Festival leaflet (2).pdf - RGFL


Festival leaflet (2).pdf - RGFL


It’s an absolute privilege to be able to introduce the

Rotherham Children and Young People’s Festival 2010.

This is a landmark event in the development of

Transforming Rotherham Learning, our commitment to

provide a world class education for all our children and

young people across the Borough. As Standards and

Achievement in our schools continue to rise and an

increasing number of young people progress into

further and higher education and training, what better

time to celebrate the rich range of our learners’ talents

and creativity? The 2010 Festival brings together

several cutting edge programmes which already enjoy an

international reputation – Rotherham Ready, Picture

This! and the ROSCARs - with new initiatives including

the Imagination Library and Inspire Rotherham which

represent our shared commitment to equal opportunity

and exciting learning experiences for all our children

from the very beginning of their lives. The flair and

verve of our young people will be on show across a

broad range of creative activities, including enterprise,

music, drama and new technologies, where Rotherham

schools and partner organisations such as Rotherham

United FC, the Get Real Team and the Local Strategic

Partnership are recognised as national leaders. Please

join us and make this Festival a celebration of all the

best our community can offer and an inspiration to

ensure the future for Rotherham’s children and young

people is everything they deserve.

Cllr Shaun Wright

Cabinet Member—Children and Young People’s Service

The Timetable of Events

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

21-Jun 22-Jun 23-Jun 24-Jun 25-Jun 26-Jun 27-Jun

Picture This! Exhibition Open

14-19 Carnival

Inspire for Life (LAC Event)

RUFC launch

Rotherham Ready Inspire for Life (LAC Event) /

Summer Proms

Picture This! Opening

Maths Masterclass

Summer Proms

/ Inspire

Ambassador Event Summer Proms

/ CYPS Awards





Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

28-Jun 29-Jun 30-Jun 01-Jul 02-Jul 03-Jul 04-Jul

Picture This! Exhibition Open

Inspire Rotherham






Festival /


Morning Shakespeare

Afternoon Festival /

Evening Healthy Schools

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

05-Jul 06-Jul 07-Jul 08-Jul 09-Jul 10-Jul 11-Jul

Big String

Childrens Book



Picture This! Exhibition Open

Morning Big Band Big Sing ICT Conference /

Afternoon Languages

Big Bash

Childcare Champions

Get Real Team


/ Support Staff






21st June - 9th July 2010

At Magna

Children & Young

People’s Festival

Picture This! Exhibition - This is the third Picture This! Exhibition which

will showcase work by schools around two pieces of artwork from Clifton

Park Museum used as a stimulus in the classroom. The grand opening

will be on the 21st June and remain open for the duration of the festival.

Healthy Schools - The day will be open to all schools and will be based

around the theme of Physical Activity. It will be an opportunity for both

children and staff to see and try lots of different activities, games and

sports. The aim of the day will be to introduce people to activities

that they might not have tried before.

Primary Maths Master Class Celebration - A chance for all Maths Master

Class Pupils and their families to meet together to receive their certificates

from the Royal Institute. This year featuring Kjartan Poskitt who will

be presenting an astonishing array of facts and features from his big new

colouring book.

Made in Rotherham - Rotherham Ready, the internationally

acknowledged enterprise learning project, is holding its annual conference

as part of the Rotherham Children’s Festival. With more than 400 teachers

trained to develop enterprise across the borough and over 90 Warwick

Awards for Excellence in Enterprise achieved in schools and colleges,

Rotherham really is a ‘Centre for Excellence’ in enterprise learning.

‘Made in Rotherham’ will share the breadth and depth of the borough's

culture of enterprise in education with exciting key note speakers,

best practice workshops and a young person led enterprise learning

market, leaving delegates inspired and equipped to take enterprise

education to the next level.

RUFC Launch - This is a celebration event to mark the re-launch of the

partnership between CYPS and Rotherham United FC. Further details will


RotherMunch - A campaign as well as an event, ‘RotherMunch’ is about

promoting healthy eating, active lifestyles, enterprise and communication

skills through a huge grow, cook and eat event. Schools and the community

are being challenged to grow something to contribute to a giant

‘RotherMunch’ where they will share a meal cooked from the ingredients.

There will be a ‘Ready, Steady’ style cook off and lots of fun and interactive

demonstration and activities. RotherMunch is a partnership event

developed by TV garden design entrepreneur Lee Bestall, Rotherham

Ready, Healthy Schools and Inspire Rotherham.

Language Learning in Rotherham - When it comes to Language Learning,

Rotherham Rocks!

This exciting event combines song, dance, drama and story telling across

all phases to showcase the outstanding work carried out by our schools

in the area of language learning.

