The annual FOSAC festival will take place mainly online this year with lots of great activities to choose from:
• The Curiosity Project: Pairing pupils with scientists to investigate questions that matter to them. Open for schools to get involved throughout the academic year.
• Careers Events 8th-12th February: Sign up to a 45 minute session which includes activities and a Q & A.
• Interactive art and science installations: Taking place at Wollaton Hall featuring jellyfish and fungi!
• Half-Term Online Workshops: Some include sending resources by post in advance of the workshop.
• Online Panel Discussions: Including Sustainability, the Future of Medicine and 'How do Clinical Trials Work?'
• FOSAC Magazine for Schools:A 24 page magazine full of activities, articles and science puzzles targeted at upper primary. Email email@example.com to order your copies.
To get involved visit the FOSAC website.
A daily, hour-long, programme on Notts TV, hosted live from Wollaton Hall. Wollaton Watch includes activities, interviews and pre-recorded footage exploring the environments and natural habitats across Nottinghamshire. It also celebrates the work of young people, community groups, research scientists and enthusiasts to protect and champion natural environments across Nottinghamshire. There are also accompanying worksheets to enable schools to join throughout the week. To get involved visit the FOSAC website or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Nottingham Contemporary exhibitions can be experienced through virtual reality, and accessed online with whiteboards and tablets. If you are interested, please contact Amanda Spruyt, who can support with practical advice, planning and resources.
The Nottingham Poetry Festival have four Bitesize 10-minute digital workshops for schools, created by local Nottinghamshire poets. The aim is to encourage children and young people to enjoy and create poetry.
Votes for Schools is an award-winning platform giving your students a voice on the issues that affect them the most, as well as supporting you to consistently embed SMSC, British Values and Prevent across your school.
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.at least one week in advance by email to to the Aquinas Foundation email@example.com Tel: 0115 9244788
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.
Staff can also access dedicated creative writing CPD. Find out more about First Story on the website here http://bit.ly/FirstStoryProg
The education loans service at Nottingham City Museums and Galleries, ‘Access Artefacts’, has a collection of over 11,000 museum objects, all suitable for handling and available to use in the classroom. The collection covers a wide range of themes including social history, archaeology, geology, industrial history, the natural sciences and many others.
Use these sessions as the perfect start to your students’ day to create a positive mindset, inspired and ready for the day of learning ahead. Motivational Mornings has had positive feedback from both students and teachers about the impact it’s had on confidence and motivation levels. The sessions are delivered through Freedom Foundations Lockdown Learning Hub - a safe space for students to access. To find out more email firstname.lastname@example.org
Over the next nine months, Read On Nottingham will be working with schools and the wider community on this project, designed to support the wellbeing of children and young people and encourage them to read and write for pleasure. Activities include virtual author visits, creative writing competitions, book giveaways and more. To find out more and get involved please contact Michael Flynn – Connecting Stories Project Officer
An online carers programme introducing students to different careers and workplaces across creative industries. Featuring virtual tours of some of the UK’s leading businesses including Pinewood Studios and the Royal Opera House and interviews with employees at leading creative companies. Our programme will provide you with the resources you need to offer meaningful online encounters with industry professionals and workplaces.
A few of Nottingham’s galleries are working together to support an anti-racist and inclusive curriculum. They are keen to work with schools and partners in the community. If you are a teacher in a Nottingham city school and are interested in working with them.
Explore the extensive variety of resources available for art and design teachers.
Find out about NSEAD courses, conferences and training opportunities.
The Mighty Creative work with education providers and cultural organisations in the East Midlands to support and develop ways of tackling inequality of access to creative opportunities.
Sir Ken Robinson makes an entertaining and profoundly moving case for creating an education system that nurtures (rather than undermines) creativity.
The Cultural Learning Alliance champions a right to arts and culture for every child. They act as a backbone organisation for the arts and cultural education sector, and provide the analysis, evidence, and arguments that Alliance members and their wider sectors can use.