About Lucky Gecko Discoveries
Learning has a bad rap. It conjures up images of being trapped in a classroom, being talked at and repeating things like a parrot. It’s the thing we have to do before we’re allowed to do the things we want to do. A hurdle to be jumped. A form to be filled. A chore.
We think that’s really sad. It’s also an opportunity lost.
Learning should be an adventure which will last a lifetime. It is what makes the world exciting. The more we know, the more we want to know. The more we search, the more mysteries we find. We believe that we need to inspire the next generation to think differently about their education and take back control of how they learn.
Lucky Gecko Discoveries want to get children connecting the dots between what they learn at school and the world around them. Knowledge doesn’t (and shouldn’t) break down into simple, separate chunks that we can choose to like or not, be good at or not. Geography is History, History is Literature, Music is Maths and Sport is Science. Everything connects, and finding those connections is both inspiring and empowering.
Our boxes will teach children about the world, about themselves and about others. But they will also give them the confidence to be curious, to dream and to think for themselves.
Take a look at our shop now to see what wonders can be unlocked in your child.
About Our Boxes and Mini-Packs
Lucky Gecko Discovery Boxes and mini-packs are designed for children aged roughly 8 - 12. They cater to different ability levels, interests and learning styles. We want to challenge each child to try something new and to embrace their own unique set of abilities. We hope to arm them with confidence and self-belief so that they can face any challenge which comes their way.
At the moment, there are two sizes available to buy as 'one-off' purchases. Our mini-packs contain one key educational item as well as a booklet tailored to a particular learning style. Our bumper boxes contain all of the activities from the three mini-packs, as well as a host of educational items which are relevant to the theme. (Please note that there is overlapping content between the mini-packs and the associated bumper box so we advise only buying one box or pack per theme.)
Mostly, the products are organised into themed groups, but some have been specifically designed to keep children busy during school holidays.
The mini-packs are usually separated into Wisdom, Imagination and Curiosity. Each of these has a slightly different academic focus. Wisdom packs are designed to help children navigate the stressful time leading up to exams or tests. Imagination packs use reading and creative writing as a starting point for exploring the wider world. And Curiosity packs are aimed at children who are more practical and 'hands on' in their learning, and who may find traditional classroom techniques frustrating.
If you have any questions about which product would be best for your child, please don't hesitate to contact us and we'll do all we can to help.
In the past, we have run a monthly subscription service for our boxes so that you can get regular packages of inspirational learning sent straight to your door. We hope to reinstate that service very soon. If you would like to be amongst the first to hear about it, please sign up to our mailing list at the bottom of the page.
Take a look at our current range of products here.
Where it all started...
Lucky Gecko Discoveries was born out of a Buckinghamshire based tutor service called Lucky Gecko Tuition. For more than a decade, we provided out-of-school support to hundreds of children aged between 7 and 18. Some of this work was preparing students for exams, some was to help improve their grades in a particular subject, while some stretched more able students to reach their potential. But more than anything, it was about helping students develop confidence in their abilities. Getting them to believe that they could do something was the key to making it happen. And it still is!
Lucky Gecko Discoveries aims to use all of that experience and expertise to inspire children to think beyond the classroom. We will use the knowledge we’ve acquired whilst teaching to help children to understand their own learning style; to embrace their unique set of talents and to overcome their personal challenges.
We want to help educate the whole child - not just focus on the bits which will get them through their next exam. We want to get kids out in the world, exploring, inventing, creating and asking questions. Believing in themselves and trusting in their abilities.
We believe learning should be fun. The world should be exciting. And imaginations should run wild. We only get one shot at childhood. Let’s make theirs amazing.
Click here to see how we can inspire your child.