Theatre workshops in Hull and Goole schools
The Tribune Trust are delighted to be be able to support a local theatre company, Spin Off Productions, to deliver their Peace of Mind project to five special schools in Hull and Goole.
The schools chosen for the Peace of Mind project are:
Ganton School, Hull
Frederick Holmes School, Hull
Northcott School, Hull
Riverside School, Goole
Tweendykes School, Hull
Spin Off Productions will be working with young people who have a range of acute and complex disabilities so that they cannot attend a main stream school. Each of the schools will have 5 full days of workshops over the next 3 years.
The young people in the schools are some of the most vulnerable young people in society. Using forum theatre, Spin Off Productions want to tackle a range of sensitive subjects in an enjoyable way to educate the young people so that they can keep themselves safe.
The main aim of the project is to build good citizenship and keep the children safe. The workshops will cover independent travel, saying no to strangers, perception of the body image, self-esteem and confidence, personal and emotional relationships and bullying. By having these skills young people would also be less likely to turn to drugs or alcohol and less likely to be affected by crime.
Spin Off Productions will also produce a pack for teachers at the schools so that they can reinforce the messages from the workshops with the young people.
The High Sheriff of the East Riding of Yorkshire, Gill Drewry, is shown presenting a cheque to Honor Pallant of Spin Off Productions, together with young people from Tweendykes School and staff from the theatre company.