For teachers

Teacher or professional working with young people

Welcome to Culturepool, a resource for teachers, school staff and professionals working with young people to find arts and cultural education activity and resources. It aims to make it easier for you to take advantage of exciting local offers from Liverpool City Region’s diverse arts and cultural sector, so you can give pupils the chance to experience these.

From September 2019, the new Ofsted framework requires schools to focus on ‘quality of education’ and specifically refers to the importance of ‘cultural capital’. Art and culture helps bring the curriculum to life, making it broad, rich, well-balanced and locally relevant. It can focus learning on the real world, having an impact on quality of education, pupils’ character, resilience, behaviours and attitudes, personal development and leadership skills.

Have fun looking for opportunities and we welcome feedback and comments!

If you would like to upload your own community or arts and cultural celebration events, please do so via the offer form

You can also find a broader perspective of cultural education offers across the North West on the Curious Minds Culture Hubs website.

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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

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

Liverpool Cathedral

Schools can create their own Peace…

Cost: FREE

Liverpool Cathedral is inviting primary schools around the Liverpool area to take part in a new, exciting art project in…

Liverpool Cathedral is inviting primary schools around the Liverpool area to take part in a new, exciting art project in collaboration with artist Peter Walker. Peace Doves is a mass-participation installation project inviting messages of hope, peace and love from across our area, culminating in the creation of an art installation that will hang temporarily inside Liverpool Cathedral from VE Day, Friday 8 May until 31 May 2020. In the lead up to the installation, from 14 February until 19 April, anyone visiting the Cathedral can write a message of peace, hope or love on a paper dove which will join thousands of others to form part of the Peace Doves installation in the Cathedral. How schools can get involved Primary schools across the area will be sent a pack of 40 paper doves to create a display of Peace Doves in their setting. Students can use their creativity and decorate their Peace Doves any way they’d like with a message or drawing about peace, hope and love. Schools are encouraged to get their display of Peace Doves ready for Friday 8 May, then photograph and share it on social media, using #LiverpoolDoves to join the celebration. Schools wishing to be represented in our large-scale Peace Dove installation, need to return ONE paper dove to us by Friday 17 April. This dove must be decorated following the artist’s instructions below:
  • Write or draw a message using black ink – biro works best;
  • Only write or draw on one side of the paper dove;
  • Only write on the head, body and tail, leaving the wings blank.
Please send completed doves flat, in a certificate envelope with the school’s letterhead or compliment slip, to: Peace Doves C/O Emma Williams Liverpool Cathedral St James Mount Liverpool L1 7AZ We can’t wait to see what schools will produce. Anyone who wants to be part of our installation in the Cathedral, please come and see us. We'd love as many people as possible to take part. You can read more about the installation on our website: http://www.liverpoolcathedral.org.uk If you’d like more information about how Liverpool Cathedral can help with schools’ religious education curriculum or arranging a school visit, please contact our Education Team.

Art & design Citizenship

free Liverpool Cathedral
Young people’s opportunity to make, create, compose, or perform
Key Stages 1–3

Liverpool Everyman &Playhouse

Workshops for Primary Schools – Spring…

Cost: ££80 per hour/£150 for 2 hrs

We have 1-2 hour workshops for the following productions: Oi Frog – 26th Feb – 29th Feb Holes – 24th…

We have 1-2 hour workshops for the following productions:
  • Oi Frog - 26th Feb - 29th Feb
  • Holes - 24th March - 28th March
  • Zog - 8th April - 11th April
  • 3 Musketeers - 28th April - 2nd May
The workshops are delivered by enthusiastic actors and theatre practitioners who all DBS certificated.

