on Scottish islands by visiting our puffer MV Spartan or virtually exploring the inside if you are at Dumbarton. We’ll then investigate maps of the island and calculate the best routes to deliver the mail. Finally, pupils will weigh and measure different objects to avoid overloading the mainland mail ship.
MNU 1-10c, MNU 1-11a, SOC 1-02a, SOC 1-14a

Ship Shape ScienceP1-P3 (1 hour) 
Pupils will take part in four science activities related to ships and the sea, including: floating and sinking, materials, balance and more.
TCH 1-06a, TCH 1-10a, SCN 1-15a / TCH 2-06a, TCH 2-10a

How the Pirates Turned the Tide, P2 – P4 (1 hour)
Ahoy landlubbers! Based on the wonderful picture book by local author Greta Yorke, pupils will investigate recycling and keeping our oceans clean, all with a piratey theme! Arrgh!
TCH 1-06a, TCH 1-10a, SCN 1-15a / TCH 2-06a, TCH 2-10a

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