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Liverpool World Centre

Future Global Leaders Project

Cost: £350

Future Global Leaders is a new programme for primary and secondary school student councils and eco clubs. Future Global Leaders…

Future Global Leaders is a new programme for primary and secondary school student councils and eco clubs. Future Global Leaders is an ambitious programme which will:
  • Give children and young people the tools to understand the world around them and become active citizens in a compassionate, sustainable and respectful way.
  • Develop pupils’ problem-solving skills and ability to think independently, empowering them to have an impact in the world and create positive change in the future.
  • Equip teachers with the knowledge to lead on sustainable development issues
Future Global Leaders is tailored to your specific key stage and is designed to run throughout the school year, culminating in a lively pupil conference with participating schools in the Spring. The programme includes:
  • An online, two-hour teacher workshop ‘Introduction toSustainable Development Goals’. Learn how to enhance your curriculum and enable your pupils to start their journey to becoming global citizens. A chance to meet like-minded teachers and think about how to develop active citizenship in young people. (Max. two teachers per school)
  • An interactive, one-hour workshop ‘Becoming Global Leaders’ with LWC and each student group. Ideally 12 – 15 pupils per school.
  • Access to six free resources to support student council/eco club meetings. The resources will prompt thought-provoking discussion and activities, tailored to the key stage.
  • A Future Global Leaders pupil conference hosted by LWC in Spring 2022. A day of debate and action planning, including pledges for the final term and beyond.
  • All pupils will be awarded with a certificate celebrating their participation in the programme.
Sign up to our free online taster session or email jacquie@liverpoolworldcentre.org for more information.

Citizenship PSHE SMSC

350 300 Liverpool World Centre Yes
CPD/training/creative opportunity for teachers
Key Stages 1–5

Liverpool World Centre

Climate Anxiety CPD

Cost: FREE

“We have to start having these tough conversations about how we live together in a century where things are going…

"We have to start having these tough conversations about how we live together in a century where things are going to get worse before they get better."
Daniel Sherrell, 30, is a climate organizer and the author of  "Warmth: Coming of Age at the End of Our World."
Do you want to support your students by leading discussions on climate change and combatting eco anxiety in schools?
Sign up to our FREE online course!
Learn how to hold difficult conversations with students and positive strategies to help them deal with the global challenges they face.
This training is suitable for primary and secondary teachers.

Citizenship Geography PSHE SMSC Science

free Liverpool World Centre
Digital/online activity or resource
Key Stages 1–5

As Creatives

A Celebration in Rhyme

Cost: £395.00

A celebration in Rhyme has been developed to help schools celebrate the stories your pupils love in verse – by…

A celebration in Rhyme has been developed to help schools celebrate the stories your pupils love in verse - by writing and performing a collaborative School Poem in just a single day! After a quick assembly sharing our love of poetry and issuing the overall challenge, children will participate in collaborative writing workshops, usually for a year group at a time. Using our unique “RunAround” methodology, KS2 classes will choose the themes and content, creating the lines as they go - with EYFS and KS1 providing the chorus. And the outcome? A beautifully crafted poem extolling the wonder of stories that’s unique to your school - and that will get its very first performance at a second, celebratory assembly at the end of the day!    

English

395.00 300 As Creatives Artsmark Yes
Visit into school
EY - Key Stage 5

Read Now Write Now

Gothic Tales Creative Writing Workshops

Cost: £250

A fun and informative creative writing course on how to write Gothic stories for KS3 students. Led by author Charlie…

A fun and informative creative writing course on how to write Gothic stories for KS3 students. Led by author Charlie Lea, students will be shown the basic components of a gothic story using examples from literature including Dracula, Frankenstein and Rebecca plus short stories from Edgar Allen Poe. Students will be introduced / shown the literary devices of show not tell to help build an atmospheric setting and foreshadowing to help add tension and suspense to their stories. Students will take part in gentle exercises and a plan will be available to help students write up their story. The course structure and content can be modified to suit your requirements. For example, sessions can focus on a particular book if you are already using it for study. If required sessions can last for more than one day.

English

250 300 Read Now Write Now Artsmark Yes
Visit into school
Key Stage 3

Little Lamb Tales

Interactive Storytelling

Cost: £350 per day

I provide interactive storytelling for EYFS, KS1 and KS2. Although there are many forms of storytelling, I do it the…

I provide interactive storytelling for EYFS, KS1 and KS2. Although there are many forms of storytelling, I do it the traditional way, telling stories from memory. I use props and encourage interaction to bring the stories to life. Schools are invited to share the topics being used in each class at the time of my visit and I create bespoke sessions to match. In a single day I'm used to telling tales about fairy tales in one class, Romans in another then Mini-beasts in another. I am happy to dress up to match a school's particular theme especially for World Book Day.

Drama English PSHE

350 per day 300 Little Lamb Tales Yes
Digital/online activity or resource
EY - Key Stage 2

Jude Lennon Author (Little Lamb Tales)

Author Visits for Primary Schools

Cost: £350 per day

I can provide Author Talks which are suitable for EYFS, KS1 and KS2. Although the talks are adapted for the…

I can provide Author Talks which are suitable for EYFS, KS1 and KS2. Although the talks are adapted for the specific age groups they include the following - Book readings How I became an author My writing process Top Tips Q & A from children and staff As an official Patron of Reading, I believe visits from authors are vital for many reasons. They encourage a love of books, reading and writing. The visits show children that authors are just ordinary people and they can aspire to be one too. Visits also allow children to find out more about life as an author, what inspires us, how we go about creating our books and how important reading is in that process. Books open the pages of the world and an author visit can provide the encouragement to step through into another world. My visits can be in person or online.

English PSHE Creativity

350 per day 300 Jude Lennon Author (Little Lamb Tales) Yes
Digital/online activity or resource
EY - Key Stage 2

Read Now Write Now

Climate Champions

Cost: FREE

Liverpool Libraries are working with Read Now Write Now to offer a 4-week writing course for pupils aged 7-11 based…

Liverpool Libraries are working with Read Now Write Now to offer a 4-week writing course for pupils aged 7-11 based on climate change. Charlie from Read Now Write Now will invite children to write a powerful story about climate change, as the UK gets ready to host the 26th UN climate change conference in November 2021. Three courses are available taking place on the same day/time each week.

Citizenship English Science

free Read Now Write Now
Young people’s opportunity to make, create, compose, or perform
Key Stage 2

ArtsGroupie

The Liver Bird

Cost: £600

An interactive indoor/outdoor play aimed at families/children, that brings to life the urban fairytale of the Liverpool Liver Bird.  The…

An interactive indoor/outdoor play aimed at families/children, that brings to life the urban fairytale of the Liverpool Liver Bird.  The play promotes heritage, an awareness of local history, and the importance of reading. It is a collaboration with an established children's theatre company, The BookWorm Players. The piece has been performed in parks over the Summer in North Liverpool and Knowsley. It is a 50-minute piece that uses puppetry, audience participation, and total theatre to engage the audience. There are post-performance workshops that explore the importance of imagination and encourages literacy amongst children. It is suitable for all ages, particularly  7 - 11 years of age.

Art & design Citizenship Dance Drama English History

600 300 ArtsGroupie Artsmark Arts Award Yes
Visit into school
EY - Key Stage 5

Writing on the Wall

Write What’s Next

Cost: FREE

WoW has a FREE mentoring opportunity for 18–25-year-old creatives in Liverpool! Our newest online writing course Write What’s Next, has…

WoW has a FREE mentoring opportunity for 18–25-year-old creatives in Liverpool! Our newest online writing course Write What’s Next, has been designed for 18–25-year-olds who have been disproportionately affected by unemployment during the pandemic and may face barriers to further education or work in the arts sector. • 12 weeks of mentoring workshops • Masterclasses in poetry, fiction, playwrighting, journalism, writing for audio • Chance to create brand-new work for showcase in the city Our Mentors! Work with the renowned Guardian Writer and BBC News Broadcaster Bidisha. Check out spoken-word poetry with internationally touring poet and editor at Out-Spoken Press Joelle Taylor. What about fiction writing with Northern Writer Award winner, and author of Remembrance, Yvonne Battle Felton. Get the chance to explore the world of playwriting with Naomi Sumner Chan, founder of Brush Stroke Order Theatre Company and learn about Writing for Audio with Artistic Director of Theatre in the Rough, Chris Fittock. Application deadline is 12pm 31.8.21 free Writing on the Wall
Digital/online activity or resource
EY - Key Stage 5

AltruDrama

AltruDrama creative writing workshop – #LiverpoolWrites

Cost: FREE

AltruDrama has produced this film as a creative writing resource for teachers and their pupils aged 7-11, under the theme…

AltruDrama has produced this film as a creative writing resource for teachers and their pupils aged 7-11, under the theme 'Every idea is a good idea'. This resource is an interactive film to support your class take part in a virtual session led by Barry and Kate from AltruDrama. The aim of the session is to get young people excited about writing and not to be daunted by a blank piece of paper. The session includes various activities which encourage children to write creatively, using persuasive and commanding language to make their feelings heard on a subject that is important to them. Their pieces of work can be silly, serious, passionate or funny. The film is a resource for teachers and their children aged 7-11. We think the activities can be attempted by all children in Key Stage 2, but would expect varying results in terms of length and quality of writing across the key stage. The session lasts around 45-60 minutes and is adaptable to your school timetable with all instructions and resources given in the film and corresponding teacher pack. To access the film and resources, click on the 'Booking/Resource URL' button (top right) which will take you to YouTube. Scroll down and click on SHOW MORE at the bottom of the page to access the downloadable additional resources.

English

free AltruDrama Yes
Digital/online activity or resource
Key Stage 2

Movema

Making Moves- Diverse Dance Leader Training…

Cost: FREE

After a VERY successful course of Making Moves, we’re delighted to announce that we’ll be running it again! The course…

After a VERY successful course of Making Moves, we’re delighted to announce that we’ll be running it again! The course will cover:
  • Business skills (organising, marketing, finance, legal)
  • Teaching and delivery skills (Designing your own dance class/ business)
  • CV and confidence building (Personal goals and how to achieve them)
  • Masterclasses with industry professionals
  • And… your very own PHOTO SHOOT!
Trainees will need to be:
  • Unemployed
  • Age 19+
  • Not in education
Find out how trainees benefited from our course!

Dance PSHE Business skills

free Movema Artsmark Arts Award
Training opportunity for young person
Key Stage 5

The Reader

Ready, steady, cook: stories and recipes

Cost: FREE

Saturday 18 September, 10am, 11am, 12pm, 1.30pm, 2.30pm & 3.30pm Free Come and learn about what used to grow in…

Saturday 18 September, 10am, 11am, 12pm, 1.30pm, 2.30pm & 3.30pm
Free
Come and learn about what used to grow in the gardens of Calderstones Park in the 19th Century and watch our Storyhunter go back in time to find our great, great, great, great-grandparents' favourite recipe.   Dive into the book to discover what special mystery ingredient it will include. You definitely won’t expect it to have grown in the park once upon a time. When your history teacher is a Storyhunter, you know things probably won’t be going exactly to plan...!  Bring your little ones to have their imaginations ignited and their taste-buds tickled with some fantastical facts and story sharing.  Sessions are 30 minutes long and are completely free, but places will be limited so please book in advance.  To celebrate Heritage Open Days this event is free of charge for anyone to enjoy. At the moment, to keep everyone safe, there are a limited number of spaces available and lots of people would like to book. Therefore we kindly ask that if your plans change and you can no longer join (it happens!), you cancel the booking which will release the space for someone else to enjoy.

English

free The Reader
Young people’s opportunity to visit, experience and participate in art or culture
Key Stages 2–3

Liverpool Arab Arts Festival

This Poem is About Me –…

Cost: FREE

In association with Qatar Foundation International – Liverpool Arab Arts Festival is offering a day of FREE poetry workshops to…

In association with Qatar Foundation International - Liverpool Arab Arts Festival is offering a day of FREE poetry workshops to primary schools in the Liverpool City Region with award winning Scouse-Yemeni poet, activist & artist Amina Atiq. Amina will introduce children to Arab culture through poetry and invite them into her world through a fun & creative exploration of how our culture shapes our identity.

Workshops are age-differentiated with all children learning Arabic words through poetry & each child will receive their first name hand drawn in Arabic by Amina. Your school will also receive Arabic name badges for: 'class room', 'desk', 'door', 'reception', 'hall', 'canteen' etc...

The Liverpool Arab Arts Festival Cultural Education Programme aims to introduce children & young people in the Liverpool City Region to Arab Culture through arts.

Literacy

free Liverpool Arab Arts Festival
Visit into school
EY - Key Stage 2

Royal College of Physicians

Sketch The Spine

Cost: FREE

The Royal College of Physicians’ new building – The Spine – is now open in Liverpool. The culmination of a…

The Royal College of Physicians' new building – The Spine – is now open in Liverpool. The culmination of a 5-year project, the building will be our base for providing events, activities and services to our members in the north, and is the first time we have had a significant presence outside London. To help celebrate the opening, we’ve launched our Sketch The Spine competition for children aged 4-12. If you know any children with creative skills, we would love to see their work! They can use pens, pencils, paints or anything they like to make their sketch! The deadline to enter is Monday 20 September. Please click on the links in the notes section (below right) to view the three competition posters - you can also access these, and all necessary resources, by clicking on the Booking/Resource URL button (above right). There are a number of prizes on offer including an iPad and drawing supplies. The winners drawings will be shown in The Spine's first exhibition.  At the exhibition event we hope to have speakers that will give child-friendly talks about medicine and architecture. This is an excellent opportunity for children to engage in a summer art project, learn more about the RCP and what we do and win some exciting prizes. All sketches should be sent to sketchthespine@rcp.ac.uk with the child's name, age and school.

Art & design

free Royal College of Physicians
Young people’s opportunity to make, create, compose, or perform
Key Stages 1–2

ArtsGroupie

The Liver Bird Safari

Cost: £10 per student

An alternative way to discover the history of Liverpool… Liverpool is famous for the birds on the magnificent Liver Building,…

An alternative way to discover the history of Liverpool...

Liverpool is famous for the birds on the magnificent Liver Building, the first-ever skyscraper in the UK. But there are in fact over 100 Liver Birds in the City. Join us for a lively, fun 2-hour WALKING TOUR safari around the City Centre, starting at The Bluecoat, as we go Liver Bird-spotting and learn about the history of Liverpool along the way. Tour finishes near the Waterfront.

An ideal way to teach children and young people about local heritage, to appreciate the architecture and the historical landmarks we walk past without knowing. It encourages children to engage with local history and develop an appreciation for the place they live. Out tours promote walking for health and well-being.

Citizenship Drama English Geography History

10 per student 10 ArtsGroupie Yes
Trip out of school
EY - Key Stage 5

Royal Liverpool Philharmonic

Liverpool Philharmonic Schools’ Concerts

Cost: £4.50 each for a child ticket

We are delighted to announce that tickets are on sale with our annual Key Stage 1, 2 & 3 Schools…

We are delighted to announce that tickets are on sale with our annual Key Stage 1, 2 & 3 Schools Concerts at Liverpool Philharmonic Hall. Come and experience Liverpool’s world-class symphony orchestra live in our fun, educational and interactive concerts for Key Stage 1, 2 and 3 pupils. Discover the power of orchestral music through carefully chosen works designed to capture your pupils’ imagination and to inspire a love of music, with a few surprises thrown in for good measure! “Thank you for the whole experience. We look forward to the concert every year. It is expertly run from the initial booking, the staff training session, the scheme of work and the amazing concert at the end. It is a high-light of the year for both my class, myself and TA.”
Primary Teacher, 2020
Key Stage 2 & 3 Schools' Concerts: “Musical Tracks” In partnership with National Museums Liverpool
Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, conductor Melvin Tay and presenter/producer Alasdair Malloy present “Musical Tracks”, delivered in partnership with National Museums Liverpool. The programme will focus on Migration – exploring themes and content including Britain’s transatlantic slave trade, the migration of early humans, and the discovery of the New World. Concerts last 1 hour 15 minutes
  • Monday 14th March 2022 at 13:30
  • Tuesday 15th March 2022 at 10:30
  • Tuesday 15th March 2022 at 13:30
  • Wednesday 16th March 2022 at 10:30
  • Wednesday 16th March 2022 at 13:30
  • Thursday 17th March 2022 at 10:30* Key Stage 3 Concert
  • Thursday 17th March 2022 at 13:30*
  • Friday 18th March 2022 at 10:30
* with BSL interpreter
 
Key Stage 1 Schools' Concerts: “Seeing Sounds!” Zig-Zags! Swirls! Splats! Bring your musical paint to create a masterpiece with presenter/producer Claire Henry, conductor Alasdair Malloy and the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra!  Watch as an artwork inspired by the music is brought to life in front of your eyes. Concerts last 1 hour
  • Tuesdays 14th June 2022 13:15
  • Wednesday 15th June 2022 10:15
  • Wednesday 15th June 2022 13:15*
  • Thursday 16th June 2022 10:15
  • Thursday 16th June 2022 13:15
* with BSL interpreter For more information on the concerts, and how to book online, please visit www.liverpoolphil.com/take-part/schools-concerts/ If you have any queries please contact us at schoolsconcerts@liverpoolphil.com

Citizenship Geography History Music

4.50 each for a child ticket 10 Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Artsmark Arts Award
Trip out of school
Key Stages 1–3

FACT

Technology + Art Sessions: FACT Liverpool

Cost: FREE

FACT is the UK’s leading organisation for the support and exhibition of art and film that embraces new technology and…

FACT is the UK's leading organisation for the support and exhibition of art and film that embraces new technology and explores digital culture. We believe in enriching lives and shaping the future through film, art and creative technology. Our young people's learning programme focuses on understanding how knowledge is created and shared by using technology and new online platforms. We will be working with three artists during 2021/2022 B.O.S.S. (Turner prize nominee, Biennial 2021), Ebun Sodipo (filmmaker) and Danielle Brathwaite-Shirley (designer, video game creator). Our mission is to support our region's schools by giving the students the access to high quality art and unique ways of using technology. To do so, we adapt to your school's needs - do you need one, two or even five online sessions for your students? Do you need us to bring our laptops and turn the classroom into a workshop? Are you looking for the perfect day out that includes workshops, tours and talks?  We've got you covered. Drop an email to learning@fact.co.uk to book a date and receive more information about the themes we are exploring with our sessions. Looking forward to meeting you all! Carlos Marfil - Learning Facilitator Picture: Danielle Brathwaite-Shirley: Unarchived Adventures

Art & design Citizenship English History Music SMSC Science

free FACT Artsmark Yes
Digital/online activity or resource
Key Stages 2–5

Art in Liverpool C.I.C.

