The arts

A cautionary tale: Helicopter stories

The stories young children tell can open up a world of creativity, communication and development, while offering crucial insights to teachers. Trisha Lee explains the concept of helicopter stories


Converting festive crafts into scientific research

Winter crafts can be a valuable source of STEM learning, teaching pupils critical thinking and scientific skills while also having fun. Inspired by the Rubbish Science initiative, Fiona Aubrey-Smith explains






Getting creative with robots

Pupils are being asked to draw their own robots and write about all things robot as part of a UK-wide competition.



Access All Arts Week

Plans for the first ever Access All Arts week, a new nationwide arts event for primary schools, have been unveiled.


My Twist On A Tale: Our Tomorrow

The popular My Twist On A Tale writing and creativity challenge has been given a sci-fi makeover for 2021 with the theme of Our Tomorrow.






Christmas card design competition

A Christmas card design competition with award-winning illustrator Dapo Adeola has been launched by the National Literacy Trust (NLT).





Weekly puppet workshops until July 12

A series of puppetry workshops are being made available by the Beverley Puppet Festival, which is being held online this year amid the coronavirus lockdown.


Home education: Resources for schools, teachers and parents: Part 3

This is the third edition of the SecEd compendium of home schooling and remote education resources for schools, teachers and parents. We cover a range of subjects, as well as exercise and keeping fit, mental health and wellbeing, cultural and arts activities, and whole-school support






Arts & Minds competition

UK schools are being invited to join the fight against racism, prejudice and hate by taking part in the annual Arts and Minds competition.

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