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Educational Resources

FUSEBOX Self-led visit for Key Stage 2

Our FUSEBOX Educational Resource has been designed for teachers and group leaders to support a free self-led visit to Creative Youth’s new venue in Kingston Upon Thames.

It acts as an introduction to the venue as both a heritage site and a contemporary youth-led space. It aims to show how the unique heritage held within FUSEBOX can act as a bridge to further learning about the local history and culture of Kingston and beyond.

Whilst providing clear links to Key Stage 2 History, we encourage an exploration of FUSEBOX through the additional lenses of Citizenship and the Creative Arts.

Research is showing that informal and youth-led settings encourage deeper engagement with Arts and Culture, allowing for learning that is rooted in the worlds of young people anddraws on their lived experience.

FUSEBOX provides a unique space in which these different modes of learning can come together.

Kingston's Music Heritage Toolkit for KS3 - KS4

Kingston RPM; Records, People and Music is the result of a year’s worth of dedicated research and organisation delivered by a core team at Creative Youth.

Who is this toolkit for?

This toolkit has been predominantly designed for use by KS3 and KS4 teachers and those working in a youth work setting, but should prove interesting reading to anybody with an interest in Kingston-upon-Thames’ rich musical heritage.

What will I find in the toolkit?

This toolkit provides a brief overview of the three key themes uncovered by the Kingston RPM – Records, People & Music project, as well as accompanying curriculum-focused activities to complete with your group.

Curriculum Links

English:

Pupils should be taught to:

  • – Write clearly, accurately and coherently, adapting their language and style in and for a range of contexts, purposes and audiences
  • – Use discussion in order to learn; they should be able to elaborate and explain clearly their understanding and ideas
  • – Develop their competency in the arts of speaking and listening, making formal presentations, demonstrating to others and participating in debate

History:

Pupils should be taught to:

  • – Understand how different types of historical sources are used rigorously to make historical claims and discern how and why contrasting arguments and interpretations of the past have been constructed

Pupils should be taught about:

  • – Challenges for Britain, Europe and the wider world 1901 to the present day
  • – a local history study

Music:

Pupils should be taught to:

  • – Listen with increasing discrimination to a wide range of music from great composers and musicians
  • – Develop a deepening understanding of the music that they perform and to which they listen, and its history.