So you can’t spell? So what.…

Cost: FREE

Guidance and activity pack for all levels, to be adapted by teachers or in conversation with Art in Liverpool C.I.C.…

Guidance and activity pack for all levels, to be adapted by teachers or in conversation with Art in Liverpool C.I.C. to help identify and support students with reading difficulties, particularly as a result of Dyslexia, ADD, ADHD or Autism. The pack in itself is a printable doodle pad, with activities and tasks for a range of learner levels, including guidance for teachers at the end of the document.

Art & design English

free Art in Liverpool C.I.C. Yes
Digital/online activity or resource
EY - Key Stage 5

Read Now Write Now Limited

Lockdown Life Creative Writing Workshops –…

Cost: FREE

You can run ‘Lockdown Life Creative Writing Workshops’ using this suite of free learning resources: Read Now Write Now –…

You can run 'Lockdown Life Creative Writing Workshops' using this suite of free learning resources: Read Now Write Now - #LiverpoolWrites resources They have been created by author Charlie Lea from Read Now Write Now, and tried and tested in a local secondary school as part of the #LiverpoolWrites 2021 Year of Writing programme. The objectives are to inspire children and young people to express their own voice and articulate their thoughts, interests, and feelings, particularly over lockdown, to themselves and others. The resources are designed mainly for Key Stage Three students and are adaptable to suit all schools requirements. The aim is for young people to write about themselves and they can present their own story in many different ways: as a narrative; poem/song/rap; diary or postcard as examples. During sessions young people, working in groups and on their own, take part in games and exercises to help them think about what they want to write about. This includes watching YouTube videos of similar aged people across the world expressing their own voice about life. To further help inspire, the sessions include looking at song writing and how writers such as Paul McCartney, Adele and Olivia Rodrigo write about themselves or a particular theme to connect to their audience. The sessions also include guidance on using the literary technique of show not tell to help young people make their own stories come alive including how to set a scene, use action and dialogue. Young people are then encouraged to showcase or exhibit their work: for example in a display in school or at a storytelling event. Written by author and creative writing tutor Charlie Lea the resource contains a guide to the workshops as well as worksheets, session plans, quizzes, PowerPoints, literary and other examples. Please do not hesitate to get in touch if you have any queries.

Citizenship English PSHE SMSC

free Read Now Write Now Limited Yes
Digital/online activity or resource
Key Stage 3

Acorns to Oaks

Acorns to Oaks Intergenerational Workshop –…

Cost: £350

Acorns to Oaks is an intergenerational project that brings together the youngest & oldest in our communities to play creatively…

Acorns to Oaks is an intergenerational project that brings together the youngest & oldest in our communities to play creatively together. These interactions improve well-being for everyone involved. Started in 2019, the project took nursery children into care homes. Now we are developing ways to connect these two groups even though it is not possible for them to meet in person due to the pandemic. We have created a puppet of an older man ‘Albert’ who we use as a voice for the older participants of the project. Albert will visit your school and the children will find out about his life and the journey he is on. He will tell the children stories of the older generation. As part of the #LiverpoolWrites Liverpool Year of Writing, we have developed this is a session to encourage creative writing. The encounter with Albert & the accompanying creative play session facilitated by our actors & musician, is the inspiration for the children’s writing. We have created the following resources to be completed during or after the workshop: Liverpool Writes resource list Liverpool Writes resource map Liverpool Writes resource postcard Using ideas & inspiration from their meeting with Albert, the children will create a variety of works ranging from lists and maps to postcards! We would then like to share these with the older participants in the project.  Photography & film of the event could also be shown to the older people [permissions allowing].  Our session will address themes of identity, friendship, youth and old age. There will be movement, music, stories and fun!

Citizenship Drama English PSHE

350 300 Acorns to Oaks Yes
Visit into school
Key Stages 1–2

Jude Lennon Author (Little Lamb Tales)

Creative Writing Workshops for Primary Schools…

Cost: £250 for workshop with Jude; YouTube session & resources are FREE

As part of Liverpool’s Year of Writing (#LiverpoolWrites), author Jude Lennon has designed workshops to inspire pupils to find the…

As part of Liverpool's Year of Writing (#LiverpoolWrites), author Jude Lennon has designed workshops to inspire pupils to find the joy in writing. The emphasis is on creativity, imagination, expression and writing for pleasure. Pupils will be freed from the constraints of SPAG and encouraged to find their voice and write freely. You can book Jude to facilitate a workshop in school herself for £250; or you can link to the FREE 21-minute YouTube video for instructions about how to run the workshop, using the accompanying resources. Just click on the  Booking/resource URL button (above right) to access these. Scroll down and click on 'SHOW MORE' to be able to download the resources. The sessions will enable children to focus on the things they wish to write about. They will learn about four key elements of creative writing and use these to inform their own choices. These four elements include - themes, characters, settings and the curveball. Each element will enable the children to explore and find inspiration. They will have full control over the four elements they wish to include in their writing thus allowing them the freedom to express themselves. There will be opportunities for discussion, collaboration and independent thought. Pupils will also be encouraged to share their writing throughout the session (if they wish).

English

250 for workshop with Jude; YouTube session & resources are FREE 300 Jude Lennon Author (Little Lamb Tales) Yes
Digital/online activity or resource
Key Stage 2

Rob Keeley, Children's author and workshop leader

Creative Writing Workshops: Where Were We?…

Cost: FREE

Two linked half-day school workshops commissioned by Liverpool Learning Partnership and Writing on the Wall as part of Liverpool Year…

Two linked half-day school workshops commissioned by Liverpool Learning Partnership and Writing on the Wall as part of Liverpool Year of Writing (#LiverpoolWrites). The workshops are designed to look at the world we live in at this moment in time, and to allow young people to express themselves creatively around contemporary themes.  The first workshop focuses on the past and present, and the second on the future. The worksheets for the two workshops are free to download.  Each workshop has:
  • An opening short story by Rob Keeley, to be used as a class reader/literacy text in advance of each workshop to establish the themes and set the scene
  • An opening writing warm-up for the class or group
  • An opening discussion of the themes of the workshop
You can then split your class or group into three smaller groups, respectively tackling Poetry, Prose and Drama around the theme of that workshop.  There are three writing briefs on these, one for each group, to be given to those groups at both workshops and used to produce Creative Writing around that day's theme. Any questions about the above can be emailed to Rob Keeley who schools can also book separately (for a fee) to host the workshops virtually over Zoom.

English

free Rob Keeley, Children's author and workshop leader Yes
Digital/online activity or resource
Key Stages 2–3

Culture Liverpool

Good Business Festival Hub

Cost: FREE

The Good Business Festival Youth Summit and education programme is hosted in a new kitchen garden at Knowsley Safari. The…

The Good Business Festival Youth Summit and education programme is hosted in a new kitchen garden at Knowsley Safari. The kitchen garden will help young people from Knowsley and beyond learn about horticulture, food production and sustainability. The garden has been built with the support from the Incredible Edible Foundation who will be organising special workshops for local schools over the coming months. It’s just one part of a new education initiative being delivered by The Good Business Festival – a three-day event across the city region from 7-9th July focusing on ethical, inclusive and purpose-driven business in July of this year. The education programme will include a set of special workshops for young people across the city region from partners including  Dot Art, Metal, UK Youth for Nature, Abandon Normal Devices, Collective Encounters, Liverpool World Centre, The Bluecoat and the British Antarctic Survey amongst others. The programme will also be transformed into a digital resource which will be made available to schools and community groups across the Liverpool City Region and beyond. In addition, the Good Business Festival are working with Knowsley Council to deliver a special youth summit this summer, taking inspiration from the COP26 United Nations climate change conference being held this autumn in Glasgow. The summit - hosted by TV presenter and conservationist Chris Packham - will bring together hundreds young people from across the Liverpool City Region to take part in a schedule of talks and activities exploring how business impacts climate, the environment and animal habitats. Taking full advantage of the surroundings of Knowsley Safari, the Youth Summit includes a line-up of special activities and interactive sessions from conservation tours to animal-themed aerobics. Official youth programme partners include Knowsley Safari, British Antarctic Survey, Collective Encounters, Metal, Dot Art, UK Youth for Nature, Incredible Edible Foundation, Liverpool World Centre, Abandon Normal Devices (AND), Liverpool Schools Parliament, Roots and Wings, Knowsley Safari, The Bluecoat free Culture Liverpool Artsmark Yes
Digital/online activity or resource
EY - Key Stage 5

The Children's Bookshow

The Children’s Bookshow: poetry event for…

Cost: £6 per child

The Children’s Bookshow has an amazing offer for primary schools: we are bringing award-winning poet, Rachel Rooney, to the Floral…

The Children's Bookshow has an amazing offer for primary schools: we are bringing award-winning poet, Rachel Rooney, to the Floral Pavilion in New Brighton on Monday 15 November for an hour-long vibrant and interactive poetry performance, suitable for years 4, 5 and 6. Tickets are £6 per child with accompanying adults free of charge. EVERY child attending will receive a beautiful hardback copy of A Kid in My Class, Rachel Rooney's most recent poetry collection (worth £10.99 and illustrated by former children's Laureate, Chris Riddell) absolutely FREE! We also have four free in-school workshops to give away to schools bringing more than 30 children to the performance. Rachel Rooney will visit four schools to run a 90-minute poetry workshop for a class of children. Finally, we'll be giving schools a free poetry teaching resource pack featuring 12 individual lesson plans that explore A Kid in My Class.

English

6 per child 10 The Children's Bookshow Arts Award
Trip out of school
Key Stage 2

The Spoken World

Spoken Word & Drama Workshops

Cost: ££85-£160

Our bespoke Spoken World workshops can be tailored to your own particular subject or theme. Previous workshops and projects have…

Our bespoke Spoken World workshops can be tailored to your own particular subject or theme. Previous workshops and projects have covered subjects such as:
  • Drugs
  • Domestic Violence
  • Isolation
  • Mental Health
  • Disability
  • Immigration
  • Drama for Literacy
  • Democracy (it’s all Greek to me)
  • The person I want to be
​All of our workshops are designed to support current secondary schools curriculums and practices. Our workshops aid in the development of oratory skills. Not only are words used to give a meaning to the performance but the voice, volume, inflexion, pitch, pauses and speed of a person contributes to the entire recitation experience, enhancing the meaning. Students develop vocal reasoning skills enabling them to communicate thoughts and ideas in a clear and concise way. Many of the important concepts, strategies, and skills taught as part of our workshops are portable. Skills practiced can transfer readily to other content areas.

Citizenship Drama English Gatsby benchmarks (skills for employment) History PSHE SMSC

£85-£160 10 The Spoken World Yes
Visit into school
Key Stages 3–5

The World Reimagined

The World Reimagined – transformative racial…

Cost: FREE

We are delighted to invite you to the launch of The World Reimagined – a ground-breaking national art education project to transform how…

We are delighted to invite you to the launch of The World Reimagined - a ground-breaking national art education project to transform how we understand the Transatlantic Slave Trade and its impact. In development for two years, we are excited to share the vision and plans of The World Reimagined - so hope you will be able to join us at 19.00-20.00 on Thursday 27 May 2021 (online). Hosted by our very own board member and Sky News presenter Gillian Joseph, you'll hear from speakers including internationally renowned artist Yinka Shonibare CBE; writer Ekow Eshun; poet Keisha Thompson and cast members from the West End production of Hamilton. We hope you will join the launch as we would love your school and college to take part in our Learning Programme  - an experiential and transformative journey for students, teachers and schools. The time is now: A historic moment for racial justice. For too long, the history of the Transatlantic Slave Trade has been untold, mistaught or misrepresented. In the UK, we celebrate with pride the Trade’s abolition - but the people who were enslaved and their descendants; Britain’s role in the Trade’s creation; and the Trade’s devastating legacy are usually missing from how history is told. This is not ‘Black History’, this is all of our history. We are living in a key moment for racial justice. It calls on us to courageously face our shared history with honesty, empathy and grace, so that we can create a new future in which all can say: I am seen. That is the mission of The World Reimagined. What it is: an unprecedented national art education project The World Reimagined will see trails of large Globe sculptures in cities across the UK in May-July of 2022, created by artists to bring to life the reality and impact of the Transatlantic Slave Trade. ​The Globes will be created by both established and undiscovered artists, alongside unique collaborations that bring together communities and icons with artists. The trails will be the centre of a broader learning and engagement programme - with hundreds of schools, community groups, sporting and cultural institutions taking part across the country. Our Learning Programme is designed with specific offers for Primary Schools; Secondary Schools and Colleges, including flexible classroom resources; Teacher Leadership Development; and a platform for the creative expression for students. Our Poetic Programme is free to all schools across the country and our Globe Programme gives your students the chance to collaborate to create their own Globes! The World Reimagined is a vibrant project that will inspire pride in what it means to be Black and British and help us all better understand what it means to be British.​
Together, we can re-examine our understanding of our history and reimagine the world that we can create together – one rooted in acknowledgement, dignity and unity, cherishing our diversity.
Please sign up for the launch at www.theworldreimagined.org
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free The World Reimagined Yes
Digital/online activity or resource
Key Stages 1–5

As Creatives

Poetry LIVE

Cost: £395.00 for a full day

We love the power of words, so we’ve got a whole range of enjoyable and engaging Poetry workshops – for…

We love the power of words, so we've got a whole range of enjoyable and engaging Poetry workshops - for pupils of all ages to enjoy. Our workshops include in-person sessions, as well as live streamed workshops beamed straight into your classroom - and resource packages which allow you to host your own whole-school poetry day.

Longer workshops will also see pupils gaining experience in presentation skills as we support them in exploring the most effective ways to deliver their poems vocally. We can also provide a Poetry assembly to kick-start your poetry day in school! Our poetry workshops are available throughout the school year - and can be adapted to suit any theme or text, connecting literacy right across the curriculum.

English

395.00 for a full day 300 As Creatives Artsmark Yes
Digital/online activity or resource
EY - Key Stage 5

The Studio School

The Studio presents Dreams

Cost: FREE

Each spring term, we give year 12 students the opportunity to publicly exhibit their work. Students chose themes and voted…

Each spring term, we give year 12 students the opportunity to publicly exhibit their work.
Students chose themes and voted on Dreams, which has allowed them to explore the concept in any way, shape, or form that they wish (including Nightmares). Students from each creative subject have made outcomes based on this theme, which means that students in more than one subject have the challenge of making diverse responses!
Students have been able to explore themes of horror, imagination, escapism, and imagining ideal possibilities. We have really enjoyed seeing how students’ responses are so personal, and this will also be an opportunity to develop more personal work for their portfolios, whether for university applications next year, or creative careers.
We hope you enjoy them too!

Art & design

free The Studio School Yes
Digital/online activity or resource
Key Stages 4–5

The Reader

Storybarn on the Road

Cost: £200

Storybarn on the Road workshops focus on reading for pleasure and feature a lively, exciting mix of interactive reading sessions,…

Storybarn on the Road workshops focus on reading for pleasure and feature a lively, exciting mix of interactive reading sessions, participation games, use of imagination and idea-sharing, all designed to help encourage a love of reading outside of the educational framework. In response to the current climate, our Storyhunters will focus on using Shared Reading to improve wellbeing. Using a great selection of stories and fun exercises, we’ll explore how we communicate, and discuss emotions and the importance of kindness. We hope our sessions will help children with their transition back into the school environment and with their interactions as individuals and groups.

English PSHE

200 200 The Reader Yes
Visit into school
EY - Key Stage 2

Liverpool Biennial

Liverpool Biennial 2021 Digital Learning Resources

Cost: FREE

Teachers and parents are invited to access cross-curricular Learning Resources created for Liverpool Biennial 2021, with creative activities to use…

Teachers and parents are invited to access cross-curricular Learning Resources created for Liverpool Biennial 2021, with creative activities to use in and outside the classroom (suitable for ages 3-16). Designed with school and home-learning settings in mind, these free resources include lesson plans, activities and videos for learners from KS1 – KS4. Covering a range of subjects, including English, Maths, Science, History, Geography, IT, Art & Design and Music, these resources will help children and young people to enjoy and discover the artists' practices and explore themes of the festival. Please visit our online portal to download existing resources and check for new activities over the duration of Liverpool Biennial 2021.  

Art & design Citizenship Dance Drama English Geography History Maths Music PE PSHE SMSC Science

free Liverpool Biennial Arts Award Yes
Digital/online activity or resource
EY - Key Stage 4

Liverpool Biennial

Kinship Activity Pack

Cost: FREE

Become an art critic, an artist and a storyteller through the Liverpool Biennial 2021 Kinship Activity Pack, which is full…

Become an art critic, an artist and a storyteller through the Liverpool Biennial 2021 Kinship Activity Pack, which is full of exciting things to do, make and learn. Designed for families with primary school age children (suitable for ages 3+), the pack includes a range of cross-curricular activities which can be used to explore the artworks across the city, whether out and about or from home. The Kinship Activity Pack can now be downloaded as a PDF file and physical copies will be available from all of our Liverpool Biennial venues when they open later this Spring. Collect all of the sheets and assemble them to create one huge activity pack!

Art & design Citizenship Dance Drama English Geography History Maths Music PE PSHE SMSC Science

free Liverpool Biennial Arts Award Yes
Digital/online activity or resource
EY - Key Stage 2

Liverpool Biennial

KeKeÇa Tutorials

Cost: FREE

Take part in learning body percussion with KeKeÇa (Ke – Ke – Cha) using free video tutorials and live sessions,…

Take part in learning body percussion with KeKeÇa (Ke - Ke - Cha) using free video tutorials and live sessions, released throughout Liverpool Biennial 2021. Participants of all ages can follow along! Using hands to clap, feet to stomp and voices to hum, learn how your body can be a musical instrument. During Liverpool Biennial this year, KeKeÇa are creating bite-sized lesson videos from 5 to 20 minutes in length for you to access on our online portal, where the new sessions are uploaded every Monday. Visit our portal to explore existing tutorials and learn more. Tag @Liverpoolbiennial @kekekca_bp and use the hash tag #KeKeCaChallenge on social media to show off what you have learnt from KeKeÇa!

