Touring to schools and venues across Scotland

Scotland – The Nation of Innovation


SOLD OUT - Innovation

 Touring 20th January – March 2017
 Duration 55 mins
 Suitability P1 – P7 (multi levelled)
 Cost of the performance
Cost of the workshop
First workshop free for the first 20 schools that book the productions. Each workshops costs £195.00 there after.
Learn the song Learn the song ‘I just can’t do it – Yet’ in advance of Hopscotch’s visit.

Learn the song

Growth Mindset Drama Workshop
Growth Mindset Drama Workshop


Watch history come to life, discover the difference between invention and innovation, find out who the McLeod sisters actually were and, most importantly, just what Annie has invented to make the world a better place.


Oh no – Annie’s only got 1% battery!!

On a school trip to The Glasgow School of Art, Annie’s more interested in finding somewhere to charge her mobile rather than learning about famous Scots!  In her quest for a plug point she finds a secret door which takes her back through time on a fantastic adventure where she meets Charles Rennie Mackintosh, John Logie Baird, Alexander Graham Bell and the McLeod sisters.

As the story unfolds, Annie’s initial cynicism gives way to a more positive outlook with improved self-esteem and confidence in her own ability. When Annie returns, she is the most enthusiastic pupil in the class and even has her own fantastic invention



Fun Fact!

An INVENTION an be defined as the creation of a product or introduction of a process for the first time. INNOVATION on the other hand, occurs if someone improves on or makes a significant contribution to an existing product, process or service.

Key Learning Outcomes

  • Helping pupils and teachers to develop have a greater understanding intrinsic motivation and resilience in pupils, encouraging a ‘Growth Mindset’ approach to learning
  • Pupils will learn about Great Scottish Inventors and Innovators, cultural heritage and global legacy
  • Pupils will have a great appreciation of Scots influences in design and technology


About the ‘Growth Mindset’ drama workshop

Introducing Hopscotch’s resilience drama workshop – ‘Growth Mindset’

  • This workshop is suitable for two classes of P6/ P7 pupils (Max 66 pupils).
  • The workshop will last 90 minutes
  • Facilitated by two drama workshop leaders
  • The stand alone cost of the workshop is £195.00
  • Only 20 workshop places available – enquire today!The drama workshop will follow up ideas explored in the show but will also appeal to anyone with an interest in Scotland’s cultural heritage and how our global legacy to design and technology points the way to a brighter future. By taking part in a drama workshop pupil’s imaginations will be explored, they will be encouraged to be more open-minded, confident risk-takers, and appreciate issues from different perspectives.

Drama Workshop Learning Points

The workshop will help raise self-confidence in pupils and attainment in all subject areas:
“The workshop will follow up on ideas explored in the show, such as the links between STEM, innovation and creativity, and foster self-confidence and resilience in pupils.” says Mairi McColl, HT, Our Lady of the Rosary PS, Glasgow.

The drama workshop will follow up on ideas explored in the show.  During the workshop pupils will increase their creativity skills:
“They are imaginative, open-minded, confident risk-takers, and appreciate issues from different perspectives. They can ask questions, make connections across disciplines, envisage what might be possible and not possible, explore ideas, identify problems and seek and justify solutions.” HGIOS4  

Curricular Links

Innovation Nation‘ supports Education Scotland’s interdisciplinary learning approach, encouraging pupils to make connections across the curriculum. The theatrical production offers a variety of learning approaches such as encouraging pupils to learn and listen about the story of each inventor/ innovator (Literacy), exploring famous and important inventions (Technology), see first hand the life and times of the characters in the show (Social Studies) and of course the opportunity to be part of a whole school theatrical experience, bringing learning to life (Expressive Arts).

Expressive Arts

I can respond to the work of artists and designers by discussing my thoughts and feelings. I can give and accept constructive comment on my own and others’ work. EXA 2-07a


When exploring technologies in the world around me, I can use what I learn to help to design or improve my ideas or products. TCH 2-01a

Social Studies

Pupils will also develop their understanding of the history, heritage and culture of Scotland and learn about human activities and achievements in the past and present.

I can investigate a Scottish historical theme to discover  how past events or the actions of individuals or groups have shaped Scottish society. SOC 2 -03a

Health & Wellbeing

I can expect my learning environment to support me to experience personal achievement and build my resilience and confidence.

I recognise that each individual has a unique blend of abilities and needs. I contribute to making my school community one which values individuals equally and is a welcoming place for all. HWB 0-10a / HWB 1-10a / HWB 2-10a

I contribute to making my school community one which values individuals equally and is a welcoming place for all.  HWB 0-10a / HWB 1-10a / HWB 2-10a