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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 important?


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 remotely

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


The Entertainer's Boredom Busting Activity Hub

  • 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 with them!


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.       


Gareth Malone's Home Chorus

  • 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 register.


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. English activities learning pack:  The English packs include a range of activities with curriculum links to art, history, geography, music and PSHE.
  3. Frida Kahlo learning pack: The Frida Kahlo packs include a range of art, English and computing activities for Primary, Secondary and SEND pupils.
  4. 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 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. 


Keep Britain Singing with the Rock Choir

  • 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 above

  • 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

  • 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 streams

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