Sheffield Adventures as a learning resource
Create Sheffield’s Sheffield Adventures offers classrooms free, open-access ideas and activities that use Sheffield as inspiration or a learning resource.
Sophie Hunter, Create Sheffield Programme Manager and Jenny Coats, Create Sheffield Creative Education Producer and Head at Beck School hosted an event about their Sheffield Adventures during the ‘Why Creativity Matters NOW’ strand of the Learn Sheffield Autumn Online Festival.
There are currently over 50 Adventures on the Create Sheffield website which have been used over 6000 times from their launch in April 2020, with more currently being written by arts and cultural organisations in the city.
Jenny Coats shared a couple of examples of her favourite Adventures, and considered how she might use them within the curriculum, school day or even with staff CPD events. Here a few examples:
- River Explorers explores Sheffield’s five rivers and asks participants to imagine they are town planners, challenging them to design a green space alongside one of the rivers.
- Let’s Be Museum Curators challenge participants to curate a unique exhibition and to convince a museum director to display work.
- #19 Growing Little People, Plants and Things(from 50 Things Sheffield) guides gatekeepers in helping children to grow plants whilst developing healthy food choices and behaviours.
Create Sheffield are excited by the possibility of supporting schools in exploring their local environment through Sheffield Adventures. If you are interested in getting involved in this work or have any ideas and questions. Get in touch.
If you missed this session and would like to find out more about what was presented, you can watch the recording here.
Create Sheffield ask everyone who has attended one of the sessions or watched the replay to fill in a ‘Getting to Know You’ form to help us gather your thoughts and needs, in order to inform Create Sheffield’s Cultural and Creative Education Strategy that will be implemented from january 2022.
In return for filling in the form, you will:
- Have the opportunity to shape future CPD sessions to suit your needs and interests
- Have access to CPD opportunities
- Shape opportunities for further networking
- Have the option to join and create networks and sessions that support your learning
- Have the opportunity to share & shout about creative and cultural learning projects
- Have your voice heard!
Participant (education) Getting to Know You form.
Participant (Arts & Cultural Partners) Getting to Know You form.
Did you go on this Adventure? You can tell us about your experiences and give us feedback on how to make our Adventures better by filling in this short survey.