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.

The Liverpool Cultural Education Partnership steering group meets termly with representatives from:

  • The Liverpool Learning Partnership & Liverpool’s family of schools
  • Curious Minds (the Arts Council’s Bridge organisation for the North West)
  • Liverpool City Council
  • School Improvement Liverpool
  • Culture Liverpool
  • Liverpool Arts Regeneration Consortium (LARC)
  • Creative Organisations of Liverpool (COoL)
  • National Museums Liverpool
  • Resonate Music Hub
  • Merseyside Youth Association
  • Liverpool John Moore’s University

The most recently approved LCEP steering group minutes are available here:

The last meeting was on 6th November 2019, approved minutes pending; the next meeting will be on 26th February 2020.

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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
Classroom resource
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

English National Opera

English National Opera: Teacher CPD Workshop

Cost: FREE

A professional development workshop opportunity led by the English National Opera. This creative workshop explores music, drama and design techniques,…

A professional development workshop opportunity led by the English National Opera. This creative workshop explores music, drama and design techniques, within theatre and opera, that can support students' creative writing, composition and design skills. This cross-curricular workshop is designed for music, drama, English and art/design teachers across KS3 - KS5, A writer/director and composer will run a session with music, drama and English teachers, looking at new approaches to develop students' creative writing and composition skills. Alongside this, our designer will work with art and design teachers to explore techniques within theatre design, linking this to the art curriculum. If you have any questions please email Amy Powell on apowell@eno.org or phone 020 7845 9595. We look forward to hearing from you!

Art & design Drama Music

free English National Opera
CPD/training opportunity for teachers
Key Stages 3–5

MDI

MDI Schools Dance Platform

Cost: £5

Our annual event gives young people from across Liverpool City Region the chance to perform on a real theatre stage.…

Our annual event gives young people from across Liverpool City Region the chance to perform on a real theatre stage. This year's takes place on World Book Day, with each year group performing dance pieces inspired by books, poems, plays and other works of literature. A unique showcase for the brilliant work taking place in education settings across the region, and a friendly, non-competitive environment for children and young people to develop confidence, performance skills and meet other dance fanatics.

Dance English

5 10 MDI
Young people’s opportunity to make, create, compose, or perform
EY - Key Stage 5

Sefton LCEP / Formby High School

The Literacy Shed Vol. 2

Cost: £50.00

Organised by the new Sefton Local Cultural Education Partnership (LCEP) and Formby High School, this second instalment is FREE for…

Organised by the new Sefton Local Cultural Education Partnership (LCEP) and Formby High School, this second instalment is FREE for all Sefton  teachers and school staff. Following our first event last summer, this dynamic afternoon event will, once again, be led by Rob Smith, the creator and curator of The Literacy Shed – a website which is used by teachers world wide to engage pupils in the processes of reading and writing. It will focus on enhancing Key Stage 2 and Key Stage 3 English with film and image alongside high quality texts.

English

50.00 50 Sefton LCEP / Formby High School Artsmark Arts Award
CPD/training opportunity for teachers
Key Stages 1–3

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

Everton in the Community

Everton in the Community Reading Bingo…

Cost: FREE

As part of the build up to World Book Day on Thursday 5th March and the Liverpool Readathon (2nd-13th March),…

As part of the build up to World Book Day on Thursday 5th March and the Liverpool Readathon (2nd-13th March), Everton in the Community are launching a reading for pleasure initiative that will encourage primary school children across Liverpool to try a wide range of books. The ‘Reading Bingo’ card provides pupils with 14 different challenges, from reading a book of poetry to listening to an audiobook. Every time the children complete a challenge, they score a goal. For every 5 goals (5 books) a pupil scores, your school will be entered to win an activity day from Everton in the Community such as glow in the dark dodgeball or a day of football coaching for the school. The competition will close on the 5th March (World Book Day). Schools will then have one week to send across their bingo cards. Results will then be released the week commencing 25th March and winners will be announced. To download the bingo card, posters and to find out more please visit http://www.liverpoollearningpartnership.com/reading/everton-in-the-community-reading-bingo/

English

free Everton in the Community
Classroom resource
Key Stage 2

Liverpool Learning Partnership

Liverpool Readathon

Cost: FREE

The Liverpool Readathon 2020 will run for two weeks, from Monday 2nd – Friday 13th March.  In schools across the city,…

The Liverpool Readathon 2020 will run for two weeks, from Monday 2nd – Friday 13th March.  In schools across the city, children will either be sponsored to read what they love or will be invited to bring a donation.  We will be Dropping Everything and Reading as part of our #DEARLiverpool session on World Book Day 5th March at 10am. 20% of whatever a school raises will be used to buy books for its library, 10% is going to support Liverpool Learning Partnership’s work on reading for pleasure and the remaining 70% funds Read for Good’s unique programme bringing a regular supply of books and storytellers into the UK’s major children’s hospitals, including Alder Hey Children’s Hospital.   free Liverpool Learning Partnership Arts Award
Classroom resource
EY - Key Stage 5