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 curriculum -

- Every child helps create songs and music videos -

- 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 music videos -
- Bring music, literacy and creativity  into PE! -

In 1 workshop day the school gets:

- 4, hour long exciting, interactive workshops with a live band

- The creation of 4 brand new songs for use in PE lessons

- Children engaged in the process of making 4 professional music videos

- The finished products for use in school in under a week!

Rock The Sport engages your children in dynamic songwriting workshops, covering many skills from the PE, literacy and music curriculum and encouraging reluctant learners to enjoy PE as never before. 


During each workshop we create a song a music video with the children, packed full of actions, dance moves and PE skills for them to join in with. After a day's workshop you'll have 4 music videos of your children’s songs to share at home and in school.

How do we do it?

 

After geting children warmed up by teaching a dance routine to one of our songs, we work together to explorean area of the PE curriculum. 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 use our tried and tested songwriting methods to weave musical magic with them steering the ship.

 

We then work together to create dance moves and actions which make the songs more fun and memorable and add the energy needed to create a great music video.

 

 

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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(We've recently upgraded our workshops and now create music videos, rather than the CD's shown in the above video.

We are not currently running whole school assemblies for health and safety reasons).

Workshop costs:

 

1 full day consisting of 4 workshops costs £800.

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

Depending on your location, there may be an extra cost for travel and accomodation.

BOOK YOUR WORKSHOP NOW!

Just send an email with your preferred dates to:

Rocktopuskids@gmail.com

 
 

School Values ROCK!

Our BRAND NEW workshop!

MUSIC - LITERACY - PSHE - PE

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In 1 workshop day the school gets:

- 4 hour long exciting, interactive workshops with a live band

- The creation of 4 brand new songs for use in PE lessons

- Children engaged in the process of making 4 professional music videos

- The finished products for use in school in under a week!

In just one day, children will create and star in 4 unique school values songs & music videos, with your values at the heart! Use these videos & songs with their actions and dance moves to improve school culture & embed your values into the hearts & minds of your children.

How do we do it?

 

After geting children warmed up by teaching a dance routine to one of our songs, we work together to explore what the 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 and add the energy needed to create a great music video.

Use your music videos:

- In school assemblies to refresh and deepen childrens 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
 

Workshop costs:

 

1 full day consisting of 4 workshops costs £800.

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

Depending on your location, there may be an extra cost for travel and accomodation.

BOOK YOUR WORKSHOP NOW!

Just send an email with your preferred dates to:

Rocktopuskids@gmail.com

We'll get back to you straiht away.

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

- Inspire passion and enthusiasm for your school values -
- Create 4 school values songs & music videos -

- Give children ownership over your values -

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

 

“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!”

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FAQs

Can I use my Sports Premium Money to book a Rock The Sport Day?

Yes you can! Our workshops tick all the right boxes meaning that you can use your funding money.

Can I use my Sports Premium Money to book a School Values Rock Day?

We have spoken to several head teachers following recent SVR workshops who have said they'd be happy to use sports premium money to pay for these workshops due to the dynamic active physical elements. We are however yet to run this by our advisors.

How much does it cost?

A workshop day costs £800. If you are more than an hours drive away there will be an extra charge for transport as detailed below.

What adaptations have you made since Covid?

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

What part 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: £50 (transport)

- Between 2 and 3 hours away: £100 (transport and accomodation)

- More than 3 hours away: £150 (transport and accomodation)

 

If your school is more than 4 hours away, get in touch to find out how we can come to your school.

How many classes can you work with in a day?

In a day we write 4 songs with your school. We can also work with 2 or more classes at a time. Some schools are booking 2 consecutive days, giving every child the opportunity to be a part of the songwriting process.

How many school values can you cover in a day?

We prefer to write one school value per song, but on many occassions, 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 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 using the time to film and edit music videos. These are preferred by schools as they allow children to see the moves and join in easily by copying.

Do you still do whole school assemblies?

Due to covid restrictions, we are not currently 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 chidren 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: rocktopuskids@gmail.com telling us what date you'd like to book your session.

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

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