The window for schools to apply for Spring term activities is between Monday 30 September and Monday 14 October.

See the list of free activities available through 11 By 11. Contact us to find out more about each activity and to discuss your requirements.

All activities are free to Islington schools.

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11 by 11: inspiring young people through culture

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Music

Key StageCurriculumActivity
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KS5

 

Music
Art and design
D&T 
English
Maths 
Computing

Access Creative CollegeFully Booked

Offering a wide range of courses in Games, Media, Music and Events, Access Creative College has been delivering creative education for over twenty-five years.
 
Our past students include Ed Sheeran, Rita Ora and Jess Glynne, among many others, and we are committed to providing excellent quality training for young people entering the creative industries. The college delivers creative education at campuses in seven cities and is dedicated to broadening its provision to become the number one choice for creative training in the UK. 
 
Our Schools Engagement Team work with highly skilled creative practitioners to give young people the opportunity to immerse themselves in practical activities, which help young people to visualise their next steps into creative training options in further and higher education.
 
We offer a range of activities to let your students explore and understand skill sets that are required within different sectors of creative industries. 
 
Groups can organise a tour at our London Campus, or our team is available to come to your school and deliver activities such as creative careers assemblies, workshops or taster days, and careers experience sessions
 
In-school Activities
 
1.) Workshops: Duration 1hr – 2hrs
Topics available: song writing, street art photography, games and VR experience 
 
2.) Careers fairs: Duration 2-4 hrs 
Access Creative College can attend your school’s careers fairs with information about our programmes and career pathways. 
 
3.) Assembly Talks/Presentations: Duration 1hr 
We can present a creative careers industry presentation as well as an Access Creative presentation which will cover ways into the industry and everything you need to know about Access Creative College.
 
At Access Creative College, Shoreditch:
 
1.) Taster days: Duration 2-3 hrs 
Schools can arrange for individual or small groups of young people to come to ACC and experience what it is like to be a student at Access Creative College in a subject of their choice. These are normally held during half term holidays. 
 
2.) Open Days:
ACC also hold open days and information is available on their website: www.accesscreative.ac.uk
 

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KS4
Art and design
English
Music
PE
D&T

All Change

All Change is a community arts organisation, which has been bringing artists and communities together since 1985 in Islington. Our work reaches people of all ages and backgrounds, especially those who would not usually have the opportunity to participate in the arts. We are committed to partnership, collaboration, innovation and risk taking. Our projects are cross art form and interdisciplinary, led by exceptional artists. We produce original and authentic arts experiences which make connections between people.

  • Inspiring talks on career pathways in combined and community arts - including digital arts, dance, literature, photography, music, Film and Digital and theatre (KS4).

  • Talks by All Change’s Young Peer Leaders on their experience and pathways to employment in the arts are also offered (KS4)

  • Known in Your Bones is an arts and heritage project co-produced with young women for young women, run by All Change in partnership with LMA. The project will use the arts, and engagement with archives to explore the topic of Vitamin D deficiency through the ages: its prevalence and incidence, causes, treatments and associations – rickets, diets, sun exposure, child poverty, cultural debates, scientific and medical developments.

    We are offering 4x one-off combined arts workshops to schools, for up to 30 young women per workshop, in KS4 or KS5.  There is an opportunity too, for the young women to continue their involvement in the wider project outside of school.

    Each workshop will be delivered by artists Francesca Beard [poetry and performance] and Marysa Dowling [photography] supported by members of our Young Creative team [young women aged 16-25 in paid roles on the project].

    Dates: November 2019 to March 2020 - dates and times to be agreed with participating school  
    Workshop duration: 1.5- 2 hours [but can be tailored to suit]
    Location: In school

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KS3
KS4
English
Music

 

Poet in the CityFully Booked

Poet in the City brings poetry to life beyond books, producing classic and contemporary poetry performances and commissions taking on major ideas, issues and people. We showcase biopics, use poetry to animate moments of cultural and social change, and create dramatic poetry experiences in major arts venues and unusual spaces.

  • Inspirational talks to young people about poetry, verse, lyrics, and event production. Poet in the City works with the best poets and poetry educators to engage young people with the art form.

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KS3
KS4
KS5
SEND

 

Music
History

Roundhouse (The)

The Roundhouse is a hub of inspiration where artists and emerging talent create extraordinary work and where young people can grow creatively as individuals. We believe in the power of creativity to change lives. By giving young people the chance to engage with the arts through our music, media and performance projects, we inspire them to reach further, dream bigger, and achieve more.

  • Free tour of building – this can be tailored to focus working in the creative industries, if preferred.
  • Assembly talk – talks in schools are available to book depending on staff availability.


For SEN/PMLD/Alt Provision –  please email to discuss specific access requirements.

Tours and talks can cover a range of performing arts, history and careers.

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KS3
KS4
KS5

 

Music
D&T

Tileyard EducationFully Booked

Tileyard is the largest professional music community in Europe and s home to 82 professional recording studios and more than 120 music and entertainment businesses. Tileyard Education offers post-graduate and professional training facility and houses a world-class recording studio, tech lab and production songwriting rooms

 

  • Offering assembly talks by professionals in the music industry on career pathways
  • Organised visits to one of Tileyard’s professional recording studios
  • Tickets to watch live rehearsals of professional musicians

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KS3
KS4
KS5

 

Music

 

City, University of London: Music Depatment Fully Booked

Situated right at the heart of one of the world's greatest musical cities, the Department of Music combines world-leading research with exceptional teaching in performance, composition and musicology.

1. A workshop for up to 25 students in either:
• Gamelan (Music)
• African Dance and Drumming (Music and Dance)

Date and time to be arranged with the school. Workshops will take place at the Music Department, City, University of London.

2. Assembly talks by students and staff on different areas of music work. Our students can also go into schools to play live music in assemblies.

3. Studio tour and workshop for 10 pupils.  Date and time by arrangement. Location: Music Department, City, University of London.

4. Free lunchtime concerts for 20 pupils:

  • Friday 24th January 2020, 1:10pm
    • TBC: City Students Lunchtime Concert: Caity Shaw (voice) & Michael Cutajar (clarinet)
  • Friday 31st January 2020, 1:10pm
    • TBC: City Students Lunchtime Concert: Chloe Davey (violin) & Abigail Blackstock (flute)
  • Friday 7th February 2020, 1:10pm
    • TBC: City Students Lunchtime Concert: Brandon Sands & Barbara Wolczek (piano)
  • Friday 14th February 2020, 1:10pm
    • TBC: City Students Lunchtime Concert: Mae Martin & Sofija Salimdzanova (jazz vocals)
  • Friday 6th March 2020, 1:10pm
    • Lunchtime Concert: Ian Pace (piano), Opera Transcriptions
    • Virtuoso piano transcriptions of operatic arias, played by Ian Pace.

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KS3
KS4
SEND

 

Music

 

London Symphony OrchestraFully Booked

The London Symphony Orchestra is Resident Orchestra at the Barbican Centre, performing 70 concerts a year, including concerts for Schools. LSO Discovery offers people of all ages opportunities to get involved in music-making and to enter the extraordinary world of the Orchestra at the Barbican and at LSO St Luke’s.

  • Enjoy a free, 45-minute informal concert at LSO St Luke’s featuring small chamber performances by musicians from the London Symphony Orchestra and the Guildhall School of Music. With introductions from presenter Rachel Leach, and a Q&A session with the performers, these concerts are the perfect opportunity to learn more about music and the instruments of the orchestra.

