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Arts Home Learning Ideas: Week 11

Lots of opportunities to participate in this week!


Design competition for new Children’s Hospital
Calling all young patients, families, artists, budding architects and designers! Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust is going to build a brand-new Leeds Children’s Hospital and we need your help to design it.

Draw a picture, paint, make a model, write a poem, make it in Minecraft or Lego, make a short video- anything you like, it’s up to you! For a chance to win a £100 Amazon voucher, take a picture of your creation in good lighting (you don’t have to do this for a video) and share it at: https://www.leedsth.nhs.uk/daring-designers-competition.

Entries are open to anyone under 18 years old and the deadline is Friday 12 June 2020 – good luck!

Young People encouraged to share their Covid experiences
Across the city, the lives of children and young people have been dramatically impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. They are having to come to terms with a whole new normal way of living and finding different and innovative ways to cope. The COVID Diaries project run by CEG (a national business) and Leeds City Council offers a way to capture their experience and will provide a valuable historical snapshot of Leeds for future generations.

People of all ages across Leeds are being invited to share their stories, experiences and thoughts about the coronavirus pandemic, but they are particularly keen to hear from children, young people and families.

You can submit your entry, absolutely anything you want, in any format! It can be hand-written, typed, drawn, painted, recorded etc. and can be a blog, video diary, song, piece of music, social media post, a photo, a poem, a piece of artwork … it doesn’t have to be a diary entry!

For more info & to submit entries, visit: www.coviddiaries.co.ukInstagram, Twitter or Facebook

Storytelling and drama from Polka Theatre
Watch a story and have a go at some of the related activities: suitable for younger children.

Leeds Children’s Mayor 2020 – Schools invited to enter
Despite the Coronavirus outbreak, the city will still be holding elections for the next Leeds Children’s Mayor (LCM) this year. The LCM team have adapted and tailored the programme to enable year 5 children to participate even if they’re in a home learning setting. Primary schools in the city, who would like their year 5 cohort to participate, can now download a teacher information pack and home entry pack from the Leeds Children’s Mayor portal.

The deadline to submit entrants is Wednesday 17th June Here is a short video from Wania the current Children’s Mayor who explains what she likes about the programme.