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Arts and Culture



As well as working with schools, The Education People and Children's University staff are committed to supporting children, young people and their families with home learning and enrichment opportunities.

We appreciate that this is an uncertain time for families but we hope that these home learning resources help you enjoy your time with your children, even in times of social distancing, self-isolation and possible lockdown.  Making happy memories, whilst learning during this time, will be very important to all.

These links have been given to us by a variety of partners including The Education People Advisors, Children's University Managers, Learning Destinations, libraries and partners such as Arts Award.  

This section of our website will be updated each day so do come back every now and then to see what's new.  Do click on the subject links on the left tab for more specific resources available to schools and families.


Why is creativity and culture important?


Don't forget to look at the English and Literacy section for more ideas!

Don't forget to look at the Music and Performing Arts section too!


Animate in Lockdown

  • Canterbury Anifest has launched a special competition for lockdown. Anyone can take part by submitting an animation between 10 seconds and 5 minutes in length. Submit your videos here.


Arts Award Discovery: Arts and Culture pack (a Children's University Learning Partner)

  • Arts Award Discover is a foundation to introduce children to the worlds of arts and culture and a springboard to other levels of Arts Award, which are qualifications.


Arts Award - How to deliver Arts Award remotely

  • This Trinity blog provides some excellent tips for how you can deliver Arts Award remotely.


10 best Broadway shows you can stream for free online whilst self-isolating

  • BroadwayHD is a theater-streaming service allowing people to watch performances from Broadway and the West End from the comfort of their own homes.  It's currently offering a seven-day free trial, perfect for people self-isolating amid the coronavirus pandemic.


Bigfoot - Creative Arts Activity Pack

  • Bigfoot is the UKs biggest arts education company. We provide opportunities for young people, like you, to learn more about the creative arts by participating in drama, dance, music or visual arts workshops, and by working directly with professional actors, dancers, musicians and artists.


Big Ideas at home

  • Big Ideas delivers a wide range of projects, primarily in the sectors of culture, heritage and sports. Current projects include:
  1. Foundations at Home
  2. No Barriers at Home
  3. The Great Exhibition at Home


Cineclub - CU Activity Pack 

  • Cineclub, The Young Filmmakers Network, train professional lmmakers and teachers to set up and run lmmaking workshops for young people. We aim to create a vibrant and thriving network of young lmmakers who create, watch and share lms with each other. By providing CPD to teachers, TAs and youth workers we are ensuring that lmmaking and lm watching become sustainable activities for our members.


Creativity and confidence in the home

  • This series of videos gives children ideas for learning opportunities at home based on suggestions from celebrities and well-known people in their fields, such as authors, chefs, astronauts, composers and actors.


Free School

  • FreeSchool is a safe and friendly place to expose children to famous art, classical music, children's literature, and natural science in an age-appropriate and kid-accessible way.   


Home Learning Packs from Stonewall

  • At such a difficult and uncertain time, Stonewall knows that education staff, parents and carers are facing unprecedented challenges. However, it's at times like these that we can come together to help each other. That's why Stonewall has launched a series of home learning packs. Whether you're a teacher sending work home for your students, or a parent or carer looking for some activities for your child, these packs are for you. There's a primary, secondary and SEND version of each pack, complete with suggested activities and supporting materials to support your child's learning:
  1. Creativity learning pack:  The creativity packs include a range of activities with curriculum links to art, computing, DT, English, music, PE and PSHE.
  2. Different families learning pack:  The Different families packs include a range of art, English and computing activities for Primary, Secondary and SEND pupils.
  3. English activities learning pack:  The English packs include a range of activities with curriculum links to art, history, geography, music and PSHE.
  4. Frida Kahlo learning pack: The Frida Kahlo packs include a range of art, English and computing activities for Primary, Secondary and SEND pupils.
  5. LGBT history learning pack:  The LGBT history packs include a range of art, DT, English, history, music, science, PSHE, PE and computing activities.


Ideas Test home creativity resources

  • Ideas Test is showcasing special events and activities via their Social Media channels.  Examples include Cirque du Soleil's Zed, interviews with artists and activity ideas for the home.


Into Film - family-friendly films with educational value

  • With cinemas closed and many children at home, chilldren and young people may be in need of some quality films to watch. Into Film will be regularly recommending their top picks across a variety of genres and categories. All of their choices are available to stream within the UK, come with recommended viewing ages and talking points, and many have additional educational resources too. 


 Into Film home learning resources

  • These activities provide simple and useful activities that young people can complete independently, and offer the ability to transform any film or television viewing into an educational experience.


Minecraft lessons

  • Get started with Minecraft: Education Edition using these starter kits, each with lessons, downloadable worlds, and tutorials in core school subjects.


National Theatre at Home

  • Enjoy world-class theatre whilst we're closed.  Join us every Thursday for much-loved National Theatre Live productions, free to stream on YouTube for seven days.


The Royal Opera House's opera and ballet live streams

  • As part of The Royal Opera House's  #OurHouseToYourHouse initiative, a major opera or ballet will be streamed every Friday at 7pm


Royal Shakespeare Company - Culture in quarantine

  • As part of the BBC's plans to keep bringing arts to audiences during the Coronavirus pandemic, you will be able to watch six of our shows from the comfort of your own home over the next few weeks.  All six are now on iPlayer and will be broadcast on BBC 4 - dates to be announced.


Turner Contemporary

  • Art Rebels is a new online workshop series designed to engage young creatives at home. Each week we will be uploading a new video from one of our sponsored artists who will show you how.


What's On Stage

  • Stage shows, musicals and opera you can watch online now for free.