All concerts start at 12.30pm. Dates of performances for From Russia with Love in the Spring term are:

Fri 10 Jan
Fri 7 Feb
Fri 6 Mar
Fri 20 Mar

Some performances are preceded by a Relaxed performance from 11.15-11.45am, which are particularly suitable to groups who feel more comfortable attending concerts in a relaxed environment. Everyone is welcome including people with autism, sensory and communication impairments and learning disabilities

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KS3
KS4
KS5

 

 

Art and design
Music

 

PlatformFully Booked

Platform is a creative hub where young people aged 13 – 19 can come and participate in free activities like our music studio, drama workshops, Afrobeats dance classes, gaming events, film screenings and more!

  • Platform can offer an exciting engagement programme in four parts over a school term:
    1. School Assembly introduction to Platform
    2. Tour of Platform and Registration of young people
    3. In-school or on-site creative workshop for up to 30 young people who have been identified as interested in creative arts activities offered at Platform
    4. Film screening at Platform for young people who attended the workshop

Suitable for year 9 Upwards

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KS3
SEND

 

PSHE
Citizenship
English
Maths
Music

 

Southbank Centre

Southbank Centre is the UK’s largest arts centre. We present great cultural experiences that bring people together by providing the space for artists to create and present their best work and by creating a place where as many people as possible can come together to experience bold, unusual and eye-opening work. We want to take people out of the everyday, every day.

Free Multi-Arts Workshop Day

Creative Learning Lab
Wednesday 11 March 2020
10.30AM-3.00PM
Royal Festival Hall

Let’s reimagine school. What if you went to school in an arts centre? And what if your teachers were artists? Welcome to Creative Learning Lab!
Inspire your secondary school class with a day of core curriculum subjects taught by artists at Creative Learning Lab.
In a day of rotating lessons, classes take part in lessons in maths, English, science and more under the creative tutelage of musicians, poets, dancers and artists. Find out more here: https://www.southbankcentre.co.uk/whats-on/137164-creative-learning-lab-2020#events

This event will directly teach core curricular lessons through the arts, potentially including:
- Maths
- Science
- Humanities
- English
- PSHE

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Theatre

Key StageCurriculumActivity
KS3
KS4

 

English

Almeida TheatreFully Booked

The Almeida exists to launch the next generation of British artists onto the world stage. We make brave new work that asks big questions: of plays, of theatre and of the world around us.

The Almeida is committed to providing a range of opportunities for schools to engage with our productions and gain insights into the theatre-making process. All of our work is designed to ignite and feed a curiosity about theatre and performance and to support those that we engage to realise their creative ambitions.

  • We are offering a series of Offstage Careers Workshops. 
  • Students will meet members of the Almeida’s Technical Team, receive a backstage tour, and find out how a show makes its’ way onto our stage by taking part in a theatre producing workshop.

Contact us to find out more or to book this free activity:

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KS3
KS4
PSHE
Citizenship
English
History
Music

 

Young Actors Theatre Islington

Young Actors Theatre is a vibrant and busy community theatre, drama school and talent agency offering workshops in acting, musical theatre and singing and regular performance opportunities.

  • Free Drama Workshops - During term time between 1:30 - 3pm at the Young Actors Theatre

Contact us to find out more or to book this free activity:

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KS4
KS5

 

 

Art and design
English 
Music
PE
D&T

 

All Change

All Change is a community arts organisation, which has been bringing artists and communities together since 1985 in Islington. Our work reaches people of all ages and backgrounds, especially those who would not usually have the opportunity to participate in the arts. We are committed to partnership, collaboration, innovation and risk taking. Our projects are cross art form and interdisciplinary, led by exceptional artists. We produce original and authentic arts experiences which make connections between people.

  • Inspiring talks on career pathways in combined and community arts - including digital arts, dance, literature, photography, music, Film and Digital and theatre (KS4).

  • Talks by All Change’s Young Peer Leaders on their experience and pathways to employment in the arts are also offered (KS4)

  • Known in Your Bones is an arts and heritage project co-produced with young women for young women, run by All Change in partnership with LMA. The project will use the arts, and engagement with archives to explore the topic of Vitamin D deficiency through the ages: its prevalence and incidence, causes, treatments and associations – rickets, diets, sun exposure, child poverty, cultural debates, scientific and medical developments.

    We are offering 4x one-off combined arts workshops to schools, for up to 30 young women per workshop, in KS4 or KS5.  There is an opportunity too, for the young women to continue their involvement in the wider project outside of school.

    Each workshop will be delivered by artists Francesca Beard [poetry and performance] and Marysa Dowling [photography] supported by members of our Young Creative team [young women aged 16-25 in paid roles on the project].

    Dates: November 2019 to March 2020 - dates and times to be agreed with participating school  
    Workshop duration: 1.5- 2 hours [but can be tailored to suit]
    Location: In school

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Upper KS3
KS4
SEND

 

English 
Music
PE
PSHE

Angel ShedFully Booked

Angel Shed is an inclusive theatre company based in the City and Islington College. We deliver high quality performing arts provison to all children and young people regardless of their ability of financial status.

  • Free assembly talk about careers in theatre, the benefits of theatre and the arts and how it can enrich your life.
  • Inclusive creative workshops focused around ensemble working and creative devising.

We can discuss this with the teachers, but this activity is up to x2 45 min workshops with dance, drama and music based on a theme or our past productions.

Suitable for Year 9, 10 and 11

These workshops and assemblies are focused on the arts, how they benefit children and YP, focusing on team work, enriching creativity within all children, allowing children to be creative with no wrong answers.
Links to PSHE, PE, Drama, English.

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KS3
KS4
KS5

 

 

English 

 

Company Three

Company Three (originally Islington Community Theatre) Is a theatre company working with young people in Islington. We exist to create a world where teenagers are listened to, understood and celebrated.

  • Inspiring talks to young people by young people. Members of the award-winning company will talk of their experiences in the theatre and their inspiring journeys to become theatre-makers and young professionals.
  • Free schools workshops We offer drama workshops for all years at secondary schools designed to support the needs of each class and their current focus
  • Teacher Support We are able to support teachers delivering drama at school with directing support and technical knowledge to aid exam performances or school performances. 

Suitable for Alternative Provision and PRUs.

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KS4
KS5

 

 

English 
Music

 

King's Head Theatre Fully Booked

The King’s Head Theatre was established in 1970. The most ethically and socially responsible fringe theatre in the UK, we are known for our challenging work and support of young artists. Our artistic policy is unapologetically broad; we welcome new work, critical theatrical revivals and accessible opera.

  • School’s Opera Matinee - The Elixir of Love by Gaetano Donizetti

    Award-winning Welsh opera company Opera’r Ddraig joins forces with King’s Head Theatre for a quirky, romantic and enchanting new take on Donizetti’s dazzling comic opera. 1982. In the Welsh seaside town of Barry Island, lovelorn poet Nemorino’s affections for the charismatic Italian immigrant, Adina, are met with indifference. Luckily for him, Dulcamara, a travelling peddler has the perfect solution... a love potion. As the Falklands war gains momentum and Thatcherism sweeps the UK, can these two young romantics find happiness in a time of uncertainty and division?

    Our, accessible re-imagining of a classic opera, sung in English is an ideal introduction to the world of opera. We are happy to discuss providing additional learning materials to schools, including excerpts of the script or music.

Suitable for 14+

Date: Wednesday 23rd October
Time: 2pm
Location: 115 Upper Street, N1 1QN

 

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KS4
KS5
SEND

 

 

English 

 

Fourth MonkeyFully Booked

Fourth Monkey Actor Training Company delivers revolutionary actor training from our bespoke training base in Islington, North London.

Fourth Monkey are able to offer:

  • Free introduction to drama school workshops
  • Visit to schools / Assembly talk 
  • Free tickets to see our productions

Our offers are suitable for pupils in Alternative Education and PRU setting.

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KS3
KS4
KS5
SEND

 

 

 

English

National Youth Theatre of Great BritainFully Booked

The National Youth Theatre of Great Britain works with talented young creative people aged 14-25 all over the UK and has its home on Holloway Road in Islington.

