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Centre for LIFE


Hands-on, minds-on, hearts-on science education

Description

Life's schools' programme provides hands-on, minds-on, hearts-on science education that teachers find hard to deliver in the classroom.

We are the largest provider of schools’ science workshops in any European museum or science centre, providing over 40,000 educational experiences to school students every year. We offer curriculum enrichment and enhancement by providing access to equipment and expertise that is not normally available in schools.

We offer a wide range of learning opportunities for all ages from Early Years to GCSE, as well as specialist support for many topics at A-level and beyond. We are also home to the award-winning Science Centre which can add an extra dimension to your visit; for instance, our Curiosity Zone, developed by Life, is full of hands-on exhibits designed to get students cooperating, questioning, testing, experimenting and thinking like scientists.

We deliver over 100 curriculum-linked STEM workshops for Early Years through to adult learners, delivered in our teaching laboratories and planetarium. All of our workshops are available on demand and are designed so that both the content and style are matched to the target age group. A visit can consist of a single workshop or a workshop combined with a Science Centre visit.

Can't come to Life? Let us send a team of Science Explainers to your school! We can be at most schools in the region by 10am, and can even stay after-hours to do workshops for parents! Our most popular offers include the inflatable planetarium; the Animal Adaptation Roadshow; and Dinomaths, a daylong workshop for one class which uses students’ interest in dinosaurs to promote facility in maths.

Get in touch to discuss how we can help you deliver exciting educational experiences.


Reviews

The following reviews have been added by visit leaders using the EVOLVE system.
Overview
4.5
33 reviews


Excellent
 
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Poor
 
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the ice skating was good fun (February 2019 - Primary & Secondary - Post No: 9783 )




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Children really enjoyed the visit and learned more about space. (February 2019 - Primary - Post No: 9642 )




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Excellent workshop provided on premature babies for GCSE Religious Studies (January 2019 - Secondary - Post No: 8824 )




Great day, Centre for Life staff very helpful and fantastic with the pupils. (January 2019 - Secondary - Post No: 8746 )




Great day, Centre for Life staff very helpful and fantastic with the pupils. (January 2019 - Secondary - Post No: 8745 )




The workshops were interesting and engaging for the children. (December 2018 - Primary - Post No: 8471 )




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Fantastic volcano workshop, covering many objectives from both the Geography and Science curriculum. The children loved investigating the Centre for Life exhibits and were all thoroughly excited about the 4D motion ride. (July 2018 - Primary - Post No: 5002 )




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We had one additional adult on trip due to SEN and behaviour management. Whilst the lady leading the workshop was happy for her to come in, the manager on duty that day disagreed and so they were not allowed to come into the room and participate. They therefore had to wait in the cafe. (January 2018 - Primary - Post No: 586 )




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Great day packed full of activities that kept the children busy and engaged. Very organised with timetable slots. (December 2017 - Primary - Post No: 227 )




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Contact

Centre for LIFE
Times Square
Newcastle
Tyne and Wear
NE1 4EP
LOtC

Pricing

Life's school programme provides a range of packages to choose from, which are outlined in the options below. To discuss any of these prices, please call the bookings line on (0191) 243 8223.

Science Centre visit and workshop: £7 per pupil (only available until 10 November then ice package prices below apply)

Science Centre visit: £5 per pupil (only available until 10 November then ice package prices below apply)

Workshop: £3 per pupil

Ice Package with workshop £9 per pupil (available 11 November 2013 to 14 February 2014, Weekdays only).

Ice package (no workshop) £6 per pupil (available 11 November 2013 to 14 February 2014, Weekdays only).

DNA Masterclass: £150 (full class) or £75 (half class)

Outreach £300 (for the day)

Mathstastic: £5 per pupil

Mathstastic and Science Centre visit £10 per pupil

Playful Science: (Early Years workshop) £5 per pupil

Accompanying teachers: FREE

Pupil Premium

Staff wishing to organise activities funded by Pupil Premium may be interested in the themed learning days we can deliver. These can be themed around a specific topic or more generally around ideas such as creativity, and team work. Please call the education department on (0191) 243 8211 if you would like to discuss the possibilities.

Opening Times

Monday to Saturday: 10am - 6pm
Sunday: 11am - 6pm

Contact

Centre for LIFE
Times Square
Newcastle
Tyne and Wear
NE1 4EP
LOtC

Pricing

Life's school programme provides a range of packages to choose from, which are outlined in the options below. To discuss any of these prices, please call the bookings line on (0191) 243 8223.

Science Centre visit and workshop: £7 per pupil (only available until 10 November then ice package prices below apply)

Science Centre visit: £5 per pupil (only available until 10 November then ice package prices below apply)

Workshop: £3 per pupil

Ice Package with workshop £9 per pupil (available 11 November 2013 to 14 February 2014, Weekdays only).

Ice package (no workshop) £6 per pupil (available 11 November 2013 to 14 February 2014, Weekdays only).

DNA Masterclass: £150 (full class) or £75 (half class)

Outreach £300 (for the day)

Mathstastic: £5 per pupil

Mathstastic and Science Centre visit £10 per pupil

Playful Science: (Early Years workshop) £5 per pupil

Accompanying teachers: FREE

Pupil Premium

Staff wishing to organise activities funded by Pupil Premium may be interested in the themed learning days we can deliver. These can be themed around a specific topic or more generally around ideas such as creativity, and team work. Please call the education department on (0191) 243 8211 if you would like to discuss the possibilities.

Opening Times

Monday to Saturday: 10am - 6pm
Sunday: 11am - 6pm

Hands-on, minds-on, hearts-on science education

Description

Life's schools' programme provides hands-on, minds-on, hearts-on science education that teachers find hard to deliver in the classroom.

We are the largest provider of schools’ science workshops in any European museum or science centre, providing over 40,000 educational experiences to school students every year. We offer curriculum enrichment and enhancement by providing access to equipment and expertise that is not normally available in schools.

We offer a wide range of learning opportunities for all ages from Early Years to GCSE, as well as specialist support for many topics at A-level and beyond. We are also home to the award-winning Science Centre which can add an extra dimension to your visit; for instance, our Curiosity Zone, developed by Life, is full of hands-on exhibits designed to get students cooperating, questioning, testing, experimenting and thinking like scientists.

We deliver over 100 curriculum-linked STEM workshops for Early Years through to adult learners, delivered in our teaching laboratories and planetarium. All of our workshops are available on demand and are designed so that both the content and style are matched to the target age group. A visit can consist of a single workshop or a workshop combined with a Science Centre visit.

Can't come to Life? Let us send a team of Science Explainers to your school! We can be at most schools in the region by 10am, and can even stay after-hours to do workshops for parents! Our most popular offers include the inflatable planetarium; the Animal Adaptation Roadshow; and Dinomaths, a daylong workshop for one class which uses students’ interest in dinosaurs to promote facility in maths.

Get in touch to discuss how we can help you deliver exciting educational experiences.