Creative Learning in Schools

Z-arts is dedicated to inspiring creativity in children and young people. We do this through an exciting programme of Creative Learning, working with nurseries, primary schools and secondary schools to deliver workshops and projects across the arts.

All our Creative Learning activity is delivered by experienced artist educators and freelance professionals who share our passion and enthusiasm.


Fairy Tales on Tour!

We are super excited to bring you a NEW venture… Fairy Tales on Tour for schools!  

We are sending our ‘Story Investigators’ out to schools to deliver part performance, part creative workshop!  

A playful way to encourage children to interact with books, stories and creative writing for KS1 and KS2. 

Our Story Investigators will be inspecting your pupils on their creativity, imaginations, silliness and fun!

  • Are they reading enough?  
  • Are books still important to them?  
  • Are they spending too much time on screens?  
  • What’s happened to good old make believe?!   

Our performer facilitators will go on a journey with your class in school. The children will undertake some rigorous creative testing. The Story Investigators will measure children with the Z-arts ‘Magic tape measure’, put their ideas into the ‘Storyometer’ and give out creative challenges and prizes.  

The first part of the session will be a performance element, delivered by 2 performers hosting a large group of up to 60 or 90 children in an assembly format. Then our practitioners will breakout, split and deliver creative workshops with each class.  The idea is that the Story Investigators will only leave once after the session is finished and they are satisfied that those children have the magic of stories within them! 

Find out more and book here.

Fairy Tales

We have extended our Fairy Tales School Bookings! More dates are available…

We are now taking school bookings up until the Summer Holidays!

We can’t wait for you and your class to experience the magic of stories and inspire learning through play!

What we offer

We work in partnership with schools to develop projects which complement the national curriculum and other school topics. We offer a bespoke service to tailor workshops or projects to the needs of your learners.  

Our offer includes: Masterclasses, Creative Classrooms, After-school Clubs, Cultural Diversity, Bright Ideas, SWITCH Transitions, Family Engagement, Work Experience, immersive exhibition and a year round programme of Big Imaginations theatre shows and events. 

We are proud to be an Arts Award Centre and an Arts Award supporter. Through our programmes, we can support individual pupils to achieve accreditation through Arts Award at Discover, Explore, Bronze, Silver and Gold level. 

Our Creative Connections schools annual membership programme enables us to work with teachers and leadership staff to plan and deliver a bespoke 12-month Action Plan.

To find out more about our Creative Learning programme, get in touch with Gill Balfour, our Creative Manager :

Terri and the Time Machine

Find out more about our NEW ambitious experiment in creative curriculum: Terri and the Time Machine! 

With the aim of bringing the science curriculum to life, the creative team will deliver memorable experiences via the power of vivid story-telling, hands-on practical challenges & horizon-widening field trips, with the aim of building pupils’ science capital.