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

Unity Theatre, 20 Stories High & Liverpool Learning Partnership

The Big Event – half term…

Cost: FREE

Do you know of any young people who’d like to take part in some free arts and cultural activity over…

Do you know of any young people who'd like to take part in some free arts and cultural activity over half term? Young people who might not often or ever get the opportunity to try out new cultural and arts experiences? If so, please get your group or individuals involved in this year's BIG EVENT. Who is it for? This four-day festival is for young people aged 14-21 who lack access to arts & culture When is it? Monday 28th-Thursday 31st October, from 10am-4pm What is it? It will mix art forms and styles to offer a rich opportunity for everyone with an option to achieve Bronze Art Award Where is it? Unity Theatre, 1 Hope Place, Liverpool L1 9BG There are very limited places, so we ask that group leaders please get together names ASAP and contact Lucy or Lou to confirm their spaces, as these will be given out on a first come first served basis: Lucy Graham, Youth Projects Producer, 20 Stories High theatre company - lucy@20storieshigh.org.uk Lou Flooks, Participation Manager, Unity Theatre - louflooks@unitytheatre.co.uk The Big Event is funded by Liverpool Learning Partnership and The Sister Gwen Appleton Trust, and managed by Unity and 20 Stories High theatres - see flyer below for details. As part of each organisation's commitment, we will require a member of staff from each organisation to be present - to be on hand to support their young people to get the most out of the opportunity, assist them with accessing the opportunity, and to manage any safeguarding of their young people. Any queries, please get in touch with Lucy/Lou.   free Unity Theatre, 20 Stories High & Liverpool Learning Partnership
Young people’s opportunity to make, create, compose, or perform
Key Stages 3–5

dot-art

Celebrate student’s creativity with dot-art Schools

Cost: £150 per year

Join dot-art Schools 2020 to celebrate children and young people’s creativity, build their confidence and raise their aspirations. dot-art Schools…

Join dot-art Schools 2020 to celebrate children and young people's creativity, build their confidence and raise their aspirations. dot-art Schools is an interactive, online, inter-school art competition, taking place annually and culminating in a public exhibition of the winning artworks and prize giving ceremony for teachers, students and their families. The competition is open to all primary, secondary and SEND schools in the six boroughs of Liverpool City Region. To make life easier for you there is purposely no set theme for artwork entries. Both 2D or 3D works by Year 5 or Year 9 students are eligible. We hope you will join us for our 8th year! Schools can sign up now until Christmas to join the 2020 competition. Download a sign up form at schools.dot-art.com or email Carolyn Murray, Project Manager for details. dot-art Schools is also an Arts Award Supporter and an Artsmark Partner.  

Art & design

150 per year 200 dot-art
Trip out of school
Key Stages 2–3

A2E2 Education Ltd

Cafés for All®

Cost: £175 for 2 delegates

Cafes for All® inspires, engages and empowers all parents of primary aged children to support learning and is used in…

Cafes for All® inspires, engages and empowers all parents of primary aged children to support learning and is used in more than 500 UK schools What is Cafés for All®?
  • Cafes for All® is a simple, low cost and sustainable whole school approach, enabling  teaching staff  to  harness the power of parents to support children’s learning and development
  • Cafes for All® is flexible, focusing initially on reading for pleasure, followed by other aspects of a broad and rich curriculum
  • Cafés for All® is for all year groups in primary schools, year 7 in secondary schools and early years’ settings
  • Cafés for All® aims to improve outcomes for children, enrich learning for all  and develop an inclusive, supportive, learning-focused home/school partnership
Cafés for All ® training To use the approach, schools  send a member of staff with leadership responsibility on the introductory Leading Cafés for All® training day.

Art & design English Geography History Maths PSHE SMSC Science

175 for 2 delegates 200 A2E2 Education Ltd
EY - Key Stage 2

Artswork

Measuring Impact: evaluation projects by, with…

Cost: £150

Designed to help you cultivate meaningful and beneficial modes of evaluating creative projects with young people, this course will guide…

CPD/training opportunity
EY - Key Stage 5

Philip Barker Centre for Creative Learning

HeARTful Learning Conference: Gender Equality in…

Cost: FREE

The Philip Barker Centre for Creative Learning, and Lucy Holbrook (trainer, coach and therapist), would like to invite you to attend a…

The Philip Barker Centre for Creative Learning, and Lucy Holbrook (trainer, coach and therapist), would like to invite you to attend a free upcoming conference exploring how we can create gender equality in society through Early Years and primary education: HeARTful Learning Conference Friday 8 November, 8.45am – 4.30pm The University of Chester, Warrington Campus, WA2 0DB ABOUT This event presents inspiring speakers, creative workshops and an opportunity for those working in the arts and education to share insights, questions and learning around gender equality. Key note speeches will be delivered by Graham Andre (primary teacher involved in the BBC documentary ‘No More Boys and Girls: Can Our Kids Go Gender Free?'), Helen Griffin (primary teacher, trainer and author of ‘Gender Equality in Primary Schools – A Guide for Teachers’), and Tatiana Chemi (Associate Professor at Aalborg University, Denmark; exploring the outcomes of gender equal arts-based learning in education.) Join us to inspire and be inspired to transform our society into a fully inclusive one for people identifying as any gender. For more information and to book, visit www.heartfullearningconference.com CALL FOR WORKSHOPS If you, or anyone in your networks, would be interested in delivering an inspiring 45 minute workshop at this conference, we welcome applications. An application form and further information can be found on the conference websiteThe deadline for submissions is 5pm on Sunday 20 October. If you have any questions at all please contact pbccl@chester.ac.uk.

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

free Philip Barker Centre for Creative Learning
Classroom resource
EY - Key Stage 2

Liverpool Philharmonic

Liverpool Philharmonic KS1 Schools’ Concerts

Cost: £4

Come and experience Liverpool’s world-class symphony orchestra live in our fun, educational and interactive concerts for Key Stage 1, 2…

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! Zig-Zags! Swirls! Splats!

Join Claire Henry, Alasdair Malloy and the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra to paint a brand new musical picture. As we paint and sing we will find out all about the music, which will inspire exciting parts of the painting. Come and share your creativity with us!

Liverpool Philharmonic is also an Arts Award Centre and an Artsmark Partner.  

Art & design Music

4 10 Liverpool Philharmonic
Trip out of school
EY - Key Stage 1

Liverpool Philharmonic

Liverpool Philharmonic KS2/3 Schools’ Concerts

Cost: £4

Come and experience Liverpool’s world-class symphony orchestra live in our fun, educational and interactive concerts for Key Stage 1, 2…

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! Delving into ice-caps and oceans, discovering deserts and rainforests: join the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, conductor Michael Seal and presenter and deviser Alasdair Malloy as we empower young people to save the world with 'Our Global Vision!' Liverpool Philharmonic is also an Arts Award Centre and an Artsmark Partner.  

Geography Music Science

4 10 Liverpool Philharmonic
Trip out of school
Key Stages 2–3

Liverpool Philharmonic

Liverpool Philharmonic Music Industry Careers Fest

Cost: £5

For young people interested in learning more about careers in music this day long conference offers interactive and informative sessions…

For young people interested in learning more about careers in music this day long conference offers interactive and informative sessions on the range of options available, including performance, composition, conducting, production, management, technology, education and business. Liverpool Philharmonic is also an Arts Award Centre and an Artsmark Partner.  

Music

5 10 Liverpool Philharmonic
Networking opportunity
Key Stages 3–5

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
Visit into school
EY - Key Stage 2