Adrian Bowden's Travelling Science Shows

Established 1997

Travelling Science Ltd




Would you like Science Training for all your staff?


Adrian and Sara from Travelling Science Ltd can deliver any of these four CPD sessions in your school:


- Working Scientifically for Primary

- Brilliant Biology for Primary

- Materials and Chemistry for Primary

- Phenomenal Physics for Primary


Whole School Science Training for All Staff


Available in your school as a Twilight or Half Day


Cost: £250 for each session


Have a look at our brand new website that gives lots more detail of our CPD courses by clicking here


Working Scientifically for Primary

If you’ve not had any whole school Science CPD for some time, this session is a great place to start.  

Covering the full range of opportunities for using Science Enquiry Skills to teach Science across the school:

- Classifying  (Similarities and Differences)

- Fair Testing

- Observing and Measuring

- Collecting and Handling Data

- Pupils Asking and Answering their own Questions

- Secondary Research

- Learning about the work of Famous Scientists


Very good, clear and concise information given”                            

St John with St Mark Primary, Bury


Excellent, fun and engaging. We really enjoyed it”                  

Winstanley Primary, Wigan


Experiments were easy to carry out … gave us lots of ideas. Fantastic!

Holy Family Primary, Salford


For lots more CPD feedback, just scroll down this page....


Brilliant Biology for Primary

In this session, we look at opportunities across all year groups to explore the pupils’ understanding of plants, animals (including humans) and their habitats. Lots of great ideas to bring this topic to life through practical ‘hands on’ activities such as sampling, sorting, identifying, fair testing and games.


Materials and Chemistry for Primary

This covers material properties and uses, changes of state, reversible and irreversible changes.  

A very practical session which shows how lots of experiments can be carried out using easily resourced everyday items, to provide a host of interesting learning experiences for the children.


Phenomenal Physics for Primary

A comprehensive tour through primary physics that will build teacher confidence in teaching ‘tricky’ concepts. This will include opportunities to introduce some of the building blocks of physics in Key Stage 1 through Seasons and Materials.


To make a booking or for any enquiries:

Please fill in the contact form HERE


Download the CPD Leaflet HERE


Adrian Bowden founded Travelling Science over 20 years ago. A former KS2 teacher, he teaches science on the University of Manchester Primary PGCE course and has run numerous CPD courses for teachers. He is the co-author of Essential Primary Science (Open University Press).


Sara Bowden began her career in science education at secondary level, progressing to roles as Head of Science and Assistant Headteacher. Ten years ago, she moved to primary as an Intervention Teacher. She has been a Primary Science Subject Leader for eight years.



“A brilliant session – we feel like we learned a lot in a fun learning session”

Coates Lane Primary, Barnoldswick


“Superb – very inspirational”

Newton-with-Scales CE Primary School


“It was fabulous to see everything we would do in action. Super session”

Moss Park Primary Stretford


“Engaging, well organized, good resources and thought provoking”

Waterloo Primary Academy, Blackpool


“Great fun to complete the activities as adults, and great ideas to take into the classroom for all age groups”

St Peter’s Primary Farnworth


“Everything in the training was very relevant”

Westhead Lathom Primary


“Really good ideas for KS1 and KS2 that are simple and effective, very clear and precise information”

Grange Primary, Preston


“We loved the mixture of explanation, investigations and discussion”

Latchford St James CE Primary, Warrington


“Great ideas that can be used across the school. It was fabulous!”

Walton le Dale Primary, Preston


“Fantastic. Fair testing experiment resources for KS1 and KS2 are great”

English Martyrs Primary, Preston


“Best science INSET we’ve done! 10/10”

Cobbs Infant School, Warrington


“Fantastic child friendly activities. Brilliant training, lots of ideas and resources to use in class”

Westwood Park Primary, Salford


“Mind stretching, a very enjoyable session”

St Chad’s Primary, Uppermill


“The hands on activities were engaging and inspiring”

St Anne’s Primary, Lydgate, Oldham


“The five strands of Working Scientifically are really useful alongside all the other ideas”

Cornholme Primary, Todmorden


“Excellent for both special needs children and also lots of challenge for higher attainers too”

St Ann’s Primary, Blackburn


“Fantastic ideas! Great resources provided, and even linked to Early Years”

St James the Less Primary, Rawtenstall


“Brilliant session - inspirational. The time just flew by”

Christ Church Primary, Walshaw, Bury


“A fun and informative session. Useful and applicable within all classrooms”

Our Lady’s Primary, Parbold


“Everyone’s voice was important, "no wrong answers" well modelled. All areas of the science curriculum linked well with Working Scientifically”

Litherland Moss Primary


“It all felt achievable. Very useful ideas”

St Mary’s Primary, Horwich


“Very good, clear and concise information given”

St John with St Mark Primary, Bury


“Excellent, fun and engaging. We really enjoyed it”

Winstanley Primary, Wigan


“Experiments were easy to carry out … gave us lots of ideas. Fantastic!”

Holy Family Primary, Salford


“Materials well prepared and content ‘to the point’. Practical and very useful”

St Thomas More, Middleton, Rochdale


“The session was engaging and all concepts were explained in a clear way”

Forton Primary, Lancashire


“Interesting ideas that we can use in class”

St Ann’s Primary, Manchester