City Beat
Each year we undertake a major cultural project with local school children aged 7-9, inspiring them to explore maths and science through physical theatre and movement.
In 2020, City Beat sees six Coventry primary schools explore the concept of ‘healthy hearts’.

Pupils take part in workshops, performances and practical creative sessions to explore the heart scientifically, aesthetically and anatomically. They also learn how to keep their hearts healthy now and in the future.

City Beat is delivered in partnership with the University of Warwick Medical School, Culture Coventry and ThinkTank Birmingham. The project will finish with a public exhibition at either the Herbert Art Gallery and Museum or the Coventry Transport Museum.


Highly Sprung artists hold CPD workshops with teachers from participating schools, followed by pupil Inspiration Days at ThinkTank which explore practical activities, and a brand-new performance by Highly Sprung in ThinkTank’s inflatable dome.


Each school receives six full days of artist time in school, focusing on physical theatre and movement work that explores the themes and key learning objectives involved in the project.


A public exhibition of class work, film and live performance is curated by the children and Highly Sprung with support from a professional curator from either Herbert Art Gallery and Museum or the Coventry Transport Museum.

City Beat Gallery

School Project 2021

January – May 2021

Does your school fancy being part of our next major education project in 2021?

We are looking for primary school partners who are excited about exploring big themes in fun, creative and inspiring ways. Schools who’ve taken part have benefited from inspiring new approaches to the science curriculum, more engaged learners and practical CPD sessions.

We offer 60 student places to each school partner. Register your interest now, using the form below:


“Pupils were given time to reflect, look, ponder, use their bodies to express themselves. They could be creative, work individually, in pairs, groups, with an artist, supported or independently. There was plenty for visual and kinaesthetic learners.”