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Hoodwinked Arts and Education Programme
Robin’s Tales – Where stories take flight

Schools can join in with the excitement of Hoodwinked through the Robin’s Tales arts and education programme, which brings the Robin Hood legend to life and refreshes the tales for a young new audience.

Children at the launch of the Hoodwinked education programme with Boots UK

Children from Blue Bell Hill School join the launch of the Robin’s Tales education programme with the Hoodwinked Education Partner, Boots UK.

Robin’s Tales offers schools the chance to decorate their very own BookBench as part of this amazing learning programme.  The BookBenches sit on the Hoodwinked trail alongside the Robins and at the end of the trail will return to schools as a permanent reminder of the Hoodwinked summer of inspiration.

The programme includes a detailed education pack full of creative ideas and resources, aligned to both the National Curriculum and Arts Award programme. There is also a school CPD package to support staff in finding new ways to teach reading comprehension.  The BookBenches provide the perfect opportunity to explore and creatively decorate the bench and the pack is filled with resources and ideas for lessons on stories, reading and creating a modern retelling of the tales.


Sign up by the deadline of 16 February 2018 to make sure your school is involved!  This opportunity is for schools with primary aged children in Nottingham City only.  Contact gareth@oppnotts.org.uk or andrew.smith@collegest.org.uk

The following packages are available:

Hoodwinked Education Partner, Boots UK

Reading Robin

A BookBench for your school, plus attendance for up to two staff at the information briefing and training event in Nottingham, our bespoke Creative Education Resource Pack and the display of your BookBench on the Hoodwinked trail in your school’s neighbourhood.

Cost: £250


 Wise Robin

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Hoodwinked Teaching Support Partner, Browne Jacobson

Sign up to the Reading Robin programme and receive a free place (one per school) on the Raising Standards in Reading Comprehension two-day teacher training delivered on 20 March and a second date in May/June 2018 by the National Literacy Trust.  This also includes membership of the National Literacy Trust until the end of the 2018-19 academic year.

There are only 25 Wise Robin places available, allocated on a first come, first served basis and available only to schools taking part in the Reading Robin programme.

All training will be held at College Street Centre, Nottingham, with lunch and resources provided.

With thanks to our Education Partner, Boots UK, and Teaching Support Partner, Browne Jacobson.

Be inspired

Watch the video to see how Wild in Art recommend schools approach their sculpture design and production. This video includes some handy tips and tricks on the best materials to use, as well as some great ideas to get those creative juices flowing in the classroom.

Be part of the excitement

To find out how your school can get involved or sign up for one of the packages, please contact gareth@oppnotts.org.uk or andrew.smith@collegest.org.uk

Hoodwinked 2018 - A Twist on the Tale

Hoodwinked 2018 – A Twist on the Tale