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Inspiring Norfolk

What is Inspiring Norfolk?

Inspiring Norfolk is a festival of learning open to all Norfolk schools and their communities.  All schools will be able to access a rich range of inspiring, creative and meaningful resources and activities to enrich their curriculum and support wellbeing during June and July 2021.  Everything on offer will enable the school community to benefit from all Norfolk has to offer.

How does it work?

Our online bank of resources are aimed to support teaching, learning and wellbeing.  Schools will be able to choose what they draw on to create their own themed days or festivals of learning, during June and July 2021. Highlights include:

  • Short, inspiring videos showing what Norfolk and its people have to offer.
  • Themed, downloadable resources to support curriculum planning and family learning.
  • Weekly updates to highlight new activities and resources.
  • Live events for schools enabling creative and collaborative working.

Why have a festival of learning now?

Since the outbreak of COVID-19, opportunities for schools and their communities have been limited.  Inspiring Norfolk is intended to celebrate and share all Norfolk has to offer at this moment in time.

Latest Resources

High Performance Podcast

The resource content is taken from the conversations Jake has had with people in sport, business and the arts. Such as adventurer Bear Grylls, England Rugby manager Eddie Jones, actor Sam Heughan – discussing what drives them, their values, the importance of resilience and failure in achieving success. We hope to highlight the importance of … Read more

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Historical Selfies

Suggested Resources Challenges at Home: Find out more about portraits. Discuss your likes and dislikes – are there family traits? Take a look at Dr Kate Grant’s film about fly-on-the-wall portraits. Find out about Robot Selfie. Make your own family collection of selfies – include objects that are important to you. Challenges at School: Find … Read more

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The Norfolk Turnippe Song

Suggested Resources: Challenges at Home: Sing along to The Norfolk Turnippe and come up with your own family version.  Have a go at growing turnips in your garden or in a trough. Make some tasty dishes that use turnips! Challenges at School: Learn to sing the song and adapt it to create your own version.  … Read more

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Tanyalee Davis: Being an Unstoppable Me

Tanyalee Davis is a 3 foot 6 inch standup comedian who inspires, enlightens, and entertains her audiences while headlining at comedy clubs, colleges, and comedy festivals throughout North America, the UK, and other parts of the world. tanyaleedavis.com Suggested Resources GR8 AS U R Tanyalee Davis is part of a charity dedicated to the eradication … Read more

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Archaeology at Whimpwell Street

Suggested Resources Challenges at Home: Do you know where your electricity comes from? Visit your local library or museum to find out about the history of you area. Are there any working wells near you? (only explore these with an adult) Interested in archaeology? Join the Young Archaeologists’ Club for 8-16 year olds and find … Read more

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Have you heard of the Youth STEMM Award?

The STEMM skills award for young people designed to support the next generation into Science, Technology, Engineering, Maths and Medicine (STEMM). Take part in STEMM-based activities outside normal lessons, log the hours and complete the strands. You’ll build a personalised e-portfolio great for applications and interviews AND receive a Bronze, Silver or Gold Medal and … Read more

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From Winterton to Happisburgh – Coastal Erosion

Suggested Resources Challenges at Home: Create a new natural environment in your garden or home. Primary school and pre-school children will enjoy making their own dunes at home. Find out more about dunes. Walk some of the Norfolk Coastal Path or explore some of the circular routes around the villages in the film. Look at … Read more

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‘The Deserving Poor’ – Life in a Workhouse

Suggested Resources Challenges at Home: What can you do to help others? Litter picking, donate to Foodbank, volunteering etc. Find out more about Gressenhall Farm and Workhouse and Walsingham workhouse. Challenges at School: How do we look after people who need our help nowadays? Find out more about life in a workhouse. How did the … Read more

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Buildings That Tell Stories – Holkham Hall

Suggested Resources Challenges at Home: What is the same and different between Holkham Hall and your own home?  Discover more about Holkham. Design and make your own gingerbread house based on Holkham Hall or your own home. Find out about becoming an architect. Walk around your local area- what different styles of building can you … Read more

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