School Assemblies can take place during term time from July-October 2019. School Assemblies are up to 30 minutes in length, providing students and teachers with an insight into how to get involved with the National Youth Theatre

Every 11th ticket is free for teachers on bookings for our Autumn REP Season

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KS3
KS4
KS5

 

 

English

Out of JointFully Booked

Out of Joint is a mid-scale national and international touring theatre company. We focus on new writing, working with playwrights to develop shows that we can take to audiences around the country.

  • Free workshops in our rehearsal room, or at your schools, on play writing,  running a theatre company, directing and producing.
  • Work place visits, showing your students our office and rehearsal space. Depending on the production, this could be scheduling whilst we have a show in rehearsals.
  • Assembly talks by professionals about their job in theatre, or working in theatre in general.

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KS3
KS4

 

 

English

Park TheatreFully Booked

Park Theatre is a neighbourhood theatre based in Finsbury Park with a global ambition.

  • ‘Get To Know Your Theatre’ tours and workshops for Key Stages 1-4 at the Finsbury Park based theatre, including backstage visits.

  • Park Theatre are also have occasional ticket offers for primary and secondary schools.

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KS3
KS4
English

 

Pleasance Theatre (The)Fully Booked

Fringe venue with 2 theatres and a varied programme of performing arts and comedy.

  • Pleasance Theatre are also have occasional ticket offers for primary and secondary schools

  • Theatre open days for schools (KS 1- 4), providing a tour and introduction to the Pleasance Theatre, based near Caledonian Road tube station.

  • Pleasance staff are available for skills development and careers talks in schools, to discuss the many vocational routes and roles involved in backstage theatre production (e.g. Lighting Technicians, Sound Engineers).

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Upper KS3
KS4
KS5
SEND

 

Art and Design
Music

PlatformFully Booked

Platform is a creative hub where young people aged 13 – 19 can come and participate in free activities like our music studio, drama workshops, Afrobeats dance classes, gaming events, film screenings and more!

  • Platform can offer an exciting engagement programme in four parts over a school term:
    1. School Assembly introduction to Platform
    2. Tour of Platform and Registration of young people
    3. In-school or on-site creative workshop for up to 30 young people who have been identified as interested in creative arts activities offered at Platform
    4. Film screening at Platform for young people who attended the workshop

Suitable for year 9 Upwards

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KS3
KS4
SEND

 

English
History
Citizenship

 

Anti-Apartheid Movement Archives, Matthew Hahn's Robben Island Shakespeare and Liliesleaf UK at Penton Street, IslingtonFully Booked

Learning from anti-apartheid campaigns through a Community of Education
The Liliesleaf Trust UK is developing a Centre of Memory and Learning in the former African National Congress (ANC) offices at 28 Penton Street, Islington. Our partnership is offering:

  • Free day workshop for up to 20 pupils to take place at a time mutually agreed by the school and the facilitators. ( A taster version of the workshop can be tailored to half a day if preferred

Through the programme we aim to support young people and the wider society to:

1. Understand apartheid and its impact on Southern Africa and the world.
2. Understand the role of international solidarity in helping the people of South Africa bring about the end of apartheid.
3. Get an insight into those who led the struggle against apartheid and the thousands of ordinary women and men who took action all over the world.
4. Draw on the lived experience of anti-apartheid activists to develop critical thinking skills that will give them the moral purpose, creativity and courage to resist racism and confront inequality and injustice in all its forms.
5. Know that change is possible through collective action and feel motivated to stand up for what they believe and lead the change they want to see, on local, national and global levels. 
6. Understand how the lessons of the past, both positive and negative, are of continued relevance today and how some of the strategies and tactics employed against apartheid could be adapted to achieve ongoing social justice aims.
7. Create leaders of today and tomorrow by providing young people with opportunities to examine what it takes to be an ethical leader as was demonstrated during the struggle against apartheid.

The Ethical Leadership Workshop is a unique opportunity to work with primary interviews of the former liberation leaders of South Africa and selected texts from The Complete Works of William Shakespeare.  The aim of the workshop is to inspire the participants to create a pathway to ethical leadership through the words of William Shakespeare & former South African political prisoners including Nelson Mandela, Sonny Venkatratham, Ahmed Kathrada, Andrew Mlangeni and others.

Workshop Aims:

  • The participants will explore how the theme of leadership is portrayed and explored in a selection of Shakespeare’s plays and in interviews with a selection of former political prisoners from Robben Island.
  • The participants will examine the current situation of their own behaviour around leadership and of those currently in leadership roles.
  • The participants will be inspired to continue and/or make positive changes in their own behaviour around leadership.
  • The participants will create pieces of new writing with a focus on young people’s perceptions of ethical leadership.

The workshops can be tailored for any group of participants however it is primarily geared for young people in KS3 & 4.

The workshop could be offered at an Alternative Provision, this would need to be discussed with the AP before booking in to confirm learning needs of students and accessibility of materials.

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Dance

Key StageCurriculumActivity
KS4
KS5

 

Art and design
English 
Music
PE
D&T

 

All Change

All Change is a community arts organisation, which has been bringing artists and communities together since 1985 in Islington. Our work reaches people of all ages and backgrounds, especially those who would not usually have the opportunity to participate in the arts. We are committed to partnership, collaboration, innovation and risk taking. Our projects are cross art form and interdisciplinary, led by exceptional artists. We produce original and authentic arts experiences which make connections between people.

  • Inspiring talks on career pathways in combined and community arts - including digital arts, dance, literature, photography, music, Film and Digital and theatre (KS4).

  • Talks by All Change’s Young Peer Leaders on their experience and pathways to employment in the arts are also offered (KS4)

  • Known in Your Bones is an arts and heritage project co-produced with young women for young women, run by All Change in partnership with LMA. The project will use the arts, and engagement with archives to explore the topic of Vitamin D deficiency through the ages: its prevalence and incidence, causes, treatments and associations – rickets, diets, sun exposure, child poverty, cultural debates, scientific and medical developments.

    We are offering 4x one-off combined arts workshops to schools, for up to 30 young women per workshop, in KS4 or KS5.  There is an opportunity too, for the young women to continue their involvement in the wider project outside of school.

    Each workshop will be delivered by artists Francesca Beard [poetry and performance] and Marysa Dowling [photography] supported by members of our Young Creative team [young women aged 16-25 in paid roles on the project].

    Dates: November 2019 to March 2020 - dates and times to be agreed with participating school  
    Workshop duration: 1.5- 2 hours [but can be tailored to suit]
    Location: In school

Contact us to find out more or to book this free activity:

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KS3
KS4
SEND
PE

 

Candoco Dance Company  Fully Booked

Candoco Dance Company is the contemporary dance company of disabled and non-disabled dancers. Candoco produces excellent and profound experiences for audiences and participants that excite, challenge and broaden perceptions of art and ability, and place people and collaboration at the heart of our work. Candoco expands perceptions of what dance can be, who can do it and why it matters. From workshops for young people to teacher training, our learning programme offers a variety of opportunities to take part and learn with us. Through our learning programme, we want to practically improve access to dance for everyone.

Candoco Dance Company is able to offer a free one-hour taster workshop for secondary schools, colleges and other education groups. These one-hour workshops will offer your school an insight into the company and into our youth dance company Cando2. Through these taster workshops, your students can experience:

• Contemporary dance technique
• Choreography skills; tools for generating movement material

Please see below for further details:

Workshop duration: 1 hour
Location: To take place at the school
Additional Information: We can offer longer sessions and/ or a series of workshops for a fee, please contact us to find out more information on this opportunity.

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KS3
KS4

 

PE

 

Sadler's Wells TheatreFully Booked

The world's No.1 venue dedicated to international dance - presenting dance in all forms from contemporary to flamenco, ballet to hip hop and more.

