Resources for teachers

Plan your visit

If you are new to visiting galleries, museums and cultural venues with a school group, these tips may be useful for you.


Turbo boost your primary curriculum

The arts are education’s secret weapon — a transferable turbo boost that fires across the whole curriculum!

A well-planned visit to a cultural venue that allows children to question what they see, and respond with their own making, is a powerful way to build learning power.


Extend the experience

For our experiences to really bed down and become powerful learning, we need to reflect and build upon them.

Whatever your pupils discover during your visit can be taken to a deeper level and expanded back in the classroom.


Download our Activity Cards

Last year Turner Contemporary, Engage, and the Young Art Leaders of Palm Bay Primary created fantastic new Children’s Art Week activity cards, which explore Looking, Discussing, Making and Exhibiting.

With activities for individuals, pairs and groups, follow on ideas for the classroom or at home, and useful resources to explore online, these are designed to help you make the most of your visit to any Children’s Art Week setting, particularly if you are a teacher, educator, parent or carer.

Click here to learn more and download.


Useful links

Lots of ideas to help you plan your event.

Children’s Art Week is run by Engage, the National Association for Gallery Education, and supported in 2019 by the Arts Society and The D’Oyly Carte Charitable Trust.