Friday 2nd July
This Week we Are Recommending
Wallace & Gromit: A Close Shave
While Wallace is distracted by a romance, Gromit is framed for sheep rustling.
Wednesday 30th June
New Script Added
Today we have added a new script – “out on a limb” – a short play about two cats stuck up a tree! Why not perform this comedy with your friends or family!
Monday 28th June
Find what is missing. Look around at the world and notice what we need. You could take a picture of a space, somewhere outside or somewhere inside, and imagine what could fill it, capturing your vision through drawing. You could think of a specific thing, a person or object, and write their story. Interpret the missing things in any creative way you like. It might be something big or small… if you feel like a good dance is missing from your everyday….put some music on and get moving!
Friday 25th June
Our Recommendation This Week
BBC One – Missing Link
A Victorian adventurer tries to help a creature, but the pair are stalked by a hunter.
Monday 21st June
What Is Your Soundtrack?
Think of a song title and write it down. There is your title to your piece of writing! Maybe it’s a poem or a story? Don’t think too much about rhyme or structure of your writing – see where the words take you.
Songs are often connected to a memory, what does the song remind you of? You could think about who was there in that memory. What was happening? Why was it happening? Where was it happening? When did it happen? Your writing piece can be as long or as short as you like, you could illustrate your words with drawings, collage or photography!
Friday 18th June
Professor Branestawm – The Incredible Adventures of Professor Branestawm
An eccentric inventor takes on a businessman who wants to bulldoze his workshop.
Wednesday 16th June
Today we have added “Clown Gags!” to your Enrichment Library. A pack of scripts with funny clown gags to perform. We would love to see your performance films!
Monday 14th June
Design your own book cover! Think about what story you want to tell. What colours, style of text and images might you use? Your design could be based on a story of your own, or you could redesign the cover of your favourite book.
Experiment with techniques, you could freedraw – put on a song that you love and see where the rhythm takes you and what marks it leads you to create. Or you could design your book cover using different materials around you to create a collage
Friday 11th June
Paddington 2 – BBC iPlayer
Our recommendation this week!
Paddington finds himself the prime suspect when Aunt Lucy’s birthday present is stolen.
Wednesday 9th June
Lin-Manuel Miranda – Expert Film!
Star of the stage musical “Hamilton”, Lin-Manuel Miranda explains his creative process in a short film. You will find this film in your Enrichment Library in Expert Videos.
Monday 7th June
Design A Badge!
In July 2022, England will host 16 teams for the UEFA Women’s EURO finals. One of the biggest women’s sports events in Europe, the tournament will see 31 matches played across 9 host cities throughout the country.
A football badge tells the story of its club. Design a badge that tells the story of YOU.
You could draw, paint, collage or take photographs to create your badge. What shapes, colours, objects or symbols will you choose for your badge? What are the stories that they tell? Maybe you take inspiration from the football crest of the club you support, which might include symbols of location, heritage or strengths
What do you want to represent with your badge? Send your designs to J.Scoble@tsatrust.org.uk
Friday 28th May
Coming To England – Based on the best selling book
Coming to England
A story of a Windrush generation girl who came to Britain in 1960 from the Caribbean.
Monday 24th May
The Museum of You
Collect the objects or things around you that help to capture you as a person. You could choose anything from your favourite tea, to an old photograph, to your favourite book. Perhaps they are everyday, ordinary things – or perhaps they tell extraordinary stories. What do they mean to you?
Arrange your objects into a display. Capture your display in photographs, words, or in a sketch. Send pictures of your work to J.Scoble@tsatrust.org.uk
Friday 21st May
Kung Fu Panda
This week we are recommending Kung Fu Panda: Secrets of the Furious Five. Find it on BBC iPlayer
Kung Fu Panda: Secrets of the Furious Five
Kung Fu Panda spin-off special. Po tells stories of each of the Furious Five’s pasts.
Wednesday 20th May
Special Effects Expert
This week we have added a video from Rob Legato – a Special Effects Artist who talks about how he made the effects for the film Apollo 13. You will find this film in your Enrichment Library in Resources – in a folder entitled “Expert Video”.
Monday 17th May
Choose a colour that describes the way you are feeling. Can you capture that colour through one of the five senses – sight, sound, smell, touch or taste? Choose one that feels interesting to you, and create a sensory experience to enjoy….
If the colour was a song how would it sound? Where might you often find this colour? Is it in nature, in the food you eat or the clothes you wear? If the colour had a texture, how would it feel to touch? If you are feeling energised, in vivid tones of colour you could listen to some music to get you dancing. Or you might be feeling calm, in muted tones and capture it through making soft lines in a drawing.
