Drop Down Day Ideas

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Looking to leave the timetable behind for a day and give your class a unique experience?

Drop down days, Enrichment, Discovery days, Deep learning days, Collpased timetable days, Activity days, whatever your school calls them, you probably offer these experiences anything from once a year, to every term or half term. Following feedback from teachers, we have a huge range of educational ideas for bringing practical activities into your school to enhance and broaden your students' learning experience.

One of the big advantages of bringing an external provider into your school to deliver one of these special days is their experience. Not just experience of whatever subject or topic they are experts in, but their experience in delivering these sessions to groups of students; knowing how to keep them engaged for a full day on a single subject.

Drop down days are designed to benefit students in a variety of ways. Building on previous learning, while giving them skills and experiences they may be missing from the every day lessons they receive during the school day. Ideas for drop down days include PHSE subjects such as mental health or physical well-being and first aid, themed problem solving activities, or perhaps a STEAM focus such as exploring robotics or VR applications. Have a look at the options on this page, or fill out the short form and let us know what you want to achieve from your drop down day.


Classroom Kitchen

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Classroom Kitchen

Do you want to get your school cooking and learning about nutrition? Classroom Kitchen brings all of the equipment and ingredients to turn your classroom into the kitchen! We offer: cooking and nutrition curriculum sessions, topic themed and more...

International & Multicultural Dance Workshops

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International & Multicultural Dance Workshops

International & Multicultural dance workshops for schools help enrich your pupil's learning. Explore the globe, bring your international or multicultural day or week to life with these dance workshops.

STEMCarousel KS1-KS2

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STEMCarousel KS1-KS2

A full day conveyor belt of STEM Learning!

Virtual Reality Day

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Virtual Reality Day

Bring all of your topics to life with the UK's no.1 VR workshop company! Using VR headsets, we can deliver up to six workshops in a day all tailored to each year group's current topic. Bring the outside world into your classroom with PrimeVR!

CSI Forensic Science Educational STEAM Workshop KS3 - KS5

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CSI Forensic Science Educational STEAM Workshop KS3 - KS5

Proven to excite students’ curiosity in Science, supporting the National Curriculum Science Programmes, by offering a cross-curricular "hands-on" interactive, full-day onsite STEM - CSI Forensic Science Workshops aimed at KS3 | KS4 | KS5.

Anti Bullying Workshop

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Anti Bullying Workshop

We offer several interactive Anti Bullying workshops following the themes for Anti Bullying week as set out by the Anti Bullying Alliance with sessions aiming to celebrate being kind, accepting others and realising that it's ok to be YOU! ​

Up-cycling and Recycling

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Up-cycling and Recycling

In this recycling school workshop we discuss a wide range of green issues in the home, at school, and in a global context. Up-cycling or converting waste materials into useful products helps us protect the environment.

Onsite School Team Building Days

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Onsite School Team Building Days

The Problem Solving Company is the UK'S LEADING PROVIDER OF SCHOOL TEAM BUILDING DAYS. Our mobile collection of team challenges are the perfect way to engage your students with a day of hands-on activities without leaving the school grounds.

E-Safety Workshop

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E-Safety Workshop

In this workshop, students must work together to solve a series of clues to reveal the true identity behind a fictitious online profile. By solving the clues, students will become aware of how easily criminals can steal information online.

Real Life Escape Room At School

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Real Life Escape Room At School

Our Mobile Escape Room is truly immersive experience that will give any event a WOW factor. With two different themes, this unique vehicle allows students a chance to take part in a fully functioning escape room without leaving the school grounds.

Healthy Bodies, Healthy Minds

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Healthy Bodies, Healthy Minds

In this lively workshop, your class will explore the symbiotic relationship between body and mind, plus what we can do to keep both healthy. One Day Creative use drama and role play to explore this information-packed wellbeing topic.

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Victorian Workshop
Victorian Workshop
Victorian Workshop

Hands-On Building Workshops For KS2 to fit in with your Victorian Topic. Pupils work individually in teams and altogether to produce a 3m high, 12m long structure that represents the central spine of the Crystal Palace, which they then parade through
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Shepton Mallet Prison - Education Behind Bars
Shepton Mallet Prison - Education Behind Bars
Shepton Mallet Prison - Education Behind Bars

Shepton Mallet Prison puts 'Education Behind Bars' with the launch of a newly created National Education Programme for Schools, Colleges, and Universities, ensuring educational visits are truly educational and a reach beyond the traditional.
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Viking Workshops
Viking Workshops
Viking Workshops

Hands-On Building Workshops For KS2 to fit in with the curriculum on Settlers & Invaders. Complimenting our Saxon Roundhouse workshop and Roman Villa. Pupils build a 12m long Viking Longship and enact the journey through the icebergs of the arctic.
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Quest: Problem Solving and Teamwork
Quest: Problem Solving and Teamwork
Quest: Problem Solving and Teamwork

The group will be set a quest for the day, and to be successful they'll need to work together, solve problems, find items and complete challenges. Great fun, and can be tailored to cover map skills, building things, examine evidence & analyse info.
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Madame Tussauds London
Madame Tussauds London
Madame Tussauds London

Empower young people with the essential skills they need in their day-to-day lives. Students will gain an invaluable insight into the media by exploring its purpose, audience and influence – from the modern-day selfie to the concept of fake news.
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Plas Gwynant Outdoor Education Centre
Plas Gwynant Outdoor Education Centre
Plas Gwynant Outdoor Education Centre

Plas Gwynant is an amazing setting in its own parkland at the foot of Mount Snowdon in North Wales, and offers high qualilty outdoor learning amongst the mountains, rivers and lakes of the Snowdonia National Park. Sole occupancy is available.
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Kapla Clubs giant STEAM construction workshops
Kapla Clubs giant STEAM construction workshops
Kapla Clubs giant STEAM construction workshops

KAPLA Clubs are unique giant STE(A)M construction workshops resulting in your own school’s exhibition. The children will become engineers and artists and will work on amazing constructions. The workshops also focus on those very important PSHE skil
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STEM Workshop
STEM Workshop
STEM Workshop

All of our workshops contain elements of STEM, due to the nature of the activity. We have a series of workshops that focus on imagination, creativity, teamwork and problem solving, the most challenging of which we categorise STEAM workshops.
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Hands-On STEM Workshops & Clubs
Hands-On STEM Workshops & Clubs
Hands-On STEM Workshops & Clubs

Award-winning STEM CPD, workshops and assemblies for children ages 3-11, including Engineering, Invention, Coding and more. Our qualified and experienced primary teachers bring fun and engineering expertise to your classroom.
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Learn the lessons from the Holocaust: Online Workshops
Learn the lessons from the Holocaust: Online Workshops
Learn the lessons from the Holocaust: Online Workshops

We ask the big questions facing your students: why does hatred persist? How should we treat others? How do we think for ourselves? In a world of online hate and conspiracy, now more than never we need to learn the lessons of the Holocaust.
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