What we can offer schools
Our work aims to help young people lead healthy life styles, enjoy working with others and build personal confidence as well as skills in the Arts. Students are encouraged to: engage in a process of decision-making, work with others in a positive way, perform/share their work with others and evaluate their experiences.
Whole or Half Day workshops
The children will work with a company member on either their own school site, or a site in their local community. They will use the 'Arts' to explore ideas, and produce a sharing of their ideas at the end of the workshop.
Workshops are run by theatre professionals and are carefully structured and tailored to meet the needs of the curriculum. Young people find our work unusual and exciting, as it encourages a personal response to their environment. This is done by developing skills in both performance and group work, as well as exploration using the arts.
'It was very strange but very enjoyable'
The workshop made you 'think in different ways'
'Fun, interesting, new and challenging'
Workshops have taken place in school gardens, libraries, and other venues in the schools local area.
We can offer workshops in creative writing, dance, drama, and art. We are also able to offer workshops in willow weaving. Often the workshops are in combined arts depending on the needs of the school.
Building Elf Houses in a wood Bike poem
Searching for leaves Silk painting
Silk Painting at St Andrew's Infant School
What teachers think about our workshops;
- 'Well resourced and delivered, with good differentiation'
- 'Flexible and adaptable to the school and children's needs'
- ' Interesting and enjoyable'
- 'A great day, thank you'
Projects extending beyond a single day
The aim of this type of project is to work closely with a group of children/young people in a chosen environment on/off the school site.
The project would include:
An initial visit to the site by the students and practitioners who will photograph, and make notes about their response to the chosen site.
A time of exploration, and research of further ideas, within the school environment through the performing arts, with the help of theatre company practitoners. This would take place during a set period of time defined by the school.
Practitioners would then facilitate and guide the preparation and development of a performance piece, which will take place at the chosen site.
Students will then perform to an invited audience at the site chosen and both the School and students will be given an opportunity to reflect, and evaluate as part of the learning process.
'It was really helpful and also great fun'
'I learnt that you can do drama anywhere'
It was really good because there were loads of different activities'
'It was something different and I was not expecting it'
'I learned to work with people I don't usually work with'
'I learnt to be more confident in front of people'
'I learnt to make my drama work interesting and unusual'