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Need to Know!
Important information for visitors

Thank you for your interest in Life’s schools programme. Unfortunately we are unable to welcome back school groups until further notice.

We’re following Government guidance and working with teachers to inform our offer and when we can reopen. We look forward to welcoming you and your students back as soon as we can.

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Make a booking

Ready to book? Call 0191 243 8223 Monday - Friday 9.00am - 5.00pm To enquire about educational content and suitability call 0191 243 8211 or email us.

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Secondary Schools (KS3 – 16+) 

In our workshops for secondary schools, we focus on providing specific expertise and equipment required to facilitate deep learning in areas teachers find most difficult to deliver.

How we work with secondary schools

We work with university academics to ensure that the scientific grounding of our workshops is at the cutting edge, providing valuable learning experiences for teachers and students from KS3 through to AS and A2-level. Our approach to mathematics is equally in-depth.
We'll arrange your Science Centre visit to prioritise the most relevant activities, and tailor Science Theatre content to suit an older audience.

Maths support

At Life, we explore the creative side of maths from KS2 upwards, encouraging students to consider mathematical ways of thinking. This can be particularly useful in helping students transition from KS2 to KS3 and motivating students to take the leap from studying maths at GCSE to AS-level, or from AS to A2-level.
We offer: 


  • Gifted and Talented Days for students at KS2 and KS3.
  • Mathsplosion to help KS4 students achieve the highest grades.
  • Maths Stimulus Days for sixth form.
  • Mathstastic for all LKS2, UKS2 and KS3 classes.
  • Festival of Maths for secondary school groups and family visitors
  • Bespoke Maths Extension Days – available on demand for all ages.


Stress Free Planning

Expert Team

Our expert team are on hand to answer your questions while you're planning your visit and on the day.

Our workshops are devised and delivered by trained science communication professionals, and during your Science Centre visit you'll be looked after by our friendly graduate Science Explainers.

Prices and opening

Prices for adult workshops vary, please get in touch for details.

Dates and times can be discussed over the phone when you're ready to book.


If you can't find the info you're looking for, read our Frequently Asked Questions before you pick up the phone.


We provide space for you to eat your lunch, and can also offer catering options for your convenience (these must be booked in advance). We have two cafés on site serving hot and cold meals, drinks and snacks, and are located just a couple of minutes' walk from various restaurants, cafés and convenience stores.

We prepare an itinerary for your visit which you receive on the day - this includes scheduled times for breaks and lunch.

Gift Shop

Our Gift Shop stocks a wide range of fun, educational and themed gifts at a variety of prices. Time in the Gift Shop can be included in your Science Centre itinerary, if desired. We can also provide pre-booked goody bags.

Contact us

When you're ready to book, or if you have a question we haven't answered on the website, get in touch.

Risk Assessments

We will provide you with a full risk assessment for your visit after you book.

You can download a risk assessment for your Science Centre or Skating visit below.

Risk assessments for workshops are availavble from the relevant workshop page.