Raise - Artists In Schools
Raise - Artists In Schools is a year long programme of arts based activity, delivered across 3 schools within the Wakefield District, which involves an artist or artists from Theatre Royal Wakefield working with a variety of young people and teachers to create new and innovative opportunities for creative practice.
“All children and young people should have the chance to experience top quality culture... I want all young people to have the chance to both experience and take part in creative activities to help them learn and develop.” Ed Balls, Children’s Minister
Funded by Healthy Schools, Raise - Artists In Schools will provide a unique opportunity to work alongside education specialists and young people to develop and deliver a substantial period of creative engagement which, we believe, will have a huge positive impact on the mental and emotional health and wellbeing of all the participants.
Jason Hird - Institute for Crazy Dancing
Julian Coburn-Hough - Musician
Becky Devitt - Chotto Ookii Theatre Company
Hemsworth Arts and Community College
Featherstone Technology College
City High School
Performing for Success
Performing For Success is programme with children from schools in the Wakefield District. Wakefield Council’s Children’s Centres and Extended Services Department commissioned Theatre Royal Wakefield to deliver this series of sessions.
The pilot, which takes place November 2008 to January 2009, is inspired by the original and successful Playing For Success programme in which children engage with each other and professionals in a sports environment thus encouraging them to approach learning in a different way.
Performing for success will follow the same structure as the Playing for Success model in that children will learn in an arts environment, but the delivery will be more practical with an emphasis on performance and skills learned in a creative way.
In the same way that the Playing For Success programme finishes with a ‘celebration event’, the Performing For Success sessions will culminate in a performance or other practical piece of work which is intended to give the children a sense of pride and ownership in their new skills.
Murray Edwards, Theatre Royal Wakefield’s Executive Director said: “We are extremely proud to be the first creative organisation in the whole of the UK to run this programme. I place great importance on the role that the arts have to play in learning and development and we intend to play our part in making the scheme a national success for the benefit of children and young people throughout the country!”
Theatre Royal Wakefield, Drury Lane,
Wakefield, West Yorkshire, WF1 2TE
Wakefield Theatre Royal and Opera House was designed by Frank Matcham and opened in 1894.Wakefield Theatre Trust.
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