For teachers

Teacher or professional working with young people

Welcome to Culturepool, a website for teachers, school staff and professionals working with young people. Culturepool is a resource to help you find arts and cultural education activity and opportunities. 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.

The Ofsted framework 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.

You may be interested to know that the following 14 organisations take part in the LCEP safeguarding programme: 20 Stories High, Bluecoat, Collective Encounters, DaDaFest, Liverpool Philharmonic, National Museums Liverpool, Open Eye Gallery, The Reader, Unity Theatre, Liverpool Tate, Everyman & Playhouse, Merseyside Dance Initiative, Movema and Liverpool Biennial. This means they have access to a regularly updated handbook and take part in ongoing training and surgeries to improve knowledge and share practice about safeguarding all, especially vulnerable, children and young people.

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.

View offers for teachers/professionals working with young people.

Latest offers for teachers

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