School Values Rock
- Pre Visit Information -

Click here to download your blank timetable for the day.

Timetable


Above you'll find your blank timetable for the day. Please fill this in, email it to us to be checked and provide a paper copy on the day.

 

Our Requirements


- A large, uncluttered space for the workshops (the same space for the duration of our visit)
- Access to a stage if you have one

- A room for us to work in during lunch break (if possible)

- No children wearing green (this interferes with the green screen filming process)

Group sizes

For each day, you'll need to split your school into 4 groups. Single classes of around 30 are preferable, but we can work with a maximum of 2 classes at a time if needs be. The larger the group, the more complex the creation of the music video becomes. Don't squeeze too many children into the space; there must be enough room for them to stretch out and make gymnastics shapes safely.

Workshop duration

In one day, we can run a maximum of 4 workshops. These each need to be an hour long (see timetable)

Song Themes


Sometimes schools have more values than there are workshop sessions available. In this instance you have two options: you can book another visit to ensure you get a song about each value (recommended), or you can group similar values into one session. For example, you might put resilience and independence into the same session and have one song which covers both. Please ensure children have discussed their value(s) in class before our visit.

Arriving, leaving and location


We will arrive with you at around 8am. We will need to have a short conversation with the person responsible for booking us upon or shortly after our arrival. We will stay on site until we've finished editing the videos. We aim to leave before 5:30pm.

 

Lunchtime

Our equipment can't be moved at lunchtime although only takes up a 5m x 2m space in the hall. Schools which have very lengthy lunchtime periods occasionally schools opt for packed lunches in classrooms to avoid eating in to workshop time.  

 

Music videos


We will be creating music videos at the end of each session. These videos will be private, unlisted and unavailable to the public. They are hosted by Vimeo and can only be accessed via our website on a password protected page. This allows children to share their experience and creativity with their parents at home and makes it easy for teachers to use the videos in class.

Filming Permissions

Please ensure that all teachers are familiar with the children in their class who can't be filmed and we will ensure they are not in the final video. These children can still access 95% of the workshop content. Some schools give parents the opportunity to make an exception to their stance on filming children for this exciting, confidence building opportunity.

 

Local Press

We've got our very own Press Officer, Lydia here to help spread the news of this amazing and unique experience you've organised for your school. She's packed with clever ideas on how to share the news with the local press. If you want your school to stand out in the local area, send her an email at our usual address!

 

Please feel free to get in touch if you have any questions or if there is anything you need to communicate to us.

Rocktopuskids@gmail.com