  • Careers in Theatre talks to students

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KS3
KS4

 

PE

Soapbox Dance ProjectFully Booked

SoapBox is a 21st Century Youth Centre, providing high quality opportunities for young people aged 13 to 25 year olds to access creative, digital, media and technology programmes. The centre, based on Old Street in Islington, has a range of facilities, including a dance & performance space, 2 music studios, an AV Suite, a 3D Printing & Robotics Suite, Virtual Reality Cave and Innovation Lab.

Giedre Jackyte is a BA Dance Studies graduate and the founder of Global Juno Women In Dance. Nyasha Zimba was the founder and Captain of the dance teams at her University, where she became an award winning choreographer. Together they will offer:

  • Dance Project (up to 3 sessions for up to 15 students on Wednesdays at Soapbox): 90min Dance workshops at Sopabox’s venue, consisting of mixing two main dance styles contemporary and street dance.  Dance workshops will provide step by step learning tools that will lead to performance opportunities for those interested in continuing the practise. 

If there is interest in taking the project further or to incorporate a performance opportunity, Soapbox are keen to work with schools to offer this.

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Upper KS3
KS4
SEND

 

Music
PE
Art and design
D&T 
English
Geography
HistoryMaths
Languages
Computing

Youth VisitsFully Booked

Lift, Platform, Rose Bowl and Soapbox are exciting, high-quality youth offers for Islington young people that are free and open year round. They offer a range of cultural opportunities as well as integrated support services to meet young people’s physical and emotional needs. Young people are supported by experienced youth workers and have free access to services like counsellors, health workers and careers advisers.

Bring a group of students to Lift, Platform, Rose Bowl and Soapbox to visit these fantastic youth spaces and meet the staff who run them.

  • Students will get a tour of the building, find out how to register and learn about the range of programmes available year round, including arts, media, music, sport, computing and cooking.
  • Young people can relax and socialise with their friends and speak with trusted, experienced youth workers at every session.

Any secondary school or college can book a visit to one of the youth offers during the summer term so that students get the chance to see the spaces, meet the staff and learn more about what they can do after school and during school holidays. Students should be accompanied by school staff in line with their student to staff ratios for off-site trips.

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KS3
KS4
KS5
Music

City, University of London: Music Depatment Fully Booked

Situated right at the heart of one of the world's greatest musical cities, the Department of Music combines world-leading research with exceptional teaching in performance, composition and musicology.

1. A workshop for up to 25 students in African Dance and Drumming (Music and Dance)

Date and time to be arranged with the school. Workshops will take place at the Music Department, City, University of London.

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KS3
KS4
KS5
Art and design
Citizenship
PE

 

Highbury Roundhouse Fully Booked

Highbury Roundhouse delivers a project called  H.Y.P.E which provides a space which young people can use that is a safe, secure environment through a peer-led programme incorporating centre based open access sessions and targeted youth projects.

Creating opportunities for young people to learn new skills that will support the personal social and emotional development to build resilience to risks; and to foster healthy ambition, determination and a sense of community amongst the young people.

  • Free taster workshops in October 2019. Schools can choose either a dance or craft workshop and can visit Highbury Roundhouse’s site*, or Highbury Roundhouse can visit the school.
  •  Assembly talks on the activities that students can get involved in at Highbury Roundhouse

 

Contact us to find out more or to book this free activity:

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KS4
KS5
 

Urdang Academy (The) Fully Booked

 Urdang Academy is a conservatoire of dance and musical theatre offering exceptional vocational training in the vibrant heart of London. Urdang educates and trains young performers from 16 and up in Musical Theatre and Dance to become strong, disciplined and confident performers. Our high-calibre courses and diversity of training means our graduates are highly versatile, rounded performers. That’s why our graduates are in constant demand for West End and International destinations, many of which are lead roles. A high level of expectation and discipline is teamed with relevant support and advice, ensuring our students reach their full potential.
 
We have a range of bespoke Outreach packages which cover Dance and Musical Theatre. Our packages range from workshops lead by our faculty to guest performances from our current students. These can be held in schools, colleges and in local communities.

We offer:

  • Dance Taster Workshops in the following styles: Jazz, Contemporary, Street, Commercial.
  • Musical Theatre Workshops in Acting Through Song, Ensemble Singing, Integrated Performance.
  • Mindfulness Workshops. How to manage anxiety, confidence boosting and mental health.
  • Career Talks and Q&As

We are able to bring all of the above workshops to as many schools that want workshops, providing they have a suitable space for Dance and Movement.

 

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Science

Key StageCurriculumActivity
KS3

 

History
Science
English

 

Museum of the Order of St JohnsFully Booked

Located in a Tudor gatehouse, the Museum and its collections tell many fascinating stories spanning a period of almost one thousand years.

 

All of our workshops involve hands-on exploration and encompass a range of topics including:

  • Mystery at the Museum: Conservation in Action - Biology, Chemistry, and Physics 
  • The Crusades and the Knights Hospitallers -  History, and English

Schools assembly talks about career opportunities within Museums and Galleries, covering types of role, experience and qualifications needed.

Our participation is generously supported by The Goldsmiths’ Company Charity

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Heritage and Museums

Key StageCurriculumActivity
KS3
KS4
SEND

 

English
History
Citizenship

 

Anti-Apartheid Movement Archives, Matthew Hahn's Robben Island Shakespeare and Liliesleaf UK at Penton Street, IslingtonFully Booked

Learning from anti-apartheid campaigns through a Community of Education
The Liliesleaf Trust UK is developing a Centre of Memory and Learning in the former African National Congress (ANC) offices at 28 Penton Street, Islington. Our partnership is offering:

  • Free day workshop for up to 20 pupils to take place at a time mutually agreed by the school and the facilitators. ( A taster version of the workshop can be tailored to half a day if preferred

Through the programme we aim to support young people and the wider society to:

  1. Understand apartheid and its impact on Southern Africa and the world.
  2. Understand the role of international solidarity in helping the people of South Africa bring about the end of apartheid.
  3. Get an insight into those who led the struggle against apartheid and the thousands of ordinary women and men who took action all over the world.
  4. Draw on the lived experience of anti-apartheid activists to develop critical thinking skills that will give them the moral purpose, creativity and courage to resist racism and confront inequality and injustice in all its forms.
  5. Know that change is possible through collective action and feel motivated to stand up for what they believe and lead the change they want to see, on local, national and global levels. 
  6. Understand how the lessons of the past, both positive and negative, are of continued relevance today and how some of the strategies and tactics employed against apartheid could be adapted to achieve ongoing social justice aims.
  7. Create leaders of today and tomorrow by providing young people with opportunities to examine what it takes to be an ethical leader as was demonstrated during the struggle against apartheid.

The Ethical Leadership Workshop is a unique opportunity to work with primary interviews of the former liberation leaders of South Africa and selected texts from The Complete Works of William Shakespeare.  The aim of the workshop is to inspire the participants to create a pathway to ethical leadership through the words of William Shakespeare & former South African political prisoners including Nelson Mandela, Sonny Venkatratham, Ahmed Kathrada, Andrew Mlangeni and others.

Workshop Aims:

The participants will:

  • explore how the theme of leadership is portrayed and explored in a selection of Shakespeare’s plays and in interviews with a selection of former political prisoners from Robben Island
  • examine the current situation of their own behaviour around leadership and of those currently in leadership roles
  • be inspired to continue and/or make positive changes in their own behaviour around leadership
  • create pieces of new writing with a focus on young people’s perceptions of ethical leadership.

The workshops can be tailored for any group of participants however it is primarily geared for young people in KS3 and 4.

The workshop could be offered at an Alternative Provision, this would need to be discussed with the AP before booking in to confirm learning needs of students and accessibility of materials.

