After years of working in various science education jobs (including teaching) Peter Wright decided that he was spending too much time immersed in reams of paperwork and not enough time making science learning as fun, creative and inspiring as it should be.
In 2004, in an effort to rectify the situation, he set up Wonderstruck to develop and deliver amazing workshops, awe-inspiring shows and astonishing resources.
In the last ten years we’ve worked with schools, universities, museums, festivals all over the UK and beyond, engaging and inspiring audiences of all ages and backgrounds in all kinds of venues.
We believe that science learning should be as practical, creative and collaborative as possible. That’s why all of our workshops involve teams working to build something that does something dramatic – shoot into the sky, hover across the floor or drive at high speed across a playground.
Our Super Shows
Our shows are simply spectacular! We can guarantee that people will be talking about our desktop thermobaric bomb, Rocket Car, Vacuum Chair of Doom and plenty of other stuff for a long time after we’ve gone. For the last two years we’ve been performing shows at the Abu Dhabi Science Festival and this year we’re off to the Cheltenham Science Festival (one of the UK’s biggest) for the very first time with our Ultimate Force show
And The Other Awesome Stuff We Do…
When we’re not in schools we have also been known to create the occasional STEM resource for museums, government agencies, businesses and universities.
Over the years we’ve worked with the NHS, the Royal Navy, British Antarctic Survey, HM Tower of London, The Historic Dockyard Chatham, Portsmouth Historic Dockyard, the universities of Salford, Southampton, Portsmouth and Surrey amongst many others.
The resources we’ve created have included written and online materials, model 18th century men ‘o’ war, working scale model ships’ cannons, robots, stone arch building kits, working ballistas, trebuchets and onagers, model 17th century stage machinery and the list goes on…
To find out more, visit Wonderstruck’s website: wonderstruck.co.uk