Educating little ones
Using puppets, musical instruments, actions and songs, your pupils can’t fail to be inspired by our Curriculum for Excellence linked, original and fully-interactive storytelling sessions. Riddles, rhymes and real-life specimens bring learning to life in our award-winning Education and Discovery Centres.
Puffin tales: the turbulent tale of Percy the puffin
Our story begins in the middle of the sea when Percy hears a voice whisper ‘come back to me’! Discover the story of a puffin lifecycle in this fully rhyming, magical tale. Look out for the tree mallow and be prepared for a splish and a splash and a splish-splish splash! Children can then relive the experience of Percy through freeplay games, art and drama activities. Visit in spring or summer to see puffins live on camera in the Discovery Centre.
Puffin tales - experiences and outcomes
Seal stories: Sammy the seal and his homecoming adventure
Learn all about Sammy the Seal as he learns ‘there’s no place like home’ from a hungry hermit crab, a spooky spider and a grandiose gannet. Be prepared to sing! Children can then relive the experience of Sammy through freeplay games, art and drama activities. Visit in autumn and winter and see newborn, white fluffy seal pups live on our Discovery Centre cameras.
Seal stories - experiences and outcomes
Seashore Explore: I do like to be beside the seaside!
What do we find on the beach? Where have they come from? Are they all supposed to be there? The children will get to hold and feel shells and other items found on the beach before heading out to explore for themselves. They will enjoy a scavenger hunt and, working in teams, share what they have found. The children will then have a go at building sandcastles! They’ll use their beachcombing finds to decorate them and make art on our beautiful beaches!
Seashore explore - experiences and outcomes
Please note: we are happy to provide educational visits for groups of children aged 4 years and above. We are unable to support younger children in our Education Centre but parents and teachers are welcome to make separate arrangements/ group bookings for young children with our Discovery Centre team. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for more info.