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Thanks for stopping by.  My name is Darren Birchall and I am the proprietor of Balestra School Sport Ltd.  trading as 'Balestra school workshops' and delivering all of the primary school workshops you see on these pages.  


I founded the company in 2006 before growing it into the form that you see here, delivering a variety of different primary school workshops; currently in the subject areas of science, history and sport, and mainly in a wide range of north west primary schools in Manchester, Cheshire, Merseyside, Tameside, Bolton, Bury Salford, Trafford, Oldham and many other boroughs in the area.  


As a qualified and experience teacher myself, the company is based on my fundamental belief in the need to provide the very best primary school workshops in a fun and inspiring way and, as such, I always strive to stay in touch with the most recent educational developments.  

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As a result, my methods include hands-on artefact investigation in my history workshops, real-time scientific investigation in my science workshops, confidence-raising strategies in my sword fencing days, and more recently the use of higher order questioning in all my school workshops as a result of my own continuing professional development.  


In addition, I am also an experience staff trainer and can offer bespoke staff training on request in relation to any of the areas stated above.


If you would like to find our more about my company or our services, please don't hesitate to contact me now about any of my primary school workshops or other services.


Best wishes,




Managing Director