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Signals is an award-winning organisation with many years experience of delivering bespoke creative digital education projects and workshops from KS2 to KS4.

Having worked extensively in schools, we create fun and engaging bespoke programmes to meet the pupils’ needs. Our creative digital learning projects are often cross-curricular, using film, animation or video games design to focus on topics like history, literacy, maths or science.

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We educate and inspire students to become digital creators rather than just consumers, increasing their understanding of and participation in digital art (filmmaking, animation and video games). We work with all ages and abilities from primary schools through to students in higher education and professional artists and creators. Digital art can spark debate, inspire and motivate participants and we have great success and experience of working with disadvantaged and hard to reach groups, especially to help raise awareness and engagement around PHSE topics.

"Thank you so much for today. We had a lot of really enthused students in the school after your sessions." - Roque Vieito, Head of Science at St Marys Colchester.

We are an Artsmark Partner, so please talk to us about your Artsmark journey and how Signals can help you.

Creative Digital Learning Workshops

All our workshop content can be adjusted to fit your needs and are suitable for small groups through to full classes. Please get in touch to find out more.

WorkshopKSDescriptionCurriculum LinksLearning ObjectivesCost
Stop Motion AnimationKS2-4Practical animation workshop that can be linked to a schools project theme or any subject such as literacy. Pupils will create short animations using drawings, found objects or cut out craft materials.Can be linked to any curriculum topic, as a way of embedding learning e.g literacy or history.• Able to list the steps in making a Stop-Motion animation.
• Demonstrate knowledge of video editing software and stop motion animation techniques.
• Recognise that Stop-Motion animation is an art form that comes only from good planning and storyboarding.
£250-500
Film in a DayKS3 - 4Make a film in a day! From writing to lighting, filming to editing - you’ll create a simple short film.Can be linked to any curriculum topic, as a way of embedding learning e.g literacy or history.• Able to list the steps in the filmmaking process.
• Demonstrate simple film theory.
• Understand importance of collaboration and communication as part of the creative process.
£350 - 500
Video Game MakingKS2 - 4Use your imagination to create your own virtual gaming world using Scratch, the online 2D game engine.• STEM
• Art
• Music
Can be linked to other school project topics or any curricular subject.
• Understand basic programming techniques. such as variables, coordinators and “if” statements.
• To create and build an interactive experience, considering UI and UX.
£250 - 500
Digital MakingKS2 - 4Build interactive creations using a combination of motors, sensors and craft materials. Possibilities include interactive musical instruments or motorised theatre set boxes.• STEM
• Art
• Music
Can be linked to other school project topics or any curricular subject.
• Understand basic programming techniques. such as variables, coordinators and “if” statements.
• To create and build a physical interactive experiences, considering UI and UX.
£250 - 500
Living Coding MusicKS3 - 4Learn to compose music through code, using Sonic Pi.• Maths
• Computer Science
• Music
• Explore the functions of Sonic Pi
• Perform basic coding using pre-pared templates
• Translate musical ideas into code.
£250 - 500

Continuing Professional Development (CPD)

We can provide bespoke tuition, support INSET training and Continuing Professional Development for teachers, youth workers and artists. We regularly work in schools and understand some of the issues that teachers face in keeping up to date with new software, equipment and methods. We provide training in production, help to develop digital innovation and share best practice. Please get in touch to find out more.

"The children were really engaged today, and I also learnt a lot!" - Vicki Parker, Stanway Primary School
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