Come and be amazed at our talented youngsters and maybe learn a thing

or two yourself!

Book Awards - 2010 marks the tenth anniversary of the Rotherham

Children’s Book Award and promises to be bigger and better than ever

with over 50 Key Stage 1, 2 and 3 schools and departments

participating, in addition to the inclusion of work inspired by the

Imagination Library for babies and pre-school children. This is a wonderful

opportunity for school staff, children and parents to join together in a

celebration of the wealth of new children’s literature. More authors than

ever before have promised to come and share their love of writing, as well

as signing copies of their books, so we are very excited to offer an

invitation to all interested parties.

We are also working in partnership with Inspire Rotherham to launch

their Poet Laureate Award. This competition is an exciting opportunity to

become Rotherham’s first ever Poet Laureate. The winner will be

announced at the Rotherham Book Awards, for more details and

information on how to enter please visit www.inspirerotherham.org.

Support Staff - This is the first Celebration and Awards Ceremony for

support staff from across Rotherham. The event will be an opportunity to

acknowledge and celebrate the excellent practice undertaken by

members of support staff and all award winners will come from

nominations made by school staff.

The Creative and Media Diploma students - are proud to present

their version of the tear jerking musical ‘Blood Brothers‘ which

includes drama, singing and dancing. This is a family performance not

to be missed!

The performance will be the culmination of the premier year of the

Creattive and Media Diploma being run in Rotherham, and is an excellent

opportunity for the wider public to see some of the work that the Diploma

involves for students.

Roscars - this is a celebration

event ’Oscars style’ that will award

and showcase the excellent

practice in Rotherham.

Inspire for Life – 2 days of activities

aimed at corporate parents,

carers and all key individuals who

work, live or engage with children in care. Inspirational speakers will

launch the days, followed by workshops and giveaways, to equip you with

resources and expertise to engage children in literacy experiences to

improve their life chances. An innovative market place, showcasing best

practices and offering information, advice and guidance, will be available

throughout the 2 days. Everybody is welcome and all foster carers will

receive a range of exciting free resources in a wonderful gift bag.

Inspire Rotherham – family learning morning - A Saturday morning

bonanza of family communication activities, free resources, lots of

activities and workshops, authors, storytellers, performances, sports

heroes - an array of fun literacy activities for all the family to enjoy, showcasing

the projects which have been delivered across Rotherham through the

Inspire Rotherham Literacy Campaign.

ICT Conference — This will be a busy, informative, ‘hands on’ event

bringing together the best practice in ICT from across Rotherham schools.

The Exhibition Zone will have live demonstrations of cutting edge technology

from over 30 exhibitors. The School Showcase Zone will have examples of

good practice in all aspects of ICT. e.g animation, film making, from

schools in Rotherham, including the Champion ICT Schools. Throughout the

day in the Conference Zone, workshops and seminars will take place focusing

on developing effective classroom practice and on learning and teaching.

These will be led by nationally recognised speakers. The finals of the

Podcasting competition will also be taking place and Student Journalists

and Cub Reporters will be on hand to report on the conference.

If this isn’t exciting enough the conference will also see the launch of a new

ICT project focused on developing ICT practice.

Rotherham Schools Music Service --presents a musical extravaganza of

young instrumentalists and singers.

Junior School pupils from across Rotherham will join together to form

bands, choirs and orchestras with nearly 3000 children taking part.

The Big String - Violins, cellos and guitars perform together in a musical

feast of string playing to form a huge orchestra.

The Big Band - Brass, woodwind and percussion players from Rotherham's

Wider Opportunities projects will form one of the biggest bands

that South Yorkshire has ever seen.

The Big Bash - Young percussionists showcase their Djembe playing in a

celebration of world music.

The Big Sing -1000 voices come together in a lively, fun-filled choir that

is sure to raise the roof!

Summer Proms - To kick the whole festival off to a rousing start, all the

junior and intermediate ensembles from our music centre will take part

in the first week-end event as part of our annual Summer Proms.

Shakespeare Festival – A spirit of Youth - Performances from 20 Rotherham

schools, presented over 4 evenings, demonstrating that children

can understand, enjoy and perform Shakespeare at primary age. These

performances will be uplifting and inspiring for the audience, as children

from Rotherham primary schools present their productions of 4

Shakespeare plays.

Brilliantly produced with staff from each school, the Open Minds

Theatre Company and support from the Royal Shakespeare Company

Inspire Master class – don’t miss this unforgettable evening with 2

national guest speakers, inspiring practitioners to develop approaches to

literacy with children ….. more details to follow…….

Childcare Champions - An event for the private, voluntary and independent

Early Years providers, Childminders and Children’s Centres to celebrate

their success and achievements over the year.

….and many more events to be confirmed

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