The Imaginarium is a fun, hands on, creative thinking and literacy programme that fosters imagination, curiosity and resilience in children and young people at Key Stage 2 and Key Stage 3. All activities are based around the fictional world of an enchanted museum and the artists who live and work there, and use fictional and real world cultural and inspirational objects and stories to provide opportunities for research, creative expression, evaluation and reflection.
This highly imaginative and interactive programme is delivered in 3 stages:
The programme begins with 2 weeks of teacher-led, pre-workshop classroom activities and challenges exploring uniquely designed stimulus from The Imaginarium to encourage creative thinking, visual literacy and writing skills.
A one day participative story making workshop with Imaginologist, Miss Spellbound, and her story suitcases, provides the opportunity to explore and experiment with characterisation, descriptive writing, empathy, rhythm, tone and pace through writing and drama linked to the following KS2 and KS3 curriculum topics:
We are, however, open to creating bespoke story suitcases for additional curriculum topics on request. Please note this would incur additional costs. Price available on application.
Follow up interaction with Miss Spellbound through purposeful writing tasks and lesson plans for teacher-led activities in the classroom help to embed, reinforce and develop the creative thinking and writing skills developing in Stage 1 and 2 of the programme.
To find out more, or to book your school on to The Imaginarium programme, contact Alex O’Toole at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 07854 951266.
The Imaginarium programme has been mapped to Arts Award Discover and will help pupils achieve their Discover Arts Award.
Arts Award is a nationally recognised qualification for children and young people aged 5-25 at five levels, Discover, Explore, Bronze, Silver and Gold helping young people to learn and develop through the arts. It is managed by Trinity College London in association with Arts Council England.
Doing the Arts Award supports young people to develop as artists and arts leaders by following and developing their own interests. By taking part your pupils will have the opportunity to:
The arts can include: drawing, painting, sculpting, dancing, music composition, singing, film making, animation, model making, storytelling, creative writing, designing, drama and role play etc.
To find out more about Arts Award, or to book your school on to The Imaginarium programme, contact Alex O’Toole at email@example.com or call 07854 951266.