Contact us to find out more or to book this free activity:

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KS3
KS4
SEND

 

History
Science 
English
Citizenship

 

 

London Metropolitan ArchivesFully Booked

London Metropolitan Archives offer the unique opportunity to work with primary source material in a dedicated education space. From bespoke sessions to in-depth exploration of themes, students will be inspired by working with original local history resources and learn through first-hand experience of documents, behind the scenes tours and practical activities.

In Your Own Backyard: Exploring your local area is an exciting and fascinating way to discover history and the changes which have taken place in your local area over time. Find out what stories lie behind local landmarks and discover the different people who lived and worked in your community. Maps, documents, plans and prints provide the evidence.

  • Free Workshop: All school workshops have history, geography and citizenship embedded within them and provide numerous links to other subjects. Art, storytelling, guided walks and STEM activities are used to deliver exciting sessions linked to the National and London Curriculums.

Contact us to find out more or to book this free activity:

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KS3
KS4
SEND
History
Science
English
Art and design

 

Museum of LondonFully Booked

The Museum of London tells the story of the capital from its first settlers to modern times. We have immersive galleries and engaging educational programmes at the Museum of London in central London and at the Museum of London Docklands in a 200-year-old warehouse close to the river Thames.

  • Museum gallery visits:  filled with inspiring objects and interactive displays.
  • Interactive sessions on topics including prehistory, the Romans, the Great Fire of London, the Victorians the Second World War, Regeneration, Migration, Votes For Women and the Transatlantic Slave Trade.
  • At your school’ sessions and shows for secondary and SEND groups.
  • Live streamed shows and sessions that you can participate in from your school hall or classroom.
  • Learning resources including 3D objects, games, videos and subject guides.

Contact us to find out more or to book this free activity:

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KS3

 

History
Science
English

 

Museum of the Order of St JohnsFully Booked

Located in a Tudor gatehouse, the Museum and its collections tell many fascinating stories spanning a period of almost one thousand years.

 

All of our workshops involve hands-on exploration and encompass a range of topics including:

  • Mystery at the Museum
  • Conservation in Action - Key Stage 2 and 3, Biology, Chemistry, and Physics (KS2&3)
  • The Crusades and the Knights Hospitallers:  History, and English - Key Stage

Schools assembly talks about career opportunities within Museums and Galleries, covering types of role, experience and qualifications needed.

Our participation is generously supported by The Goldsmiths’ Company Charity

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KS3

 

Citizenship
English
History

 

New UnityFully Booked

‘Lifebox’ sessions for KS3
Through interactive games, dialog, and other activities, participants learn to deepen their notion of humanity and community, and clarify their own personal value systems.

Our hour-long workshops, on offer to students in Years 7 and 8, give young people a space to wrestle with life's big questions, to develop greater self-responsibility and to gain self-confidence.

Links to PSHE Association Programme of Study

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KS3
KS4
KS5

 

Music
PE
History 

Yaram Arts Fully Booked

Yaram Arts work with artists to develop high quality content and performances, present them to new audiences, and foster cultural awareness and social cohesion through music and arts. We present concerts, soirees, touring and workshops in London and UK regions

  • Assembly Talks about how we evolved from an amateur community football team leader to be a funded BME Arts Organisation. You may also suggest Topics and themes on arts & sports
  • Date: October 2nd, 9th, 16th and  23rd
    Time: from 8am
    Location: London

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Visual Art, Craft and Design

Key StageCurriculumActivity
KS4 
KS5

 

Art and design
English 
Music
PE
D&T

 

All Change

All Change is a community arts organisation, which has been bringing artists and communities together since 1985 in Islington. Our work reaches people of all ages and backgrounds, especially those who would not usually have the opportunity to participate in the arts. We are committed to partnership, collaboration, innovation and risk taking. Our projects are cross art form and interdisciplinary, led by exceptional artists. We produce original and authentic arts experiences which make connections between people.

  • Inspiring talks on career pathways in combined and community arts - including digital arts, dance, literature, photography, music, Film and Digital and theatre (KS4).

  • Talks by All Change’s Young Peer Leaders on their experience and pathways to employment in the arts are also offered (KS4)

  • Known in Your Bones is an arts and heritage project co-produced with young women for young women, run by All Change in partnership with LMA. The project will use the arts, and engagement with archives to explore the topic of Vitamin D deficiency through the ages: its prevalence and incidence, causes, treatments and associations – rickets, diets, sun exposure, child poverty, cultural debates, scientific and medical developments.

    We are offering 4x one-off combined arts workshops to schools, for up to 30 young women per workshop, in KS4 or KS5.  There is an opportunity too, for the young women to continue their involvement in the wider project outside of school.

    Each workshop will be delivered by artists Francesca Beard [poetry and performance] and Marysa Dowling [photography] supported by members of our Young Creative team [young women aged 16-25 in paid roles on the project].

    Dates: November 2019 - March 2020: dates and times to be agreed with participating school  
    Workshop duration: 1.5- 2 hours [but can be tailored to suit]
    Location: In school

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Lower KS3
Art and design

 

Barbican Guildhall Creative LearningFully Booked

The Barbican is a world-class arts and learning centre which pushes the boundaries of all major art forms including dance, Film and Digital, music, theatre and visual arts. Schools and education groups are welcome at the Barbican Art Gallery. Renowned for a diverse range of exhibitions, the Gallery is a stimulating place for students to experience major artworks of the world’s leading visual artists as well as learn about contemporary and modern art.

Free for students under 14 years only

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KS3
KS4
KS5
SEND
Art and Design
Citizenship
D&T

 

Jacky Oliver: Mixed Media Art WorkshopsFully Booked

This opportunity is subject to artist’s funding which will be confirmed by 8th November. Please express interest in the project by completing the 11 by 11 form, and we will be in touch to confirm that the project will go ahead in November.

Working mainly in metal, I utilize a range of techniques and processes to create small hand held objects through to large-scale architectural pieces, creating work for commissions, residencies and exhibitions. I have a broad and open approach to exploring various themes that my projects have led to. I then select the appropriate technique, materials and scale to create a well informed considered final outcomes. Further information about my work can be found at www.jackyoliver.co.uk.


Mixed media workshops
The groups will have the opportunity to see the working process of an artist, the development and final sculpture that will be exhibited in Somerset House in February 2020. The project is looking at the carbon footprint of fruit and vegetables. Working with the theme the workshops will allow the participants to work with a variety of materials to creative outcomes. These could include:

  • Sculpture: Small scale three dimensional sculptures based on vegetables or the plants that they grow on. Particpants will use wire, mod roc, recycled materials
  • Collage/ Bookmaking: Looking at maps, where fruit and vegetables are grown, both in the UK and around the world. Participants will use drawing collage and text and rubber stamps to recreate their own final outcome – a 2D drawing/Collage,  bookmaking and making rubber stamps. Developing ideas and working these through to create a final ‘artist book’ that creatively explores the theme. Participants could consider the environmental issues of waste, carbon footprints, packaging

Cuttlefish Casting
Participants will be introduced to the technique of casting using pewter in a cuttlefish bone.

  • Half Day workshop: Drawing ideas, carving in cuttlefish, heating and pouring pewter
  • Full Day workshop: Drawing ideas, experimenting with casting using clay and plaster, refining ideas. Carving cuttlefish, heating and pouring pewter.

Please note: This session makes use of either a hotplate or small gas torch. Participants will be working under careful supervision with molten metal, therefore sessions are limited to 15 participants. This session needs to be undertaken in a well ventilated space, as the cuttlefish bone is burnt by the molten metal which creates the odour of burnt fish. Previous sessions have taken place in rooms with a number of opening window, in covered areas in playgrounds, or large workshops.


The workshops could be adapted to work with group with medical or behavioural SEN. Sessions can be adapted discussing the needs of the group. The workshops could focus on the tactile qualities of the theme, working with fruit, vegetables and packaging, participants could make impression in clay and cast these to crate plaster cast low relief ‘tiles’. These can be painted.

