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Each month we will share a new challenge for you to complete at home or in your classroom. 

We can't wait to see the work you produce.



Don't forget to offer feedback on others' work to share what you enjoyed about their performance.

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February Backstage: The Carnival of the Animals

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This Backstage activity is named 'Carnival of the Animals' In this unit, we ask students to create a short musical composition with an animal theme. Take inspiration from french composer Camille Saint-Saëns who created short pieces to represent different animals.

This course will allow students to show creativity in representing an animal in musical form.




Backstage January: The Beautiful Mundane

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This Backstage activity is named 'The Beautiful Mundane' Here we encourage you to find beauty in everyday tasks. Create a break dance  whilst vacuuming or pirouette whilst washing up. 

This course will allow you to show us your creativity in making the mundane into a dance. Any style of dance is acceptable.

You are invited to record a short video of their dance and post it to the wall. 








Backstage December: Animal Mashup - Part 3

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This Backstage activity is the final one in our series about the movements, sounds and perspectives of the diverse animals on this planet. Last week you thought about animals’ voices; this week we want you to consider their thoughts!

If you completed the very first Backstage activity all about the escapades of vegetables, you will already understand the word ‘anthropomorphism’, and we’re returning to this concept for our last activity of the year! Anthropomorphism means giving physical and tangible human-like qualities to an inanimate object, animal or idea so that it embodies a human form or persona.


November Challenge - Animal Mashup - Part 2: Composition

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People have been performing poetry for thousands of years, and now it's your turn to give it a try!

October Challenge - Animal Mashup - Part 1: Choreography

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People have been performing poetry for thousands of years, and now it's your turn to give it a try!

September Challenge: Poetry In Motion

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People have been performing poetry for thousands of years, and now it's your turn to give it a try!