Art & design Dance Drama Music PE

free Liverpool Biennial Arts Award Yes
Digital/online activity or resource
EY - Key Stage 5

Liverpool Biennial

Liverpool Biennial: Educator’s Private View of…

Cost: FREE

Liverpool Biennial is delighted to be hosting two Educators CPD Private Views on 25 March and 14 April to celebrate…

Liverpool Biennial is delighted to be hosting two Educators CPD Private Views on 25 March and 14 April to celebrate the launch of the first ‘outside’ chapter of The Stomach and The Port. The ‘outside’ chapter brings together elements of the Biennial that highlight the exterior notion of the port, including a major new series of outdoor sculpture, sonic and digital commissions, alongside the new Biennial Online Portal. Liverpool Biennial’s Learning Programme will be hosted on the Biennial Online Portal. We are thrilled to invite educators in the region to celebrate our opening and share information on our free Learning projects and resources which can be accessed on the Channel. The Educators Private Views will feature:
  • Introductions from Manuela Moscoso, Curator of Liverpool Biennial 2021
  • Jasmine Bertie, Learning Producer, and Claire Henderson, Learning Assistant
  • Free Biennial goody-bags for the first 50 sign-ups, supported by Cass Art (Must be in the Liverpool City Region or North West area)
  • Information on how to sign up your class, school, and community group with free workshops and resources to support your learning activities and connect with the international contemporary art practices presented in The Stomach and The Port.
Schedule 17:00 – 17:10 - Welcome and Housekeeping – Goodie Bag run through 17:10 – 17:15 - What is Liverpool Biennial? An Introduction 17:15 – 17:30 - Manuela Moscoso, Curator - The Stomach and The Port introduction 17:30 – 17:55 - Jasmine Bertie, Learning Producer – Learning Offer, What’s On 17:55 – 18:00 - KeKeÇa Video Sneak Peek / Comfort Break 18:00 – 18:10 - Claire Henderson, Learning Assistant – How to sign up and join 18:10 – 18:20 - Jasmine Bertie, Learning Producer – Arts Award and AOB 18:20 – 18:30 - Q & A and Thank you We also invite you to sign up to our Family and Schools Newsletter. Liverpool Biennial 2021: The Stomach and the Port opens from 20 March. To align with government guidelines, the second ‘inside’ chapter will launch the full festival of exhibitions and events hosted by key venues throughout Liverpool in late Spring. You can find out more about the Learning offer on the Biennial Online Portal which gives you information about how to engage with this year’s festival programme. About Liverpool Biennial Liverpool Biennial is the UK’s largest festival of contemporary visual art. Taking over unexpected and public spaces, historic sites and art galleries, the Biennial has been transforming the city through art for over two decades. The 11th edition, The Stomach and the Port, explores notions of the body and ways of connecting with the world. 50 international artists and two collectives are taking part in this year’s Biennial. A dynamic programme of free exhibitions, performances, screenings and fringe events unfolds over the 12 weeks, shining a light on the city’s vibrant cultural scene.

Art & design Citizenship Dance Drama English Gatsby benchmarks (skills for employment) Geography History Maths Music PE PSHE SMSC Science

free Liverpool Biennial Arts Award Yes
Digital/online activity or resource
EY - Key Stage 5

Teeny Tiny Theatre

Teeny Tiny Theatre at Home

Cost: FREE

For a year, since the first lockdown in 2020, Teeny Tiny Theatre have built a wealth of free recorded Creative…

For a year, since the first lockdown in 2020, Teeny Tiny Theatre have built a wealth of free recorded Creative Play and Drama activities for children aged 2-8 years both on our website and YouTube channel. From imaginative play adventures into the jungle and up into space, to silly word games and energetic warm-ups, we have plenty of creative fun for children in the classroom with their teacher or in their own living rooms to enjoy with their families and all for FREE. By taking part in our online activities, children can explore their creativity, imaginations and work actively again building their communication, confidence and cooperation skills in the process.

Drama SMSC

free Teeny Tiny Theatre Yes
Digital/online activity or resource
EY - Key Stage 1

Teeny Tiny Theatre

Make a Teeny Tiny Tale

Cost: £100

In March 2021 Teeny Tiny Theatre piloted our ‘Make a Teeny Tiny Tale’ workshop live on YouTube for World Book…

In March 2021 Teeny Tiny Theatre piloted our 'Make a Teeny Tiny Tale' workshop live on YouTube for World Book Day. Three Liverpool primary schools and a number of families learning remotely tuned in to create a dramatic story with us. We are now offering this workshop to schools and early years settings either as an online live workshop or in person at your location. This workshop is an exciting, active and creative experience for children in EYFS and KS1 to build a story using familiar storytelling conventions with the aim of inspiring creative writing and a love of reading. Our facilitator opens a magical story book and the children decide what happens next! With problem solving, opportunities to extend vocabulary and build an exciting narrative, 'Make a Teeny Tiny Tale' allows children to take ownership of a dramatic storytelling experience by using their imaginations to collaboratively create characters, locations and events. It can also be a fantastic springboard for incorporating SMSC with important discussions about wellbeing, respect and empathy through the characters we introduce.

Drama English SMSC

100 100 Teeny Tiny Theatre Yes
Digital/online activity or resource
EY - Key Stage 1

Thames Festival Trust

Rivers of the World

Cost: FREE

We would like to offer schools in Liverpool the opportunity to take part in Rivers of the World: a free…

We would like to offer schools in Liverpool the opportunity to take part in Rivers of the World: a free creative project for Key Stage Three pupils with a built-in link to an international secondary school. Rivers of the World is an arts-based learning project linking schools around the world through the study of rivers. Pupils work with professional arts facilitators to create collaborative artworks exploring the meaning of rivers in local and international city contexts.  The finished artworks are displayed in local galleries, on London’s South Bank as part of Totally Thames Festival and in each participating river city overseas. Rivers of the World has a number of key stages:
  • Project training session – a Zoom workshop, involving art teacher/s from your school, the purpose of this session is to meet other schools and the artist who will be coming into your school as well as to learn more about the project.
  • Link with an international school – your school will be partnered with a school in Zimbabwe and you will be provided with a page on an online platform to facilitate communication with your partner school. You will also have the opportunity to apply for a travel grant via the British Council to visit your partner school.
  • Practical art workshop – you will be given a river theme to base your artwork on and you will be asked to select up to 20 Year 8 or 9 pupils to take part in artist-led workshops delivered by a specialist artists in your school.
  • Exhibition of artwork and invite to a Private View event – your artwork will be exhibited at a location in Liverpool and along the river Thames in London as part of the Totally Thames Festival over the month of September. You will be invited to attend evening reception events both locally and in central London during this time.

Art & design Citizenship Geography

free Thames Festival Trust Artsmark Arts Award Yes
Digital/online activity or resource
Key Stage 3

Liverpool Learning Partnership

Stories That Inspire Video Playlist

Cost: FREE

Stories That Inspire is a video series from Liverpool Learning Partnership looking at how books and stories featuring resilient characters…

Stories That Inspire is a video series from Liverpool Learning Partnership looking at how books and stories featuring resilient characters or resilient historical figures has inspired the lives of people living and working in Liverpool. They have subject links to English, reading for pleasure, mental health and careers. Each video is around 20 minutes long and could be used in class/whole school assemblies or shown in tutor time. The link will take you to a playlist where you can choose which video you'd like to watch. All future videos will be hosted here.

English PSHE

free Liverpool Learning Partnership Yes
Digital/online activity or resource
Key Stages 2–3

Katumba Drumming & Movement

Katumba online/in-person Brazilian Drumming Workshops

Cost: £4

Alongside an exciting performance programme, Katumba provide one-off drumming workshops and educational projects to raise the aspirations and ambitions of…

Alongside an exciting performance programme, Katumba provide one-off drumming workshops and educational projects to raise the aspirations and ambitions of young people, adults and educators around the country. Our diverse team of teachers and professional musicians are highly skilled and have led activities in schools, community centres and many other organisations across the UK and worldwide. Not only are our drumming classes energetic and fun, but also offer a multi-cultural experience full of cross-curricular learning. Languages, geography, maths and science are just some of the subjects our qualified and experienced facilitators delve into, topped off with a huge amount of exhilarating drumming! While most of our workshops are based around percussion, we also teach dance. Groups learn about Brazilian and African rhythm and movement, and combine their new skills to create a fantastic final performance! Through this shared experience, outcomes include teamwork, listening, laughter, empathy, solidarity and a wealth of achievement for everyone involved.

Dance Drama Geography History Music PSHE

4 10 Katumba Drumming & Movement Artsmark Yes
Digital/online activity or resource
EY - Key Stage 5

Marina Berg

Accordion Music Introduction

Cost: £20

Online accordion music lessons and instructions from music tutor/performer/composer with 25 years of experience.

Online accordion music lessons and instructions from music tutor/performer/composer with 25 years of experience.

Music

20 20 Marina Berg Yes
Digital/online activity or resource
EY - Key Stage 5

Chaos Dance

Dance for Key Stage 1 and…

Cost: FREE

Chaos Dance provide unique learning experiences for primary school pupils. Our sessions are bespoke to your curriculum needs and promote…

Chaos Dance provide unique learning experiences for primary school pupils. Our sessions are bespoke to your curriculum needs and promote healthy, happy lifestyles. They integrate learning from other curriculum areas and provide young people with creative and physical outlets. We have a range of options to choose from including one-off half day/full day workshops and regular delivery throughout the school year.

Dance PE

free Chaos Dance Yes
Visit into school
Key Stages 1–2

The Bookworm Players

Black History video workshops

Cost: FREE

Created and delivered by Chris and Emile from The Bookworm Players this video shines a light on Black history, our…

Created and delivered by Chris and Emile from The Bookworm Players this video shines a light on Black history, our history in the UK and our responsibility to find out more. Looking at representation and diversity we take a look at who we are, and how everybody's story should be told. This session should be a springboard to further discussions about equality and celebrating Black history and inclusivity. As part of the Cultural Programme following on from the Liverpool Children's Festival of Reading, you can access this workshop and many other resources on the Liverpool Children’s Festival of Reading: Cultural Programme Padlet. Just scroll across to select your workshop. Suitable for Upper KS2-KS3

Citizenship Drama English History PSHE SMSC

free The Bookworm Players Yes
Digital/online activity or resource
Key Stages 2–3

The Bookworm Players

We Love Words

Cost: FREE

Led by Jess, Artistic Director of The Bookworm Players. This session explores the history of words, both written and spoken.…

Led by Jess, Artistic Director of The Bookworm Players. This session explores the history of words, both written and spoken. Through Shakespearean insults, Roald Dahl's made-up words and quick thinking games and discussions, the session culminates in a performance-based exercise giving pupils the chance to write and perform their own monologues. To access this, and explore many more resources, please go to the Liverpool Children’s Festival of Reading: Cultural Programme Padlet. Just scroll across to select your workshop. Suitable for KS2/lower KS3

Drama English

free The Bookworm Players Yes
Digital/online activity or resource
Key Stages 2–3

The Bookworm Players

Express Yourself! Dance workshop

Cost: FREE

Find yourself some space and get ready to join Mike, our Choreographer for The Bookworm Players. Focusing on themes of…

Find yourself some space and get ready to join Mike, our Choreographer for The Bookworm Players. Focusing on themes of Kindness, Friendship and Identity this fun, interactive workshop uses dance to help pupils express themselves. With inspiration from Susannah Lloyd’s book ' The Terribly Friendly Fox.' There is a workshop resource to accompany the video with a guide to the exercises and further activities. To access these, and explore many more resources, please go to the Liverpool Children’s Festival of Reading: Cultural Programme Padlet. Just scroll across to choose your Workshop. Suitable for KS1

Dance Drama English PE PSHE

free The Bookworm Players Yes
Digital/online activity or resource
Key Stage 1

The Bookworm Players

Your True Self workshop

Cost: FREE

Join Izzie as she smashes stereotypes by helping us discover our true super selves! This workshop is all about encouraging…

Join Izzie as she smashes stereotypes by helping us discover our true super selves!
This workshop is all about encouraging young people to express themselves authentically through Art, Drama and Creative writing, rejecting the idea of stereotypes that can hold us back from being our most authentic selves. Inspired by Ava’s refusal to live up to the stereotype of a “Princess’’ in Marie Basting’s brilliant book Princess BMX.
The workshop includes a written resource to accompany it with further activities that relate to the themes. To access this, and explore many more resources, please go to the Liverpool Children’s Festival of Reading: Cultural Programme Padlet. Just scroll across to select your workshop.
Suitable for KS2

Art & design Citizenship Dance Drama English PSHE SMSC

free The Bookworm Players Yes
Digital/online activity or resource
Key Stage 2

The Bookworm players

Creative Writing workshop

Cost: FREE

A video workshop led by Hayley Greggs, Co-Artistic Director of Paperwork Theatre Company. Exploring the theme of Identity using inspiration…

A video workshop led by Hayley Greggs, Co-Artistic Director of Paperwork Theatre Company. Exploring the theme of Identity using inspiration from Kathryn Evan's novel 'Beauty Sleep', pupils will learn creative writing techniques. Includes an introduction to understanding how characters and their identities can be created. There is a workshop resource to accompany the video with a guide to the excersises and further activities. To access these, and explore many more resources, please go to the Liverpool Children’s Festival of Reading: Cultural Programme Padlet. Just scroll across to find this resource. (Please note you do not need to have read 'Beauty Sleep' to take part in this workshop). Suitable for KS3

Drama English PSHE

free The Bookworm players Yes
Digital/online activity or resource
Key Stage 3

The Bookworm Players

Creative Nature workshop

Cost: FREE

Nicole Behan is Co-Artistic Director of Paperwork Theatre Company. In this video workshop and supporting activities Nicole will be exploring…

Nicole Behan is Co-Artistic Director of Paperwork Theatre Company. In this video workshop and supporting activities Nicole will be exploring how nature can inspire us to create art. Pupils will use creative writing, drama and art to connect to the world around them. A lovely activity to encourage getting outside and finding the joy in the natural world. To access this, and explore many more resources, please go to the Liverpool Children’s Festival of Reading: Cultural Programme Padlet. Just scroll across to find this resource. Suitable for KS2

Art & design Drama English

free The Bookworm Players Yes
Digital/online activity or resource
Key Stage 2

Paperwork Theatre

The Creative Toolkit

Cost: FREE

A 24-page creative zine packed with activities, resources and 6 video workshops to inspire creativity. Designed by professional theatre makers…

A 24-page creative zine packed with activities, resources and 6 video workshops to inspire creativity. Designed by professional theatre makers in Liverpool for young people age 10-13 with an interest in drama and theatre. Supported by Bubble up from Curious Minds. https://paperworktheatre.co.uk/community/creativetoolkit/

Drama

free Paperwork Theatre Yes
Digital/online activity or resource
Key Stages 2–3

The Bookworm Players

Imaginative Adventures Workshop

Cost: FREE

This video workshop from The Bookworm Players will take you on an imaginative adventure using inspiration from Smriti Hall’s book ‘Rain…

This video workshop from The Bookworm Players will take you on an imaginative adventure using inspiration from Smriti Hall's book 'Rain Before Rainbows'. (You do not need to have read the book in order to do the workshop.) We will look at how to create our own unique escapes using just our imagination, with a focus on understanding our feelings and an emphasis on hope. Pupils will join in with actions and a range of drama techniques, including visualisation and breathing exercises, to relax and imagine an amazing adventure. The workshop includes a written resource to accompany it with further activities that relate to the themes. To access this, and explore many more resources, please go to the Liverpool Children’s Festival of Reading: Cultural Programme Padlet. Just scroll across to find this resource. Suitable for KS1+    

Drama English Geography PSHE

free The Bookworm Players Yes
Digital/online activity or resource
Key Stage 1

Richard O'Neill Storytelling

Richard O’Neill – Romani storytelling and…

Cost: £From £125 for one hour

Richard O’Neill is a multi-award winning storyteller, author, playwright and recycling maker. Born and raised in a large traditional nomadic…

Richard O’Neill is a multi-award winning storyteller, author, playwright and recycling maker. Born and raised in a large traditional nomadic Romani family he brings all of that unique experience and knowledge to the range of sessions he delivers for schools, libraries, festivals, universities and theatres. As a leading figure in the creation and delivery of virtual storytelling he can offer:

  • A particular interest in using literature to promote inclusion and social mobility.
  • A unique and creative approach to learning that not only allows children across the key stages to have fun, but produces amazing results for them and their schools!
Richard is also:
  • A skilled woodcarver, making a range of toys that accompany many of his original stories including ‘Little Geordie’ and the ‘tree Buddies.
  • A a designated National Literacy Hero, co-founder of Diverse Book Week and the creator of ‘Lumberjunkers.’
  • His picture books and plays have received numerous awards in the UK and in the USA including an Aesop medal.
Contact Richard on 07918 103 051 or visit his website at www.richardthestoryteller.weebly.com

Art & design Citizenship Dance Drama English Gatsby benchmarks (skills for employment) Geography History Maths Music PE PSHE SMSC Science

From £125 for one hour 10 Richard O'Neill Storytelling Yes
Digital/online activity or resource
EY - Key Stage 5

dot-art

FREE Online CPD art sessions for…

Cost: FREE

Our way of thanking all you hard working, amazing teachers out there! Working with professional artist teachers, we have put…

Our way of thanking all you hard working, amazing teachers out there! Working with professional artist teachers, we have put together two 4-part CPD sessions which you can adapt for any primary age group. They are designed to help new or inexperienced Art Coordinators get inspiration and tips for creating exciting creative projects with their students. The first four films are hosted by Faith Bebbington and take you step by step through the process of creating two different sculpture projects, using just newspaper, wire and tape. The second four films are hosted by Madeleine Pires and focus on observational drawing, looking at a range of activities, tips and techniques you can use to help children engage with and enjoy the drawing process. This CPD was made possible thanks to generous funding from Arts Council England.

Art & design

free dot-art Artsmark Yes
Digital/online activity or resource
Key Stage 2

Outline Arts

FREE 21 Day Daily Drawing Course

Cost: FREE

Welcome to my Daily Drawing course where you’ll be creating a drawing each day for 21 days. The aim of…

Welcome to my Daily Drawing course where you’ll be creating a drawing each day for 21 days. The aim of this course is to apply the same principles of ‘breaking a bad habit in 21 days’ and use that framework to create a good one. Through daily observational drawing, you'll create a sketchbook of at least 21 drawings, using objects around you to respond to. Daily creative rituals have a positive effect on our mental health and concentration. There is a 5-minute video for each daily task with the idea that taking 10-15 minutes each day will develop your drawing skills and wellbeing. It's for all ages, open to interpretation and you can go at your own pace. It's a great creative activity in class, individually or as a group. Head over to https://www.outlinearts.co.uk/resources to download the project with ideas and links to videos. Don't forget to share your work and tag us on our Instagram and Facebook page @outlineartsuk For more information, please feel free to contact Jennie on 07706 115436 or email outlineartsclasses@yahoo.co.uk    

Art & design

free Outline Arts Artsmark Yes
Digital/online activity or resource
EY - Key Stage 5

Movema Dance

Movema World Dance – Artsmark support…

Cost: FREE

Movema is an award-winning dance company helping people learn about different cultures, celebrate diversity, be active and have fun! We…

Movema is an award-winning dance company helping people learn about different cultures, celebrate diversity, be active and have fun! We are an Artsmark supporter, Arts Award centre and assessor.

How can we help you with your Artsmark journey?

