EXCITING WORKSHOPS FOR PRIMARY SCHOOLS!

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WE'VE TAKEN OUR UNIQUE WORKSHOPS INTO OVER 100 SCHOOLS!

- Boost children's mental and physical wellbeing -

- Tick boxes from the Music, PE and literacy curricula -

- Engage every child in the creation of unique songs and dance/exercise routines -

- Improve the status of your school values or PE  -

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ROCK THE SPORT!

Our most popular workshop!

PE - MUSIC - LITERACY

The unique, cross-curricular, whole-school enrichment

experience that everyone’s talking about!  
 

- Engage and inspire all learners -
- Transform your school culture -
- Create 4 interactive PE songs & dance/exercise routines -
- Bring music, literacy and creativity into PE! -

(We've recently upgraded our workshops and now offer the creation of professional music videos, rather than the CD's shown

in the video above. We're also not currently running whole school assemblies following COVID health and safety protocol).

What does a Rock The Sport workshop day look like?

4 x 1 hour long, exciting, interactive workshops with a live band

The creation of 4 brand new PE based songs

Your children engaged in the process of choreographing dance and exercise routines

Your children performing the songs they've created

The option of creating 4 professional music videos as part of the Video+ package to share at home and in school!

Standard Package

Cost: £800 per day + transport/accommodation cost depending on location
Maximum children per day (4 workshops per day): as many as you can safely fit in your school hall

After getting the children warmed up by teaching them a dance routine to one of our songs, we work together to explore an area of the PE curriculum, teaching new skills as required. The children then choose chords for their new song and choreograph dance moves, gymnastic sequences, balances or actions during the musical game/choreography section of the workshop. We then engage with their literacy skills as they help us create and edit the lyrics for their new song. The workshop ends with a performance of their brand new song which can be filmed by teachers, or made into a professional music video with our Video+ package (see below). 

Video+ Package

Cost: £1099 per day + transport/accommodation cost depending on location
Maximum children per day: 280 (If you would like us to work with more children we can offer a discount if multiple days are booked)

With our professional green screen and film studio equipment, we can give your children the experience of creating music videos of their songs and dance moves for your school to use as resources forever more!

 

The process is exactly the same as the standard package (as described above) until the last 10 minutes of the workshop. Once the song is created, instead of performing the song as a one-off, we will organise the children, set up our professional video camera and then carry out the process of creating an awe inspiring music video - fully edited and personalised for your school. You will receive a private password protected page on the Rocktopus website where you will find your videos and downloadable resources. Children will receive a Rocktopus fan card with a link to your protected page and music videos, access to the Rocktopus fan page as well as access to downloadable educational activities.   

 

How you might use your music videos:

- In PE lessons as warm ups, cool downs, cardio training, balancing practice etc.

- As brain breaks in the classroom to increase physical fitness

- In assemblies as a whole school wake and shake activity

- On your website to show the world how serious you are about PE and fitness

- To show parents the amazing opportunities you're giving their children

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Sports Premium money can be used to fund any of our workshops!

BOOK YOUR WORKSHOP NOW!

Just send an email with your preferred dates to:

info@rocktopus.co.uk

 
 

School Values ROCK!

Our BRAND NEW workshop!

MUSIC - LITERACY - PSHE - PE

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What does a 'School Values Rock' workshop day look like?

 

4 x 1 hour long, exciting, interactive workshops with a live band

The creation of 4 brand new School Values based songs

Children engaged in the process of choreographing dance routines and actions

Children performing the songs they've created

The option of creating 4 professional music videos as part of the Video+ package to share at home and in school!

Standard Package

Cost: £800 per day + transport/accommodation cost depending on location
Maximum children per day (4 workshops per day): as many as you can safely fit in your school hall

After getting the children warmed up by teaching them a dance routine to one of our songs, we work together to explore what your school values mean to them. We address any misconceptions and help make the value(s) more relevant where necessary. Many of the ideas the children come up with during this time become lyrics for their song. We then use our tried and tested songwriting methods to weave musical magic, creating a song with maximum input from the children. In the final part of the workshop, we work together to create dance moves and actions which make the songs more fun and memorable as well as add the energy needed to create a great final performance. The workshop ends with the performance of their brand new song which can be filmed by teachers, or made into a professional music video with our Video+ package (see below). 

