programmes

Social development programmes have been designed by a teacher and social worker.  Using creative mediums as a tool for developing social, emotional and communication skills in children and young people

Custom Programmes can be designed but these need to be discussed and planned a term in advance so they can be signed off by schools and or fund holders

Bucket Drumming

Designed for: 10-20 students (number dependent on behavioural needs)

Programme: 6 week programme of one hour sessions for groups of up to 20. Students learn beat, groove and playing an ensemble using buckets to drum on.

Objectives: group work/team work/non-verbal communication/positive emotional outlet

Mighty Girl

Designed for: up to 15 students in the same year group

Programme: Mighty Girl is a programme that uses narrative practises to create stories about the strengths and powers of super girl characters. It was created after a project with the Fashion Academy students at Rutherford High School – these students designed costumes for super heroines inspired by amazing women from history. Each of these super girls has a super power/gift related to the greatness of the woman who inspired her. Over the 5 weeks we use theatre and arts exercises to help develop creative thinking and confidence, storytelling activities to help create full stories and group-work tasks that build relationship skills.

Objectives: teamwork/collaboration/creative thinking/empowerment/self-esteem/community Session 1 - We are Mighty

White Walls

Designed for: 10 students from across the school (number dependent on behavioural needs)

Programme: Students will fill empty spaces in the school with artistic creations. The school will provide the space and the students have a conversation and decide what to do together. Materials can be provided or gathered. The students have total creative control and responsibility. White Walls - An opportunity for young people to collaborate with an artist to design a piece of artwork that will go up on the empty walls of their school. The objectives of the programme are to develop creative thinking, experience collaborative practise and support for young people to have ownership, responsibility and care of the spaces they spend time in. This programme runs for 4-6 weeks depending on time/days required for installation of final piece.

White Walls - An opportunity for young people to collaborate with an artist to design a piece of artwork that will go up on the empty walls of their school. The objectives of the programme are to develop creative thinking, experience collaborative practise and support for young people to have ownership, responsibility and care of the spaces they spend time in.

This programme runs for 4-6 weeks depending on time/days required for installation of final piece.

Objectives: teamwork/creative thinking/learning responsibility/collaboration

Little People Love

Designed for: group of students (number dependent on behavioural needs)

Programme: This project offers time , space and materials to explore creativity, develop communication skills, work in a small group and make connections/understandings of needs of younger children within our own community. Each of these sessions is designed simply around making the items that will be in the end gifted to the local kindy - a safe creative environment with a collective goal but opportunity for individual expression. Possible outcomes from being part of this project are - developed communication skills, self-awareness, community awareness, confidence and most importantly pride. Probably not a loud look at me pride but more a ‘we were part of making something that someone loves’.

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