I would be happy to discuss with staff how the workshops can be adapted to encompass key aspects of the curriculum.

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Upper KS3
KS4

 

Art and design
D&T

 

 

Clear Village: Small Works Big IdeasFully Booked

Small Works, Big Ideas’ (SWBI) works with young people to identify community issues that they care about and empower them through collaboration to create social action projects to tackle them through fabrication processes, all while developing core skills that can be transferred into other areas of their lives

 Our offering works best as a series of workshop – 6 is ideal but there is room to shorten or lengthened that depending upon requirements. Workshops can last from 1 hour to 4-5 hours, as more time is needed in the fabrication process. Again, these can be tailored upon requirements.

Through our youth-led 6-week programme, we want to challenge young people to engage with their communities, empathise with a cause that they care about, plan a social action project as part of a team, communicate their passions, creatively deliver on their ideas and ultimately become young leaders in their local area.

Along the way, we also want young people to enhance their projects and develop their skillsets by becoming “makers-for-good”. Through our partnership with Machines Room (Hackney) we want to welcome young people into the maker space to train them up on the facilities available there and allow them to fabricate their ideas to increase their project impact. The young people will have chance to learn about, be trained upon, and work with cutting-edge sustainable fabrication processes.

Young people will be welcomed into the Machines Room space on 2/3 occasions across the SWBI programme. Upon their first visit, the young people will focus on what the machines can do and how they be used to create a positive social impact, while the second and third interactions in the space will be around design, working with prototypes and putting the young people’s pre-planned product ideas into fabrication.

Our experimental and disruptive cross-disciplinary approach to social impact will provide young people with the agency to engage with real-life issues in their communities and make a positive change towards tackling them while developing new skills and exploring the potential of the “maker industry”.

 

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KS3
KS4
KS5

 

Art and design
D&T 
English
Geography
History

The Courtauld Institute of ArtFully Booked

The Courtauld Institute of Art is a centre for the study of art history and home to the Courtauld Gallery. The Courtauld’s Public Programme offers free art and art history workshops, assemblies, and talks in eligible schools and sixth form colleges. 

By inviting young people to challenge how they think about the world, our workshops aid student’s ability to document and record their ideas and responses to visual cultures, build new skills, develop critical and analytical skills, imagination and conceptual thinking – the soft skills future employers are looking for. 
 

Workshops

‘Art History in Practice’ 
Our practice-based workshops offer young people opportunities to develop a variety of drawing and sketchbook skills and practical approaches, encouraging new ways of looking at, questioning and responding to the world via a chosen theme. 

‘Art History in Context’
Critical contextual workshops are a blend of practical and discursive exercises, encouraging young people to develop visual literacy, share and test their own ideas, build research and presentation skills, and explore the connections between art history and contemporary visual cultures.

 

Talks and Assemblies

We can arrange talks and assemblies with arts professionals, supporting students to become global citizens by helping them to identify the different pathways and careers available to them in an ever-changing world, learning about diverse roles within a cultural organisation as well as university courses, empowering them to make knowledgeable decisions about their futures.

Minimum 10 students per session. We can accommodate multiple classes on the same day with advance notice. 

Please note all workshops are delivered in schools.

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KS3
KS4

 

Art and design

 

Crafts CouncilFully Booked

Crafts Council are the national development agency for the contemporary crafts in the UK.

Support, practical resources, bespoke advice and guidance for schools on developing their craft offer. 

 

  • Crafts Council new ArtsMark package for schools  has a host of resources and information about how schools can embed making into their curriculum.

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KS3
KS4
SEND

 

Art and Design
Citizenship

 

 

CubittFully Booked

Cubitt is an artist-led organisation based in Islington, London. Founded by a group of artists in 1991, Cubitt consists of a non-profit gallery, 32 artist studios and a locally focused education programme.  The gallery programme is made up of exhibitions of contemporary art that last between four to six weeks.

Cubitt can offer Assembly Talks to:
• introduce Cubitt
• discuss what art is and what an artist does 
• take the form of a Q&A

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KS3
KS4
History
Art and design

Estorick Collection of Modern Italian ArtFully Booked

A Grade II listed Georgian town house holding an art collection known internationally for its core of Futurist works, as well as figurative art and sculpture dating from 1890 to the 1950s. Our broad exhibition programme addresses artists and movements across fine art, photography, graphic design and fashion that questions in ways that change our understanding of Italian art and culture.

  • Free admission for students to the museum, including free 20 minute guided tours and drawing activities for groups of up to 30 pupils.
  • Education Evenings are held to view new exhibitions, pick up resources and  find out about their education offer 

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KS3
KS4
Art and design
D&T 

New London Architecture

New London Architecture is an architecture gallery and centre of debate and discussion about London’s built environment. www.newlondonarchitecture.org 

We offer free architecture and other built environment careers themed workshops for schools, as well as extracurricular workshops for young people throughout the year:

STEM Challenge: Engineering Tall Buildings
The recent annual NLA London Tall Buildings Survey shows there are 500+ new skyscrapers planned for our city. This has a huge impact on the way areas in London look, feel and are used. This is an introductory workshop to the daily challenges of engineers working on tall buildings in London. Through hands-on STEM challenges students will gain an understanding of the role of tall buildings in regeneration as well as learning about the construction and engineering innovations that allow us to build them.  This session is recommended for Year 8 - 9 maths but can be extended for GCSE. 

Digital Design 
In this session, inspired by NLA’s exhibitions Don’t Move, Improve!  and Public Housing: A London Renaissance pupils work with architects learning how to use the architectural design programme Sketch Up. Students will be set a range of design challenges, as well as be given the opportunity to explore their own creativity to design and draw their own ideas for home extensions or public housing. This session is recommended for those studying either Technology, Art or Design.

Model Making Skills 
Pupils will learn about the career of an architectural model maker and complete a design brief challenge inspired by the built environment of the City of London. Working in groups they will create models using professional materials to visualise their own designs. This workshop takes place at The City Centre, 80 Basinghall Street, EC2V 5AR 

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KS3
KS4
SEND
KS5

 

Music
PE
Art and design
D&T 
English
Geography
History
Maths
Languages
Computing

Youth VisitsFully Booked

Lift, Platform, Rose Bowl and Soapbox are exciting, high-quality youth offers for Islington young people that are free and open year round. They offer a range of cultural opportunities as well as integrated support services to meet young people’s physical and emotional needs. Young people are supported by experienced youth workers and have free access to services like counsellors, health workers and careers advisers.

Bring a group of students to Lift, Platform, Rose Bowl and Soapbox to visit these fantastic youth spaces and meet the staff who run them.

  • Students will get a tour of the building, find out how to register and learn about the range of programmes available year round, including arts, media, music, sport, computing and cooking.
  • Young people can relax and socialise with their friends and speak with trusted, experienced youth workers at every session.

Any secondary school or college can book a visit to one of the youth offers during the summer term so that students get the chance to see the spaces, meet the staff and learn more about what they can do after school and during school holidays. Students should be accompanied by school staff in line with their student to staff ratios for off-site trips.

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Film and Digital

Key StageCurriculumActivity
KS3
KS4 
KS5

 

 

Music
Art and design
D&T 
English
Maths 
Computing

Access Creative College

Offering a wide range of courses in Games, Media, Music and Events, Access Creative College has been delivering creative education for over twenty-five years. 
 
Our past students include Ed Sheeran, Rita Ora and Jess Glynne, among many others, and we are committed to providing excellent quality training for young people entering the creative industries. The college delivers creative education at campuses in seven cities and is dedicated to broadening its provision to become the number one choice for creative training in the UK. 
 
We offer a range of activities to let your students explore and understand skill sets that are required within different sectors of creative industries. 
 