Video+ Package

Cost: £1099 per day + transport/accommodation cost depending on location
Maximum children per day: 280 (If you would like us to work with more children we can offer a discount if multiple days are booked)

With our professional green screen and film studio equipment, we can give your children the experience of creating music videos of their songs and dance moves for your school to use as resources forever more!

 

The process is exactly the same as the standard package (as described above) until the last 10 minutes of the workshop. Once the song is created, instead of performing the song as a one-off, we will organise the children, set up our professional video camera and then carry out the process of creating an awe inspiring music video - fully edited and personalised for your school. You will receive a private password protected page on the Rocktopus website where you will find your videos and downloadable resources. Children will receive a Rocktopus fan card with a link to your protected page and music videos, access to the Rocktopus fan page as well as access to downloadable educational activities.   

 

How you might use your music videos:

- In school assemblies to refresh and deepen children's understanding of the values

- In PSHE sessions to explore themes linked to your values

- As brain breaks in the classroom to increase physical fitness

- On your website to show the world what is important to your school

- To show parents the amazing opportunities you're giving their children

Example Music Video
 

BOOK YOUR WORKSHOP NOW!

Just send an email with your preferred dates to:

info@rocktopus.co.uk

Getting your entire school to understand, appreciate and engage with your School Values has never been easier!  
 

- Inspire passion and enthusiasm for your school values -
- Create 4 school values songs with choreographed dance routines -

- Give children ownership over your values -

- Give children an inspiring musical experience with a live band -

- Create 4 professional music videos with our Video+ package -

 

Sports Premium money can be used to fund any of our workshops!

“The children had fantastic fun, learning to make music together, thinking of lyrics and learning the sociable value of music and how it linked to our school’s values. It was accessible by all children regardless of their ability or background. Brilliant!”

Miss Morton, Milford Infants

“It’s an absolute no-brainer! It’s fun, it’s inclusive, it’s all the things that are great about education rolled in to one. We’ve had them in twice now, and have booked them to come again!”   
 

George Samois - Head Teacher, Twerton infants, Bath

“The children were at the centre of the process and they absolutely loved it. We now use the songs in our assemblies and the children have real pride in them because they created them. Not only did Rocktopus help the children understand our school values in more depth, they also managed to include our whole school in the songwriting process. A brilliant experience!”

 

David Cook - Headteacher @ Luckington Primary School

 


“These guys are doing something totally unique and there’s no doubt in my mind that they’re set to be the next big thing. Get them in while you still can! I can honestly say they’ve inspired every child in my school.”  

 

Rupert Kaye - Head Teacher, Christchurch Primary, Frome

 

“Rocktopus filled each child with renewed energy and enthusiasm for music and songwriting. If they approach you for a free songwriting workshop I would strongly recommend taking them up on it.

Matt Stone - Head Teacher, St Martns Garden Primary, Bath

 

“As a school we’re really into our music, and for the kids to see a live band playing a song which they’ve helped create is an experience they’ll never forget. Do it! Get them in!  it’s a big thumbs up from me!”

'After witnessing the Rocktopus experience at the AfPE conference I knew we had to book this amazing duo for our school. We had just started to embed our new school values so the 'Rock the Values' workshops were a perfect fit. We booked two consecutive days with an hour's workshop for every year group. Incorporating a high physical activity element to every session was fantastic too. 

 Our pupils were wide-eyed with awe when Tom and Andy started playing and it did not take them long to be on their feet, choosing the musical notes, selecting the lyrics to their values rock song and coming up with the dance moves. Every session ended with a video that we get to keep and share over and over! 

 We have PE enrichment at the end of every term at Belmont and Rocktopus were our grand finale! Staff and pupils alike said this was the best PE enrichment so far (and the standard was high!)

 Tom and Andy are the most lovely pair of guys, eager to get it right for our school and just fabulous with our children. We had already booked them for the next academic year by the end of day one!

 Next stop, 'Rock the Sport' which will provide us with physical activity videos for every class to use as brain breaks whenever we choose! We can't wait.'

