Inclusive. Interactive. Imaginative
Working with School Inclusion Programmes
Working with schools we aim to motivate disengaged students and creatively explore the causes of their disassociation before exclusion occurs. After an intensive six week process the students present their work to peers, parents and teachers.
Participation in a project builds self-esteem and provides a chance for young people to demonstrate what they can achieve. This success can lead to a greater sense of confidence in other areas of learning. Young people also have the opportunity to receive Arts Award accreditation while on the project.
At the Petchey Academy in Hackney we worked intensively with a group of young people to create a performance highlighting and raising awareness of knife crime. The young people were able to perform this in front of the school, giving them the opportunity to share their work and ensure that their achievement and progress was recognised and acknowledged by their teachers and peers. It was a very positive experience for all the young people involved and they were also able to have their work accredited through the Bronze Art Award.
At Bethnal Green Technology College in Tower Hamlets, we worked with a group of boys to produce a film called ‘The Michael in Me’. The group devised and acted in the film which followed the character of Michael and the barriers he faces to reach his full potential. The film explores how ‘Michael’ turns his life around to become a youth worker. After the project, the group received positive feedback and recognition from both their peers and teachers.