Upbeat is committed to impact, engagement and inspiration - powered by FUN! We have been flat out delivering our unique brand of learning in schools across South East Wales and beyond since lockdown ended and continue to expand our creative and innovative offerings to schools as a result of the imposed COVID-19 restrictions. For instance, we are now offering a filming & editing service for our projects allowing schools to share the special experiences of their pupils with their communities despite the ongoing restrictions. Also, this provides a recording of the learning experiences being offered. See the OLSM creative journey video on this page below to view what's possible and get in touch for details and fees via our contact form. We continue to expand our offering and now offer visual arts in our portfolio.
We have launched video resources for the primary sector (3 to 11 years) that additionally support wellbeing. The content is delivered by our specialist team and has accompanying, simple to follow, teacher packs. We are hugely excited by this aptly entitled 'Uplift' venture which is viewable and purchasable on the 'Resources' page of this website. These music resources are currently being used by over 80 schools including a British International School and we launched our Drama series in February followed by Dance in April.
We have been producing resources to assist teachers in Wales as they prepare for the forthcoming Curriculum for Wales. We have produced purchasable resource packs to deliver Eisteddfod and Cynefin through the primary school (please visit the appropriate page on our site). Additionally, take a look at our Cwricwlwm Cymreig page for free videos to support learning about the musical culture of Wales. This page will be updated as we produce, collate and unearth resources. A very special thank you goes to those musicians and dancers who have contributed and shared their expertise thus far.
Another of our collaborations has been the production of a comprehensive Foundation Phase 'Nurture' resource with NurturePro. The resource guides teachers and schools through establishing a day to day routine for nurture and the philosophy and pedagogy behind it. It comes with 8 original songs especially written to embed the routine and behaviours of a nurturing environment.
For strategic curriculum guidance on the Expressive Arts Area of Learning (AoLE) in the new Curriculum for Wales please take a look at the training resources produced with our partners at Collective Learning.
We are also able to provide on site CPD and wellbeing sessions for teachers and support staff.
Finally, if you have any requests or creative ideas that you think we could assist with, then please contact us via our contact form or telephone 0844 800 0038.
Best wishes and stay safe,