Fossiliam – Dr Liam Herringshaw

Children handling some Yorkshire fossils
Are all practitioners DBS checked
Activities on Offer
Performances / workshops / courses delivered in schools
Crafts / Making , Heritage and history , STEM / STEAM
Key Stage(s)
KS1 , KS2 
Localised / General Content
York/Yorkshire focus 
Description (Long)

I am Fossiliam - palaeontologist Dr Liam Herringshaw - and I run Earth science, natural history, and geography sessions for primary schools in York and across Yorkshire. These are linked in to the National Curriculum for KS1 and KS2, with some example topics below:
KS1 Year 1/2 Science - Plants and Animals - What is a fossil?
KS1 Year 1/2 Science - Living Things and Habitats - Life's A Beach: the curious creatures that live by the seaside.
KS2 Year 3/4 Science - Rocks - Yorkshire Rocks: the amazing rocks and fossils of Yorkshire (can also be run simply as Yorkshire Fossils, exploring the amazing fossils found around the county, and what they tell us about life in the past).
KS2 Year 3/4 Science - Living Things & Habitats - Crunchin' Judy: life in a Yorkshire hyaena den!
KS2 Year 5 Science - Living Things & Habitats - Wormworld: how burrowing creatures make Planet Earth.
KS2 Year 6 Science - Evolution and inheritance - Dino-birds: why dinosaurs aren't extinct!
KS2 Geography - Your School Through Time: exploring the geography, geology and history of your school and local area.
I love developing bespoke activities with schools, and I also offer Earth Club, an after-school club, which can be tailored to different year groups and topics. Drop me a line and I'm very happy to chat!

Number of school staff required to be present during activity
Max number of pupils taking part in the activity at once
Cost for York-based schools
£75 for 1-hour session; £150 for half-day; £250 for full day
Offer contributes towards pupils attaining an Artsmark or Arts Award
Name of Key Contact
Dr Liam Herringshaw
Phone Number
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