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Learning Resources and Activities

We know it’s a strange time, so we want to help offer some fun and family-friendly activities to stave away boredom and stimulate creativity whilst at home.

Keeping active both physically and mentally is incredibly important for our wellbeing, so we’ve pulled together some free resources inspired by our past, present and future projects.

We’ll be posting them here and on our social media channels every Monday at noon.

Poetry Kit

In 2017 we created this kit to celebrate the power of poetry.

As Absolutely Cultured we’re revisiting this resource to share a range of ideas of how to engage with poetry in creative and fun ways.

(KS2-4)

Hello Hull – Issue #3

During 2017 we worked with Studio Anorak to create Hello Hull, a magazine designed as part of the No Limits learning programme.

Along with activities, it features illustrated pages of poems, games and interesting facts about the city.

(KS1+)

Peel Street Park – Swift Project

We started the Peel Street Park project in June 2019, working with volunteers, residents, local organisations and the HCC parks and gardens team. We created and put into place a plan for the park that aims to improve how it serves its local community.

The physical work is on hiatus due to the COVID-19 lockdown, but later we will be working with Yorkshire Wildlife Trust to encourage swifts to nest in the area – as swift numbers are depleting rapidly. In the spirit of this, we have created some swift-related activities!

Resources:
– Bird finger puppets (KS2/3)
– Flying Swift mobiles (KS2/3)
– Swift Fact Sheet (KS2/3)

Hello Hull – Issue #2

During 2017 we worked with Studio Anorak to create Hello Hull, a magazine designed as part of the No Limits learning programme.

Along with activities, it features illustrated pages of poems, games and interesting facts about the city.

(KS1+)

Creative Women of Hull

Hull has produced some amazingly creative women. Use these comprehensives cards to discover more about some of them.

Expand your knowledge further by researching your favourite Hull heroines!

Resources:
– Creative Women of Hull information cards (KS3)

Hello Hull – Issue #1

During 2017 we worked with Studio Anorak to create Hello Hull, a magazine designed as part of the No Limits learning programme.

Along with activities, it features illustrated pages of poems, games and interesting facts about the city.

(KS1+)

Humber Street Gallery

Humber Street Gallery is an Absolutely Cultured project, bringing a vibrant, high-quality contemporary art space to Hull. The gallery’s free programme of exhibitions is supported by a series of talks, performances, screenings and workshops.

Resources:
– Curate Your Own Exhibition (KS3/4)
– Discussion Forum Resources – Women in Contemporary Art (KS4)
– Early Bods Playdough Recipe (KS1)
– Frances Disley – Turmeric dye tutorial (KS2+, with adult supervision)
– It Takes A Village – Learning Pack (KS3/4)
– Liverpool Biennial 2018 – Engagement Pack (KS1/2)

Model City

Model City was an immersive audio installation that took over King Edward Street for half term in February 2020. In this original soundscape by BAFTA award-winning composer Dan Jones, the children of Hull took listeners and passers-by to alternate realities.

Resources:
– Draw a picture or write a letter to Hull children of the future. (KS1-3)
– Design and build a 3D model of your own future Hull. (KS1-3)

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