Welcome to Culturepool, a resource for teachers and education professionals working with young people. Culturepool aims to help you connect young people to local art and culture across the Liverpool City Region.

We regularly update content to keep it live and relevant.  We are currently encouraging cultural partners to upload learning opportunities that are accessible online, allow for social distancing and respond to the #BlackLivesMatter movement.

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Writing on the Wall

WoW Young Writers

Cost: FREE

Writing on the Wall (WoW) Young Writers is an online creative writing group for young people aged 10-15 in Liverpool.…

Writing on the Wall (WoW) Young Writers is an online creative writing group for young people aged 10-15 in Liverpool. Our group meet weekly on Zoom to explore all aspects of creative writing, from rap & spoken word to scripts & poetry. Young people will create new pieces of work alongside WoW staff and professional artists and have the opportunity to:
  • learn new skills
  • meet new people
  • discuss issues they may be facing
  • have their say on the world around them in a creative and supportive environment.
Funded by the Youth Endowment Fund the project has been set up to support young people who are most at risk of being drawn into crime or criminal activity in their area.

English Creative Writing

free Writing on the Wall Yes
Digital/online activity or resource
Key Stages 2–4

Culture Liverpool

Write on Art

Cost: FREE

Write on Art is an annual national writing competition sponsored by Art UK and the Paul Mellon Centre to encourage an interest…

Write on Art is an annual national writing competition sponsored by Art UK and the Paul Mellon Centre to encourage an interest in art history among young people. The prize is open to all UK students aged 15–18. How do I enter? To enter Write on Art, all you have to do is pick one artwork featured on the Art UK website and write about it. What does it say to you? What’s the history behind it? How does it make you feel? This is your opportunity to write about the things you care about. Write on Art is free to enter. Entries are divided into two groups, based on year of study. ​What could I win? The winners will win a cash prize and have their essays featured on the Art UK and Paul Mellon Centre websites.
  • 1st place – £500
  • 2nd place – £200
  • Three runners up – £100 each
The deadline is 30th April 2021. Prizes for the 2019–2020 prize will be awarded at a ceremony. We will confirm the date in due course. Apply now – Years 10/11 Apply now – Years 12/13

Art & design

free Culture Liverpool Artsmark
Digital/online activity or resource
EY - Key Stage 5

National Museums Liverpool

Virtual Classroom: Ancient Greece

Cost: £90

National Museums Liverpool’s brand new virtual classroom workshops are now available to book online! Created for schools, the interactive curriculum-linked…

National Museums Liverpool’s brand new virtual classroom workshops are now available to book online! Created for schools, the interactive curriculum-linked sessions - led by museum experts - will bring learning to life and inspire the imaginations of pupils by engaging them in activities based on real artefacts. Each virtual classroom is supported by resources and activities that teachers can use before and after their live workshop. ‘Ancient Greece: gods and heroes’ This virtual classroom workshop guides pupils through the mythology of the Ancient Greeks, explaining some of the family feuds and marvellous magic that has bound these tales together for more than 2,000 years. They will discover the art of oral storytelling and find out how the images and iconography of an ancient religion and mythology has carried through to influence us today.

English History SMSC

90 100 National Museums Liverpool Yes
Digital/online activity or resource
Key Stage 2

National Museums Liverpool

Virtual Classroom: Impressionism

Cost: £90

National Museums Liverpool’s brand new virtual classroom workshops are now available to book online! Created for schools, the interactive curriculum-linked…

National Museums Liverpool’s brand new virtual classroom workshops are now available to book online! Created for schools, the interactive curriculum-linked sessions - led by museum experts - will bring learning to life and inspire the imaginations of pupils by engaging them in activities based on real artefacts. Each virtual classroom is supported by resources and activities that teachers can use before and after their live workshop. ‘Impressionism - what’s that?’ This virtual classroom workshop is an interactive introduction to Impressionism. Using artworks from the Walker Art Gallery’s collection, workshop facilitators will use drawing challenges and visual thinking strategies to allow pupils to respond at a personal and creative level to two Impressionist masterpieces. Pupils will compare and contrast a traditional art style to the Impressionist modern movement, challenging the notion of what ‘good art’ looks like.

Art & design English SMSC

90 100 National Museums Liverpool Yes
Digital/online activity or resource
Key Stages 1–2