“for the wisdom inside the child”
Life and Social Skills
One off or block (6 weekly for example) workshops for children and young people using drama activities and talking as a tool for developing self-esteem and confidence.
Using a series of games and drama-based exercises, these workshops focus on different themes relevant to children and young people’s lives; offering them a safe space to explore and express their feelings about important and every day events in their lives. Themes can include: Coping with Conflict, Communication, Bullying, Emotional Health, Exploring Status. Themes will be explored through discussion, improvisation, storytelling, vocal exercises, movement and games.
The workshops are designed to be fun, challenging and thought provoking; the skills that participants develop are naturally transferable social skills, such as listening, co-operating and supporting others, self and spacial awareness. This can also impact positively on their interactions in the classroom and the outside world, thus boosting self-esteem and confidence.
Workshops can be tailored in length, to fit in with a school lesson time. In addition, workshops will be tailored to the specific needs of the members of each group, for example, those who are very shy would have a slightly different programme to those for whom perhaps challenging behaviour is an issue.
The sessions can run over a limited amount of time (e.g. 6 weeks or a term), enabling several groups to participate over the course of a school year and ensuring that pupils do not miss out on a substantial amount of school work. Alternatively, they can be run on a longer term basis if felt to be appropriate by the referrers. Workshops are most appropriate for small groups (maximum 6 -8 ).