"An excellent, exciting workshop that fitted the objectives of the 2014 curriculum topic of ‘Roman Britain’ perfectly. "
y4 teacher, Liverpool
A SLICE OF ROMAN BRITAIN IN THE COMFORT OF YOUR SCHOOL
Over 11,000 pupils a year! Add yours to this number with one of my school workshops, which I firmly believe are among the best in the country
So in other words, you can book with confidence in the knowledge that the experience will be truly worthwhile and, what is more, excellent value for money for your precious school budget.
On this note, I look forward to hopefully coming into your school in the future and I hope you find a workshop to suit your needs from the following range that I now currently offer:
Darren (aka 'Mr B' to the pupils)
(or rather, me, Mr B, my workshops and my obsession with providing the best learning experience that your precious school budget can buy)
Some fella turning up late in a home-made papier mache suit with no teaching experience, poor subject knowledge, a poor range of resources, poor communications, no SEN experience, no flexibililty and no supporting resources (in other words the opposite of the above :)
Hello there, my name is Darren Birchall and I am the fella who dresses up in all these strange costumes to provide you and your pupils with an excellent learning experience across a wide range of topics, from Roman Britain; the age of Victorian invention; the First and Second World Wars; the history and science of the 'Space Race'; and the excitement of the modern Olympic sport of sword fencing.
As a QTS-qualified teacher of many years, these workshops are the ultimate result of my wide range of teaching experience in a variety of educational settings in both state and independent schools, as well as experience as a teacher trainer and the writer of planning and teaching packs for both my own workshop websites and also organisations such as Manchester United and School Sport Partnerships.
As you can see from the range of pictures at the side, my policy of adding at least one brand new workshop each year has now resulted in over 10 high quality workshops for history, science and sport that are all planned in scrupulous detail to match both the needs of the Curriculum and (more importantly, in my opinion) your pupils and your school.
This, of course, requires a great deal of time, money and effort and on average each workshop takes a year to research, plan and finally put together into a form that I am happy to offer to schools, meaning that I GUARANTEE that each workshop provides the following:
What you WILL NOT GET from one of my
What you WILL GET from one of my
An extremely high quality, teacher-planned learning experience for your pupils that is fun, memorable and exciting
Excellent communications from me from start to finish
Unique resources coming from big workshop budgets, that you would be unable to access elsewhere (i.e. a Buzz Aldrin signed space glove in my spacesuit workshop and a working Stephenson's Rocket steam train in my Victorian inventions workshop + many more)
A flexible, adaptable approach to match your needs
Excellent SEN provision
FREE Supporting lesson plans and other teaching resources
A range of testimonials to support all of the above