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Take part in The January Challenge!
Looking for ideas for your home schooling? It is not too late to join in the January Challenge to receive 31 days of challenges for you to enjoy quick bursts of creativity at home.     Sign up to receive a creative challenge a day, or download The Champions free resource pack to see all the challenges ahead of time. All challenges are designed to last 5-10 minutes.    Schools, libraries, care homes or community groups can use the January Challenge to stay connected, by sharing their creativity and joining the online conversation #TheJanuaryChallenge The January Challenge is an annual campaign delivered by 64 Million Artists, and is supported by Arts Council England. All of the challenges have been selected by three creatives Lemn Sissay, Yomi Adegoke and Jess Thom (AKA The Touretteshero) from the suggestions submitted from people of all ages and backgrounds from all over the country.      Find out more and sign up for free here 
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Bags of Creativity – DCEP in action!
During the first lockdown IVE, the Bridge Organisation for Yorkshire and the Humber, worked with us at Doncaster Cultural Education Partnership and Children’s Services in Doncaster to deliver the Bags of Creativity project. Over 1000 bags were packed with creative activities and inspiring materials to be delivered to children and young people in Doncaster.  The bags are designed to make sure all children and young people can be creative at home by providing everything they need in one place. DCEP recruited a team of local artists and creative organisations to design activities for Bags of Creativity which have been printed onto double sided postcards. Child development specialists, Dr Karen Dunn and Di Chilvers provided training and mentoring to the team to ensure that activities are both tailored to the contents of the bags and engaging for children in each age range. Bags of Creativity, containing the 20 specially designed activity postcards, were created for three separate age groups. For 2-6-year-olds, an orange bag contained vibrant chiffon scarves, a space blanket, and many other materials to enhance imaginative play. 7-11-year-olds received a bright green bag full of colouring pencils, pipe cleaners and further tactile materials for creative expression. 12-16-year-olds received a navy-blue bag with contents including watercolour paints and modelling clay, giving them additional ways to explore their creativity. LazenbyBrown of York designed the Bags of Creativity free of charge. Many thanks to everyone involved in making this wonderful project happen. A special mention to the DCEP members who packed up the bags with the postcards and resources.  The postcards can be downloaded from the Kids Activities page of Cast’s website here. Here's are a few examples: For ages 2-6 For ages 7-11 For ages 12-16
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Aladdin Poetry Competition
Cast have an exciting creative writing opportunity and competition coming up, and we thought it would be perfect for your students to get involved in. Every student who enters will receive a certificate to be presented in assembly, and their poem will be collected in a poetry book to be displayed in Cast's Book Nook in the foyer. One winner will be chosen, and they will receive a family ticket to our pantomime and their entry will be published in our panto programme. The poem must be about either Aladdin or pantomimes, or be inspired by either theme. All poems must be no longer than 1 side of A4 and entrants must be between the ages of 5-11. Form and style are not important, so we're happy for you to suggest something that works into your upcoming lesson plans. If you would like any further information please email or call 01302 303 950. Or send poems to either or post to Cast, Waterdale, Doncaster, DN1 3BU Entries must be submitted by the 25th June 2021.
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