Groups can organise a tour at our London Campus, or our team is available to come to your school and deliver activities such as creative careers assembliesworkshops or taster days, and careers experience sessions
 
Our Schools Engagement Team work with highly skilled creative practitioners to give young people the opportunity to immerse themselves in practical activities, which help young people to visualise their next steps into creative training options in further and higher education.

Contact us to find out more or to book this free activity:

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KS4
KS5

 

 

English
Music
PE
Art and design
D&T 

All Change

All Change is a community arts organisation, which has been bringing artists and communities together since 1985 in Islington. Our work reaches people of all ages and backgrounds, especially those who would not usually have the opportunity to participate in the arts. We are committed to partnership, collaboration, innovation and risk taking. Our projects are cross art form and interdisciplinary, led by exceptional artists. We produce original and authentic arts experiences which make connections between people.

  • Inspiring talks on career pathways in combined and community arts - including digital arts, dance, literature, photography, music, Film and Digital and theatre (KS4).

  • Talks by All Change’s Young Peer Leaders on their experience and pathways to employment in the arts are also offered (KS4)

  • Known in Your Bones is an arts and heritage project co-produced with young women for young women, run by All Change in partnership with LMA. The project will use the arts, and engagement with archives to explore the topic of Vitamin D deficiency through the ages: its prevalence and incidence, causes, treatments and associations – rickets, diets, sun exposure, child poverty, cultural debates, scientific and medical developments.

    We are offering 4x one-off combined arts workshops to schools, for up to 30 young women per workshop, in KS4 or KS5.  There is an opportunity too, for the young women to continue their involvement in the wider project outside of school.

    Each workshop will be delivered by artists Francesca Beard [poetry and performance] and Marysa Dowling [photography] supported by members of our Young Creative team [young women aged 16-25 in paid roles on the project].

    Dates: November2019 - March 2020: dates and times to be agreed with participating school  
    Workshop duration: 1.5- 2 hours [but can be tailored to suit]
    Location: In school

Contact us to find out more or to book this free activity:

Complete Form

KS3
KS4
SEND

 

History
Science 
English
Citizenship

 

London Metropolitan ArchivesFully Booked

London Metropolitan Archives offer the unique opportunity to work with primary source material in a dedicated education space. From bespoke sessions to in-depth exploration of themes, students will be inspired by working with original local history resources and learn through first-hand experience of documents, behind the scenes tours and practical activities.

In Your Own Backyard: Exploring your local area is an exciting and fascinating way to discover history and the changes which have taken place in your local area over time. Find out what stories lie behind local landmarks and discover the different people who lived and worked in your community. Maps, documents, plans and prints provide the evidence.

  • Free Workshop: All school workshops have history, geography and citizenship embedded within them and provide numerous links to other subjects. Art, storytelling, guided walks and STEM activities are used to deliver exciting sessions linked to the National and London Curriculums.

Contact us to find out more or to book this free activity:

Complete Form

KS3
KS4
SEND
History
English

Into FilmFully Booked

Into Film will be hosting a Film Festival in November. Please register for an account here (https://www.intofilm.org/festival) to find out when free tickets will be available for the festival.

Into Film puts film at the heart of the educational and personal development of children and young people across the UK.

  • Free film clubs including access to catalogue of over 3000 titles, downloadable resources and printable materials.
  • Free cinema screenings and annual Into Film Festival featuring a wide, specially curated programme of screenings selected for 5-19 year olds (including audio-described, subtitled and autism-friendly screenings), talks, workshops and careers advice.

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KS4
KS5

 

 

Computing
English

Fim FixerFully Booked

Film Fixer is “One Stop Shop Service” facilitating filming activity across 16 London Boroughs (including Islington) and are the first port of call for most Film & TV Production across the capital.

Working together with schools we will deliver:

  • Set visits to Productions filming across Tri-Borough locations
  • Connect specialist Film/Media colleges (London Screen Academy) and FE courses to schools for alternatives to traditional 6th Form.
  • 3 - Year 10/12 work experience slots at Islington Film Office will be offered across Islington Schools by interview.
  • Coordinate freelance industry professionals to offer classroom talks on the industry and career pathways for Year 11 – GCSE Media Studies students.

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Literature

Key StageCurriculumActivity
KS3
KS4
SEND

 

English
History
Citizenship

Anti-Apartheid Movement Archives, Matthew Hahn's Robben Island Shakespeare and Liliesleaf UK at Penton Street, IslingtonFully Booked

Learning from anti-apartheid campaigns through a Community of Education
The Liliesleaf Trust UK is developing a Centre of Memory and Learning in the former African National Congress (ANC) offices at 28 Penton Street, Islington. Our partnership is offering:

  • Free day workshop for up to 20 pupils to take place at a time mutually agreed by the school and the facilitators. ( A taster version of the workshop can be tailored to half a day if preferred

Through the programme we aim to support young people and the wider society to:

1. Understand apartheid and its impact on Southern Africa and the world.
2. Understand the role of international solidarity in helping the people of South Africa bring about the end of apartheid.
3. Get an insight into those who led the struggle against apartheid and the thousands of ordinary women and men who took action all over the world.
4. Draw on the lived experience of anti-apartheid activists to develop critical thinking skills that will give them the moral purpose, creativity and courage to resist racism and confront inequality and injustice in all its forms.
5. Know that change is possible through collective action and feel motivated to stand up for what they believe and lead the change they want to see, on local, national and global levels. 
6. Understand how the lessons of the past, both positive and negative, are of continued relevance today and how some of the strategies and tactics employed against apartheid could be adapted to achieve ongoing social justice aims.
7. Create leaders of today and tomorrow by providing young people with opportunities to examine what it takes to be an ethical leader as was demonstrated during the struggle against apartheid.

The Ethical Leadership Workshop is a unique opportunity to work with primary interviews of the former liberation leaders of South Africa and selected texts from The Complete Works of William Shakespeare.  The aim of the workshop is to inspire the participants to create a pathway to ethical leadership through the words of William Shakespeare & former South African political prisoners including Nelson Mandela, Sonny Venkatratham, Ahmed Kathrada, Andrew Mlangeni and others.

Workshop Aims:
• The participants will explore how the theme of leadership is portrayed and explored in a selection of Shakespeare’s plays and in interviews with a selection of former political prisoners from Robben Island.
• The participants will examine the current situation of their own behaviour around leadership and of those currently in leadership roles.
• The participants will be inspired to continue and/or make positive changes in their own behaviour around leadership.
• The participants will create pieces of new writing with a focus on young people’s perceptions of ethical leadership.

The workshops can be tailored for any group of participants however it is primarily geared for young people in KS3 & 4.

The workshop could be offered at an Alternative Provision, this would need to be discussed with the AP before booking in to confirm learning needs of students and accessibility of materials.

Contact us to find out more or to book this free activity:

Complete Form

KS4
KS5

 

English
Music
PE
Art and design
D&T 

 

All Change

All Change is a community arts organisation, which has been bringing artists and communities together since 1985 in Islington. Our work reaches people of all ages and backgrounds, especially those who would not usually have the opportunity to participate in the arts. We are committed to partnership, collaboration, innovation and risk taking. Our projects are cross art form and interdisciplinary, led by exceptional artists. We produce original and authentic arts experiences which make connections between people.

  • Inspiring talks on career pathways in combined and community arts - including digital arts, dance, literature, photography, music, Film and Digital and theatre (KS4).

  • Talks by All Change’s Young Peer Leaders on their experience and pathways to employment in the arts are also offered (KS4)

  • Known in Your Bones is an arts and heritage project co-produced with young women for young women, run by All Change in partnership with LMA. The project will use the arts, and engagement with archives to explore the topic of Vitamin D deficiency through the ages: its prevalence and incidence, causes, treatments and associations – rickets, diets, sun exposure, child poverty, cultural debates, scientific and medical developments.

