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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Teeny Tiny Theatre

The Winter Bear

Cost: £100

Imagine a beautiful wintery landscape and help reunite Clare with her lost teddy bear. An interactive and immersive performance exploring…

Imagine a beautiful wintery landscape and help reunite Clare with her lost teddy bear. An interactive and immersive performance exploring kindness and thinking of others based on the beautiful picture book by Ruth Craft & Erik Blegvad.  Children meet Clare and Marie and help them solve the problem of a lost bear. They are led on an imagined wintery walk, exploring the environment using movement and adding their own creative ideas before working together to help the characters and resolve the story of Clare's lost bear. A 1 hour interactive performance for EYFS and KS1 involving creative movement, soundscapes, songs and drama techniques.

Drama PSHE SMSC

100 100 Teeny Tiny Theatre Yes
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EY - Key Stage 1

Teeny Tiny Theatre

Build a Teeny Tiny Tale

Cost: £100

After the success of our live interactive YouTube workshop for World Book Day 2021 and our pop-up workshop at Widnes…

After the success of our live interactive YouTube workshop for World Book Day 2021 and our pop-up workshop at Widnes Library in October, we can’t wait to bring this fun, creative and immersive experience to EYFS & KS1 classes in Liverpool this March. 'Build a Teeny Tiny Tale' is a 1 hour interactive, storytelling workshop experience for children aged 4-8. Children are placed in role as explorers and immersed in a fictional world led by their facilitators, Laura & Chantal. Children are challenged to collaborate with each other to make choices and solve problems, creating and bringing an original adventure story to life using Drama techniques. A brilliant way to celebrate World Book Day! This workshop will inspire children's creative writing, support their literacy, develop their understanding and use of storytelling conventions and help them to work collaboratively and creatively to devise characters and narratives. This workshop is also a great opportunity for children to experience the wider benefits to their wellbeing of a practical and creative experience where everyone is included and their own ideas are valued and celebrated.

Drama English

100 100 Teeny Tiny Theatre Yes
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EY - Key Stage 1

Edge Hill University

Plant a Story Seed

Cost: FREE

These activity packs involve creating writing prompts and get children and young people thinking about how writers find ideas for…

These activity packs involve creating writing prompts and get children and young people thinking about how writers find ideas for stories, and how to articulate their own ideas for stories that they would like to read. Aims: Participants will learn about the process of developing a story from a prompt or idea and create writing prompts for stories they would like to read. These will be uploaded to a Padlet, where writers can respond to them. These responses, along with the writing prompts chosen, may go on to be published by Edge Hill University Press. Objectives/tasks (levelled by Key Stage/age). Participants will:
  • Learn what a story prompt is
  • Optional: Write a story from an example prompt
  • Read a story as a group (or watch/listen to a reading online)
  • Discuss story ideas and where they come from (some discussion questions, ideas and context quotes from writers are included with example stories, but any story can be used.)
  • KS 1, 2 and early 3: Create picture prompts for stories they would like to read.
  • Later KS 3/GCSE/Sixth Form: Create written prompts for stories they would like to read.
  • Put story prompts onto project Padlet at https://padlet.com/segare/zltkmwtmsiv6978p

English

free Edge Hill University Yes
Digital/online activity or resource
Key Stages 1–5

Altru Drama CIC

Tangled Web – Online Safety Performance…

Cost: £495

Tangled Web focuses on online safety and responsibility, helping children stay safe and make positive and healthy choices. The play…

Tangled Web focuses on online safety and responsibility, helping children stay safe and make positive and healthy choices. The play is the perfect way to complement work around Safer Internet day.  It's a 45 minute performance with a free workshop and resource pack. The performance can be watched by everyone in Key Stage 2, and takes place in your school hall.  Following the performance we offer 1, 2 or 4 workshops as well as a resource pack full of ideas to try back in class. The play follows 3 characters - Lily, Jay and Brodie - who find themselves in a mysterious room at the Laboratory for Internet Safety and Advice.   Each has done 'something wrong' online and they must work together to work out how to solve their problems.  The script covers Instagram, Snapchat, Tiktok, Whatsapp and gaming, as well as exploring online bullying, catfishing and sharing too much information online.  This is all done in an age appropriate way that is relevant to the children and their online lives. "Excellent, relevant, entertaining. The children really took in the important message and felt that performers understood them, rather than preaching internet safety. 10/10." King David Primary Presented by professional actor educators who are all DBS checked. For more information, availability and costs please contact Dan Costello, General Manager: dan@altru.co.uk / 0151 443 0333.

Citizenship Drama PSHE SMSC

495 300 Altru Drama CIC Artsmark Arts Award
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Key Stage 2