Option 1: Artist in residence (full term 12 weeks half-day Diversity programme through World dance) Option 2: Full day cultural world dance workshop for whole school throughout the year (once a month, to tie into cultural festivals throughout the year) Option 3: CPD session for teachers (twilight or half day session) *Find more information on the content & delivery of each Artsmark option in the resource URL* Start a conversation! Contact us today for more information on our Artsmark packages: Maria Malone, Co Director, maria@movema.co.uk Laura Orchard, Business Development Manager, laura@movema.co.uk

Art & design Citizenship Dance English Geography History Music PE PSHE SMSC

free Movema Dance Artsmark Yes
Digital/online activity or resource
EY - Key Stage 5

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

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

National Museums Liverpool

Virtual Classroom: Titanic

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. ‘Titanic: travelling in time’ This virtual classroom workshop is perfectly suited to groups exploring the infamous story of RMS Titanic and her links to Liverpool. It offers the opportunity for pupils to gain a deeper understanding and appreciation of the many different personal experiences linked to this disaster that forms our impressions of the era.

English History SMSC

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

National Museums Liverpool

Virtual Classroom: Understanding transatlantic slavery

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 for 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. Transatlantic slavery was responsible for the forced migration of more than 12 million people from Africa to the Americas over hundreds of years, well into the 19th century. The 'Understanding transatlantic slavery' virtual classroom introduces students to Liverpool’s involvement in the trade, explains fundamental aspects of transatlantic slavery, and explores its impact on the lives of those involved.

Citizenship History

90 100 National Museums Liverpool Yes
Digital/online activity or resource
Key Stage 3

National Museums Liverpool

Virtual Classroom: History of Liverpool

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. In The amazing history of Liverpool virtual classroom workshop, pupils have an opportunity to discover the history of Liverpool from the time of the first Stone Age settlers to the present day. They will explore the reasons why Liverpool became such an important city and some of the key characters that made it possible, covering 12,000 years of history.

Citizenship English Geography History PSHE

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

National Museums Liverpool

Virtual Classroom: Ancient Egypt

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. In the ‘Ancient Egypt: marvellous mummification’ virtual classroom workshop, we introduce students to the mummification process. They will explore in detail how the body was preserved, which instruments were used and how. Pupils will come to appreciate the cultural significance of the preservation process.

English History PSHE Science

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

Culture Liverpool, Liverpool City Council

Service of Remembrance – Learning Resource…

Cost: FREE

As part of this year’s Service of Remembrance there is an updated Learning Resource online, suitable for Key Stages 1-4.…

As part of this year's Service of Remembrance there is an updated Learning Resource online, suitable for Key Stages 1-4. This is a continuation of the city wide education and participation programme that accompanied the Weeping Window installation in 2015. The teaching resource, updated for 2020, provides links to local and national archives, resources and cultural programmes. It offers curriculum ideas and web platforms that enable schools to share research and activity, with particular emphasis on the contribution made by black and Commonwealth service personnel. Given the current situation with COVID-19 there is an emphasis on digital and online resources and activities. Please follow the link below for the new resource and also keep an eye on our news feeds for links to the online service of Remembrance. https://www.cultureliverpool.co.uk/sor-learning-resources/

Citizenship English History

free Culture Liverpool, Liverpool City Council Yes
Digital/online activity or resource
Key Stages 1–4

Tate Liverpool

Creative activities for young people to…

Cost: FREE

Loads of ideas for young people to do at home, stimulating creativity and imagination.

Loads of ideas for young people to do at home, stimulating creativity and imagination.

Art & design

free Tate Liverpool Yes
Digital/online activity or resource
EY - Key Stage 5

Liverpool Learning Partnership

Creative Sketchbook Challenge

Cost: FREE

Tate Liverpool and Clifford Holroyde School designed these six sketchbook activities for teachers to take part in over the summer…

Tate Liverpool and Clifford Holroyde School designed these six sketchbook activities for teachers to take part in over the summer holidays, if they felt like it. They aim to support reflection and wellbeing and are inspired by the five ways to wellbeing that are well-known to help us feel better. You might like to start by finding/making/buying your own notebook for the activities. They are all available as a resource for you to use at any time, as a project with students or staff: Challenge 1 - self-portrait Challenge 2 - connect Challenge 3 - be active Challenge 4 - take notice Challenge 5 - learn Challenge 6 - give free Liverpool Learning Partnership Yes
Digital/online activity or resource
EY - Key Stage 5

dot-art

Protest Plants workshop for Black History…

Cost: £295 plus materials

Create a Protest Plant with artist Faith Bebbington – a large freestanding sculpture featuring hands as the branches and leaves.…

Create a Protest Plant with artist Faith Bebbington - a large freestanding sculpture featuring hands as the branches and leaves. Following initial discussions about racism (and school preparation prior to the session) pupils will come up with their own protest slogans to visualise their opinions. The plant will incorporate slogans in the palm of the hands and around the base. This will hopefully make a positive impact on pupils and the audience. The slogans or sound bites will look similar to circular badges used in the past to make personal protests. The base of the plant will be rainbow colours to signify diversity. The piece will be made using simple recycled materials such as newspaper, cardboard and tape to construct the sculpture, then decorate the surface using papier-mâché. Faith will also introduce the work of the Anthony Walker Foundation either by showing a short film, or encouraging the school to consider buying in one of their resources as preparation for the workshop. PLEASE NOTE THIS IS A MINIMUM TWO DAY WORKSHOP

Art & design Citizenship PSHE

295 plus materials 300 dot-art Artsmark Yes
Young people’s opportunity to make, create, compose, or perform
Key Stage 3

Comics Youth CIC

Comics Youth Safe Spaces

Cost: FREE

Safe Spaces is for 13-25 year olds, on: Thursdays – 6-8pm online Saturdays – 3-4:30pm face to face, in the…

Safe Spaces is for 13-25 year olds, on:
  • Thursdays - 6-8pm online
  • Saturdays - 3-4:30pm face to face, in the Comics Youth HQ on Tithebarn St, Liverpool City Centre, Suite 3.3
These sessions offer young people the space to develop their writing and creative skills through:
  • workshops;
  • publishing opportunities from our publishing house 'Marginal' (which is run by young people, for young people);
  • creating campaign work.
The Safe Spaces sessions are tailored to the groups' wants and needs, mainly focusing on topics such as inclusivity, safety in the city, mental health and recovery. We are currently beginning to develop a Trail through Liverpool, compiled of spaces young people feel safe in. We will then use these spaces to showcase their work, writing, poetry, art and more! We will use a podcast to guide visitors around the city explaining the work and reasoning behind the campaign, which is to make young people reclaim their spaces in the city centre and understand what it meant by a 'safe space', and how to create them.

Art & design English PSHE

free Comics Youth CIC Yes
Digital/online activity or resource
Key Stages 3–5

The Royal Court Theatre

The Terriers 2 (Eve’s Story)

Cost: FREE

Eve’s Story was written in 2018, as a direct response to the success of Terriers. After engaging with Terriers young people, in particular…

Eve’s Story was written in 2018, as a direct response to the success of Terriers. After engaging with Terriers young people, in particular young women, continue to ask what happens to the character Eve. After consultation with partners including Liverpool Cultural Education Partnership, Merseyside Police, community workers and young people, writer Maurice Bessman developed Eve's Story. The play is a sequel to Terriers but can be watched as a standalone piece. It highlights issues surrounding absenteeism, knife crime and child exploitation (CE).

Drama

free The Royal Court Theatre Artsmark Arts Award Yes
Visit into school
Key Stages 3–4

Metal Culture

Metal New Artist Network

Cost: FREE

A free programme of workshops for young creatives who have deferred from studying an arts degree, or who are unsure…

A free programme of workshops for young creatives who have deferred from studying an arts degree, or who are unsure if University is for them.
The aim of this online programme is to help keep your creative practice going and connect you with other creatives from across the UK. This is a programme for anyone interested in any type of art (music, drama, film, dance, creative writing, visual art or design). It is voluntary and suitable for students 16-25.
The idea is for it to be flexible to fit in between other courses or jobs. You can register your interest here.
The programme will run monthly from October 2020. It will involve workshops, group sharings with professional artists, training events and creative challenges.
The programme is free and is developed in partnership with Festival Bridge, Royal Opera House and Curious Minds.

Art & design

free Metal Culture Arts Award Yes
Digital/online activity or resource
Key Stage 5

Liverpool World Centre

Climate Change – Creative Resource by…

Cost: FREE

Use recycled materials to collage two ‘stained glass’ windows on the theme of climate change and climate action. The resource…

Use recycled materials to collage two 'stained glass' windows on the theme of climate change and climate action. The resource consists of three documents - an overview with instructions and questions for students, and a template document for each of the windows. This resource was created by artist Becky Bryson as part of the Get Up & Goals project. Get Up & Goals is a 3-year project funded by the EU with the aim of  raising awareness of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) amongst teachers and young people in twelve European countries.  The project encourages young people to become ‘change agents’ and helps pupils to develop ideas around how they can take responsible action in response to particular challenges like climate change. There are also a wide variety of teaching resources available via the project.    

Art & design Citizenship SMSC Global learning

free Liverpool World Centre Yes
Digital/online activity or resource
Key Stages 2–4

dot-art

Sculpture with Faith Bebbington

Cost: £5 per film or £12 for three

Professional sculptor Faith Bebbington will guide you through the process of creating sculpture using simple techniques and recycled materials.  Having…

Professional sculptor Faith Bebbington will guide you through the process of creating sculpture using simple techniques and recycled materials.  Having led workshops in schools for many years Faith has found that using newspaper and sticky tape is an ideal way for children and young people to build successful sculptures quickly. These simple techniques are easy for everyone to try at home. You don’t need any special equipment apart from a pair of scissors, an old newspaper and a roll of sticky tape. These activities are suitable for complete beginners, for children to enjoy on their own or as a family activity. Children under 7 years old will need adult supervision. Faith has created three short films exploring the exciting possibilities of sculpture: Create a Simple Coil Pot  Create a Human Figure  Create your Name in 3D They can be purchased individually or as a bundle of three.

Art & design

5 per film or £12 for three 10 dot-art Artsmark Yes
Digital/online activity or resource
Key Stages 1–4

dot-art

dot-art Schools 2020 virtual exhibition

Cost: FREE

After the sadness of postponing our 8th annual dot-art Schools exhibition due to the coronavirus pandemic, we are thrilled to…


After the sadness of postponing our 8th annual dot-art Schools exhibition due to the coronavirus pandemic, we are thrilled to hold this dot-art Schools virtual exhibition so that the creative work of children and young people from our participating schools can still be shared and celebrated online. We are grateful to the Arts Council England for making this possible. Following a judges' shortlist and an online public vote, the exhibition showcases the winning Year 5 and Year 9 work from each of our 76 participating schools.

Art & design

free dot-art Artsmark Yes
Digital/online activity or resource
Key Stages 2–3

Liverpool Cultural Education Partnership

Challenge 6: Creative Summer Sketchbook –…

Cost: FREE

What music do you play when you are feeling different emotions? What is your favourite track to drive to? Pick…

What music do you play when you are feeling different emotions? What is your favourite track to drive to? Pick your favourite song and make a drawing, painting or collage in your sketchbook in response to how how it makes you feel. Choose some tracks that will cheer up your friends or family and create and share a playlist with them. You're welcome to share your creative expression via: Twitter - https://twitter.com/CultureatLLP Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/liverpoollearningpartnership free Liverpool Cultural Education Partnership Yes
EY - Key Stage 5

Liverpool Cultural Education Partnership

Challenge 5: Creative Summer Sketchbook –…

Cost: FREE

What did you have for breakfast or lunch today? Make a drawing one day of your bowl of cereal, sandwich,…

What did you have for breakfast or lunch today? Make a drawing one day of your bowl of cereal, sandwich, or coffee cup; or choose something new to bake or cook for yourself, your family or friends and take a photo of the finished dish. You're welcome to share your creative expression via: Twitter - https://twitter.com/CultureatLLP Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/liverpoollearningpartnership free Liverpool Cultural Education Partnership Yes
EY - Key Stage 5

Liverpool Cultural Education Partnership

Challenge 4: Creative Summer Sketchbook –…

Cost: FREE

Find the most mundane, everyday object you can and draw it. It could be your toothbrush, keys, a bus ticket.…

Find the most mundane, everyday object you can and draw it. It could be your toothbrush, keys, a bus ticket. Maybe create a haiku about your ordinary object. Take some time to stop and really notice something on your way out this week - some plants in a nearby park, the sounds you hear on an early morning walk - and record them in your sketchbook somehow. You're welcome to share your creative expression via: Twitter - https://twitter.com/CultureatLLP Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/liverpoollearningpartnership free Liverpool Cultural Education Partnership Yes
CPD/training/creative opportunity for teachers
EY - Key Stage 5

Liverpool Cultural Education Partnership

Challenge 3: Creative Summer Sketchbook –…

Cost: FREE

We’re into August and you may be taking it really easy, or keeping yourself active and busy…or a balance of…

We're into August and you may be taking it really easy, or keeping yourself active and busy...or a balance of both. Our challenge this week is for you to write a short poem reflecting on how you have felt over the past couple of months. You're welcome to share your creative expression via: Twitter - https://twitter.com/CultureatLLP Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/liverpoollearningpartnership free Liverpool Cultural Education Partnership Yes
CPD/training/creative opportunity for teachers
EY - Key Stage 5

Liverpool Cultural Education Partnership

Challenge 2: Creative Summer Sketchbook –…

Cost: FREE

Perhaps the summer is giving you a chance to catch up with people you’ve not seen for a while…or spend…

Perhaps the summer is giving you a chance to catch up with people you've not seen for a while...or spend more time in places that are special to you, or doing things that make you feel good. This week's challenge is for you to produce a collage telling a story about how you have re-connected with a person, activity or place. For example it could be nature..? You're welcome to share your creative expression via: Twitter - https://twitter.com/CultureatLLP Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/liverpoollearningpartnership free Liverpool Cultural Education Partnership Yes
CPD/training/creative opportunity for teachers
EY - Key Stage 5

Liverpool Cultural Education Partnership

Challenge 1: Creative Summer Sketchbook

Cost: FREE

Welcome to your first Creative Summer Sketchbook challenge. We invite you to treat yourself to a new sketchbook for the summer,…

Welcome to your first Creative Summer Sketchbook challenge. We invite you to treat yourself to a new sketchbook for the summer, re-purpose an old notebook or paperback or create your own from scratch, binding pieces of recycled papers together. You may want to use the sketchbook to process and reflect on recent months if you haven't had time to stop or you might want to use it as pure escapism. This first week of the summer holidays we offer you a photography challenge. Please take a photo to show how you are feeling about having finished work for your summer holiday. We have all been through so much with lockdown and school closures etc. This can be the first page of your sketchbook. However you choose to explore these weekly challenges, we hope that they will inspire you to doodle, write, draw and collect your way through the summer break. They aim to provide you with space to think on the page and perhaps record your experiences of one of the strangest times we have seen. Please feel free to share your activity via: Twitter - https://twitter.com/CultureatLLP Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/liverpoollearningpartnership Every week we will post a new challenge for you - each is designed to give you some well-deserved time for yourself. free Liverpool Cultural Education Partnership Yes
CPD/training/creative opportunity for teachers
EY - Key Stage 5

As Creatives Connect

Socially Distanced Outdoor Maths and Literacy…

Cost: £395.00

With research suggesting that Covid-19 transmits significantly less in open spaces than indoors, many schools are seeing the power of…

With research suggesting that Covid-19 transmits significantly less in open spaces than indoors, many schools are seeing the power of Outdoor Learning – as its approaches allow children to work in “bubbles”. Our Outdoor Learning programmes have long been both popular and successful – and are ideally suited to the current situation, providing children with fantastic opportunities to place curriculum areas in context, to enjoy all the myriad benefits of being outside and to engage in social (but safe) behaviour. All of them exist in age-differentiated formats from EYFS to Year 6  - and allow us to work with a number of groups in a single day. Outdoor Maths Outdoor spaces provide wonderful opportunities to explore how numbers and shapes create both the built and natural worlds. So our engaging (and very active!) outdoor maths workshops, utilising our specially designed portable Outdoor Maths Trail, feature a range of tried and tested al fresco activities, bringing home the relevance of numeracy to our everyday lives – and providing lots of scope for problem solving too! Outdoor Literacy From The Gruffalo to Alice in Wonderland, many of the “greats’ of children’s literature, of course, are set wholly or partly outdoors – inspiring our exciting and engaging Outdoor Literacy workshop - CSI: Bookmark … The Book Review Competition at Little Podmore Library received record entries this year – but someone snuck in before judging was complete, and jumbled up all the entries! In a series of age-differentiated workshops, your children will work in “bubbles” on a carousel supporting them in realising just how much they know about literature. And, as they explore to the full their creative connection-making skills, we’re sure they’ll be able to make sense of it all! Purchase Your Own Outdoor Maths Trail Our Outdoor Maths Trail comprises ten durable, waterproof bags, each containing age-differentiated Outdoor Maths questions, challenges and activities - together with all required resources (plus a Teacher's Guide) - all contained in one easy-to-carry box. Available in formats for both primary and secondary schools, the Trail focuses on a whole range of mathematical areas including additive reasoning, multiplicative reasoning number patterns, fractions, percentages, properties of 2D shapes, properties of 3D shapes, money, positional language, multi-stage problem solving and logic problems. Get in touch for more details.

English Maths

395.00 300 As Creatives Connect Yes
Visit into school
EY - Key Stage 5

As Creatives Connect

Outdoor Maths Trail

Cost: £450.00

Our Outdoor Maths Trail comprises ten durable, waterproof bags, each containing age-differentiated Outdoor Maths questions, challenges and activities – together…

Our Outdoor Maths Trail comprises ten durable, waterproof bags, each containing age-differentiated Outdoor Maths questions, challenges and activities - together with all required resources (plus a Teacher's Guide) - all contained in one easy-to-carry box. Available in formats for both primary and secondary schools, the Trail focuses on a whole range of mathematical areas including additive reasoning, multiplicative reasoning number patterns, fractions, percentages, properties of 2D shapes, properties of 3D shapes, money, positional language, multi-stage problem solving and logic problems. Get in touch for more details.