    We are offering 4x one-off combined arts workshops to schools, for up to 30 young women per workshop, in KS4 or KS5.  There is an opportunity too, for the young women to continue their involvement in the wider project outside of school.

    Each workshop will be delivered by artists Francesca Beard [poetry and performance] and Marysa Dowling [photography] supported by members of our Young Creative team [young women aged 16-25 in paid roles on the project].

    Dates: November 2019 - March 2020 - dates and times to be agreed with participating school  
    Workshop duration: 1.5- 2 hours [but can be tailored to suit]
    Location: In school

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KS3
Languages
PE

Arsenal in the CommunityFully Booked

Arsenal Football Club is a professional football club based in Islington, that plays in the Premier League, the top flight of English football.

  • Arsenal Double Club Languages is an innovative award-winning educational programme combining football and language learning. Aiming to inspire and motivate pupils at primary and secondary level, the programme uses Arsenal and football to show pupils that language learning can be achievable, rewarding and, above all, fun
  • Schools must sign up as a Digital Member through the Arsenal Double Club website and make use of the free, multi-level MFL resources in school. Participating groups then have the opportunity to come on a language-themed tour of Emirates Stadium.

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KS4
KS5

 

 

English

Free WordFully Booked

Free Word is an arts organisation focused on the power and politics of words. We host dynamic cultural events which bring together exciting writers, artists and activists to spark critical conversations about society, culture and politics. We place an emphasis on fresh perspectives from voices that are often underrepresented.

  • Visits to our hall art installation with introduction from a member of staff to themes of the installation and related season of events. Current installation details here:https://freeword.org/all-the-ways-we-could-grow-installation/
  • Classroom talks / Q&As with members of staff on arts career paths / what it’s like working at Free Word

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KS3
KS4

 

English

Poet in the CityFully Booked

Poet in the City brings poetry to life beyond books and aims to introduce children to the pleasures of reading and writing poetry.

  • Inspirational talks to young people about poetry, verse, lyrics, and event production. Poet in the City works with the best poets and poetry educators to engage young people with the art form.

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KS4

 

English

Reading Agency (The)Fully Booked

We bring reading to people of all ages and backgrounds, so everyone can read their way to a better life.

  • In partnership with Islington’s libraries, the Ready Agency delivers a wide range of reading programmes.

  • This includes encoraging young people to volunteer to support the Summer Reading Challenge. 

Contact us to find out more or to book this free activity:

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KS3
KS4
KS5
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PSHE
Computing
English
Geography
History
Maths
Languages

 

Islington Libraries  Fully Booked

Islington’s 10 libraries all have a children’s area offering books, music, story CDs, toys and micro:bits for loan plus magazines, games, holiday events, homework clubs, Lego clubs, a STEM club and reading challenges during the summer and winter. We also have activities for pre-school children. Schools can arrange to bring classes to visit any of our libraries and children can get a special class visit ticket to borrow books:

  • Archway Library N19 5PH
  • Central Library N5 1PF
  • Cat and Mouse Library N7 0JN
  • Finsbury Library EC1V 4NB
  • N4 Library N4 2DW
  • Lewis Carroll Library N1 0ST
  • Mildmay Library N1 4NA
  • North Library N7 6JX
  • South Library N1 2SL
  • West Library N1 1BD

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KS3
Languages
PE

 

Arsenal in the CommunityFully Booked

Arsenal Football Club is a professional football club based in Islington, that plays in the Premier League, the top flight of English football.

  • Arsenal Double Club Languages is an innovative award-winning educational programme combining football and language learning. Aiming to inspire and motivate pupils at primary and secondary level, the programme uses Arsenal and football to show pupils that language learning can be achievable, rewarding and, above all, fun!

  • Schools must sign up as a Digital Member through the Arsenal Double Club website [link: https://www.arsenaldoubleclub.co.uk/get-involved/teachers/sign-up/intermediate/] and make use of the free, multi-level MFL resources in school. Participating groups then have the opportunity to come on a language-themed tour of Emirates Stadium.

Contact us to find out more or to book this free activity:

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KS3
KS4
KS5
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Music
PE
Art and design
D&T 
English
Geography
History
Maths
Languages
Computing

Youth VisitsFully Booked

Lift, Platform, Rose Bowl and Soapbox are exciting, high-quality youth offers for Islington young people that are free and open year round. They offer a range of cultural opportunities as well as integrated support services to meet young people’s physical and emotional needs. Young people are supported by experienced youth workers and have free access to services like counsellors, health workers and careers advisers.

Bring a group of students to Lift, Platform, Rose Bowl and Soapbox to visit these fantastic youth spaces and meet the staff who run them.

  • Students will get a tour of the building, find out how to register and learn about the range of programmes available year round, including arts, media, music, sport, computing and cooking.
  • Young people can relax and socialise with their friends and speak with trusted, experienced youth workers at every session.

Any secondary school or college can book a visit to one of the youth offers during the summer term so that students get the chance to see the spaces, meet the staff and learn more about what they can do after school and during school holidays. Students should be accompanied by school staff in line with their student to staff ratios for off-site trips.

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KS3
KS4
KS5

 

 

PE

 

Islington Boat ClubFully Booked

Islington Boat Club offers a range of activities and courses for young people. Based in the City Road Basin, entered via Graham Street, London N1 8JX. An RYA approved training centre and staffed with Canoe
England registered instructors, we offer many accredited courses for young people aged 9 to 19 years

Free taster sessions for up to six young people from each school. We can accommodate reasonably able bodied young people who would require minimum assistance to get into a boat when on the water.

Session duration: 1.5 - 2 hours
Location: Islington Boat Club, City Road Basin London N1 8JX

 

Contact us to find out more or to book this free activity:

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KS3
KS4
KS5

 

 

 

PE

 

Islington Football Development Partnership (IFDP)Fully Booked

Islington Football Development Partnership (IFDP) is joint organistation (Islington Council, GLL/Better & Arsenal in the Community) who provide accessible and affordable football to local communities, school and teams.

2 FREE after-school or lunchtime sessions, delivered on-site at school.

Outcomes following sessions could be in form of:
• Pathways in to female football via local team Islington Borough Ladies FC
• Continuation of session
• Students engaged in our local football sessions

Sessions delivered by FA qualified, DBS checked, male and female coaches. Possibly in the form of:
• Fun sessions
• Games/tournaments
• Skill development sessions
• Girls only sessions
• Team training

We can run female-only, male-only or mixed sessions. We can accomodate 18 students in each session. However, this number may need to be smaller depending on pitch space, age of children, the member of our staff delivering etc.

 

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KS3
KS4
SEND
Music
PE
Art and design
D&T 

Islington Play Association Fully Booked

Islington Play Association have been supporting children’s right to play (article 31 UNCRC) in Islington for over 40 years.  Our Adventure Playgrounds are situated across the borough, each one serving hundreds of local children and their families.  They are exciting and inspiring places for children to play, spaces where children have a greater sense of freedom, control and ownership.  We know that play is important for children’s happiness and positive development and that in play, children are the experts!

Trained staff work with children to create a space where children’s play can thrive. Our Adventure Playgrounds are free, for all children to attend.

  • Toffee Park Adventure Playground, Ironmonger Row EC1V 3QS
  • Lumpy Hill Adventure Playground, Market Rd N7 9PL
  • Crumbles Castle Adventure Playground, N1 0DP
  • Timbuktu Adventure Playground N19 4EJ

The sessions will be facilitated in part by a staff member at Islington Play, with some time designated for children to freely roam around during their visit. Schools will need to provide adequate staffing ratios during their visit.
School teachers will discuss the content of the visit with Islington Play. Please specify whether you are interested in having a music, heritage, or craft experience when you apply.

 

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Our Schools Engagement Team work with highly skilled creative practitioners to give young people the opportunity to immerse themselves in practical activities, which help young people to visualise their next steps into creative training options in further and higher education.