Hands on School & Space Workshops for Primary Schools

Working Science

About Working Science

Working Science provides amazing hands-on science workshops for children in primary schools. All of our workshops are delivered by an experienced science communicator, with a PhD in Physics and Astrophysics. Dr Gareth loves exciting children with his love of science, check out his ongoing science adventures across the world. Our workshops are ideal for children in Key Stage 1 or Key Stage 2

We aim to thrill pupils by providing “Wow” science demonstrations and offering hands-on practical activities to provide an unforgettable learning experience.


Catch Dr Gareth in the Space Gallery the Science Museum in London. He gives engaging presentations at weekends in the Space Gallery about the planets and our Solar System. He usually gives 3 presentations each day on the “Science on a Sphere” facility in the Space Gallery.

Come along and see him. Check with him for upcoming dates.

Science Testimonials

Teachers give us outstanding reviews saying:

"We would recommend these workshops without hesitation”.

"Thank you for helping us to make our brilliant bubbling bath bombs! Love from Class 3"

"Thank you for our wonderful and exciting day."


Science is a voyage of exploration and discovery. It requires careful observations, fair testing and objective reasoning. Science is often a subject that primary teachers are less confident in teaching. It also requires specialist resources and takes time to prepare good interesting lessons. Working Science attempts to overcome this gap in knowledge and resources with our science workshops.

Our science workshops allow children to try hands on investigations to stimulate questioning and kinaesthetic learning in a safe controlled environment.

We provide science experiences that complement and extend the learning of science in the National Curriculum at KS1 and KS2. Pupils can investigate solar power, wind power, make batteries from potatoes and experiment with static electricity and commercial circuit boards. Our Workshops cover the topics of light, electricity and materials using scientific investigation techniques, fair tests and reasoning.

We have prepared a range of science workshops that have been tested in schools and have be found to be stimulating and enjoyable.  They allow children to extend their learning by exploring equipment and using real world science examples that they would not usually see to anchor science concepts.

The teachers we meet are often just as excited as the children to find out how our experiments work. Often we hear that they learned something new from our workshops, which has increased their confidence for teaching science.

Science Workshops designed for Primary Schools

‘Hands-on’ Science

Our science workshops allow children to try ‘hands-on’ science to stimulate questioning and kinaesthetic learning in a safe controlled environment.

Downsview School, Brighton

'Sensory Science Workshops'

Our unique 'Sensory Science Workshops' have been developed specifically to thrill and engage children of all ages with special educational needs.

Primary Science CPD Sessions

Primary Science CPD Sessions

We have also developed and trialled a Primary Science CPD Session for primary school teachers to increase confidence with the teaching of science subjects and to provide ideas for equipment and exciting science investigations in class.

Science Parties

We also provide science parties for children from ages 6-10 (near Tunbridge Wells and South London), with rockets, slime, ice cream making and other activities.

Space Workshops like No Other

Discovering Space

Space, Stars and the Universe Workshop

Engages children to with facts about the planets, comets, meteorites, stars, black holes and galaxies.

Getting into Space - Nasa Launch The Shuttle

"Getting into Space" Workshop

Teaches children about rockets, launching into space, the space shuttle, living in space, the ISS, and NASA and ESA missions to the moon and Mars

Science Fun DVD

Get our new DVD of fun science experiments – Free to schools

"How to make fake snow"
"How to make dry ice"

Get  your free copy here...

DBS Checked

We are fully DBS checked and insured to work in your school.

Booking is easy and hassle free, just email us or book a workshop today.

Private Tutoring

We provide tutoring for students in Physics, Chemistry, Biology and Mathematics up to GCSE level, and mathematics at A -level.

We are proud to have provided science workshops for Dow Silicones during British Science Week 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019.

Science Workshops

for Primary Schools

Available dates always book up fast, so make sure you get the date you want and book for next term now!

Science Club

Afterschool Science Club for our school

Each week we do practical science experiments covering different aspects of science, from electricity generation to making slime and perfumes.

There is no lower limit to the number of children but 15 is a good manageable number of children in each session.

Our Afterschool Science clubs run for 1 hour after school one day a week. Our afterschool clubs in Newick Primary, Shipbourne Primary, Claremont Primary and Buxted Primary Schools have all been well attended and enjoyed by the children.

If you are interested in having an Afterschool Science Club in your school. Ask your school to get in touch with us.

The Tutors

Dr Gareth Francis – Working Science Owner and Manager

Our workshops and science days have been developed by a PhD physicist with extensive background knowledge of how science is used in research and industry. 

Dr Gareth Francis is easily approachable and loves to enthuse children about science.  Your pupils can ask him anything they want to know about science and he will provide answers! 

He has a degree in Physics and Astrophysics and a PhD in Nanotechnology.  He has also previously worked in business for the 12 years and can provide real life examples of science in action to school children.

He has been fully DBS checked and is insured to run science workshops in schools and other venues.

Get in Touch

19 Park Gardens
Tunbridge Wells
Kent TN4 0NG

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