Maths

450.00 300 As Creatives Connect Yes
Digital/online activity or resource
EY - Key Stage 2

Liverpool John Moores University

Lockdown Labyrinth Arts Activity

Cost: FREE

This arts-based research project centres around labyrinth activities. The labyrinth is an ancient archetype that has re-emerged in recent decades…

This arts-based research project centres around labyrinth activities. The labyrinth is an ancient archetype that has re-emerged in recent decades and is often used in educational as well as health and well-being settings. The aim is to explore how arts activities can be useful during epidemics. In particular, how can children and teenagers process, reflect and capture their experiences of lockdown by engaging with labyrinth activities? As the COVID-19 pandemic left us adjusting to a very different way of life - many of us home schooling for the first time - the arts sector is playing a huge part in devising imaginative ways to help reduce social isolation and manage the mental health and well-being of communities. If you are interested in taking part and want to find out more, please access all the resources and information here and contact Elaine McNeill if you have any questions: e.mcneill@ljmu.ac.uk 07782 482 733

Art & design Citizenship History Maths

free Liverpool John Moores University Yes
Digital/online activity or resource
Key Stages 1–4

Movema

Dancing Around the World

Cost: FREE

Movema’s youth dance project ‘Unlock the Box’ brings you four 30 minute dance sessions, each from different parts of the…

Movema's youth dance project 'Unlock the Box' brings you four 30 minute dance sessions, each from different parts of the world. Dance in the comfort of your own home, classroom or...anywhere! Sessions include information about culture, language, music and are accessible for all- no previous dance experience necessary, just pop onto our Youtube channel and learn at your own pace! Ties in brilliantly with PE, Music, Dance, Geography and PSHE. YouTube - Movema Dance

Dance Geography Music PSHE

free Movema Artsmark Arts Award Yes
Digital/online activity or resource
EY - Key Stage 5

Rob Keeley

Virtual author workshops and PDF writing…

Cost: £150+ (but negotiable)

During the lockdown/phased return to school, I am making my author workshops and Creative Writing sessions for young people available…

During the lockdown/phased return to school, I am making my author workshops and Creative Writing sessions for young people available virtually, via Zoom or Skype.  These can include almost everything that a face-to-face workshop would include, and are available at the same affordable rates. Original face-to-face offer now available via Zoom or Skype I also have a two-week writing course aimed at young people - Rob Keeley's Story Starters.  This is a PDF booklet based around the daily writing prompts I wrote while Children's Writer in Residence at the Stay at Home Literary Festival, and is suitable for Key Stages 2 or 3, and for school or homeschooling.  This is available for just £10 per copy. For more info, contact me at wordsmithrk@hotmail.co.uk, or visit www.robkeeley.co.uk or twitter.com/RobKeeleyAuthor.

English

150+ (but negotiable) 200 Rob Keeley Yes
Digital/online activity or resource
Key Stages 2–3

Open Eye Gallery

A STAY AT HOME PHOTOGRAPHY TOOLKIT

Cost: FREE

A set of creative photography workshops and activities for families and young people to do at home.

A set of creative photography workshops and activities for families and young people to do at home.

Art & design

free Open Eye Gallery Arts Award Yes
Digital/online activity or resource
EY - Key Stage 5

Merseyside Maritime Museum

On their own – Britain’s child…

Cost: FREE

This teachers’ resource was specially written to link to the exhibition, ‘On their own – Britain’s child migrants’. The Merseyside…

This teachers' resource was specially written to link to the exhibition, 'On their own - Britain's child migrants'. The Merseyside Maritime Museum hosted this in 2015 to explore the experiences of children over the course of 100 years who were forcibly migrated to different areas of the Commonwealth. The resource includes:
  • very clear lesson plans to aid children's understanding of the issues raised;
  • links to the Britain's child migrants website where more detailed research can be undertaken;
  • templates to aid in the tasks outlined in the lesson plans.

English History SMSC

free Merseyside Maritime Museum Yes
Digital/online activity or resource
Key Stages 2–3

International Slavery Museum

International Slavery Museum virtual tour

Cost: FREE

Our virtual tour allows people to explore the International Slavery Museum’s collections through three distinct galleries and exhibition spaces.  Particular…

Our virtual tour allows people to explore the International Slavery Museum's collections through three distinct galleries and exhibition spaces.  Particular objects of interest are highlighted for extra information. free International Slavery Museum Yes
Digital/online activity or resource
Key Stages 3–5

Merseyside Maritime Museum

Titanic and Liverpool activities resource

Cost: FREE

This resource offers teachers and parents the opportunity to engage primary age children with the story of the world’s most…

This resource offers teachers and parents the opportunity to engage primary age children with the story of the world's most famous ship, Titanic.  Linked to the exhibition Titanic and Liverpool: the untold story at the Merseyside Maritime Museum, this resource includes an overview of the exhibition itself as well as plenty of hands on activities such as composing diary entries, newspaper articles, learning about Morse code and plotting co-ordinates. The resource is split into two sections (Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2) with clear instructions, links to other websites and also handy downloadable templates.

English History

free Merseyside Maritime Museum Yes
Digital/online activity or resource
Key Stages 1–2

National Museums Liverpool

My Home is My Museum

Cost: FREE

Whilst National Museums Liverpool venues are closed, be inspired to create your own exhibition or gallery of art at home!…

Whilst National Museums Liverpool venues are closed, be inspired to create your own exhibition or gallery of art at home! Activities are designed for children aged between four and 11 years old. Toys, special outfits, holiday souvenirs and much-loved teddy bears are some of the many things they might wish to include as objects are artworks. free National Museums Liverpool Yes
Digital/online activity or resource
EY - Key Stage 2

Victoria Gallery and Museum

Jewellery Making (Oven Bake Clay)

Cost: FREE

Inspired by one of the spring paintings from our collection, watch our YouTube video and make some spring jewellery out of…

Inspired by one of the spring paintings from our collection, watch our YouTube video and make some spring jewellery out of clay that you bake in the oven. This video is just for ideas, you can make the daffodil shapes without needing the jewellery backings and you can then use the models to decorate a vase or a photo frame for example! Don't forget to show us your creations on social media #VGMatHome.

Art & design

free Victoria Gallery and Museum Yes
Digital/online activity or resource
Key Stages 4–5

Victoria Gallery and Museum

VG&M Jigsaws

Cost: FREE

If you can’t access the activity trolley in the Tate Hall museum – we will bring some of the activities…

If you can't access the activity trolley in the Tate Hall museum - we will bring some of the activities to you! We have a few VG&M inspired jigsaws for you to try and there are different difficulty levels for you to try: Level - Very Easy (4 - 12 pieces) General Images Level - Easy (20 - 30 pieces) Patterns  Architecture Exterior VG&M

Art & design

free Victoria Gallery and Museum Yes
Digital/online activity or resource
EY - Key Stage 4

Victoria Gallery and Museum

Ancient Egyptian Bead Necklace

Cost: FREE

Inspired by the Ancient Egyptian glass beads from the Garstang Museum, make your own beads and necklace using oven-bake clay…

Inspired by the Ancient Egyptian glass beads from the Garstang Museum, make your own beads and necklace using oven-bake clay and string. Watch our YouTube video for inspiration and ideas and then tag your creation using#VGMatHome. You can find out more about Ancient Egyptian bead production for more inspiration on the Garstang Museum Blog.

Art & design History

free Victoria Gallery and Museum Yes
Digital/online activity or resource
Key Stages 2–5

Victoria Gallery and Museum

Volcano Lava Lamp

Cost: FREE

Inspired by ‘The Eruption of the Soufriere Mountains in the Island of St. Vincent, 30th April 1812’ by J.M.W Turner,…

Inspired by 'The Eruption of the Soufriere Mountains in the Island of St. Vincent, 30th April 1812' by J.M.W Turner, make your own lava lamp at home using a recycled jar or bottle, oil, water and food colouring. Watch our YouTube video and tag us in your craft VGMatHome.

Art & design Geography Science

free Victoria Gallery and Museum Yes
Digital/online activity or resource
Key Stages 2–5

Victoria Gallery and Museum

Origami Sloth

Cost: FREE

Inspired by the Sloth outside our museum, make your very own origiami sloth to hang up at home. Watch our YouTube…

Inspired by the Sloth outside our museum, make your very own origiami sloth to hang up at home. Watch our YouTube video and tag us #VGMatHome when you've made your critter.  

Art & design

free Victoria Gallery and Museum Yes
Digital/online activity or resource
Key Stage 5

Victoria Gallery and Museum

Nightmare in a Bell Jar

Cost: FREE

Inspired by our ‘Nightmares in a Bell Jar’ exhibition: Download the Nightmares in a Bell Jar Craft Watch our YouTube…

Digital/online activity or resource
Key Stages 1–5

Victoria Gallery and Museum

Fairy Night Light – Using Recycled…

Cost: FREE

Inspired by ‘Twilight Dreams’ by Arthur Rackham, make your own light up fairy house for your home or garden. All…

Inspired by 'Twilight Dreams' by Arthur Rackham, make your own light up fairy house for your home or garden. All you need for this craft is a recycled glass jar with lid and some oven baked clay. Watch our YouTube video and don't forget to tag your creation on social media #VGMatHome.

Art & design

free Victoria Gallery and Museum Yes
Digital/online activity or resource
Key Stages 3–5

Victoria Gallery and Museum

Photo Art with Bubbles

Cost: FREE

Create beautiful bubble art using a few items that you’ll find around the home such as washing up liquid and…

Create beautiful bubble art using a few items that you'll find around the home such as washing up liquid and water. Watch our YouTube video and tag us in your photographs #VGMatHome.

Art & design

free Victoria Gallery and Museum Yes
Digital/online activity or resource
Key Stages 2–5

Victoria Gallery and Museum

Photo art with Oil and Water

Cost: FREE

Create stunning photographs using just oil and water – an easy project to do from the comfort of your own…

Create stunning photographs using just oil and water - an easy project to do from the comfort of your own home! Watch our YouTube video and then don't forget to send in you photographs to #VGMatHome.

Art & design

free Victoria Gallery and Museum Yes
Digital/online activity or resource
Key Stages 3–5

Victoria Gallery and Museum

Photography ‘Fakeation’

Cost: FREE

Do you wish you were somewhere else right now? In our second photography tutorial we want you to fake it…

Do you wish you were somewhere else right now? In our second photography tutorial we want you to fake it and have a fakeation (vacation) wherever you want to visit in the world. Follow the steps in our YouTube video and then tag your fakeation creations on social media with the hashtags #VGMatHome #Fakeation #WishIWasThere. 

Art & design

free Victoria Gallery and Museum Yes
Digital/online activity or resource
Key Stage 5

Earlyarts

Creative Care Package for families and…

Cost: FREE

During Covid-19, Earlyarts is sending out a weekly Creative Care Package to families and teachers across the country and beyond.…

During Covid-19, Earlyarts is sending out a weekly Creative Care Package to families and teachers across the country and beyond. These are short and sweet ebulletins with a great selection of carefully curated arts activities for families and teachers to do with their young children – all free of charge and great fun. The aim is to help encourage collaborative creativity when the days and weeks become quite long, and also to bring artists and cultural organisations in to the living rooms of our families. To receive the Creativity Care Package, just sign up to the https://earlyarts.co.uk/ebulletin-signup, and please ask your colleagues and families also to sign up. We would like it to reach as many parents and teachers as possible to help make life a little easier for them. You can also Like, Follow and Share our social media posts if they are of interest: https://www.facebook.com/EarlyartsUK https://twitter.com/earlyartsuk https://www.linkedin.com/groups/7443371 We hope you enjoy them!

Art & design Citizenship Dance Drama English Geography History Maths Music PE PSHE SMSC Science

free Earlyarts Yes
Digital/online activity or resource
EY - Key Stage 1

Victoria Gallery and Museum

Stop Motion Animation

Cost: FREE

Watch our YouTube tutorial for inspiration and create your own stop motion animations using modelling clay and toys. Show us…

Watch our YouTube tutorial for inspiration and create your own stop motion animations using modelling clay and toys. Show us your videos by using #VGMatHome and we'll share your creations on social media.

Art & design

free Victoria Gallery and Museum Yes
Digital/online activity or resource
EY - Key Stage 5

dot-art

Online Art Classes for Teacher CPD

Cost: £25

dot-art Launch NEW Online Art Classes  Brilliant things can happen in times of uncertainty and as we all face the…

dot-art Launch NEW Online Art Classes 

Brilliant things can happen in times of uncertainty and as we all face the challenging times ahead, dot-art will be delivering our first ever series of ONLINE COURSES to help lift your energy, inspire your creativity and perhaps allow you to get a little distracted whilst learning a new skill. Our first release of online classes covers a range of exciting art forms, and we have plenty more for you to get involved with over the coming weeks.

All our online courses are led by our talented team of artist tutors, who have been working hard from their homes to turn their teaching expertise digital. We are sure you will be as delighted by the results as we are! Some classes will be delivered live and some pre-recorded, but all will be released regularly online, and available to go back and watch at your leisure for 12 weeks. With each session, you will receive a course handout to download and keep. The handouts detail what that session has covered so all the information is there to refer back to at any time. You will also be invited to join a closed Facebook group where you can get 1-2-1 feedback from your tutor, chat with other participants and ask questions at any time.

We have launched with four courses in a range of subjects but will be releasing more in the coming weeks, including Abstract Art, Still Life and Cartooning. We will also be repeating courses, so don’t worry, you can always book onto the next one!

Beginners Digital Photography - Led by professional photographer Mark Reeves, this six session course is designed for those who would like to move from being a keen beginner to a skilled intermediate photographer. Delivered via two-way video, this course will be taught LIVE during six one-hour sessions spread over two weeks. To get the most from this course you will need your own digital camera which allows you to manually control aperture, shutter speed, ISO (sensitivity) and focus

Introduction to Lino Cut - Explore and investigate the creative and rewarding artistic skills of lino cutting with artist and experienced teacher Catherine Carmyllie. This short two-week course will introduce you to the materials and tools of lino cutting before moving onto creating, cutting and printing your own design. You can even order your very own Lino Kit put together by Catherine so everything you need can be delivered safely to you at home.

Drawing Techniques - Get to grips with a variety of drawing techniques with professional artist Sarah Jane Richards. This four week drawing course is designed for beginners and those looking for inspiration in their drawing practice. Over the course you will learn and develop observational and expressive drawing techniques to create your own unique drawing style.

Introduction to Adobe Lightroom - Mark Reeves will be teaching photography lovers how to navigate Adobe Lightroom via two-way video course over two, intensive half-day sessions. If you already have Adobe Lightroom, this course will get you off to a flying start using the Library and Develop modules. If you’re a complete beginner this course will give you an in-depth overview of what an invaluable application it is.

 

Full details, prices and booking information can be found here: dot-art.co.uk/art-classes.

Art & design

25 50 dot-art Artsmark Yes
CPD/training opportunity for teachers
EY - Key Stage 5

Metal Culture

The Day the World Got Smaller

Cost: FREE

‘The Day the World Got Smaller’ is a web based learning resource about the history of the Liverpool to Manchester…

'The Day the World Got Smaller' is a web based learning resource about the history of the Liverpool to Manchester railway; the first ever railway between two cities. The website includes six artworks created in collaboration with primary school children. Each artwork includes suggested activities that can be completed in the classroom or at home. These include ideas for creating your own animation, photography, poetry and drawing inspired by railway heritage. Children will learn about local railway heritage while learning some basic art and design skills.

Art & design History

free Metal Culture Yes
Digital/online activity or resource
Key Stage 2

Culture Liverpool, Liverpool City Council

Teach Liverpool: Connecting Our Communities

Cost: FREE

Whether you’re home schooling, looking for educational activities or just want to learn a new skill, Culture Liverpool have compiled…

Whether you’re home schooling, looking for educational activities or just want to learn a new skill, Culture Liverpool have compiled a range of resources. From cultural activities, historic archives and links to learning resources, there's something to keep young (and not so young!) brains busy.

Art & design English Geography History Maths

free Culture Liverpool, Liverpool City Council Yes
Digital/online activity or resource
EY - Key Stage 5

University of Liverpool

University of Liverpool: Culture at home

Cost: FREE

During the coronavirus crisis, it’s more important than ever for the whole family to stay connected, active and engaged. That’s…

During the coronavirus crisis, it's more important than ever for the whole family to stay connected, active and engaged. That's why, working in partnership with Liverpool City Council, we've created this digital hub of fascinating apps, blogs and activities that you can enjoy, no matter where you are. We'll be adding more great things to learn and do all the time, so keep checking for more. free University of Liverpool Yes
Digital/online activity or resource
EY - Key Stage 5

RIBA Learning

RIBA Learning – Architecture Activities

Cost: FREE

What might a home for animals look like? How does architecture link to the Ancient Egyptians and Greeks? Can algebra…

What might a home for animals look like? How does architecture link to the Ancient Egyptians and Greeks? Can algebra help design beautiful buildings? What can we build to protect the environment and its ecosystems? All these questions and more can be answered in our engaging and easy to use architecture resources. Fun, creative, and sometimes a little bit messy, we have designed activities which will get students of all ages exploring and designing architecture from their homes. With self-led packs and step-by-step guides, they merge curriculum for primary and secondary schools with architecture challenges that use everyday objects found at home. Visit our website to download them now for free: www.architecture.com/education-cpd-and-careers/learning/riba-national-schools-programme/learning-resources/learning-at-home  

Art & design Citizenship English Geography History Maths PSHE SMSC Science

free RIBA Learning Yes
Digital/online activity or resource
Key Stages 1–5

20 Stories High

Big Up at Home!

Cost: FREE

Looking for some activities to keep your kids entertained? 20 Stories High and Theatre-Rites are pleased to introduce Big Up…

Looking for some activities to keep your kids entertained? 20 Stories High and Theatre-Rites are pleased to introduce Big Up at Home! A whole series of activities and videos based on themes from our theatre show Big Up! for ages 4+ and everyone who looks after them! The Big Up! team are a talented bunch, and they've each filmed themselves sharing some of the skills they use in our show Big Up! to teach your little'uns some of these skills too, using things you can find at home! Think beatboxing, puppet making, sound effects creation and more...and dive into the world of Big Up at Home! - stay at home, stay creative with #BigUpatHome!

Drama

free 20 Stories High Arts Award Yes
Digital/online activity or resource
EY - Key Stage 1

ClapperboardUK Ltd

ClapperboardUK – BFI Film Academy 2020-21

Cost: £25

Our youth film-making course takes place in Liverpool out of school hours over approx. 12 weeks for age groups 16-19.…

Our youth film-making course takes place in Liverpool out of school hours over approx. 12 weeks for age groups 16-19.  The course is delivered by our small educational award winning charity, ClapperboardUK, in partnership with the British Film Institute (BFI).  Young people will:
  • learn how to make a short film with a diverse group of professionals from the industry of film and television
  • learn all aspects of film making from script to screen
  • have an opportunity to gain a NCFE level 2 in basic film production.
We will also offer careers advice, a trip to Hollyoaks, work experience opportunities and much more. This course will start in autumn 2020. The course is £25 per person but bursaries are available and fee can be waived depending on persons circumstances. For those young people interested please email info@clapperboarduk.com. To see our short films made by young people and further information about ClapperboardUK please see our website www.clapperboarduk.com.

Citizenship Dance Drama English Music

25 50 ClapperboardUK Ltd Yes
Training opportunity for young person
Key Stages 4–5

Bluecoat

Bluecoat at Home

Cost: FREE

Free, fun arts activities for all the family to enjoy at home. Visit our Children & Families Facebook group page…

Free, fun arts activities for all the family to enjoy at home. Visit our Children & Families Facebook group page to see our range of activities designed to keep children's minds occupied and stimulate creative thinking. Our activities cover a range of curriculum areas and are ideal for children aged 3-11.

