The Creation Station, the nationwide creative arts and crafts activity provider, has teamed up with Play-Doh, the iconic family brand from Hasbro, to deliver free educational workshops for schools across the UK.
With mounting pressure on teachers and support staff, there has never been more of a need to encourage creativity in education. The partnership between The Creation Station and Play-Doh will deliver free creative and educational workshops for children in the Early Years Foundation Stage and Key Stage One in twenty-five primary schools across the UK.
“Learning through creative activities helps children own their learning and they explore, discover and develop a wide a range of skills. I’m delighted we can be able to support children and schools with these fun and educational based Play-Doh workshops” said Sarah Cressall, founder and Managing Director of The Creation Station.
‘Supporting creative play is the heart of the Play-Doh brand and nurturing creativity is an integral part of aiding children’s development so we are thrilled to be working with The Creation Station to support our teachers and the educational system” said Craig Wilkins, Marketing Director, Hasbro UK & Ireland.
As part of the programme, schools can choose one workshop from a selection of three. Each has been developed to focus on a range of key learning outcomes for Early Years Foundation Stage and Key Stage one, with the principle aim to stimulate discussion and creativity using the Play-Doh compound.
Schools can select one out of the following three workshops, for their children in EYFs and Key Stage 1:
For children in the EYFS: activities have the prime areas of learning linked to Self-Confidence and Self-Awareness, with specific areas of learning linked to Expressive Arts and Design – Being Imaginative
For children in Key Stage One: the prime areas of learning are Human and Physical Geography.
For children in the EYFS: activities have the prime areas of learning linked to Managing Feelings and Behaviour with specific areas of learning linked to Expressive Arts and Design – exploring and using media and materials.
For children in Key Stage One: the prime areas of learning are Personal, Social and Emotional Development with a core themes on health and wellbeing.
For children in the EYFS: activities have the prime areas of learning linked to Communication and Language - to speak and listen in a range of situations. With specific areas of learning linked to Understanding the World – explore, observe and find out about people, places, technology and the environment.
For children in Key Stage One: the prime areas of learning are linked to science – to identify, name, describe and compare a variety of common animals.
For further details and how to apply for the free workshops please click here to apply for free workshops with The Creation Station and Play-Doh.