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Membership renewals (invoices) for 2020/21 have officially gone out and we’re sincerely hoping that you, our members, will continue being a part of InspirED. As you know our mission is to inspire every child in the county with access to arts and cultural opportunities to develop their creativity, imagination, confidence and skills to take their place in the world.

We’re delighted to be able to offer the same benefits as last year:

▪ One place at our InspirED Annual Conference 2021. See below for further details
▪ Three InspirED bulletins a year
▪ Discounts on quality-assured InspirED partner services including CPD, workshops and artist-led residencies
▪ Access to InspirED case studies and resources
▪ Priority access to other opportunities InspirED has initiated or fundraised for
One place at our InspirED Annual Conference 2021. See below for further details
Three InspirED bulletins a year
Discounts on quality-assured InspirED partner services including CPD, workshops and artist-led residencies
Access to InspirED case studies and resources
Priority access to other opportunities InspirED has initiated or fundraised for

In this newsletter:

Date for your Diary - Creativity Explores Conference
Download this year's resources
Online filmmaking workshop for Yr 5 & 6
Cultivate’s Apple Art project
Podcasting workshop
Opportunities
National resources

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Creativity Explores Conference March 11th 2021 at The Engine Room*

Helping teachers and teaching assistants develop a creative approach to one aspect for he curriculum. Grow your peer networks and inform your teaching practice through engaging, hands on CPD.

More details to follow. Please email alisa@somersetfilm.com if you have any queries in the meantime.

* Subject to Covid restrictions - if we are unable to deliver at a venue we will take this event online.

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You can still download the resources from our 2020 conference

▪ Artist Lucia Harley’s casting workshop guide using clay and plaster of Paris.
▪ Dancer Duncan Hume’s Dance at Home and teaching materials.
▪ Creative technologist Richard Tomlinson’s Light, Colour and Creativity activity.
Artist Lucia Harley’s casting workshop guide using clay and plaster of Paris.
Dancer Duncan Hume’s Dance at Home and teaching materials.
Creative technologist Richard Tomlinson’s Light, Colour and Creativity activity.
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Online Filmmaking Workshop for Primary School Classes Yr 5 & 6

Thursday 17th December 2020 1.30pm - 3.30pm | FREE for InspirEd members

Join us as we work together to recreate this classic film. Our aim is to provide an activity for the whole class. Each class will recreate allocated scenes from the movie, which will be sent to us for to edit together. The finished film will be premiered on World Book Day Thursday 4th March 2021. Please note, spaces are limited.

We'll be arranging a special online meeting for those schools that have signed up where all teachers and teaching assistant will be able to find out more about how we’ll be running the activity. Have a question? Email Alisa

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Take Art is part of a four-year EU-funded project called Ruritage. Their local hub Cultivate aims to bring local, people, arts and food together and is a creative partnership between the community, people and natural environment.

Cultivate’s Apple Art project invites schools to get involved in their community apple project and create an apple art tree. Further detail of the project can be found here along with a ‘how to’ video and printable handout.

They are particularly interested in working with schools in Crewkerne, South Petherton, Chard and Ilminster and have FREE workshops available for InspirED schools in this area. The workshops will be lead by Natasha Rand, visual artist, who is leading on the Apple Art project.

For more detail contact Katy at Cultivate - cultivate@takeart.org

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Somerset Film Creative Technologist Richard Tomlinson will be delivering a Introduction to Podcasting workshop on Tuesday 17th November at 6pm where you can learn how to create your own Podcast.

This course includes a one hour additional support session to help make your first podcast.

The cost of the session is £45.
Click here to book.

Photography Competition

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The Royal Photographic Society are now accepting entries for the Young Science Photographer of the Year 2020 competition.

Click here for more information.

Tall Tails Theatre Company Christmas film for Somerset schools

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Thanks to Arts Council funding "What a Superhero wants for Christmas” has been made into a full length filmed musical!

Schools, nurseries, paediatric wards and home education groups will be sent a vimeo link to access the film.

Release date 10/12/2020.

Visit their Facebook page for more information or email them at talltailstheatre@gmail.com

Free climate change CPD and classroom eco pack

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Take the eTwinning Climate Change Challenge!

Share your actions before 22 November to claim your free resource pack.

Resources and events/ workshops can be found at the link below and are free for all to use. During International Education Week , events are open to teachers from across the world.

Click here for more information.

Into Film Home Learning Resources

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You can download our British Council Shorts resources that use a selection of short films to engage Primary and Secondary age learners to develop their understanding of the 3Cs and 3Ss of film here. These resources are suitable for use in the classroom for teacher delivery or to be used independently by learners at home.

Find out more here.

Ruritage Photo Contest

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Ruritage has launched a Photo Contest which gives people in Somerset the opportunity to show the world what makes our rural area special.

The deadline has been extended to 30 November.

Our colleagues have already received several entries from people in Somerset, but we’d love to see some more!

Click here for more information.

Plastic Pollution Primary Recourse

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This Geography primary resource helps children learn about the impact of human activity, particularly plastic waste, on our planet’s oceans.

Vertical Garden Recourse

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The Young People's Trust for the Environment have created a video recourse to help primary students make their own hanging garden.

Click here for the video and more.

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About Us: InspirED is the arts education network for Somerset. Read more here…

*InspirED is a consortium of three award-winning organisations Somerset Art Works, Somerset Film and Take Art.

For more information on InspirED click here, call 01278 433187 or email us.

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