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.

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Latest offers for teachers

20 Stories High

FREE activities for young people around…

Cost: FREE

As part of our wraparound activity for the national tour of our new show, The Spine, we’re offering the opportunity…

As part of our wraparound activity for the national tour of our new show, The Spine, we're offering the opportunity for young people to get involved in our Post-Show Jam & Post-Show discussions. Alongside of these activities, Unity Theatre Liverpool are offering £5 tickets for schools and groups. Contact lucy@20storieshigh.org.uk for more info. Post-show jam Take part in our post-show jam! This is an opportunity for you to take the stage at the end of the show and perform. Whether you're a singer, rapper, poet, dancer or anything in between, the post-show jam is for you. Date: Friday 14th February Time: After the 7:30pm show Venue: Unity bar, Unity Theatre, L1 9BG.   Post-show discussion An opportunity to engage with the themes of the show, the team that created it and (tbc) with Kick It Out ambassadors. This will dig deeper into the issues of toxic masculinity and race in the game, as well as any other questions you might have. Date: Saturday 15th February Time: After the 7:30pm show Venue: Unity bar, Unity Theatre, L1 9BG.  

Drama Music PE PSHE

free 20 Stories High Artsmark Arts Award
Trip out of school
Key Stages 3–5

20 Stories High

Football Tournament & Community Day

Cost: FREE

20 Stories high and FireFit Hub are hosting a day full of football, music and family activities. FOOTBALL TOURNAMENT An…

20 Stories high and FireFit Hub are hosting a day full of football, music and family activities. FOOTBALL TOURNAMENT An open 5 a side tournament for people aged 13-16. Sign up with an existing team or just pull together some mates who want to play and enter The Spine Tournament. To sign up email Lucy Graham – lucy@20storieshigh.org.uk or give us a call on 0151 708 9728. COMMUNITY DAY We will be hosting a whole bunch of amazing activities throughout the day whilst filling your bellies with delicious food and blessing your eyes with some amazing live performances, all FREE OF CHARGE With live performances from: Louie Le’Vack Digitz Tia Hume-Jennings And many more… GET INVOLVED We’ll have spaces for open mic slots too, so come down on the day and sign up to perform! With activities for young people and families alongside of the tournament, there will be something for everyone!

Drama Music PE PSHE

free 20 Stories High Artsmark Arts Award
Trip out of school
EY - Key Stage 5

Merseyside Dance Initiative

MDI Schools Dance Platform

Cost: FREE

MDI’s annual dance platform for schools and colleges across Liverpool City Region provides young people with the opportunity to take…

MDI's annual dance platform for schools and colleges across Liverpool City Region provides young people with the opportunity to take part in a public performance alongside their peers from other schools/colleges in the region. Each year schools create work around a central theme and share them as part of our showcase of young talent and all the hard work that takes place within education settings. This is a unique event that celebrates talent and innovation within schools and colleges. Now in its 5th year the platform will take place at Liverpool Hope University's Capstone Theatre in Everton on Thursday 5th March 2020. The theme of the event is World Book Day with dance performances inspired by books, poems, plays and other forms of literature.

Citizenship Dance English PE

free Merseyside Dance Initiative Artsmark Arts Award
Trip out of school
Key Stages 1–5

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

Pagoda Arts

Year of the Rat celebration activities

Cost: £200

Year of the Rat begins on the 25th January 2020. Pagoda Arts have a series of performances to celebrate the…

Year of the Rat begins on the 25th January 2020. Pagoda Arts have a series of performances to celebrate the Chinese New Year. We also offer various Chinese cultural workshops for schools such as music, dance and arts and crafts. For example: Paper folding workshop Participants will learn to fold a mouse with Chinese Lucky money envelopes to celebrate the Year of the Rat. Chinese waist drumming workshop The waist drumming is widely used in Northern China during celebrations. Drummers play different rhythmic patterns while dancing along during marches. We offer other workshops such as language, calligraphy or local Chinese history. Please get in touch for further information/booking.

Art & design Citizenship Dance History Music PE

200 200 Pagoda Arts Arts Award
Trip out of school
EY - Key Stage 5

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
Visit into school
Key Stages 1–3

British Council

Year of the Rat resource

Cost: FREE

Celebrate Chinese New Year 2020 and the Year of the Rat with our free education resource packed full of exciting…

Celebrate Chinese New Year 2020 and the Year of the Rat with our free education resource packed full of exciting ideas and activities for you and your pupils.

Play the sound files and practice saying the names of different Chinese festivals and greetings in Mandarin. Read a traditional story about a pair of ambitious rat parents trying to find a husband for their daughter. Get creative making rat finger puppets, Tangram puzzles and steamed rice dumplings. Learn together about Tomb Sweeping Day, the Spring, Moon and Dragon Boat Festivals and read letters from Chinese children about how they celebrate with their friends and families.

This resource is suitable for primary years and adaptable for early secondary years and older.

Art & design English Geography Languages

free British Council
Classroom resource
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
Visit into school
EY - Key Stage 3