Fascinating Fossils
A workshop exploring how fossils are formed and the information we can gain from them.  Using group work and virtual reality to bring the wonderful world of fossils into the classroom.
Curriculum Topic: Evolution & Inheritance, Introduction to Careers
Years 3-7
How the day works?
A workshop exploring how fossils are formed and how this informs our understanding of evolution and past environments. 

The workshop will cover:
  • The different types of fossils and how they are formed; 
  • The information we can gather from fossils; 
  • Practical activities and group work looking at evolution, the work of palaeontologists and changes through geological time; 
  • The use of virtual reality headsets to explore fossils. 
The goals for the fossils workshop are for students to: 
  • develop key knowledge about fossils;
  • explore the work of palaeontologists; 
  • work together to solve problems. 

Curriculum topics:
  • describe in simple terms how fossils are formed when things that have lived are trapped within rock;
  • recognise that living things have changed over time and that fossils provide information about living things that inhabited the Earth millions of years ago;
  • learn about the range of jobs carried out by people they know, and to understand how they can develop skills to make their own contribution in the future.
How much does it cost?

Each session is a minimum of 1.5 hours, we can be flexible in providing back-to-back sessions across the school day delivering to different class groups.  This could allow 2-3 class groups to take part in a full day delivery.


State & SEN discounted* to £250/ half day  discount of 10% for same day £475/ full day

Independent Schools £600/ full day.


* As part of SATRO's charitable purpose  


We may have funding available to support your ability to take part in this workshop particularly for schools with high levels of Pupil Premium/SEN.  Please enquire when booking.