School workshops

From one class to the whole school, we offer workshops for all ages and abilities. Each class will build a different design and end up with a giant construction at the end of the day!

What we can do for your school

A KAPLA Clubs School workshop is a unique, 3D hands on learning activity where every single child participates.
Your class will work on a specific construction together under the guidance of a KAPLA expert.

At the end, you will have your own unique exhibition, a sort of a museum display showcasing each child’s artistic contribution to a monumental masterpiece.

KAPLA Clubs offers endless learning opportunities and so many cross curriculum links!



Science

Experiment with forces and gravity and much more



Engineering

Working together towards a specific construction



Art

Sparks creativity and imagination resulting in a monumental masrterpiece at the end



Maths

Geometry, 3D building, counting, logic and problem solving and measuring



PSHE

Work on those important life skills such as: problem solving, cooperation, teamwork, wellbeing (building with KAPLA is very therapeutic)



Perseverance and Resilience

When building with KAPLA, we do not use glue or clips. The children’s perseverance and resilience skills will be challenged!



Concentration

The children will be working on their concentration and patience skills, they will acquire precision and develop their fine motor skills.



Creativity

Although we will be working on a guided construction, there are many opportunities for the children to be creative and use their imagination.




FAQ

  • How does it work?
  • How long is each session?
  • Where can the workshops take place?
  • What happens at the end of the workshops?
  • Are the children really demolishing their construction?
  • How much are the workshops?
  • How can I fund a KAPLA Clubs workshop for my school?
How does it work?

We arrive at your school at least 1h before with thousands of planks and will work with each class (1 class at a time) to achieve a stimulating and engaging construction.

The children will be guided through a specific design according to their age. Each class will take turns to come and build and add to the construction. At the end of the day, we have a monumental build that each and everyone has contributed to.

How long is each session?

We recommend:
45min for children in KS1
1h to 1h30 for children in KS2

You’ll see for yourself, there is never enough time when you start building, the children will not want to stop! We can run between 3 to 5 sessions per school day, each session can have a maximum of 30 children.

For larger schools we can run the workshop over several days to give each class a chance to participate. Please contact us with the numbers of children in your school and we can give you an idea of a schedule.

We can be flexible with numbers, please contact us for more details.

Where can the workshops take place?

We can build on any flat surface. In order to achieve a WOW factor at the end of the day, it is best if each class contributes to the construction in the same location. We generally use the main school hall for the day.

For schools using the main hall at lunchtime, the kitchen usually prepares a packed lunch that day.
The bigger the hall, the bigger the construction!

At KAPLA Clubs, we are very flexible, please contact us if you have any specific requirements.

What happens at the end of the workshops?

After your class has finished their construction, the children will be invited to go back to their classroom and resume their day as normal. We will then welcome the next class and so on.

When the last class has finished their construction, we have the whole school come together in the hall to admire the monumental build. Parents can also be invited, it is quite a sight and should not be missed!

Then, it is demolition time!

Are the children really demolishing their construction?

Absolutely!

The children have been waiting for this with great anticipation. Imagine between 20,000 to 50,000 planks coming down in seconds as a giant domino run. It is fascinating to watch!

There are several ways to demolish the construction and tidy up, our favourite is to ask one or two classes to have this privilege, but if you have a 2 form entry school, we will need a few classes to demolish and tidy up.

How much are the workshops?

The workshops are competitively priced: from only £5 per child depending on location, + travel expenses.

Minimum of 120 children (or from £600 if you have less than 100 children), no maximum!

We are based in Cambridgeshire but we do travel throughout the UK. Please enquire for a customised quote.

How can I fund a KAPLA Clubs workshop for my school?

  • Ask for a parent contribution
  • Use any fund-raising money (PTA)
  • Use pupil premium money (a KAPLA workshop falls into many curriculum categories such as sports (teamwork), STEM, Art (creativity), reinforcing school values (perseverance, achievement, communication)
  • Ask for sponsors to contribute fully or partially. We will happily add their logo and details on the leaflet we give each child after the workshop.


Enquire on a KAPLA Clubs workshop for your school


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Email

kaplaclubs@gmail.com

Phone

+44 7528 192 636

Address

Homelea, High Street, Croydon, Cambridgeshire SG8 0DN


Testimonials

The children absolutely loved the sessions and it was very impressive to see all year groups from Reception to Year 6 engaged in such a creative, collaborative project with so many links across the curriculum. Not only did they employ their STEM skills to enable them to create a stable structure, but it also encouraged high levels of concentration, perseverance and resilience along with teamwork, communication skills and so much more.


Mrs Clarke

Reception teacher at Great and Little Shelford Primary School

Despite the complexity of the build and care needed to add new constructions surrounded by such delicate structures, it was also fabulous how inclusive it was of all pupils of all abilities, enabling every child in the whole school to feel proud of their contributions and achievements. There was a notable ‘buzz’ in school throughout the project and the awe observed in each and every pupils’ reactions on seeing the completed ‘big build’ was wonderful to see and truly matched the efforts of the communal work. We would highly recommend Jennifer and her Kapla Workshop and can’t wait to have her back again soon!


Mr Christopher Grey

Head teacher at Great and Little Shelford Primary School

Thank you so much for the most wonderful day. The feedback from the children has been so positive and the teachers felt that all the children got so much out of the whole day. They loved the collaboration and teamwork the children displayed and working towards a shared goal.


Mrs Calvo

Lycée français, South Kensington London

The instruction was brilliant; Jennifer was so calm and clear when explaining what to do. The children listened to every word she said.’ This has been the best event that the PTA has ever funded. How amazing to see the whole school creating something together, such a memorable day!


Mrs Elilio

Radwinter Primary School