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Wednesday 24th March

Enrichment Library

Shadow Puppetry
This week we have added two short films about Shadow Puppet Theatre to the Enrichment Library. We hope it inspires you to create your own Shadow Puppets! Send your puppet films to
Monday 22nd March 

Poetry Week

Blackout Poetry – this week is Poetry week, so why not make a Blackout Poem? Find a page of text, it can be from a book, a newspaper, a magazine….anywhere. then select words that you really like and blackout the other words. You can even create a design for the page! Send your Blackout Poems to

Film Club Friday

Shakespeare Week
This week we are recommending two films especially for Shakespeare Week. Firstly a Horrible Histories Special and secondly a Midsummer Night’s Dream with an all-star cast! Both are available on BBC iPlayer. And don’t forget to post a review, either here in TEAMS or using the film review templates in your Enrichment Library and then send them to
Wednesday17th March

Enrichment Library

Drawing Shakespeare
This week we have added two drawing challenges to our Enrichment Library to celebrate Shakespeare Week. The illustrator from the Horrible History Books explains his role and how to draw a Plague Doctor and we have also uploaded a Shakespeare Drawing Bundle. A booklet full of drawing challenges and a scale model of Stratford Upon Avon to build! Please send pictures of your drawings and models to
Monday 15th March

Lego Challenge

Shakespeare Week!
This week our Culture Vulture Creative Challenge celebrates Shakespeare Week. In our Performing Arts Enrichment folder you will find a Shakespeare Week Folder which has in it lots of designs and instructions for making Shakespeare characters out of Lego. Once you have made a character take a photograph of it and send it to     You may just win some Culture Vulture treats!
Friday 12th March 2021

Film Club

Our recommendation this week is “Katy”. Watch this film and then review it either on your TEAMS Post, or by using the review templates in your Enrichment Library. Send your reviews to
CBBC – Jacqueline Wilson’s Katy
Eleven-year-old Katy’s life changes in dramatic ways when she is injured.
Wednesday 10th March 2021

Enrichment Library


The Legend of Urashima Taro
Today we have added a Japanese Shadow Puppet Play to our Enrichment Library – watch The Legend of Urashima Taro! Go to your Resources Tab, select Enrichment Library and Performances to watch. There are lots of other activities in the library to do!
Monday 8th March 2021

Culture Vulture Challenge

International Women’s Day
Today is International Women’s Day and our cultural challenge this week asks you to research and celebrate inspirational women.
You could:
Choose an inspirational woman from the present day or the past. Write an acrostic poem about them using the letters of their name
Create a comic strip with at least 10 cells that features a girl or woman as the main character. Tell the story of how the character overcomes adversity.
Visit the International Women’s Day website to find out this year’s International Women’s Day campaign theme. Use photography, collage, painting, drawing or another medium to create an artwork inspired by the theme.
Share your ideas with us – send your responses to
Friday 5th March 2021

Friday Film Club

The Son of Bigfoot
This week we are recommending “The Son of Bigfoot”. Watch this film on BBC iPlayer and post your review on TEAMS! If you want to write a longer review you can find a writing template in your Enrichment Folder in TEAMS. Send your reviews to Be a Culture Vulture!

The Son of Bigfoot
A boy’s long-lost father turns out to be the legendary Bigfoot.
Wednesday 3rd March 2021

Enrichment Library

Lighting Design Interactive Webpage
This week our Enrichment Library has been updated with Lighting Design Interactive Webpages. These pages allow you to take control of stage lighting as a theatre technician and experiment with the different types of light and the ways in which they bring mood and atmosphere to a stage. You will find the links to these pages in your Performing Arts Enrichment Library in Resources in TEAMS.
Monday 1st March 2021

Love Your World – Canterbury College Art Challenge

This week I am excited to share with you an Art Competition from Canterbury College. The “Love Our World” Competition is asking for a design for a card to be published that shows how much we care about nature and our planet! Full details about the competition are in the link below. Design a card – Be a Culture Vulture!!!!!
Friday 26th February 2021

Friday Film Club – Paddington 2

Our recommendation this week is Paddington 2. You can post a review on TEAMS or use the  review templates in your Performing Arts Enrichment Library  and send to Additional resources can be found in your Enrichment Library Film Club Folder including interviews with the cast
Thursday 25th February 2021

“Discover” Arts Award – Year 7 Club

We have 20 places available this term for Year 7 to take part in our “Discover” Arts Award Club. Working with the Performing Arts Department and Deal Festival you will have the opportunity to take part in a range of arts activities.
This club will commence on Wednesday 3rd March 3.15-4.00pm on TEAMS. If you would like to take part please e-mail by Monday 1st March
Wednesday 24th February 2021

Enrichment Library

The Lion King
This week we have added a film of “The Lion King Jr” – a live theatre performance to our library. Visit the library through your resources tab to find this performance film and other activities to create, make, watch and do! Be a Culture Vulture!
Monday 22nd February 2021

Drawing Challenge

Your challenge this week is to complete a series of drawings using the prompts below as your starting point for each drawing. Can you complete them all this week?
Start with any prompt you like, if you get stuck on one move on to a different one and then come back to it. It doesn’t have to be perfect. Be weird and wonderful! You can spend 10 seconds on one, or 10minutes, it’s up to you!
  • Draw a dream
  • Draw your favourite dinner
  • Draw yourself
  • Draw something funny
  • Draw an animal
  • Draw to the sound of your favourite music
  • Draw your star sign
  • Draw a pair of socks
  • Draw a tree
  • Draw your hands
  • Draw something you see in the sky

Want to share your work? Send it to – Be a Culture Vulture!

Friday 12th February 2021

Friday Film Club

Our recommendation this week…
Grandpa’s Great Escape – BBC iPlayer – Grandpas Great Escape
Many years ago, Grandpa was a World War II flying ace, but sadly he is now suffering from Alzheimer’s disease. When his family can no longer look after him, he is moved to Twilight Towers, an old people’s home. It soon becomes clear that Miss Dandy is running Twilight Towers for her own ulterior motives, and it is up to Grandpa and grandson Jack to make a daring escape. Failure could have the direst of consequences, but success will give Grandpa a final chance to relive his past and take to the sky once again in his beloved Spitfire.