Art & design

free Bluecoat Artsmark Arts Award Yes
Digital/online activity or resource
EY - Key Stage 2

MDI

MDI Virtual Studio: Keep Dancing at…

Cost: FREE

MDI have launched a Virtual Studio on YouTube, since temporarily closing our home on Hope Street, keeping families busy and…

MDI have launched a Virtual Studio on YouTube, since temporarily closing our home on Hope Street, keeping families busy and moving in isolation.
  • Dance Stars - for children and young people 4+
  • Get Up & Dance: zumba-style routines designed to get everyone moving, regardless of dance experience
  • Get Up & Dance (below) with fun tutorials to create home made props for routines
Dance videos feature a walk-through of movement before a performance of the choreography, with on-screen prompts to help you remember what's coming up next. All dance tutorials are pre-recorded and free, meaning you can pause, rewind and watch as many times as you need to in order to learn the movement, before dancing along at home!

Dance Drama PE

free MDI Yes
Digital/online activity or resource
EY - Key Stage 5

The Reader

Storybarn Live!

Cost: FREE

The Storybarn may be closed, but we’re using this time to recreate that whimsical experience online! As ever, we’ll be…

The Storybarn may be closed, but we're using this time to recreate that whimsical experience online! As ever, we'll be exploring classic stories, family favourites and nursery rhymes through storytelling and sing-a-longs. Our Storyhunters are ready and raring to go, now all we're missing is you. Sessions are completely free (and you don't need a Facebook account to take part). Follow us on Facebook @TheStorybarn to join in every Friday.

English

free The Reader Yes
Digital/online activity or resource
EY - Key Stage 2

As Creatives Connect

Family Connect

Cost: FREE

Family Connect is a brand new free family learning resource that we’ve developed over on our As Creatives Connect website to help families keep learning…

Family Connect is a brand new free family learning resource that we’ve developed over on our As Creatives Connect website to help families keep learning in creative ways while we’re all stuck at home - and children’s creativity is more valuable than ever right now! Find out more at www.ascreativesconnect/family  All you have to do is select one of the rooms or spaces in our exciting House of Creative Learning – and have a go at some of the challenges you find in there. There are maths, literacy and science activities in each room – all fun and engaging, and all directly linked to the curriculum. And, as you travel around the house, you’ll find history, geography, music, art, design technology and PE challenges, too! And in each of these you’ll find a challenge for 4 – 6 year olds, one for 6 – 8 year olds, one for the over 9s – and one for the whole family to work on together. There’s a printable Floor Plan, so you can tick off the areas you’ve visited – and printable Answer Sheets too, if you want to use them! You won’t need any special resources (we know how tricky shopping is at the moment) just everyday items that you’ll already have at home. And as we’re as keen as you are on learning being contextualised and relevant to life, every challenge is directly connected to the room/space it’s based in.

Art & design English Maths Science

free As Creatives Connect Yes
Digital/online activity or resource
EY - Key Stage 2

The Reader

Lunchtime Livestream

Cost: FREE

Every Tuesday and Thursday from 1pm, join us on Facebook live for your bi-weekly helping of Shared Reading. We’ll be…

Every Tuesday and Thursday from 1pm, join us on Facebook live for your bi-weekly helping of Shared Reading. We'll be looking at poems and texts that inspire us, reading aloud and offering the chance for listener to share their thoughts and get involved in discussions in the comments. If you'd like your lunch time to involve some literature, head to our page at 1pm and leave a comment to join in. Don't worry if you've never been part of a Shared Reading group at Calderstones, or with The Reader before - as our programme moves online during this unprecedented time, its the perfect chance to join in. Follow us on Facebook to be notified when we go live.

English

free The Reader Yes
Digital/online activity or resource
EY - Key Stage 5

FACT

FACT Facebook group for kids &…

Cost: FREE

Hello! We are the Learning team @ FACT and we explore art and technology as a space for learning. Join…

Hello! We are the Learning team @ FACT and we explore art and technology as a space for learning.
Join our Facebook group for weekly STEAM activities to get kids and teens exploring their relationship with social media and the living planet. We'll set a new challenge for kids (under 11's) and teens (over 11’s) each week and ask you to share what you make with the rest of the group. We'll be making games, inventing and prototyping new tech, and taking inspiration from art made about animals and technology.
Through the summer we'll be working together to imagine what it would be like if animals had their own social media and supporting your kids and teens to build a creative portfolio documenting their work. Teens will have the opportunity to submit their portfolios for a Bronze Arts Award.
The themes we are exploring are inspired by FACT’s year-long theme: The Living Planet.
Want to find out more about FACT?
Best,
The Learning team @ FACT

Art & design English Gatsby benchmarks (skills for employment) Science

free FACT Artsmark Arts Award Yes
Digital/online activity or resource
EY - Key Stage 5

The Comedy Trust

Quarantine Study Club

Cost: FREE

New online workshops for young people linked to all things comedy. These will take place every Monday and Thursday with…

New online workshops for young people linked to all things comedy. These will take place every Monday and Thursday with a goal of creating comedy captions and performances - supporting young people through this difficult time through light-hearted and fun activities We will ask young people to showcase what they've created by tagging @TheComedyTrust in their creations with an aim to premiere them on the website on Monday 13th April. free The Comedy Trust Yes
Digital/online activity or resource
EY - Key Stage 5

Tate Gallery

Tate Kids range of activities and…

Cost: FREE

A range of activities and games for children to use for fun or home learning.

A range of activities and games for children to use for fun or home learning.

Art & design

free Tate Gallery Yes
Digital/online activity or resource
EY - Key Stage 2

Liverpool Learning Partnership

Book-Based Creative Resources for Secondary Aged…

Cost: FREE

This is a collection of book and comic based creative activities to support secondary aged pupils learning at home. It…

This is a collection of book and comic based creative activities to support secondary aged pupils learning at home. It includes:
  • access to reading material
  • poetry websites
  • creative writing prompts
  • comics and illustration inspiration

Art & design English

free Liverpool Learning Partnership Arts Award Yes
Digital/online activity or resource
EY - Key Stage 5

Liverpool Learning Partnership

Reading Discussion Prompts

Cost: FREE

A collection of resources to encourage children/families to reflect upon their reading preferences and behaviours. They can be the basis…

A collection of resources to encourage children/families to reflect upon their reading preferences and behaviours. They can be the basis for discussion or you could encourage people to respond in creative ways- photos, illustration, written answers.

English

free Liverpool Learning Partnership Arts Award Yes
Digital/online activity or resource
EY - Key Stage 5

Writing on The Wall

Creative Writing activities

Cost: FREE

SUPERHEROES OF ALL AGES WE NEED YOU!   Superheroes: Words are our Power are setting creative Superhero Challenges for you to do…

SUPERHEROES OF ALL AGES WE NEED YOU!   Superheroes: Words are our Power are setting creative Superhero Challenges for you to do at home. From story writing and poetry to designing your own heroes the activities are made for everyone, both young and old to get stuck in and have fun creating. Follow us on twitter or instagram @wow_superheroes or visit our website where all of the resources are available to download. We would love you to share your works with us here at Writing on the Wallbe it written down or recorded! Help us to spread some much needed creative positivity.   So, join and help everyone become just that little bit more like a superhero. 

Drama English

free Writing on The Wall Yes
Digital/online activity or resource
Key Stages 1–2

Jennifer John Music

The Free Voice

Cost: FREE

The Free Voice is a series of 30 free videos about singing, brought to you by Jennifer John, vocal coach…

The Free Voice is a series of 30 free videos about singing, brought to you by Jennifer John, vocal coach based in Liverpool. It consists in short vocal warm-ups and exercises, for beginners and experienced singers. This series is all about helping you understand your own individual voice, without pressure, judgement or comparisons to anybody else. We will be exploring the physicality of singing, from diction through to posture and breath control... and everything in between.

Music

free Jennifer John Music Yes
Digital/online activity or resource
Key Stages 3–5

Trinity College London

Remote Arts Award – ideas for…

Cost: FREE

Did you know that almost all aspects of Arts Award can be completed remotely by young people at home? This…

Did you know that almost all aspects of Arts Award can be completed remotely by young people at home? This blog aims to give you some ideas on how to achieve this - please click on the URL resource link to the right to access. free Trinity College London Yes
Digital/online activity or resource
EY - Key Stage 5

Liverpool Learning Partnership

Virtual Access to Arts & Culture

Cost: FREE

A range of resources to help you explore arts and culture from home. This collection is for young people of…

A range of resources to help you explore arts and culture from home. This collection is for young people of all ages and includes links to:
  • Virtual museum/gallery tours & artefact collections
  • Films of theatre, dance, music (and even ice-skating!) performances
  • Ideas for drawing, creating and making at home
  • Story-telling and literature
free Liverpool Learning Partnership Artsmark Arts Award Yes
Digital/online activity or resource
EY - Key Stage 5

Community Rail Lancashire

Be A Gem

Cost: FREE

Whilst many of us aren’t able to go about our normal day-to-day, we can still be a community and get…

Whilst many of us aren’t able to go about our normal day-to-day, we can still be a community and get creative! Anyone can take part in this project.  Simply download a template form and fill it with all the things you love.  It could be friends and family, the sea or cake!  Maybe even design a pattern which makes you happy. Choose whichever medium you prefer.  Paint, sketch, collage, crochet or knit. Once you have finished, send us a photo of your design to our email: info@communityraillancashire.com or tag us on Instagram or twitter using the hashtag #beagem Once we are able to do so, we will collate our favourite designs and display them at railway stations along our lines. We would also love to hear all the different ways we can all Be a Gem – especially during these unprecedented times.  Let us know what’s happening in your community!

Art & design Citizenship English

free Community Rail Lancashire Yes
Digital/online activity or resource
EY - Key Stage 5

The Art Clinic Liverpool

The Art of Emotions

Cost: £60.00

The Art of Emotions is an online emotional empowerment resource. It uses a combination of art therapy and cognitive behavioural…

The Art of Emotions is an online emotional empowerment resource. It uses a combination of art therapy and cognitive behavioural therapy. If used effectively our emotions serve us well, yet many of us were never taught how to process them effectively. Through this programme you will learn insightful creative activities that you can use to process your emotions now and in the future. There are 13 modules, each focusing on different aspects of how to process emotions. For each module there is a creative activity that is submitted to a registered therapist who will mentor you through the process. Participants will improve mental health resilience, communication skills and self awareness. "The activities are quick, easy and effective with immediate impact."  

Art & design PSHE

60.00 100 The Art Clinic Liverpool Yes
Digital/online activity or resource
Key Stages 4–5

Liverpool Whole School Approach to Mental Health

Supporting children during social distancing

Cost: FREE

As part of the Liverpool Whole School Approach to Mental Health, we’ve put together a collection of resources that will…

As part of the Liverpool Whole School Approach to Mental Health, we've put together a collection of resources that will help you to support children and young people during social distancing. free Liverpool Whole School Approach to Mental Health Artsmark Arts Award Yes
Digital/online activity or resource
EY - Key Stage 5

Mind Healthy @ Home Booklet

Cost: FREE

A booklet for families from Liverpool Mental Health Support Teams, and city partners as part of Liverpool’s Whole School Approach…

A booklet for families from Liverpool Mental Health Support Teams, and city partners as part of Liverpool’s Whole School Approach to Mental Health and Emotional Well-being. Inside this book are a few tips, activities and useful information to help you to keep yourself and your family emotionally healthy at home. free Yes
Digital/online activity or resource
Key Stages 1–2

My Learning - The Leeds Curriculum

My Learning

Cost: FREE

Free learning resources from arts, cultural and heritage organisations to support a Leeds local curriculum. Although many of them link…

Free learning resources from arts, cultural and heritage organisations to support a Leeds local curriculum. Although many of them link to history of and places around Leeds, many are relevant for all learners. There is a wide range of choice that you can filter by key stage or subject. A couple of examples are:
  • The Windrush Generation - the history behind the decision to invite British Citizens from the wider empire to come to Britain, and the people who made the journey;
  • Art Across the Curriculum - using art as a starting point for cross curricular work.
free My Learning - The Leeds Curriculum Yes
Digital/online activity or resource
Key Stages 2–4

Liverpool Learning Partnership

Reading, Writing, Illustration Activities

Cost: FREE

This collection brings together creative book-based activities that families can use at home. It includes online story times, creative writing…

This collection brings together creative book-based activities that families can use at home. It includes online story times, creative writing opportunities and 'draw-a-longs' from illustrators.

Art & design English

free Liverpool Learning Partnership Artsmark Arts Award Yes
Digital/online activity or resource
EY - Key Stage 2

Shakespeare Schools Foundation

Shakespeare Schools Festival – Autumn Term…

Cost: £998 + VAT for state schools

Shakespeare Schools Foundation (SSF) runs the world’s largest youth drama festival. It offers a fantastic creative opportunity to more than…

Shakespeare Schools Foundation (SSF) runs the world's largest youth drama festival. It offers a fantastic creative opportunity to more than 20,000 school students aged between 8-18 years old each year. Your cast of up to 35 students would become a theatre company, rehearsing an abridged Shakespeare play that they would perform at a professional theatre in autumn 2020. The annual festival is fully inclusive and non-competitive and builds invaluable skills which last a lifetime. We have performance nights at many theatres across the North West of England, including at the Capstone Theatre in Liverpool, Floral Pavilion in the Wirral and at Knowsley Leisure Centre and Culture Park. After taking part in our 2018 Festival, 97% of teachers said that their students’ teamwork improved and 96% said that their students were more resilient. Students' engagement in school and attainment across all subject areas showed a marked improvement. We know that our ambitious project has a transformative impact on students, giving them the confidence to succeed in whatever future challenges they may face.

Drama English

998 + VAT for state schools 300 Shakespeare Schools Foundation Artsmark Yes
Trip out of school
Key Stages 2–5

Magical Circus

The Greatest Circus School Visit

Cost: £600

Experience a whole day of exciting circus activities in your school, with Angelo the Ringmaster and Melanie the dancer! Angelo…

Experience a whole day of exciting circus activities in your school, with Angelo the Ringmaster and Melanie the dancer! Angelo and Melanie are former circus artists who have previously toured South America and Asia. They will bring an incomparable experience to your pupils. This will start with a performance including up to eleven different circus skills from juggling and diabolo to tight wire walking, unicycling and giant stilt-walking! After the circus skills performance, the children will have the chance to have a go at four of the most popular skills. They can try juggling, plate spinning, handheld stilts walking and the favourite of all - Diabolo spinning. The day also offers an exciting Circus History lesson, with a hands-on session where the children will have the chance to look at pictures and handle circus materials. These include vintage circus programs, posters and materials, costumes & the opportunity to dress up in genuine circus artist clothes including clown and ringmaster outfits!

Art & design Drama English Geography History Maths Music PE Science

600 300 Magical Circus Yes
Visit into school
EY - Key Stage 5

FACT

FACT – Do Something Saturdays

Cost: FREE

Come to FACT, grab an adventure guide, and explore the different worlds inside our galleries with your family. The Learning…

Come to FACT, grab an adventure guide, and explore the different worlds inside our galleries with your family. The Learning Space comes alive to welcome adventurers interested in VR video games, creative technology uses and VR artistic experiences. You will also get a chance to play games with a Google Home AI, read children's books specially selected for you and design your own world inspired by our exhibition. If your kids are a little bit older, join our D&D group (1pm to 3pm), where we will play board games and create our own Dungeons and Dragons campaigns. They will become whoever they want to be! This weekly workshop is a FREE, drop-in event with no booking required. 11:00 to 15:00 every Saturday. Looking forward to having you around! The Learning Team

Art & design Drama English Gatsby benchmarks (skills for employment) Science Film Technology

free FACT Artsmark Arts Award Yes
Training opportunity for young person
EY - Key Stage 5

FACT

School Tours + Workshops

Cost: FREE

Come to FACT with your school and experience art in an unique way! At FACT we mix our passions, using…

  1. Come to FACT with your school and experience art in an unique way!
At FACT we mix our passions, using film, art and technology in a very creative way. Our current exhibition, You feel me_, presents artwork that needs to be experienced through all senses, and will challenge your students' traditional understanding of what takes place in an art gallery. For example:
  • Playing VR video games
  • Exploring the depths of Youtube
  • A VR experience created by groups of young people in Toxteth and Dingle
  • Learning about the future of language
  • Flying into space and discover new planets, flowers and animals in a beautifully drawn VR experience.
The students will become adventurers following a map, and they'll be guided through its potential meanings and the artists' ideas behind it. On top of that we offer a free 45 minute workshop where students will learn about VR filmmaking and be able to create their own VR film inspired by the artwork. We'll provide all the props, costumes and filming kit! If you are interested in enhancing specific areas of the curriculum give us a shout and we'll prepare a workshop that adapts to your needs. If you are not able to come to FACT, we can look into bringing the workshop into your classroom (for free) as well, so let us know! The tour + workshop visit is 1h 30m long. We can adapt times to your needs. Maximum 35 students per group. If you have any other queries please email carlos.marfil@fact.co.uk.  

Art & design Drama English Gatsby benchmarks (skills for employment) Science Film Technology

free FACT Artsmark Arts Award Yes
Trip out of school
Key Stages 1–5

The Comedy Trust

Feeling Funny Youth Comedy Club

Cost: FREE

Taking place twice a month, every month, Feeling Funny Youth Club is dedicated to helping budding young comedians develop and…

Taking place twice a month, every month, Feeling Funny Youth Club is dedicated to helping budding young comedians develop and hone their craft by providing a platform in which they can practise their skills in a safe and friendly environment. Each session is accompanied by advice and guidance from comedians from the professional comedy circuit. The club provides a safe environment that encourages individuals to continue using humour between sessions as a way of building personal resilience. The laughter shared in these sessions helps participants build new connections and friendships, and encourages communication amongst the group. Take part in writing and performance workshops, develop your own comedy festival show, create a comedy podcast, learn camera techniques and film skills and even meet comedy professionals in our industry masterclasses. There's something for everyone.

Drama English

free The Comedy Trust Yes
Trip out of school
Key Stages 3–5

Comics Youth CIC

Activism, Drop Ins and Gaming sessions…

Cost: FREE

‘Marginal Activist Programme’ is open to 13-17 year olds and 18-25 year olds. These sessions aid young people to create…

'Marginal Activist Programme' is open to 13-17 year olds and 18-25 year olds. These sessions aid young people to create their own voice, know their legal rights within activism and take control of their own narratives through art, writing, picketing and open/healthy discussions. 'Saturday Drop Ins' is open to 8-14/15 year olds and 15/16-21 year olds. These Drop Ins are just a safe space for young people to chill and be creative - whether that is unguided writing or drawing, playing on the Nintendo Switch or playing board games. 'Friday Dungeons and Dragons' is open to 14-25 year olds to play Dungeons and Dragons which helps with imagination, healthy escapism, teamwork and communication skills.

