All workshop sessions are flexible in both structure and duration, designed specifically to meet requirements of the national curriculum. Although as vehicles of person centred learning, they also allow inclusive access to participants from all age and abilities.
To build confidence, expand the imagination, motivate and raise self-esteem. Impart knowledge and develop cultural and historic awareness. Communicate effective and safe methods of behaviour. Strengthen speaking, writing and listening skills, encourage self-development through life long learning. Promote sensitivity, responsibility, honesty and respect in our communications and actions with other people.
Helps to enrich and develop a curriculum and can form a focus for cross curricular work.
Exhibitions, publications or performances of children’s work often strengthen ties with the community.
The energy generated by the artist in the school need not be limited tp the pupils who are actively involved in the project; the excitement spreads throughout the institution.
If the wider school community - form governors to ancillary helpers – have been encouraged to feel part of the project, this sense of the school as community can be strengthened.
“We are all molecules of creative matter requiring both growth and inspiration”
Delivered within a context of creative play, these sessions are about pushing the boundaries of thoughts and actions, examining ideas of trust and understanding. They explore different ways of communicating, looking at ideas that both use and challenge existing knowledge to build confidence and create changes of mindset.
Containing activities that may include the use a range of drums, percussion, visual arts combined with a selection of other objects, artefacts and drama techniques. A variety of arts materials that allow for the exploration of the world around us and help discover the world within us.
There are also poetic, factual and creative writing exercises that explore skills in the use, the power, development and impact, of both the written and spoken word. The context of these activities is to improve an awareness of our own personal attitudes, behaviour and cultural perspective, opening up wider possibilities to experiment with set policies, thought processes and practices.
This is training that highlights the pathways for developing positive collaborations between individuals, departments and organisations. Bridging gaps of limited communication skills, strengthening team relationships by encouraging person and group centred learning. Aiming to motivate a greater validation of our specific rolls and responsibilities in the workspace and the wider community.