Workshops - Marty on Tour
Want Marty the Mighty Nose in your school?
We would be delighted to assist! If you are getting started with smells, you can request a pack of scratch and sniff stickers, which come in a menu of three scents: Vanilla Ice Cream, Golden Delicious Apples, and Roses. These stickers feature Marty and friends, and for teachers in the UK are absolutely free. Just fill in the form below and tick the stickers option to get your pack.
We also offer free creative writing workshops for your school, hosted from trained volunteers from The Fragrance Foundation, DBS-checked for working with children. Lasting for an hour, these workshops comprise an extra special version of our English and creative writing lesson.
We come in with our mysterious box of smells, and take pupils through the following activities which support literacy aims of the Key Stage 2 National Curriculum:
1. SMELL AND TASTE TEST
A hands-on, tasty introduction to the science and workings of the sense of smell and why it is important to humans - and to animals.
2. THE BLUE CHEESE CHALLENGE
Invites pupils to extend their creative vocabulary in a fast-paced game which asks them to take a sniff of some rather whiffy materials.
3. SMELL BINGO
A team challenge in which a number of unlabelled boxes circulate the class, each containing a mystery smell. Pupils develop metaphors and similes to creatively describe aromas, to capture their memories and associations, and their likes or dislikes.
4. CREATIVE WRITING
The workshop culmination sees pupils prepare their own newspaper prose article. This reports the fallout of your local area being invaded by the Titum Arum rainforest plant, which smells of rotting meat.
To get some stickers or to find out more on booking a free workshop for your class, please get in touch via our contact page.