Drama English

£80 per hour/£150 for 2 hrs 10 Liverpool Everyman &Playhouse Artsmark Arts Award
Visit into school
Key Stages 1–2

Royal Liver Building 360

Royal Liver Building 360 Tower Tour…

Cost: £7.00

Welcome to Royal Liver Building 360, a tower tour and experience in the iconic Royal Liver Building. Our Tower Tour…

Welcome to Royal Liver Building 360, a tower tour and experience in the iconic Royal Liver Building. Our Tower Tour is a fun way of learning more about the history of the Royal Liver Building and experiencing the views from our 10th and 15th rooftop viewing platforms. Our tour takes you up through the west clock tower arriving first at the 10th floor giving you views across the Mersey as well as the highest external viewing point of the Great George Clocks. After this you ascend to the 14th floor behind the clock faces for an audio visual digitally mapped experience which lasts about 9 minutes before heading to the 15th floor for our 360 degree views of the City, the Docks and into the Wirral. Our tour is fully guided and lasts for around 60 minutes. Through out the attraction are a number of markers that can be activated by our app “Royal Liver Building 360” which help bring to life extra elements of the tour such as photos, videos, AR experiences as well as linking to google maps to help you explore the city further for its links to the building. Tours are done in groups of 15 (aged 7-11) plus two complimentary supervisor places, or groups of 12 (aged 12+) plus two complimentary supervisor places, along with a tour presenter. If your group is larger than this you will be across multiple consecutive tours. Tour times vary dependant on time of year but a schedule for your visit will be agreed at booking. The tour is only suitable for ages 7 and over due to the nature of the experience.

English Geography History

7.00 10 Royal Liver Building 360
Trip out of school
Key Stages 2–5

Liverpool World Centre

Gender Conference: Exploring Gender Equality and…

Cost: FREE

A free conference provided by our EU funded Get Up and Goals! project. This is for educators from primary to…

A free conference provided by our EU funded Get Up and Goals! project. This is for educators from primary to HEI, community workers, and those interested in how to facilitate Gender Equality, consolidate the delivery of statutory RSE and Explore Sustainable Development Goal 5: Gender Equality. Key Speakers and Workshops: Kim Leadbetter - Jo Cox Foundation who will speak about “Empowering Women with More in Common” Prof. Vanita Sundaram-York University who will speak about “Understanding and responding to sexism, sexual harassment and sexual violence in education” Lynette Smith – Big Talk Education- RSE Victoria Pugh – Worcester University – PSHE Stop The Traffik- SDG 5:Gender Equality Diversity Role Models- PSHE/RSE Register your free place at the conference: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/gender-conference-exploring-gender-equality-and-rse-tickets-91326747761

Citizenship PSHE SMSC

free Liverpool World Centre
CPD/training opportunity for teachers
EY - Key Stage 5

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

National Museums Liverpool

Ai: More than Human

Cost: £90

AI: More than Human – please keep an eye on our website for when school bookings open. The fascinating world…

AI: More than Human - please keep an eye on our website for when school bookings open. The fascinating world of artificial intelligence comes to World Museum in a new exhibition bursting with interactivity through immersive artworks and scientific developments, giving visitors a thrilling vision of the future. This exhibition will delve into the relationship between humans and technology and explore how lines between the two sometimes blur. Many pupils will ask what is AI? How is it being used in contemporary life? What will it look like in the future? To answer these questions, pupils will be able to interact with innovative technology such as Kreyon city made from lego, add features to the city and then use AI technology to evaluate how well the city would function in real life. They will also meet Aibo, Sony’s AI robot dog, designed to prove that robots are not just useful but also fun companions. Aibo learns and changes its behaviour depending on the individual playing with it. After exploring how AI influences life on earth, pupils can check out the Slocum G3 Glider a semi autonomous under water vehicle: which is being developed by NASA to penetrate and search for life in the ice lakes of Jupitar’s moon, Europa. An education activity trail for Key stage 2 will also be on offer to focus and support children’s’ learning as they investigate the many wonders and marvels this futuristic exhibition has to offer.

Art & design English History Science

90 100 National Museums Liverpool
Trip out of school
Key Stages 2–5