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WE'VE TAKEN OUR UNIQUE WORKSHOPS INTO OVER 200 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

ROCK THE SPORT!

The Workshop That Started It All!

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 although this can be arranged at the schools request.)

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

The creation of 4 professional music videos to share at home and in school!

Pricing & Content

Cost: £900 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.)

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 the creation of 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. Children will receive a Rocktopus fan card with a link to your protected page and music videos as well as access to the Rocktopus fan page.  

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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Let's ROCK!
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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

SVR

School Values ROCK!

MUSIC - LITERACY - PSHE - PE

Our Most Popuar Workshop!

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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 -

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

The creation of 4 professional music videos to share at home and in school!

Pricing & Content

Cost: £900 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.)

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. Working together, we create dance moves and actions which make the songs more fun and memorable as well as add the energy needed to create a great music video.

The workshop ends with the creation of 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. Children will receive a Rocktopus fan card with a link to your protected page and music videos as well as access to the Rocktopus fan page.  

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

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MATHS ROCKS!

Our BRAND NEW workshop!

MATHS - MUSIC - PE - LITERACY

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Create songs and actions that will help all children (no matter their learning style) to remember their x tables and number facts!

 

- Get every child in your school excited about maths -
- Create 4 interactive maths songs packed with rhyme, imagery and actions -

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

- Choose the subject of your songs, from X tables, number facts, counting and more -

What does a 'MATHS ROCKS' workshop day look like?

 

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

The creation of 4 brand new maths songs

Children engaged in the process of choreographing dance routines and actions

The creation of 4 professional music videos to share at home and in school!

Pricing & Content

Cost: £900 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.)

After warming the whole class up by teaching them moves to one of our Rocktopus songs we move on to the creative songwriting process. We start with a recap of whatever maths skill we're focusing on, for example the 7 x table. We then work through each of the sums involved, helping the children create and choose physical actions and accompanying rhyming lyrics for each. For example: 1 x 7 is 7, let's go surfing in Devon, 2 x 7 is 14, bouncing like a jumping bean. This is all done in a highly energetic and interactive way and results in a hugely memorable song with actions, imagery and rhyming which children feel full ownership of. We can also do songs about number bonds, counting, properties of shape - anything which requires children to remember mathematical fact is ideal.

The workshop ends with the creation of 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. Children will receive a Rocktopus fan card with a link to your protected page and music videos as well as access to the Rocktopus fan page.  

How you might use your music videos:

- In class to help children learn and remember their times tables and number facts

- As an exciting, engaging homework activity to continue their learning

- 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


 

 

Testimonials

 

 

BOOK YOUR WORKSHOP NOW!

Just send an email with your preferred dates to:

info@rocktopus.co.uk

Maths Rocks

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

The Roktopus Experience

THE ROCKTOPUS EXPERIENCE
FOR SPECIAL SCHOOLS

Bespoke and flexible full day workshops catering to the individual needs of you and your children

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Music Making
Engage your children in an inclusive music circle featuring drum heads, boomwhackers and chime bars. Every child can play their part as they jam along with a live rock band!

Song Writing
Through a variety of different song themes, Rocktopus can help every child to feel the thrill of creating songs. From a simple name song to a school anthem, we’ll find the right song for you.  

Entertainment
Rocktopus are award winning entertainment providers and can piece together an interactive live music experience for your children with elements from one of their popular live shows: The Rocktocademy, Spin the Wheel or Rock the Party.

Music Video Production
Create a lasting legacy of your time with Rocktopus by opting to create your very own music video at the end of one or more of the sessions!  

Following a consultation with you, we will tailor a day of inclusive workshops which will engage and inspire all of your children.

Your unique package will be created with elements from the following:

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The best musical opportunity we’ve ever had in school! The children loved the creative process participating fully. All of our sensory need children accessed and stayed for the whole thing! - Jo Ross, KS2 lead, Two Rivers Special School

Pricing

Cost: £900 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.)

Testmonials

“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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FAQ

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 £900.

Book a second day with a discount of 10%!

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 £65 added for accommodation.

How many classes can you work with in a day?


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 package in order to give every child this experience. There is also the option of removing the video element from the workshops in order to give more children the experience. In this scenareo, we can work with as many children as will safely fit in your school hall for each session. Remember that children will be very physically active during the workshops.

How many school values can you cover in a day?

We prefer to write one school value per song. This gives adequete time to explore the value in depth and allows a good balance of thinking and discussing time, and active movement time. On some occasions however, 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?

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. More details can be found in our privacy statement.

Do we get a CD of the songs?

We no longer produce a CD of the songs created. Instead we create music videos which allow children to watch back their songs, sing along and copy the actions.  

Do you still do whole school assemblies?

Since Covid we have stopped doing whole school assemblies. If you would like to exchange one of your workshops for an assembly however this can be arranged.

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.

Workshops also listed at: www.findschoolworkshops.co.uk

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