What is the iOi Schools Programme?

An explorative and immersive blended-learning programme championing the power of imagination and creativity across the arts, sciences, and digital technologies for children in KS1 and KS2.

Take a look at the iOi Schools Programme video below!

The programme provides:

  • Teacher training to further understand 21st century skills and competencies and how to incorporate this into your teaching and learning (can be accessed on demand)
  • Live workshops broadcast directly into your classroom – you can register your whole school!
  • Show and Tell sessions to share and engage across peers and schools
  • Free digital resources (presentations, lesson plans and extension material)
  • iOi Imagination Toolbox provided by Gratnells and sent directly to you before the programme starts
  • Free resources for teaching around key themes to compliment the National Curriculum

What will children gain from the iOi Schools Programme?

  •  Vital lifelong skills, such as problem solving, collaboration, critical thinking, and curiosity.
  •  Radically enhance children’s development, increasing resilience, improving wellbeing and capacity for innovation and entrepreneurship.

What themes are in the iOi Schools Programme?

The iOi Schools Programme consists of two themes:

Save Make Reinvent –  exploring sustainability and the circular economy through immersive workshops like Junk Bots, Natural Inks, and Coding Inventions!

Imagine Me Imagine You – exploring self-regulation and the neuroscience of our unique brains to understand what makes us all different.

We work with a range of schools offering the programme FREE of charge across 14 initial London Boroughs: Newham, Islington, Lambeth, Lewisham, Greenwich, Southwark, Tower Hamlets, Barking and Dagenham, Brent, Enfield, Hammersmith and Fulham, Hackney, Haringey and Waltham Forest, as well as those in the North East & North West of England to provide engaging and interactive educational opportunities for children and young people.

Summer Term Registration is open! Click below to register your school today.

The iOi Schools Programme builds skills such as confidence, creative thinking, collaboration and curiosity as well as literacies such as, engineering, digital literacy, and coding skills.

The OECD’s 2022 PISA Creative Thinking Assessment has highlighted that most education stakeholders agree that creative thinking is a key competence that young people need to be prepared for the future.

So, what is creative thinking?

“The competence to engage productively in the generation, evaluation, and improvement of ideas that can result in original and effective solutions, advances in knowledge, and impactful expressions of imagination.” – OECD

The iOi Schools Programme will support students with developing and boosting vital skills like creative thinking through our content and delivery of workshops to prepare children for their future in our ever-changing world.

Loved by teachers and children!

“The iOi helped us use our imagination. We use our collaborative skills to create something new.”
– Pupil, Keir Hardie Primary School

“I thoroughly recommend as there are plenty of cross curricular links, it’s a big thumbs up from us here at Duncombe!”
– Headteacher, Duncombe Primary

“I liked how we got to make our own world and how we could use our imagination.”
– Pupil, Newham

“It was a good ‘wow moment’. It reignites their (both teachers and children’s) interest, pushes them. It was a boost, so even the teachers can highlight what they were learning.”
– Katie, ICT Lead

“The programme brought on their creativity. It highlighted critical thinking, ability to adapt, and multi-tasking.”
– Nick, Teacher, Keir Hardie Primary School


Toolbox filled with goodies needed for the workshops included
STEAM based learning linked to the curriculum sprinkled with iOi magic!
Teacher training and continued support throughout the term included
A whole school approach – register as many classes as you would like
Discover more from iOi:
iOi at Home – On Demand content tool for schools and home learners, or for families, to explore activities together.

Chat with us

If you’re a school focussing on children aged 5-11 and want to find out more about how to get involved in the iOi Schools Programme, then book in a slot to chat with one of our team members. Or you can email us at schools@ioi.london.