Welcome to the Community Arts Challenge page!

Each week, the Performing Arts Team (Miss Keohane, Miss Shipman, Mr Herringshaw and Mr Vardy) will be setting you, the Carr Manor community, an arts challenge. This challenge is for the primary phase, secondary phase and staff!

Here you will find videos posted each week that involve a music, dance or drama challenge and we would like you all to have a go at these!

If you have a go, please send a video of yourself taking part to performingartsteacher@carramanor.org.uk.


Week 11

Tongue Twisters Part 2

Have a go at this second tongue twister challenge or see if you can find your own to try.


Week 10

Tongue Twisters

Have a go at these tongue twisters and see if you can say them out loud correctly. You may need to have a few practices first!

Click here to read the tongue twisters!


Week 9

Peter Pan Audition!

If you'd like to audition for the CMCS Peter Pan show in spring 2021, watch this video which gives you information about the audition process. Below the video you will also find some scripts you may wish to use for your audition.


Peter Pan audition scripts


Week 8

Break dance - six step 

Break dance tutorial

This is the music you can use for all three videos: https://youtu.be/5UAnW-c57gM

Break dance - dance with music


Week 7

Mr Herringshaw's singing challenge 

Mr Herringshaw's clapping challenge part 3

Mr Herringshaw's 'Kitchen Rhythm - Pots and Pans Challenge' part 3

This is a fun rhythm activity for pupils of any age group to enjoy, with just a few pots and pans. The rhythms are relatively easy to learn, but copying them at a faster speed is a challenge for older pupils.

Miss Shipman's plank challenge


Week 6

Mr Herringshaw's clapping challenge part 2

Mr Herringshaw's 'Kitchen Rhythm - Pots and Pans Challenge' part 2

This is a fun rhythm activity for pupils of any age group to enjoy, with just a few pots and pans. The rhythms are relatively easy to learn, but copying them at a faster speed is a challenge for older pupils.

Miss Keohane's singing challenge

Mr Herringshaw's Singing Challenge

Close Harmony Rehearsal - Autumn Leaves


Week 5

Mr Herringshaw's clapping challenge

Mr Herringshaw's 'Kitchen Rhythm - Pots and Pans Challenge'

Miss Shipman's Tutting Challenge

Mr Herringshaw's Singing Challenge

Choir rehearsal - Rolling In The Deep by Adele

Choir rehearsal - Say Something by A Great Big World

Close Harmony Rehearsal - Happy by Pharrell Williams

Close Harmony Rehearsal - I'll be there for You by The Rembrants


Week 4

Mr Herringshaw's 'We'll meet again' song challenge

Miss Keohane's VE Day Jive

To commemorate and celebrate VE day's 75th anniversary, here is a jive dance! Follow along with the professionals, or me! Do some further learning to find out more about VE day, what it is and why we celebrate it! To copy from the professionals, click this link from YouTube, or watch me below : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Le9G8IQ2YfA

Miss Shipman's Next Gen Rehearsal


Week 3

Mr Herringshaw's singing challenge

Miss Shipman's dance challenge

Miss Keohane's United Boys Rehearsal


Week 2

Mr Vardy's singing challenge

Mr Herringshaw's pots & pans challenge

Miss Keohane's urban routine challenge (no music)

Miss Keohane's urban routine challenge (with music)


Week 1

Mr Vardy's singing challenge

Miss Shipman's dance challenge