Music and performing arts
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 Kent Music.
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
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.
Arts Award - How to deliver Arts Award
- This Trinity blog provides some excellent tips for how you can
deliver Arts Award remotely.
The Entertainer's Boredom Busting Activity
- Welcome to The Entertainer's Boredom Busting Activity Hub! They
have uploaded lots of content to keep children entertained whilst
at home. Check back regularly for updates and new activity sheets!
Please feel free to download and share! They have also created
a NEW Facebook group where they will share
more ideas, and ask that you share your own boredom busting ideas
- 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.
Gareth Malone's Home
- Gareth Malone has announced a new initiative to bring together
both amateur and professional performers around the country as we
experience day-to-day social distancing. The Great Britist
Home Chorus (or Home Malone!) aims to give everyone the opportunity
to contribute their voices and instruments in an ambitious digital
project. To get involved, click the link above to
Home Learning Packs from
- 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
- Creativity learning pack: The
creativity packs include a range of activities with curriculum
links to art, computing, DT, English, music,
PE and PSHE.
- English activities learning
pack: The English packs include a range of
activities with curriculum links to art, history, geography, music
- Frida Kahlo learning pack: The Frida
Kahlo packs include a range of art, English and computing
activities for Primary, Secondary and SEND pupils.
- LGBT history learning pack: The
LGBT history packs include a range of art, DT, English, history,
music, science, PSHE, PE and computing activities.
Home learning resources from Kent Music (a
Children's University Learning Partner)
- Stuck for practical music making ideas to try at home?
Here are a selection of ideas for children aged 8+ to try. You just
need a computer, phone or tablet - all the programs and apps listed
here are free!
Into Film - family-friendly films with
- 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
Keep Britain Singing with the Rock
- Every day at 3pm, you can join the Rock Choir to take part and
enjoy the interaction as we engage the country and look after your
well-being! Daily structure is healthy so they will be there
without fail for everyone until normal life resumes!
Music Theory support for Key Stage 3 and
- These exercises are provided online for free.
Mylene's Music Klass
- Curriculum based and most importantly, fun. There's no
need for instruments or to feel intimidated. Any age, any ability
welcome. Music helps to look after our children's minds and souls,
especially at a time when they need it most plus, we may even find
the next Elton or mini Mozart!
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.
- Theatre 1927 is inviting people of any age anywhere to create
some illustrations using any means they choose, in response to one
of the stories - Simon Says- created by inmates from a Prison in
Chile, where thye led a series of storytelling workshops when
touring there earlier this year. Theatre 1927 will then turn
it into an animation.
The Royal Opera House's opera and ballet live
- As part of The Royal Opera House's #OurHouseToYourHouse initiative, a major
opera or ballet will be streamed every Friday at 7pm