Liverpool Cultural Education Partnership

Liverpool established its ‘Local Cultural Education Partnership’ (LCEP) in March 2016, in response to the Arts Council England’s Cultural Education Challenge.

The Arts Council launched the challenge in a bid to make sure that more children and young people can:

  • create, compose, and perform;
  • visit, experience and participate in extraordinary work;
  • know more, understand more, and review the experiences they’ve had.

The Cultural Education Challenge asks art and cultural organisations, educational institutions and local authorities to join up and think differently about how we all work together to give every child and young person these opportunities. You can learn more about local cultural education partnerships across the North West on the Curious Minds website.

Governance of the Liverpool Cultural Education Partnership (LCEP)

Please visit the Liverpool Learning Partnership website to find out about LCEP governance, who is involved and access the most recently approved minutes of the steering group.

Latest offers

Teeny Tiny Theatre

The Winter Bear

Cost: £100

Imagine a beautiful wintery landscape and help reunite Clare with her lost teddy bear. An interactive and immersive performance exploring…

Imagine a beautiful wintery landscape and help reunite Clare with her lost teddy bear. An interactive and immersive performance exploring kindness and thinking of others based on the beautiful picture book by Ruth Craft & Erik Blegvad.  Children meet Clare and Marie and help them solve the problem of a lost bear. They are led on an imagined wintery walk, exploring the environment using movement and adding their own creative ideas before working together to help the characters and resolve the story of Clare's lost bear. A 1 hour interactive performance for EYFS and KS1 involving creative movement, soundscapes, songs and drama techniques.

Drama PSHE SMSC

100 100 Teeny Tiny Theatre Yes
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EY - Key Stage 1

Teeny Tiny Theatre

Build a Teeny Tiny Tale

Cost: £100

After the success of our live interactive YouTube workshop for World Book Day 2021 and our pop-up workshop at Widnes…

After the success of our live interactive YouTube workshop for World Book Day 2021 and our pop-up workshop at Widnes Library in October, we can’t wait to bring this fun, creative and immersive experience to EYFS & KS1 classes in Liverpool this March. 'Build a Teeny Tiny Tale' is a 1 hour interactive, storytelling workshop experience for children aged 4-8. Children are placed in role as explorers and immersed in a fictional world led by their facilitators, Laura & Chantal. Children are challenged to collaborate with each other to make choices and solve problems, creating and bringing an original adventure story to life using Drama techniques. A brilliant way to celebrate World Book Day! This workshop will inspire children's creative writing, support their literacy, develop their understanding and use of storytelling conventions and help them to work collaboratively and creatively to devise characters and narratives. This workshop is also a great opportunity for children to experience the wider benefits to their wellbeing of a practical and creative experience where everyone is included and their own ideas are valued and celebrated.

Drama English

100 100 Teeny Tiny Theatre Yes
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EY - Key Stage 1

Edge Hill University

Plant a Story Seed

Cost: FREE

These activity packs involve creating writing prompts and get children and young people thinking about how writers find ideas for…

These activity packs involve creating writing prompts and get children and young people thinking about how writers find ideas for stories, and how to articulate their own ideas for stories that they would like to read. Aims: Participants will learn about the process of developing a story from a prompt or idea and create writing prompts for stories they would like to read. These will be uploaded to a Padlet, where writers can respond to them. These responses, along with the writing prompts chosen, may go on to be published by Edge Hill University Press. Objectives/tasks (levelled by Key Stage/age). Participants will:
  • Learn what a story prompt is
  • Optional: Write a story from an example prompt
  • Read a story as a group (or watch/listen to a reading online)
  • Discuss story ideas and where they come from (some discussion questions, ideas and context quotes from writers are included with example stories, but any story can be used.)
  • KS 1, 2 and early 3: Create picture prompts for stories they would like to read.
  • Later KS 3/GCSE/Sixth Form: Create written prompts for stories they would like to read.
  • Put story prompts onto project Padlet at https://padlet.com/segare/zltkmwtmsiv6978p

English

free Edge Hill University Yes
Digital/online activity or resource
Key Stages 1–5

Altru Drama CIC

Tangled Web – Online Safety Performance…

Cost: £495

Tangled Web focuses on online safety and responsibility, helping children stay safe and make positive and healthy choices. The play…

Tangled Web focuses on online safety and responsibility, helping children stay safe and make positive and healthy choices. The play is the perfect way to complement work around Safer Internet day.  It's a 45 minute performance with a free workshop and resource pack. The performance can be watched by everyone in Key Stage 2, and takes place in your school hall.  Following the performance we offer 1, 2 or 4 workshops as well as a resource pack full of ideas to try back in class. The play follows 3 characters - Lily, Jay and Brodie - who find themselves in a mysterious room at the Laboratory for Internet Safety and Advice.   Each has done 'something wrong' online and they must work together to work out how to solve their problems.  The script covers Instagram, Snapchat, Tiktok, Whatsapp and gaming, as well as exploring online bullying, catfishing and sharing too much information online.  This is all done in an age appropriate way that is relevant to the children and their online lives. "Excellent, relevant, entertaining. The children really took in the important message and felt that performers understood them, rather than preaching internet safety. 10/10." King David Primary Presented by professional actor educators who are all DBS checked. For more information, availability and costs please contact Dan Costello, General Manager: dan@altru.co.uk / 0151 443 0333.

