Find free online and real life activities to keep children entertained over the school holidays. The majority are from Nottingham's own cultural organisations and artists. There's everything from creating artworks to dance with the Toilet Roll Challenge! Please email any suggestions to add to the list to firstname.lastname@example.org
First Story encourages and supports young people from all backgrounds to write creatively for pleasure and agency through a variety of events and programmes, including the First Story Year-Long Programme in schools.
During First Story’s Year-Long Programme, a professional writer works with a core group of students over an academic year to produce an anthology of new writing for the school, developing skills and confidence in creative writing. First Story students take part in creative writing festivals and competitions, coming into contact with a range of writers and meeting students on First Story programmes in other schools. Every student that takes part in a First Story programme will be a published author at the end of the year.
Staff will also access dedicated creative writing CPD.
There is also the First Story Term-long Programme which is a condensed version of the year-long programme, taking place over 8 weeks.
Find out more about First Story on the website here http://bit.ly/FirstStoryProg
Did you know that Nottingham City Schools can travel for free to events or activities using Nottingham City Transport?
Applications are made through the Aquinas Foundation. Free school travel is available between 10.00 am and 4.30 pm and there must be a minimum adult to pupil ratio of 1:13.
The Aquinas Foundation works to lower truancy and raise attainment within schools by helping tackle the associated problems which stem from these issues such as crime and illiteracy. Find out more about the Aquinas Foundation here.
Applications for free travel should be made at least one week in advance by email to Nicola Anderson at the Aquinas Foundation email@example.com Tel: 0115 9244788
Download the form at the bottom of our home page here.
The ChalleNGe Nottingham Activities Pack is filled with over 40 engaging and fun activities created by 20 of Nottingham’s arts organisations.
The online version has embedded links to videos, music and further activity sheets.
Accompanying teachers notes are available to support curriculum planning for September.
The activities can be enjoyed in small groups, with family, friends or in the classroom or individually at home during the summer holidays. We hope you find ideas that inspire you!
Download the Print Version here: