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Singtastic Science workshops are delivered by award-winning songwriter/educator David Haines. David is nothing if not flexible and will design his visits to match your individual aims and objectives.

Despite the workshop title, they don't even have to be science-based! Below are some suggestions, but contact David's Business Manager Sheila Townsend if you'd like discuss these or any other options.

(1) Singtastic Science workshops are delivered by award-winning songwriter/educator David Haines. David is nothing if not flexible and will design his visits to match your individual aims and objectives. Despite the workshop title, they don't even have to be science-based!

Below are some suggestions, but contact David's Business Manager Sheila Townsend if you'd like discuss these or any other options. Geological Eras; Charles Darwin's voyage and discoveries; the invention of Braille and how it works; String Theory; Black Holes and Neutron Stars - and numerous other exciting topics chosen to complement your curriculum requirements.

(2) CREATING A SCIENCE SONG As he has done in numerous schools and colleges in both the UK and USA, David will work with your students to create a memorable, catchy song encapsulating the key points of a current topic they're studying. Recent topics covered include:

Plastic Bag (from laying-down of oil deposits through to recycling as a kite) World Wide Web and Internet (what they are, how they differ, who invented them and when) Reflex Arc (the journey of the nerve signals within the body and how we react before we're even conscious of a threat)

(3) STAGING A SCIENCE-THEMED ORATORIO OR SCIENCE MUSICAL David's publisher Singtastic can provide all the materials you need (sheet music, tutor/practice/performance tracks, composer's notes with suggestions for classroom use etc) to put on performances of one of his three sets of science songs - Lifetime - the science of life and evolution Powers of Ten - a journey in song from quark to cosmos Many Voices - the history and science of communication - or of his science musical - Granny Galactica - a retired astronomer's whirlwind tour around the Galaxy, with an ecological twist in the tale

(4) GENERAL SONGWRITING David is mad about science, but has also enjoyed leading dozens of songwriting workshops on all types of subject with children from age 3 upwards, teenagers, and adults ranging in age from 20s to 80s. Songwriting is an unparalleled way to crystallise learning or celebrate something you value.

Whether you need a song to help memorise the Kings and Queens of Scotland, an anthem to celebrate the special qualities of your school community, or a chant to encourage the football team, David will work with your students to facilitate their own creativity, resulting in a song for which they will have an authentic sense of ownership and pride.

His work Powers of Ten was the official opening event of the first USA Science and Engineering Festival in Washington DC on 10.10.10. David is currently working on projects with the Royal Zoological Society of Scotland and the American Association for the Advancement of Science. He has delivered workshops throughout the UK as well as in New England, New York, Missouri, Texas, California and Canada.

FEES David's fees are always negotiable depending upon circumstances and distance from his base in South Devon, but range from £150 for a half-day's workshop. Daily rates can be substantially discounted for longer-lasting projects.

Ages:

KS1 Age 5-7, KS2 Age 7-11, KS3 Age 11-13, KS4 Age 14-16, KS5 Age 16-18

Locations:

Bedfordshire, Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Cambridgeshire, Cheshire, Cornwall, Cumbria, Derbyshire, Devon, Dorset, Durham, East Sussex, East Yorkshire, Essex, Gloucestershire, Greater London, Greater Manchester, Hampshire, Herefordshire, Hertfordshire, Isle of Man, Isle of Wight, Kent, Lancashire, Lincolnshire, Merseyside, Norfolk, North Yorkshire, Northamptonshire, Oxfordshire, Rutland, Shropshire, Somerset, South Yorkshire, Staffordshire, Suffolk, Surrey, Tyne and Wear, Warwickshire, West Midlands, West Sussex, West Yorkshire, Wiltshire, Worcestershire, Aberdeenshire, Angus, Argyll & Bute, Clackmannanshire, Dumfries & Galloway, East Ayrshire, East Dunbartonshire, East Lothian, Edinburgh, Eilean Siar, Falkirk, Fife, Glasgow, Highland, Inverclyde, Midlothian, Moray, North Ayrshire, North Lanarkshire, Orkney Islands, Perth & Kinross, Refrewshire, Shetland Islands, South Ayrshire, South Lanarkshire, Stirling, The Scottish Borders, West Dunbartonshire, West Lothian, Blaenau Gwent, Caerphilly, Cardiff, Carmarthenshire, Ceredigion, Conwy, Denbighshire, Flintshire, Gwynedd, Isle of Anglesey, Merthyr Tydfil, Monmouthshire, Neath Port Talbot, Newport, Pembrokeshire, Powys, Rhondda Cynon Taff, Swansea, Torfaen, Vale of Glamorgan, Wrexham, Antrim, Armagh, Down, Fermanagh, Londonderry, Tyrone

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