Citizenship Drama PSHE SMSC

495 300 Altru Drama CIC Artsmark Arts Award
Visit into school
Key Stage 2

Liverpool Learning Partnership

Liverpool Children’s Festival of Reading: Primary…

Cost: FREE

A free set of digital author events for LLP schools aimed at pupils in EYFS-KS2. All events come with resources…

A free set of digital author events for LLP schools aimed at pupils in EYFS-KS2. All events come with resources to support teachers in embedding sessions into the curriculum.

English PSHE

free Liverpool Learning Partnership
Digital/online activity or resource
EY - Key Stage 2

Metal

Eco-Bot.Net: challenging climate change disinformation online

Cost: FREE

As part of Bill Posters artist residency with Metal Liverpool, we invite schools to explore https://eco-bot.net  online and access additional…

As part of Bill Posters artist residency with Metal Liverpool, we invite schools to explore https://eco-bot.net  online and access additional resources through our website to support further exploration of the themes of climate change and online disinformation. Co-created over the past 18 months by artists Bill Posters, Robert ‘3D’ Del Naja of Massive Attack and green energy industrialist and activist Dale Vince, along with a range of lawyers, journalists, technologists and human rights defenders, Eco-Bot.Net is an online intervention into the hidden ecosystems of climate change disinformation and corporate greenwashing that exist online. Key themes of Eco-Bot.Net:
  • the environmental crisis and action on climate change
  • climate change disinformation and fake news
  • art as activism
Eco-Bot.Net educators’ resources are available through Metal’s website and include:
  1. an artist blog from Bill Posters discussing art as activism and the artist’s intentions when creating Eco-Bot.Net. The blog includes a number of embedded links to articles for further reading and research and is written in language aimed at ages 14-18
  2. a clip from climate scientist Dr Tim Lane providing an overview of Climate Change and the significance of COP26
  3. a clip from youth climate activist Ella Gregory of UK Youth For Nature discussing how young people can have a voice in campaigning for positive action on climate change.
Available here: http://www.metalculture.com/metals-residency-artist-bill-posters-discusses-eco-bot-net/ What is disinformation and Greenwashing? Climate disinformation and misinformation refers to deceptive or misleading content that undermines the existence or impacts of climate change. Greenwashing is a form of climate change misinformation - a tactic used by companies that are heavy-emitters that mislead consumers about the green credentials of the company. During Cop26 Eco-Bot.Net is flagging ads and posts on social media that selectively disclose a company’s’ green credentials or portray symbolic green actions, as well as instances of climate misinformation.

Art & design Citizenship Geography PSHE Science

free Metal Yes
Digital/online activity or resource
Key Stages 4–5

Museum of Liverpool

Emerging Archaeologists

Cost: FREE

This is a new group for 16-24 year olds who would like to try out archaeology and engage with heritage…

This is a new group for 16-24 year olds who would like to try out archaeology and engage with heritage and museums. Around 10 sessions a year will take place on weekdays during half term/school holidays at the Museum of Liverpool and on evenings via Zoom allowing for both hands on practical sessions alongside flexible on-screen learning. The sessions are aimed at 16 - 24 year olds who are not currently studying archaeology in university as this is to allow us to provide for those who don't already have hands on opportunities as part of a course, rather it is to give people an opportunity to try it out before uni or build practical and transferable skills in heritage that they wouldn't otherwise be able to access. We will be having two taster days on the 28th and 29th of October however peole can join the group following these sessions also. The group is free to join. For more information email EmergingArchaeologists@liverpoolmuseums.org.uk

History Archaeology

free Museum of Liverpool Yes
Digital/online activity or resource
Key Stage 5

The World Reimagined Limited

The World Reimagined Learning Programme: free…

Cost: FREE

The World Reimagined is a national art education project featuring globally-recognised artists. It offers a free Learning Programme for 5-19…

The World Reimagined is a national art education project featuring globally-recognised artists. It offers a free Learning Programme for 5-19 year olds to transform how we understand the Transatlantic Slave Trade and its impact on us all. Liverpool is a host city for this programme and the Liverpool City Region Combined Authority are funding a limited number of bursaries and artist residencies. See below for more information about the offers and deadlines, or sign up to a Q and A session from 16.30-17.30 on Tuesday 9th November 2021 via this booking link.
  • Free Learning Programme: sign up here via The World Reimagined Learning Globe Programme Registration Form – from October 2021 you will then be able to access free resources (for 5-19 year olds) to transform how we understand the Transatlantic Slave Trade and its impact on us all - closing date to register: 28 February 2022.

As part of this, students will be able to produce poetic, spoken word or written creative expressions, to be submitted by 6 July 2022 if you wish them to be shared.

  • The Globe Programme: available at £850 + VAT per school - this will be available for FREE to schools in the Liverpool City Region who apply successfully for a bursary. There are bursaries available for one primary and one secondary within each Liverpool City Region borough. Please apply via the Globe Bursary application formclosing date to register: 31st January 2022; deadline to complete the Globes: 18 July 2022.
  • Globe Programme Artist Residencies: two schools in the Liverpool City Region can also benefit from free artist residencies by applying via the Artist Residencies application form. Selected primary and secondary schools will participate in the Globe Programme, supported by an artist across two years, to embed arts-based learning and anti-racist practice into their teaching – closing date to register: 31st January 2022.
Globe Sculptures and Poems will be celebrated during August-October 2022 when the artist trails are live in each host city across the UK. If you are unsuccessful in applying for a bursary, the Liverpool City Region Combined Authority will support you to seek funding for this. 

Art & design Citizenship English Geography History Maths PSHE Science

free The World Reimagined Limited Artsmark
Digital/online activity or resource
Key Stages 1–5