Graham Woollard has an infectious enthusiasm for all things prehistoric from the earth’s primordial past to the emergence of modern man and has been inspiring children and teachers for over decade. He has a vast collection of scale model dinosaurs and real fossils, which, of course the children get touch and handle.
RECEPTION WORKSHOP – MEET THE DINOSAURS
Graham will take your children back to the Jurassic period, the time of the Dinosaurs and investigate their world. Every child has a fascination for Dinosaurs and fossils. This workshop will bring out the hidden palaeontologist in your pupils. Areas covered in this interactive workshop are
WHAT ARE DINOSAURS
Big Heads, Small Heads, some with feathers, some with scales…….
Your pupils will take a close up look at T – Rex, Velociraptor and Triceratops.
Frills, Horns and sharp teeth – what were they used for.
What makes a Dinosaur a Dinosaur?
HOW BONES ARE TURNED TO STONE.
See how the dinosaurs end up as stone.
Graham gives a fun practical demonstration on how dino bones become fossilised.
HOW DO FOSSIL HUNTERS FIND FOSSILS
Skin and tissue all now rotten, lay underground and long forgotten! Graham shows the children the tools he uses to dig up real fossils and get to handle real fossils.
KS1 DINOSAURS AND FOSSILS WORKSHOP
Graham will transport your pupils back millions of years to the Jurassic period and the world of the dinosaurs. This experience will reveal the Palaeontologist in your pupils and inspire an interest in all things prehistoric. The children will investigate wonderful scale models of Dinosaurs and handle high grade genuine fossils. Graham’s interactive discussions with your pupils will cover the following subtopics-:
WHAT IS A FOSSIL
Bones to Stones! How does this happen?
A practical demonstration on the formation of fossils, and hands on experience of genuine fossil dinosaur bones.
TYPES OF FOSSILS
The awesome variety! Fossil hunt pupils discover and identify the many fossil types.
WHAT IS A DINOSAUR
The flying Pterosaurs were not dinosaurs! Why not?
Stare into the face of the ferocious Velociraptor and fearsome T- Rex.
Amazing Dino facts including why dinosaur poo is treasure to a palaeontologist.
WHERE DID THE DINOSAURS GO
Catastrophic impacts, super volcanoes or a sniffy cold?
TODAYS LIVING DINOSAURS
Who’s afraid of the chicken?
To get the maximum educational advantage from a visit by Graham and his dinosaur collection, he needs a large ground-floor display area such as an assembly hall with easy access and off-road parking. Many of Graham’s exhibits are large and require specialist handling, which entails a long set-up period.
Portals to the Past are a highly experienced team of history specialists who work with schools and museums throughout most areas of England.
I would like to say That ALL THE CHILDREN WERE WOWED!!!!! They thought that it was amazing yesterday and cannot thank Graham enough. His resources were outstanding!! Please pass on my sincere thanks and praise!! – Epping Primary, Essex
“It was a fantastic day – all the children and staff had a wonderful time! Graham was so lovely with the children and anybody who can keep 4 year olds as engaged as he did, deserves a big thank you.” - Claycots Primary, Berks
“ It was a fantastic day which the children really loved. It was great to get hands on with all the dinosaur models and fossils. A brilliant day – wouldn’t hesitate to book again or recommend” – Margaret Dix Primary, St Albans