Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Mathematics (STEAM)

Who are Green Hat Workshop?
Green Hat Workshop is a small Melbourne based company who believe in a life of playful experimentation and constant engagement with the elements of our world. We are dedicated to providing workshops and products that foster lifelong learning and creatively challenge all ages.
With over a decade of Primary School teaching experience, Education manager Cam Lee, leads a group of inspiring facilitators who deliver one of Australia's most engaging Science, Technology, Art and Mathematics focused school incursion programs.

What does a PLANKS Workshop look like

Curriculum Links

Shape, comparison, ratio, pattern, symmetry, angle, language of location, mapping, rotation and tesselation and probability.

Speaking and listening, lettering in different mediums, reflection and response of written and filmic text.

Forces and movement, questioning and predicting.

Create designed solutions suitable for a range of contexts.
Transfer knowledge and skills from design and technologies to new situations.

Visual Arts
Conceptual & perceptual ideas represented through design, aethsetic judgement and appreciation.

Physical Education
Promote a sense of personal identity, spatial coordination, repeating a demonstrated physical pattern, fine motor skills

...and more

*Not all curriculum outcomes listed will be demonstrated by all participants (More details HERE)


At Green Hat Workshop we tailor our PLANKS Workshops to suit your school or class requirements.

Most often we begin our workshops with an introduction that emphasises and inspires work that addresses the curriculum outcomes of Mathematics, Science, Art, English, Humanities and Social Studies or more broadly Intersonal Skills. After some short warm-up challenges, the main part of the workshop is open ended play, through which teachers will indentify a wealth of authentic ability appropriate learning outcomes.
We finish with a brief reflection and then a cleanup.

Our school recently booked a Green Hat Planks Workshop. Every class from Prep to Grade 6 experienced some of the most creative and valuable learning in an environment that was motivating and so much fun.
Children were encouraged to be imaginative and there were no limits to what they wanted to do or how to do it.


Family Evenings
Engaging with the forces of our world and creating engineered artforms is an activity that many parents have not participated in since they themselves were children. A STE(A)M evening can unlock hidden passions and bring the joy of patterning, engineering art and authentic multi-age play to your school community.
After a short presentation explaining the importance of physical enagement with forces and movement and concepts of mathematics families engage in an hour of open ended play.

2017 Workshop fees

A general guide:
$350 for 2 hrs or any part thereof
$600 for a full day.

*For distances from Melbourne over 1hr a travel levy is applied.
For interstate and city visits please request a quote.
Prices increasing in 2018 to $450 and $700