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Friday 2nd July

Film Club Friday

This Week we Are Recommending

BBC iPlayer – Wallace & Gromit: A Close Shave

Wallace & Gromit: A Close Shave

While Wallace is distracted by a romance, Gromit is framed for sheep rustling.

Wednesday 30th June

Enrichment Library

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

Culture Vulture Challenge

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 

Film Club Friday

Our Recommendation This Week

BBC One – Missing Link

BBC One – Missing Link

A Victorian adventurer tries to help a creature, but the pair are stalked by a hunter.

Monday 21st June

Culture Vulture Challenge

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 

Film Club Friday

Professor Branestawm

BBC iPlayer – Professor Branestawm – The Incredible Adventures of Professor Branestawm

Professor Branestawm – The Incredible Adventures of Professor Branestawm

An eccentric inventor takes on a businessman who wants to bulldoze his workshop.

Wednesday 16th June 

Clown Gags!

Enrichment Library

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

Culture Vulture Challenge

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

Film Club Friday

Paddington 2 – BBC iPlayer

Our recommendation this week! 

BBC iPlayer – Paddington 2

Paddington 2

Paddington finds himself the prime suspect when Aunt Lucy’s birthday present is stolen.

Wednesday 9th June 

Enrichment Library

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 

UEFA Women’s EUROs 2022!

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

Friday 28th May

Film Club Friday

Coming To England – Based on the best selling book

BBC iPlayer – Coming to England

Coming to England

A story of a Windrush generation girl who came to Britain in 1960 from the Caribbean.

Monday 24th May

Culture Vulture Challenge

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

Friday 21st May

Film Club Friday

Kung Fu Panda

This week we are recommending Kung Fu Panda: Secrets of the Furious Five. Find it on BBC iPlayer

BBC iPlayer – Kung Fu Panda: Secrets of the Furious Five

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

Enrichment Library

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

Sense & Colour

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 

Film Club Friday


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

Wednesday 12th May

Enrichment Library

Shadow Puppets

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

Mental Health Week

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

Friday Film Club

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.

BBC iPlayer – Wallace and Gromit: The Wrong Trousers

Wallace and Gromit: The Wrong Trousers

A mysterious penguin moves in with Wallace and Gromit, embroiling them in a heist.

Wednesday 5th May

Enrichment Library

Peter Pan

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

Culture Challenge

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

Friday 30th April

Friday Film Club

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?

BBC iPlayer – The Next Step Live – The Movie

The Next Step Live – The Movie

A performance of the cast of The Next Step’s sold-out tour across Canada.

Wednesday 28th April

Enrichment Library

This week we have added a Grimm Fairy Tale – “The Devil with the Three Golden Hairs”. Check out this spooky story!

Monday 26th April

Culture Vulture Challenge

Celebrate Differences!

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

Friday 23rd April

Friday Film Club

Our recommendation this week is “Joe All Alone” on BBC iPlayer. Send us your reviews –

Wednesday 21st April

Enrichment Library

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.

Monday 19th April

Culture Vulture Challenge

Symbols of Hope

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

Year 7 Art Cafe – Starting 21st April
Every Wednesday in the Library at lunchtime
This week we launch our Year 7 Art Cafe in the Library. Come along, bring your lunch listen to music, sing, read a poem, share an extract from your favourite book. Join us and be a Culture Vulture!
Wednesday 31st March 

Enrichment Library

Alice in Wonderland
Today we have uploaded a stage version of “Alice in Wonderland” for you to watch. You will find this performance and many others in your Enrichment Library in your Performing Arts TEAMS.
Monday 29th March 

Culture Vulture Challenge

Music Week
This week we celebrate Music in all it’s forms. What’s your earliest memory of music? Your favourite track? The first track you downloaded? Play your favourite track this week and whilst it is playing draw a picture….what will you draw? Or perhaps you could write a short story inspired by this music or create a picture of a festival where this music is played using Lego figures and soft toys. Send your pictures and stories to
Friday 26th March

Friday Film Club

Wallace and Gromit
Our recommendation this week is “A Matter of Loaf and Death” – A Wallace and Gromit Short Film. Don’t forget to post your review on the TEAMS Post or send us your review using our review template which can be found in your Enrichment Library. Send reviews to
CBBC – Wallace and Gromit: A Matter of Loaf and Death
Wallace and Gromit’s business faces danger when a killer starts targeting local bakers.
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.