Let’s brighten up the week!
Friday 14th May
This week we are recommending a Horrible Histories Film – “Bill”. Family comedy from the performers of Horrible Histories. Young Bill Shakespeare leaves Stratford to follow his latest dream, to be a playwright in London 1593. While King Philip of Spain plots to kill Queen Elizabeth of England, young Bill Shakespeare leaves Stratford to follow his latest dream, to be a playwright in London – despite the theatres being closed due to plague. Luckily the Queen desires a new play – unluckily she chooses creepy Lord Crawley to write it.
Don’t forget to send us your reviews! Templates can be found in your Enrichment Library. Send your reviews to J.Scoble@tsatrust.org.uk
Wednesday 12th May
This week we have added a brand new folder to your Enrichment Library – Shadow Puppetry. In there you will find films on how to make a shadow puppet theatre and shadow puppet making tutorials. Why not film your shadow puppet plays and send them to us!
Monday 10th May
Set a timer for two minutes, or however long you like, and write! If you are looking for some inspiration to get you started you could use these prompts to start your sentences: ‘If I was a bird…’ or ‘You said…’ Don’t think too much. Trust yourself. Be free. Express whatever. It should feel good. Don’t judge yourself. Write the first thing that comes into your head and keep going. You don’t have to write fast, but just make sure you don’t stop.
Because if you stop, you will think too much and you will start to try and impose meaning on it and wrap things up and ‘make a point’. See what it allows you to discover. Don’t worry about finishing, being complete or perfect. Be messy. . Allow it to come out in the way it comes out. Let your wonderful subconscious do it’s magic thing.
Friday 7th May
This week we are recommending “The Wrong Trousers”
A classic Wallace and Gromit animation! Don’t forget to send us your reviews. You can use the templates and guides in your TEAMS Enrichment Library.
Wallace and Gromit: The Wrong Trousers
A mysterious penguin moves in with Wallace and Gromit, embroiling them in a heist.
Wednesday 5th May
This week we have added the stage play “Peter Pan” to your Enrichment Library. Go to your TEAMS Resources to find the Enrichment Folder.
Monday 4th May
Words, Words, Words
Pick ten random words from some written material around you – it might be a book, or a letter – or use Word Searches. You can find a Word Search in a newspaper, magazine or online. Pick out ten words at random that appeal to you. Your challenge is to use each word in a short story or poem, on a subject of your choice. Where will your words lead you? Send your poem or story to J.Scoble@tsatrust.org.uk
Friday 30th April
The Next Step – The Movie
In 2015, the cast of The Next Step began an eight-week, sold-out, coast-to-coast tour across Canada. For the fortunate fans who had tickets to those sold-out performances it was a chance to see their favourite dancers in person. But what would it be like to have the best seat in the house and a backstage pass?
The Next Step Live – The Movie
A performance of the cast of The Next Step’s sold-out tour across Canada.
Wednesday 28th April
This week we have added a Grimm Fairy Tale – “The Devil with the Three Golden Hairs”. Check out this spooky story!
Monday 26th April
We are all different. Different in appearance, thoughts, beliefs; the way we act, the way we speak, the way we move. Let’s celebrate our differences this week. Create a piece of artwork that celebrates how different, individual and unique you are! It may highlight your taste in music, your hobbies or something special that you value about yourself! Send your artwork to J.Scoble@tsatrust.org.uk
Friday 23rd April
Our recommendation this week is “Joe All Alone” on BBC iPlayer. Send us your reviews – J.Scoble@tsatrust.org.uk
Wednesday 21st April
The Secret of Liu Tai – Shadow Puppet Theatre
This week we have added a new Shadow Puppet Theatre performance to our Enrichment Library. If it inspires you, why not make your own Shadow Puppet Play. You will find your Enrichment Library in your Performing Arts Teams Resources.
Make something that symbolises HOPE. It could be a drawing, a collage, a photograph or even a story! Hope can look like lots of different things to different people; for some it can be a current feeling or change being made, whilst for others it could be a future aspiration. What gives you hope? Or what are you feeling hopeful for?
Create something to celebrate that hope and inspire others! Send your Hope Pictures, stories etc to J.Scoble@tsatrust.org.uk
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 J.Scoble@tsatrust.org.uk. Be a Culture Vulture!
Want to share your work? Send it to J.Scoble@tsatrust.org.uk – Be a Culture Vulture!