The Learning Collective specialise in designing, resourcing, delivering and evaluating the impact of educational workshops. 

Responding to specific client briefs, we use innovative, inclusive and active learning strategies to immerse students in any given theme. These may be whole school issues concerning such things as online safety, anti-discrimination, digital literacy, drugs awareness, spelling, punctuation and grammar (SPAG), revision skills or sex and relationships education (SRE). Alternatively, they may be specific subject themes dealing with certain historical periods (e.g. World War I), novels/poems (e.g. Of Mice and Men), debates (e.g. religious ideology), ethics (e.g. euthanasia), processes (e.g. glaciation) and challenges (business enterprise).

Our learning strategies are based on collaboration, drama in education methodology and self-discovery. They are fully inclusive and safely guide students of all abilities towards active engagement. We strongly believe in the principle of doing is learning.

We are currently working with high-profile national organisations in educational workshop design, delivery and staff training. We would be delighted to provide the contact details of clients who are happy to testify for the quality of service we offer or provide you with samples of our work.


In a society bombarded with mass media messages, the rapid proliferation of online content and the spectre of 'fake news', the ability for young people to apply discernment and critical thinking to digital sources (e.g. internet, television and print media) HAS BECOME vital.

Andy brings his media and drama training together in a dynamic, multimedia workshop that provides schools and students with a practical framework designed to get students asking the right types of questions when consuming digital media.

This challenging, thought provoking and thoroughly engaging workshop takes complex issues and, with inclusive teaching strategies, allows students to gain an understanding of the media's influence on individuals and society.

The workshop utilises current research, trends and case studies to provide a fascinating insight into how the digital world operates and how young people can safely and confidently navigate it.

Target group(s): KS2, KS3, KS4 and KS5.

Cohort size: Small target groups, classes up to 30 and whole year groups.

Duration: We offer a 30-minute 'assembly' version of the workshop, together with a 90- minute, 3-hour and full-day version.

Cost: £50 - £500