Jo Smith - PE Coordinator, Belmont Primary

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FAQs

Can I use my Sports Premium Money to book a 'Rock The Sport' or 'School Values Rock' Day?

Yes you can! Our workshops tick all the right boxes meaning that you can use your funding money. (In fact, they were used as an example in the DFE ‘evidencing the impact of Primary and Sports Premium’ Document!)

How much does it cost?

A standard workshop day costs £800.

The Video+ Package costs £1099 per day

If you book 2 or more consecutive days, there is a £100 discount for every subsequent day booked

If you are more than an hours drive away from our base (Frome, Somerset) there will be an extra charge for transport as detailed below.

Which parts of the country will you travel to?

We are based in Frome, Somerset but are happy to travel. Here are our travel costs*:

- Up to 1 hour away: No extra charge

- Between 1 and 2 hours away: £70 (transport)

- Between 2 and 3 hours away: £140 (transport and accommodation)

- 3 - 4 hours away: £190 (transport and accommodation)

- 4+ hours away: We are are on occasion open to travelling this far although there are a few conditions which we will need to discuss with you before committing. Get in touch for more information.

*All costs above are based on a one day visit. 2 day visits over 1 hour away have an extra £50 added for accommodation.

How many classes can you work with in a day?

Standard Package

With the standard package you get 4 workshops in a day and we can work with as many children as can safely fit in your school hall in each workshop. Please bear in mind that the children will be very active and need space to move around.

 

Video+ Package

With the Video+ package we have to limit numbers to a maximum of 70 per workshop (280 children per day). This is the only way we can fit all of the children into the ‘green screen filming frame’ so that they can all star in the video. Many schools opt for a discounted 2 day video+ package in order to give every child this experience.

How many school values can you cover in a day?

We prefer to write one school value per song, but on many occasions, schools have grouped their values and asked us to write about more than one in a song. The resulting songs have been equally brilliant and meaningful to the children, if a little less focused and 'in depth' on specific values.

What is the difference between the standard package and the video+ package?

Regardless of package, the first 50 minutes of each workshop is identical with the children having the exactly the same exciting, educational experience. In the last 10 minutes of the standard package, we practice the entire song for the first time, and then do a performance which can be filmed by teachers using school cameras/ipads. In the last 10 minutes of the video+ package we organise the children, set up our professional video camera, then run them through the process of creating an awe inspiring music video that is fully edited and personalised for your school to be used in class or at home. With the video+ package, schools also get the following:

- 4 professional music videos to use in school and share with parents
- Your own private password protected page on the Rocktopus website where you can find your videos and downloadable resources forever more

- Children receive a Rocktopus fan card, access to the fan page, access to downloadable educational activities and access to their music videos

 

What happens with the music videos from the video+ package?

Your videos can be found on a private password protected page on the Rocktopus website. Only people with the url for this page and a password can have access to these and the password can easily be changed at the schools request. The videos are actually hosted on Vimeo where they are classified as private and are not in any way available to the general public.

What happens with the music videos?

After we finish our day with you we will send you your completed music videos through WeTransfer. You will then be able to download them and put them onto your school network. We will not do anything with your videos without your express permission, and it is entirely up to the school whether the videos are seen by the public or not.

Do we get a CD of the songs?

We no longer produce a CD of the songs created. Instead we offer the video+ option which allows children to watch back their music videos and copy the actions.  

Do you still do whole school assemblies?

Since Covid we have stopped doing whole school assemblies.

What areas of the curriculum do you cover?


We've used our experience as primary teachers to ensure that we pack in as many PE, literacy and music curriculum skills as possible. Click here to see the full list.

Do our songs have to be about sport or school values?

We can use the same model as 'Rock The Sport' or 'School Values Rock', to help your children to write songs abut absolutely ANYTHING! From bullying to friendship, history to science - the sky is the limit.

How do I book?

- Send us an email at: info@rocktopus.co.uk telling us what date you'd like to book your session.

- We will send you a booking confirmation form and a blank timetable to complete with times and session titles for the day.

- That's it! We take care of everything else.

What adaptations have you made since Covid?

Click here to see how we have adapted our workshops to make them Covid safe.

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