Learning programme

Learn with us

UNBOXED: Creativity in the UK is presenting a UK-wide learning programme throughout 2022. This page is your gateway to hundreds of lesson plans, workshops, school trips and other learning resources inspired by the 10 remarkable projects in our year of creativity. All of these learning resources are absolutely free.

UNBOXED’s learning resources are designed for young people, aged 4-19, in schools and alternative learning settings in England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales, and for anyone who works within them. 

All our learning resources have been developed by educational experts working with the teams behind our 10 UNBOXED projects. Each resource includes details of its connections to the English, Northern Irish, Scottish and Welsh school curricula, along with age guidance and other key information.

We are continually adding to the collection of UNBOXED learning opportunities.  Keep checking back to see what’s new and download our digital planner to show how you can use these resources in the classroom each month.

Find out more about our digital planner

Access the resources

The UNBOXED learning resources fall into four main categories:

Trips, visits & in-person activities

We’re inviting school groups to engage directly with some of our projects through free in-person activities: school trips and visits to UNBOXED sites and events, plus bookable workshops, lessons and activities presented in your school by each project team.

See what’s on where you are

Resources to download and stream

Our lesson plans and learning resources can be streamed or downloaded on demand and used by any UK school. These include PDFs and slides; videos on platforms such as Vimeo and YouTube and other downloadable files in common formats.

Browse our lesson resources

Competitions and Challenges

We’re hosting creative challenges and competitions in poetry and coding. You can also take on life’s big questions and see how your class’s answers compare to other schools.

Take part in competitions and challenges

Online activities

We are presenting a wealth of online educational resources – live workshops, lessons and other activities presented via free online platforms. You will need to book for many of these activities, all of which are free.

Access our online activities

Continual Professional Development

We’re inviting teachers and educators to take part in free Continual Professional Development (CPD) opportunities to learn new skills, focus on their wellbeing, and bring creativity to the classroom.

View our opportunities