Art & design Gatsby benchmarks (skills for employment)

free Comics Youth CIC Yes
Young people’s opportunity to make, create, compose, or perform
Key Stages 2–5

Read Now Write Now

Guide to teaching creative writing for…

Cost: £250.00

I am an author and I also run creative writing or poetry workshops in primary and secondary schools as well…

I am an author and I also run creative writing or poetry workshops in primary and secondary schools as well as at festivals, summer camp, at the weekend and after school. I have experience in choosing themes, planning, organising and delivering workshops for pupils in Key Stages 1-3 and also help teachers plan and organise their own lessons in creative writing. The workshops for teachers are informal and fun and participants undertake gentle exercises in groups followed by plenary sessions and can be booked for half a day (£175.00) or a full day until 3pm (£250.00).  

English PSHE SMSC

250.00 300 Read Now Write Now Artsmark Yes
CPD/training opportunity for teachers
Key Stages 1–3

Read Now Write Now

Creative Writing / Poetry Workshops

Cost: £250.00

I am an author running fun-filled creative writing or poetry workshops in primary and secondary schools as well as at…

I am an author running fun-filled creative writing or poetry workshops in primary and secondary schools as well as at festivals, summer camps, at the weekend and after school. I can plan, organise and deliver a bespoke workshop for your school based on your needs and requirements working with, for example, one year or a whole key stage. The outcome, of course, is for pupils to write their very own story. Examples of recent themes we have worked on with children include scary stories leading up to Halloween, A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens and for spring 2020, detective stories. In 2018 I also ran poetry workshops in 10 schools as part of the Wilfred Owen Commemoration. I hold an enhanced DBS certificate and have recently attended further safeguarding training. I charge £250.00 per day to work in a school which includes planning and organisation as well as delivery. Please get in touch for more information or for references from other schools.

English PSHE SMSC

250.00 300 Read Now Write Now Artsmark Yes
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Key Stages 1–3

As Creatives

A Celebration in Rhyme – New…

Cost: £395.00

Working with up to 420 children to create and perform a School Poem in just one day! New for 2020,…

Working with up to 420 children to create and perform a School Poem in just one day! New for 2020, A Celebration in Rhyme has been developed to help celebrate the stories your pupils love in verse - by writing and performing a collaborative School Poem in just a single day! After a quick assembly sharing our love of poetry and issuing the overall challenge, children will participate in collaborative writing workshops, usually for a year group at a time. Using our unique “RunAround” methodology, KS2 classes will choose the themes and content, creating the lines as they go - with EYFS and KS1 providing the chorus. And the outcome? A beautifully crafted poem extolling the wonder of stories that’s unique to your school - and that will get its very first performance at a second, celebratory assembly at the end of the day!

Drama English

395.00 300 As Creatives Yes
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EY - Key Stage 3

Renegrade Beatbox

An Introduction to Beatboxing

Cost: FREE

‘An Introduction to Beatboxing’ is a 6 week course funded by Arts Council England and is offered to your school…

‘An Introduction to Beatboxing’ is a 6 week course funded by Arts Council England and is offered to your school free of charge. The course will teach young people the fundamentals of creating an accapella ensemble performance using beatboxing, singing and rapping, culminating in a group performance and a professionally produced album of the art work that they produce. The workshops will consist of 4 x 2 hour sessions and 2 x 4 hour sessions and will be led by Main Artist Renegrade, alongside Pastoral Support Worker Steph Peet, Support Artists Bass Ventura and Kofi. Renegrade is a professional beatbox performer and workshop facilitator. In collaboration with 20 Stories High, he successfully delivered ‘An Introduction to Beatboxing’ in the final term of the 2018-19 school year at The Academy of St Francis of Assisi, Liverpool. Music curriculum links include:
  • JOCR GSCE (9-1) in MUSIC (J356) Musical Elements, Composing and Performing. Area of study 1, Voice - Including styles such as rapping and beatboxing.
  • EDEXCEL GCSE (9-1) MUSIC (1MU0) Components 1 Performing and 2 Composing.
‘An Introduction to Beatboxing’ aims to enable young people to develop performing skills individually and in groups to communicate musically with fluency and control, broaden musical experience and interests, develop imagination and foster creativity and to develop knowledge, understanding and the skills needed to communicate effectively as musicians. Contact: chris@renegradebeatbox.com

Music

free Renegrade Beatbox Yes
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EY - Key Stage 5

dot-art Schools

FREE Creative Careers Poster to download!

Cost: FREE

dot-art Schools commissioned graphic artist Thom Isom to produce this fantastic poster, which is FREE to download here: dot-art-Creative-Careers-Poster Thom…

dot-art Schools commissioned graphic artist Thom Isom to produce this fantastic poster, which is FREE to download here: dot-art-Creative-Careers-Poster Thom worked with groups of creative industries professionals, recent graduates, current students and the general public to find out what barriers exist to working towards a creative career, why and how people choose to study creative subjects and the huge advantages this can bring. The result is this inspirational image, highlighting the huge number of jobs in the creative industries (which is the fastest growing sector in the UK) and just some of the reasons why working towards a creative career is such a fantastic idea! We are grateful to Arts Council England for their support of this project.  

Art & design Gatsby benchmarks (skills for employment)

free dot-art Schools Artsmark Yes
Digital/online activity or resource
Key Stages 2–4

dot-art

Artist led INSET & CPD sessions

Cost: £tbc

dot-art can offer artist led INSET days and CPD sessions for teachers and staff tailored to your needs. dot-art works…

dot-art can offer artist led INSET days and CPD sessions for teachers and staff tailored to your needs. dot-art works with a wide range of professional artists to offer your school artist-led training, in a variety of different techniques, media and subjects. All our sessions are delivered by experienced artists with full DBS clearance and public liability insurance, and can be tailored to meet your specific requirements.

Art & design

tbc 10 dot-art Artsmark Yes
CPD/training opportunity for teachers
Key Stages 1–4

dot-art Schools

Artists workshops in schools

Cost: £295 plus materials per day

dot-art Schools works with a wide range of artists to offer your school artist-led workshops, from one day to an…

dot-art Schools works with a wide range of artists to offer your school artist-led workshops, from one day to an entire project or arts week, in a variety of different techniques, media and subjects. All our workshops are delivered by experienced artists with full DBS clearance and public liability insurance, and can be tailored to meet your specific requirements.

Art & design

295 plus materials per day 300 dot-art Schools Artsmark Yes
Visit into school
Key Stages 1–4

Sweet Patootee Ltd

Black British WW1 veterans tell their…

Cost: FREE

A free information pack is now available for MUTINY – our WW1 documentary film featuring unique video testimonies of Black…

Digital/online activity or resource
Key Stages 3–5

Culture Liverpool

Service of Remembrance – Who Will…

Cost: FREE

A continuation of the city wide education and participation programme that accompanied the Weeping Window installation in 2015; enabling people…

A continuation of the city wide education and participation programme that accompanied the Weeping Window installation in 2015; enabling people of all ages to explore the monuments, buildings, exhibitions and archives of the City, opening up hidden history, art and literature, encouraging personal remembrance and reflection, inspiring a debate on past and present conflicts and wars. This teaching resource is available beyond the Service of Remembrance and provides inspiration to schools to develop contemporary creative writing around the theme of remembrance and modern conflict. It provides links to local and national archives and cultural programmes, offering curriculum ideas and web platforms that enable schools to share research and activity. Opportunity for schools to upload their own poems and creative writing to the online City of Liverpool Roll of Honour.

Art & design Citizenship English

free Culture Liverpool Artsmark Yes
Digital/online activity or resource
Key Stages 2–4

Rob Keeley

Author workshops with Rob Keeley

Cost: £150+ (but negotiable)

Would you like an award-winning children’s author to visit your school?  Are you interested in holding an author workshop, question…

Would you like an award-winning children’s author to visit your school?  Are you interested in holding an author workshop, question and answer session, signing or creative writing? I can offer any or all of these options in a style tailored to suit you.
  • Readings from my books for children
  • Q&A sessions on my books, publishing experiences or writing in general
  • Illustrated talks on my books and the publication process using specially-designed animated presentations
  • Signed copies of my books – now included as part of school and library packages
  • Creative Writing workshops
  • Or a combination of the above

English

150+ (but negotiable) 200 Rob Keeley Yes
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EY - Key Stage 3

MyMasterpiece

MyMasterpiece Art Project and Exhibition Service

Cost: FREE

We are an official Artsmark Partner and our free service shows schools how to do better quality art with their…

We are an official Artsmark Partner and our free service shows schools how to do better quality art with their children in line with the 7 Artsmark Quality Principles. We provide a free staff development workshop and provide school with a Help DVD that has over 1300 children's pictures from previous projects on it plus huge amounts of help and guidance that schools can keep. We can show both traditional art and also have a specialist Street Art service which is in huge demand as schools tell us that this really engages the children in art and stimulates their interest in art. Following our workshop each child produces a piece of artwork and we collect, label and frame each piece. We then return to school on an agreed date and turn the hall into an Art Gallery for the day, setting up all the children's framed artwork on our special display boards so that children and parent can see their artwork in it's authentic setting and have a fantastic finale to their project. The exhibition has a major effect on children's self esteem. School can raise money if they wish to by selling the pictures to parents - take up rates are very high.

Art & design

free MyMasterpiece Artsmark
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EY - Key Stage 2

Tate Liverpool

Ideas Depot – Tate exhibition

Cost: FREE

Ideas Depot is a new display that has been co-curated with primary school teachers across the city. Discover major works…

Ideas Depot is a new display that has been co-curated with primary school teachers across the city. Discover major works from the Tate collection by artists including Anya Gallaccio, ​Salvador Dalí and Chris Ofili. Central to this display is a belief that art plays a meaningful part in people’s day-to-day lives and intellectual curiosity. Through art we can always learn something new – about history, the world and our place in it. Works will be swapped in and out as the primary schools in residence pick and choose new ones from the art stores and develop links to the primary curriculum. The display has developed alongside a joint research project with Edge Hill University's Faculty of Education, focused on developing a 'schools in residence' programme.

Art & design Citizenship Dance Drama English Gatsby benchmarks (skills for employment) Geography History Maths Music PSHE SMSC Science

free Tate Liverpool
Trip out of school
EY - Key Stage 5

As Creatives

Poetry Workshops

Cost: £395.00

Inspired by National Poetry Day our workshops are available all through the year! Taking place on Thursday 3rd October 2019…

Inspired by National Poetry Day our workshops are available all through the year! Taking place on Thursday 3rd October 2019 we have a range of enjoyable and engaging workshops, all tied into this year's theme "Truth."

We're happy to lead whole-school poetry assemblies at the start of the day, or any of our poetry workshops, sharing some of our favourite verses and providing opportunities for pupils to join in - and all at no extra cost!

Workshops include: 

  • Soundscape Poetry - Where's the Truth?
  • Personification Poetry – Whose Truth?
  • The Poet-Tree – Poems that Grow and Change Before Your Eyes
  • Shakespearean Clerihews – Looking for the "Truth" in Characters
  • Cinquains of Truth – the People Behind the Headlines
  • Performance Poetry: Rhythm, Rhyme and Action 
  • Collaborative Poetry
Workshops are available on and around National Poetry Day as well as throughout the school year. View our full range of poetry workshops at https://www.ascreatives.com/poetry-workshops/

English

395.00 300 As Creatives
Visit into school
EY - Key Stage 4

Movema

Movema ‘World in a Box’ dance…

Cost: £480 per full day workshop

Movema brings you World in a Box, a multi-media, timesaving resource which aims to unlock the creative potential of teachers…

Movema brings you World in a Box, a multi-media, timesaving resource which aims to unlock the creative potential of teachers and children at Key Stage 1 and 2 (ages 5-11), providing exciting and enriching learning experiences. Through engaging resources and world dance activities, World in a Box gets young people moving and learning more about the diverse communities and cultures from around the world. What is World in a Box? From Africa to China, World in a Box workshops deliver exciting and educational dance activities that take participants on a journey around the world. Expect a mix of games, follow along dances and group tasks, providing young people the opportunity to learn new skills, work creatively and develop cultural awareness. We offer full and half day workshops, in addition to after-school sessions and term bookings of weekly classes. Workshops can be tailored to suit the needs, curriculums and timetables of any learning environment and are led by Movema professional dance artists. "World in a Box has all the resources you need in one box. It’s fun, cross-curricular, adaptable and creative!" - Debbie Woods, Primary School Teacher Movema is also an Arts Award Supporter and an Artsmark Partner.  

Dance

480 per full day workshop 300 Movema Yes
Visit into school
Key Stages 1–2

ClapperboardUK

ClapperboardUK – BFI Film Academy –…

Cost: £25

ClapperboardUK is delighted to announce that applications are now open to 16-19 year olds for this year’s BFI Merseyside Academy.…

ClapperboardUK is delighted to announce that applications are now open to 16-19 year olds for this year’s BFI Merseyside Academy. Last year’s participants did really well with seventeen young people gaining a National Certificate of Further Education in preparing for the film and TV industry.  Some have been accepted on a week’s BFI residential course in Edinburgh with all expenses paid and some have gained work experience at Lime Pictures and were all invited to apply for a paid internship. We have only 20 places to offer and welcome applications from young people from socially and economically deprived communities, under-represented young people, BAME, refugees, new arrivals and other ethnic minority groups. The programme takes place over 10-12 weeks, is out of school hours (mostly Saturdays) and there is a joining fee of £25 which can be reclaimed. Exact dates and venue have yet to be confirmed.

Art & design Film

25 50 ClapperboardUK
Young people’s opportunity to make, create, compose, or perform
Key Stages 3–5

20 Stories High

20 Stories High work placement opportunities

Cost: FREE

20 Stories High provide work placement opportunities to those aged 13+ through to 30. Opportunities include, but are not limited…

20 Stories High provide work placement opportunities to those aged 13+ through to 30. Opportunities include, but are not limited to, experience in:
  • Stage management or as a production team member on a 20 Stories High local show - gaining skills in theatre and production
  • Working in a busy office environment - gaining administrative and financial skills
  • Shadowing directors - gaining creative direction skills
  • Marketing & Communications - gaining key skills in marketing, in particular social media
All other work experience opportunities can be explored - get in touch! 20 Stories High are keen to make work placements as meaningful and fulfilling as possible - this might mean we need to negotiate placement dates, in order to integrate placements alongside our project timelines. *We do not offer placement opportunities in performance - young people must attend an open workshop or engage with the company in some way first to join our Youth Theatre. We are also an Arts Award centre and supporter and an Artsmark Partner.

Drama Gatsby benchmarks (skills for employment) Music

free 20 Stories High
Young people’s opportunity to visit, experience and participate in art or culture
Key Stages 3–5

The Storybarn

The Great Story Adventure at The…

Cost: £300

The Storybarn at Calderstones is an interactive story-centre for young people to explore, share and discover their love of books.…

The Storybarn at Calderstones is an interactive story-centre for young people to explore, share and discover their love of books. Join us with your class for The Great Story Adventure, where you will enter a thrilling world full of imagination, adventure and fascinating historical tales, which will spark a lifelong love of books, reading and discovery. A DAY OF DISCOVERY AT THE STORYBARN AND CALDERSTONES PARK Your day with us will include an interactive trail, led by our Storyhunters, to discover some of the park’s important historical features including our beautiful woodlands, Sensory Gardens and the Allerton Oak, a 1000-year-old tree. We’ll pause for engaging Shared Reading sessions where we’ll read aloud together, as well as a range of exciting activities that bring the stunning surroundings to life. Upbeat, energetic and lots of fun, our trails will give your class the chance to explore South Liverpool’s fascinating heritage. With our Storyhunters leading the way, your class will travel back in time at our heritage exhibition in the Calderstones mansion house, getting up close with the Stone Age Calder Stones that gave the Park its name. Together, we’ll explore the elaborately-carved symbols on their surface. You’ll also get to discover the wonders of The Storybarn itself, in a 90-minute workshop filled with imaginative adventures. In a bespoke space filled with objects to inspire and hundreds of books to read, your class will experience Shared Reading, book talk, story building, crafts and imaginative play, even creating your own tale to take back to the classroom with you!

Art & design Drama English History

300 300 The Storybarn
Trip out of school
EY - Key Stage 2

HANDSTAND Productions

Bespoke CPD training session in video…

Cost: £200

We will take the participants on a whistle-stop tour of the various stages of the video production process – concept,…

We will take the participants on a whistle-stop tour of the various stages of the video production process - concept, treatment, story board, script, rehearsal, shooting, editing etc - and explore at each stage how it can be adapted to working with pupils of specific ages and/or abilities. The session will be very hands-on and the participants will alternately work in different roles: presenter, camera operator, sound recordist, director, etc. We can base the sessions around either the video equipment available in the school, or around our own workshop equipment. We will develop the contents of the session together with the teacher(s)/school, to make sure it aligns as best as possible with how they are planning to use video making in their lessons.    

Art & design Citizenship Dance Drama English Gatsby benchmarks (skills for employment) Geography History Maths Music PE PSHE SMSC Science

200 200 HANDSTAND Productions
CPD/training opportunity
EY - Key Stage 5

Altru Drama CIC

AltruDrama Back to the App –…

Cost: £475.00 + vat

Back to the App is a fun and engaging performance designed to help children develop their online safety skills and…

Back to the App is a fun and engaging performance designed to help children develop their online safety skills and understanding. The play follows three characters who get sucked into the internet and have to visit apps and games to work out how they are using them incorrectly or unsafely. The performance is suitable for pupils in Key Stage 2 who all watch the show together in your school hall.  Following the performance we do a quick Q&A session with all pupils.  One class of children then works with our actors on a drama workshop to further develop their skills through exploring the world of the play. You also receive a teachers pack of follow up activities to help embed the performance into your classroom work.

