Calling all Nottingham & Nottinghamshire Schools

Invitation from Nottingham City Council to all Nottingham/shire schools to be part of the Hoodwinked Sculpture Trail.

Posted: February 4th, 2018

Calling all Nottingham and Nottinghamshire Schools!

Invitation from Nottingham City Council to all Nottingham/shire schools to be part of the Hoodwinked Sculpture Trail.

The Hoodwinked sculpture trail, will be swooping in to Nottingham in 2018 from July to September. Working with Wild In Art, it will see the arrival of over forty giant robin statues – starting one of the biggest arts events the city has ever seen and we want schools to be a massive part of this! So, we’ve devised Robin’s Tales – an education program which will offer ideas, resources and things to do around Nottinghamshire, looking at literacy, arts and culture, seeing the city with fresh eyes.

Schools will be able to have their own Book Bench - a metre-long “book fold” bench like these ones that schools created in Manchester last year - which you can decorate in school and will be displayed as part of the Hoodwinked Trail in a community venue (such as a leisure centre or library). The large Robins will be auctioned off for our charity partner Nottinghamshire Hospice at the end of the program, but your Book Bench will come back to school and be an amazing and visually stunning item in your school library or a literacy learning zone, acting as a permanent reminder of the Hoodwinked summer of fun!

There will also be CPD courses for teachers from The Mighty Creatives around Arts Award and Artsmark – Robin’s Tales is perfect for Arts Award Explore and we’ll send you a step-by-step guide as support – and world leading workshops from The National Literacy Trust on Raising Standards in Reading Comprehension.

Also in the pack will be ideas, plans and inspiration on how to make your own DIY flock of robins to display, cross-cultural links around rebels, myths and legends looking at cultures and faiths beyond the UK and offers from partners like Nottingham UNESCO City of Literature, Nottingham City Libraries & Parks and our charity partner – Nottinghamshire Hospice. The program is aligned with KS1 & 2 curriculum for English, Art & Design, Science, History, Geography and PE, as well as applicable to schools areas of spiritual, moral, social and cultural (SMSC) development and personal, social, health and economic (PSHE) education. We want it to be value for learning as well as value for money.

The following packages are available:
Reading Robin
A BookBench for your school.
Plus, attendance for up to 2 staff at the information briefing and training event in Nottingham, our bespoke Creative Education Resource Pack and the display of your Book Bench on the Hoodwinked trail in your school’s neighbourhood.
Cost: £250

Wise Robin
Sign up to receive a Reading Robin package and receive a free place (one per school) on the Raising Standards in Reading Comprehension 2-day teacher training delivered on 20th March & a second date in May/June 2018 by National Literacy Trust, including membership of the National Literacy Trust until the end of the 2018-19 academic year.
All training to be held at College Street Centre, Nottingham, with lunch and resources provided. There are only 25 Wise Robin places available, so will be allocated on a first come, first served basis and are only available to schools taking part in the Reading Robin program.

We really hope you want to join us in what could be one of the largest arts events the city has seen. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to get in touch and, if you want to sign up, just email Gareth Morgan: to say you’re interested. The deadline for schools sign-ups is 16th February and CPD places are limited, available on a first come first served basis.

For more on Hoodwinked, please take a look at the project’s website here.
We can’t wait to welcome your school into our flock for Hoodwinked 2018!

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