Citizenship Drama PSHE SMSC IT

475.00 + vat 300 Altru Drama CIC Yes
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Key Stage 2

MDI

Dance Education (curriculum-integrated)

Cost: £175

We can deliver bespoke workshops for your students, working in close collaboration with teaching staff to create dance exercises that…

We can deliver bespoke workshops for your students, working in close collaboration with teaching staff to create dance exercises that will meet your learning objectives. - Bespoke workshops designed with your teachers - CPD training for class teachers and support staff - Dance sessions responding to the school curriculum, from Early Years to KS5 - After school programmes Work with us because: - Our teachers are DBS checked & fully qualified, with up-to-date safeguarding & first aid training - We offer a programme supporting the National Curriculum - We always work in collaboration with teachers - We have experience catering for students with SEN - We can offer Arts Award and assist in working towards the Artsmark Award

Dance Drama English Geography History Maths Music PE Science Art

175 200 MDI
Visit into school
EY - Key Stage 5

National Museums Liverpool

Storywalkers

Cost: FREE

Looking for ways to bring classroom learning to life outside of school? National Museums Liverpool has a range of opportunities…

Looking for ways to bring classroom learning to life outside of school? National Museums Liverpool has a range of opportunities to inspire imaginations and bring to life the stories behind the curriculum. From early years to further education, there are many ways to enhance learning and help your children or pupils to interact with history, science, geography and art. Storywalkers is a great way to introduce little ones to the Walker Art Gallery and help them to develop their language and literacy skills through a variety of fun classes including singing, stories and art. Find out more at Liverpool Museums There’s a packed programme of free, fun activities across National Museums Liverpool’s eight venues at weekends and during school holidays, offering a chance for families to get involved in what children have been learning at school and let them be the teacher for the day. Find out what's on at Liverpool Museums free National Museums Liverpool
Early years

Wired Aerial Theatre

Bungee-Assisted Dance classes and Aerial Circus…

Cost: £Acourse would be approximately £90 / £80 student. Drop in £17.50/ £15 student

Aerial Circus Adult hoops and silks classes (age 16+) use a combination of conditioning techniques, flexibility and routine work and…

Aerial Circus Adult hoops and silks classes (age 16+) use a combination of conditioning techniques, flexibility and routine work and are suitable for a range of abilities and levels. These classes can improve flexibility, upper body strength, core strength and posture, as well as overall fitness levels and coordination. Bungee-Assisted Dance. Our best creation yet! (16+years) This class isn’t just for dancers - it’s a great cardiovascular workout and muscle toner, focusing on strengthening and stabilizing the core of your body, all with an element of flight. An alternative to regular aerobics! It involves wearing a hip harness that connects to the bungee at the back where you will learn skills and phrases exploring dance and flight. Both Aerial Circus and Aerial Dance are appropriate for teachers, young people over 16 years or parent/carers.

dance / aerial

Acourse would be approximately £90 / £80 student. Drop in £17.50/ £15 student 10 Wired Aerial Theatre
Trip out of school
Key Stage 5

DaDaFest

DaDaFest

Cost: FREE

Do you work with people under the age of 30 who are looking to develop their creative skills? Are they…

Do you work with people under the age of 30 who are looking to develop their creative skills? Are they disabled* or D/deaf? DaDaFest works with individuals to support them to achieve their goals. Whether they are an aspiring painter or a more practiced poet, we can provide: - Development grants - Commissions - Mentorships - Placements - Showcase opportunities We work to tailor a bespoke creative development programme which is right for the individual. DaDaFest is a disability and D/deaf arts organisation based in Liverpool which uses the arts to educate, challenge attitudes and remove the barriers that restrict life choices for disabled people to live independently and equally in society. *A person who is disabled, D/deaf and/or living with a long term illness DaDaFest is also an Arts Award Centre and an Artsmark Partner.     

Drama English Music Art

free DaDaFest Artsmark Arts Award
Networking opportunity
Key Stages 3–5

Movema

Dance Diversity Programme

Cost: ££270

Our exciting 6 week programme introduces children and young people of all key stages to the dance, culture, geography, history…

Our exciting 6 week programme introduces children and young people of all key stages to the dance, culture, geography, history and languages of Spain, Ireland, China, India, Caribbean and African countries. The programme is delivered by our expert team and based on our acclaimed schools resource World in a Box, encapsulating Movema's unique approach. Participants will learn some basic dance movements from each culture, practice languages, engage with some socio-political issues pertaining to that country or culture, work together to create dances and takes part in fun and exciting activity-based learning games using music, movement and creativity. Benefits include:
  • Increases confidence and self esteem
  • Develops communication and observation skills
  • Increases physical and mental wellbeing
  • Improves creativity and personal development
  • Encourages team-working and peer learning

Geography History PE PSHE SMSC Language

£270 10 Movema
Visit into school
EY - Key Stage 5

British Music Experience

Learning Offer at the British Music…

Cost: £7.50

The British Music Experience is the UK’s Museum of Popular Music. Boasting an unrivalled collection of stage outfits, objects and…

The British Music Experience is the UK’s Museum of Popular Music. Boasting an unrivalled collection of stage outfits, objects and instruments, the museum charts the beginnings, rise and influence of British pop from 1945 to the present day. Education trips to the British Music Experience include full access to the galleries, learning zones, instrument studio and dance area as well as a tour of the gallery led by our Education Officer. Education groups can also book onto one of our innovative and exciting workshops, catering from key stage 1 right up to sixth form level.

Art Drama English Geography History Maths Music PE PSHE SMSC Science

7.50 10 British Music Experience
Trip out of school
Key Stages 1–5

The Beatles Story

The Beatles Story

Cost: £7.50

The Discovery Zone at The Beatles Story provides the ideal educational day out for your primary school. We are continually…

The Discovery Zone at The Beatles Story provides the ideal educational day out for your primary school. We are continually developing resources to aid teachers with changes to the National Curriculum to create a fun and educational experience for all. Our commitment to life-long learning ensures every visitor has a valuable experience regardless of age or ability. long with the Discovery Zone, we have an extensive exhibition detailing the rise of the Beatles and their place in society, lunch room facilities, coat and bag storage and we are fully accessible.

Art English Geography History Maths Music

7.50 10 The Beatles Story
Trip out of school
EY - Key Stage 4

Liverpool Everyman & Playhouse Theatres

Learning programme – Liverpool Everyman &…

Cost: £75.00-£300 depending on workshop

Our accessible learning programme includes many different practitioner-led workshops designed for Key Stage 1, Key Stage 2 and FE and…

Our accessible learning programme includes many different practitioner-led workshops designed for Key Stage 1, Key Stage 2 and FE and HE students. They aim to:
  • Develop a better understanding of the theatre-making process
  • Support subjects across the curriculum, including English, Drama and Humanities
  • Focus on specific genres or skills
We also offer Creative Industry Days and teacher training. For more information about the range of support and workshops we offer, and how to contact us, please have a look on our website. Liverpool Everyman & Playhouse is also an Arts Award Centre and Supporter and an Artsmark Partner.  

Drama English PSHE

75.00-£300 depending on workshop 100 Liverpool Everyman & Playhouse Theatres Artsmark Arts Award
Trip out of school
Key Stages 2–5

Tmesis Theatre Company

Physical Theatre Workshops

Cost: £200

We can offer school physical theatre workshops, focusing on storytelling, ensemble work, devising for performance and how to get a…

We can offer school physical theatre workshops, focusing on storytelling, ensemble work, devising for performance and how to get a play on it's feet! These workshops can be bespoke and we can work with all Key Stages and Special Schools.

Drama

200 200 Tmesis Theatre Company
Visit into school
Key Stages 1–5

Resonate, The Music Education Hub for Liverpool

Resonate Music Studios

Cost: FREE

Resonate Music Studios is a perfect opportunity to learn a new instrument, join a band, sing in a choir or…

Resonate Music Studios is a perfect opportunity to learn a new instrument, join a band, sing in a choir or play in an orchestra with other young musicians from across Liverpool. Our Sites
  • RMS North at Notre Dame Catholic College on Thursdays.
  • RMS South at Bellerive FCJ Catholic College on Tuesdays.
Did you know?
  • For all beginner ensembles, choirs and bands there is no charge for this provision
  • Your child will be looked after by highly experienced, professional teachers who all have up to date, enhanced DBS clearance
  • From beginners to advanced, all are welcome
Resonate is also an Arts Award Centre and Artsmark Partner.  

Music

free Resonate, The Music Education Hub for Liverpool Artsmark Arts Award Yes
Young people’s opportunity to make, create, compose, or perform
Key Stages 2–4

Handstand Productions Ltd

Make Your Own Video!

Cost: £180

We offer workshop programmes in which students learn to make a video in a style of their choice . All…

We offer workshop programmes in which students learn to make a video in a style of their choice . All our programmes are tailor-made to suit schools' specific needs. We bring in equipment for the group to work with and give all the training and supervision needed. Our aim is to give voice to the group members and allow them ownership and authorship of their films. Film making can be a vehicle for project-based learning, encouraging immersion in a subject and building transferable skills. It can also be a means to achieving other goals: group cohesion or behavioural change. All our sessions are delivered by experienced, enhanced DBS/CRB-checked film makers, under the creative direction of Han Duijvendak and Jane Duckworth, who are experts at guiding a group in producing a film which surpasses expectations. We can run projects from 2 up to 10 half-day sessions. Handstand is an Artsmark Partner.

Drama English Geography History Maths Music PE PSHE SMSC Science Art

180 200 Handstand Productions Ltd Artsmark
Visit into school
Key Stages 1–5

LIPA

LIPA Widening Participation Year 10/11 Programme

Cost: FREE

This is a two-year programme that starts in Year 10, which involves free workshops and events (out of school hours)…

This is a two-year programme that starts in Year 10, which involves free workshops and events (out of school hours) in the following subject areas: Acting, Dance, Music, Singing and Backstage (including set design, costume design, sound and lighting etc.). We work with students who are currently underrepresented in Higher Education, with the aim of encouraging students to pursue their passion in the Performing Arts and Backstage areas. free LIPA
Young people’s opportunity to make, create, compose, or perform
Key Stage 4

As Creatives

Spotlight on Shakespeare

Cost: £395

Our highly interactive Shakespeare workshops for schools (suitable for (EYFS – KS4), all delivered by professional theatre practitioners, actively build…

Our highly interactive Shakespeare workshops for schools (suitable for (EYFS - KS4), all delivered by professional theatre practitioners, actively build on prior knowledge to support pupils in understanding Shakespeare's stories and characters – and we certainly don’t shy away from the verse! Workshops include: Spotlight on Shakespeare Shaking up Shakespeare Stage Your Own Shakespeare Snippets of Shakespeare Shakespeare's Seven Ages Shakespeare for GCSE / A-Level The Poetry of Shakespeare Ways into Shakespeare (Teacher CPD -INSET or Twilight) Learning Outcomes Familiarisation with characters and narrative Understanding of text Awareness of Shakespeare’s "hidden stage directions" Shakespearean conventions

Drama English

395 300 As Creatives
Visit into school
EY - Key Stage 5

National Museums Liverpool

Early Years – National Museums Liverpool

Cost: £Varies - some free, some chargeable: please check website

There are numerous activities specifically for children in Early Years at National Museums Liverpool venues – inspire young imaginations with…

There are numerous activities specifically for children in Early Years at National Museums Liverpool venues - inspire young imaginations with one of our fascinating classes. They can support: communication, language, expressive arts, design, literacy, personal, social and emotional development, and understanding of the world. For example, storytelling sessions on Rainbow Fish and Polar, the Titanic bear are now available at World Museum and the Merseyside Maritime Museum - but there's much more! Specially designed for under 5s, these sessions are part of a range of opportunities to support early years learning in museums and galleries. To find out more or to book your place, visit the Early Years booking page

English History PSHE SMSC

Varies - some free, some chargeable: please check website 10 National Museums Liverpool Artsmark Arts Award
Trip out of school
Early years

National Museums Liverpool

Key stage 5 – National Museums…

Cost: £Varies - some free, some chargeable: please check website

There are lots of study opportunities for Key Stage 5, further and higher education students across our museums and galleries.…

There are lots of study opportunities for Key Stage 5, further and higher education students across our museums and galleries. These all link to the national curriculum and can also support: communication, language, expressive arts, design, literacy, economic, personal, social and emotional development, and understanding of the world. Many sessions can be tailored to the specific needs of your group, and cover topics such as emigration, empowering women and LGBT+ language and law. Please visit our post-16 bookings page to view and/or book all our offers. National Museums Liverpool is also an Arts Award Centre.

English History PSHE SMSC Science Art citizenship economics

Varies - some free, some chargeable: please check website 10 National Museums Liverpool Arts Award
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Key Stage 5

National Museums Liverpool

Key stage 4 – National Museums…

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Get closer to the stories behind the facts with our wid series of sessions for students in key stage 4…

Get closer to the stories behind the facts with our wid series of sessions for students in key stage 4 at National Museums Liverpool. These all link to the national curriculum and can also support: communication, language, expressive arts, design, literacy, economic, personal, social and emotional development, and understanding of the world. Workshops on understanding transatlantic slavery and everyday life in West Africa are now available at the International Slavery Museum, while other sessions on bugs and rock pool creatures can be booked at the World Museum. Created for students aged between 14-16, these sessions are part of a range of opportunities to support classroom learning at museums and galleries. To find out more or to book your place, please visit our Key Stage 4 booking page. National Museums Liverpool is also an Arts Award Centre.

English Geography History PSHE SMSC Science Art citizenship economics

Varies - some free, some chargeable: please check website 10 National Museums Liverpool Arts Award
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Key Stage 4

National Museums Liverpool

Key stage 3 – National Museums…

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Bring education to life for students in key stage 3 through a series of specially designed sessions at National Museums…

Bring education to life for students in key stage 3 through a series of specially designed sessions at National Museums Liverpool. These all link to the national curriculum and can also support: communication, language, expressive arts, design, literacy, economic, personal, social and emotional development, and understanding of the world. Workshops on understanding transatlantic slavery and everyday life in West Africa are now available at the International Slavery Museum, while other sessions on bugs and rock pool creatures can be booked at the World Museum. Created for students aged between 11-14 , these sessions are part of a range of opportunities to support classroom learning at museums and galleries. To find out more or to book your place, visit the Key Stage 3 bookings page National Museums Liverpool is also an Arts Award Centre.

English Geography History PSHE SMSC Science Art citizenship economics

Varies - some free, some chargeable: please check website 10 National Museums Liverpool Arts Award
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Key Stage 3

National Museums Liverpool

Key stage 2 – National Museums…

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There are a wide range of activities specifically designed to inspire the imagination of your key stage 2 pupils at…

There are a wide range of activities specifically designed to inspire the imagination of your key stage 2 pupils at National Museums Liverpool. Our fascinating classes link to the national curriculum and can also support: communication, language, expressive arts, design, literacy, personal, social and emotional development, and understanding of the world. From the ancient worlds of Egypt and Greece, to dinosaurs and pirates, and plenty in-between, a series of sessions linked to the science, history and geography curriculum are now available at World Museum, the Museum of Liverpool and the Merseyside Maritime Museum. Specially tailored for children aged between 7-11, these sessions are part of a huge range of opportunities to support classroom learning at museums and galleries. To find out more or to book your place, please visit the Key Stage 2 bookings page National Museums Liverpool is also an Arts Award Centre.

English Geography History PSHE SMSC Science Art citizenship

Varies - some free, some chargeable: please check website 10 National Museums Liverpool Arts Award
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Key Stage 2

National Museums Liverpool

Key stage 1 – National Museums…

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There’s so much targeting key stage 1 pupils at National Museums Liverpool and linking to the national curriculum. Inspire the…

There's so much targeting key stage 1 pupils at National Museums Liverpool and linking to the national curriculum. Inspire the imaginations of your pupils with one of our classes, which can also support: communication, language, expressive arts, design, literacy, personal, social and emotional development, and understanding of the world. From dinosaurs to space, and plenty in-between, a series of sessions linked to the science, history and geography curriculum are now available at World Museum, the Museum of Liverpool and the Merseyside Maritime Museum. Specially designed for children aged between 5 -7, these sessions are part of a huge range of opportunities to support classroom learning at museums and galleries. To find out more or to book your place, visit the Key Stage 1 bookings page National Museums Liverpool is also an Arts Award Centre.

English Geography History SMSC Science Art citizenship

Varies - some free, some chargeable: please check website 10 National Museums Liverpool Arts Award
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Key Stage 1

MDI

MDI Schools Dance Platform

Cost: FREE

MDI’s Schools Dance Platform provides teachers and young people woth an opportunity to present work in a performance setting. Each…

MDI's Schools Dance Platform provides teachers and young people woth an opportunity to present work in a performance setting. Each year schools present work in response to a theme. This year we celebrate Art, from paintings to sculptures, portraits to pop art. We are looking for groups to create an original dance performance in response to a chosen work of art

Art Drama PE

free MDI
Young people’s opportunity to make, create, compose, or perform
EY - Key Stage 5

Katumba

Bring the Carnival with Katumba! Drumming…

Cost: £400

Not only are our classes energetic and fun, but also offer a multi-cultural experience full of cross-curricular learning. Languages, geography,…

Not only are our classes energetic and fun, but also offer a multi-cultural experience full of cross-curricular learning. Languages, geography, maths and science are just some of the subjects our qualified and experienced facilitators delve into, topped off with a huge amount of exhilarating drumming! Half/full day sessions can be tailored to complement a particular topic or message such as the rainforest or empathy. Activities range from junk percussion-making to competitive team drumming games. No group is too big - our whole school boomwhacker orchestras get up to 400 staff and students working together to create a fantastic multi-part harmony of energy, rhythm and sound. We also offer CPD sessions to teachers and support staff, and have helped schools set up their very own drumming groups. Our specialist SEND sensory workshops are a wonderful way for pupils of all abilities and with specific needs to explore instrumentation, rhythm and the way music can make us feel.

Music PE PSHE

400 300 Katumba
EY - Key Stage 5

Steam School

Steam School

Cost: £50

STEAM SCHOOL: Rocket Fuel to Boost your STEAM Curriculum. Steam School connects schools with science and tech innovators via our…

STEAM SCHOOL: Rocket Fuel to Boost your STEAM Curriculum. Steam School connects schools with science and tech innovators via our weekly live broadcasts. By showcasing the stories of young innovators, discussing tech trends and scientific breakthroughs, Steam School inspires students to develop a new awareness about how rapid technological change is transforming the world in which we live. Steam School is so much more than a video broadcast. We know that the best way to get young people excited about STEAM is to get them involved, so every week, we ask our guests YOUR questions, live on cameras and we host a weekly micro competition challenge, developing critical thinking, communication, collaboration, and creativity skills.

Gatsby benchmarks (skills for employment) Maths PSHE SMSC Science Art

50 50 Steam School
Digital/online activity or resource
Key Stages 2–3

One Latin Culture Ltd (OLC Productions)

Introduction to Latin American Culture

Cost: £500

An immersive, participatory session for an assembly or a year group where we will introduce Latin America and its culture…

An immersive, participatory session for an assembly or a year group where we will introduce Latin America and its culture through music, dance, song and storytelling presentation. A chance for:
  • pupils to learn from Latin American practitioners presenting a wide range cultural learning;
  • teachers to provide a doorway into learning about the Continent.
The session also includes interaction and participation, involving the pupils and teachers in rhythms, songs, dance and conversation about the continent. Many children learn through participating and asking questions. The session is a chance to have an amazing experience for the pupils and teachers. One Latin Culture is an Artsmark Partner.

Geography History PSHE Art

500 300 One Latin Culture Ltd (OLC Productions)
Key Stages 1–2