Drama is a powerful and effective tool for encouraging people to examine their own behaviour and acts as a catalyst for promoting personal development and positive change. This is even more effective when instilled from the formative early years.
Bright Young Things has significant experience working with schools, education bodies, community groups, charities and business organisations, helping them to achieve their personal development goals in line with developmental, curriculum or organisational goals.
We help children, young people, teachers and professionals to step out of their comfort zones, to have personal breakthroughs in confidence and self-belief, in how they communicate and present themselves, how they work in groups and handle conflict, develop techniques to help resilience and wellbeing.
Each organisation is different, therefore every BYT Drama Programme and Workshop is personal to you and your needs.
Bright Young Things works in schools to develop vital social skills and wider soft skills, to boost achievement, improve speaking & listening skills and build confidence and self-esteem through the power of drama. Promoting personal development and supporting essential employability skills is essential for every child, however not all schools and organisations have the time, resources or expertise to deliver this. Bright Young Things can deliver structured drama curriculum products and support toolkits or design a series of age-appropriate school workshops for primary and post-primary schools delivered by our specialist time of educators and drama facilitators. In-school classes, curriculum products, afterschool programmes and teacher training can be developed.
CRECHES & NURSERIES
Bright Young Things delivers bespoke in-house drama programme for creches, nurseries and preschools, delivering our unique, age-differentiated drama classes to build each child’s confidence, to develop communication and social skills and to ignite their creativity. Sessions can be developed to reinforce or teach important skills or messages such as basic social and discipline skills, igniting a creative mind, or learning through drama how to cross the road using the Green Cross Code, or how to prepare children about and explore their world; starting big school, going to the dentist or looking after a new baby brother or sister. All nurseries who book with Bright Young Things do so because our classes develop fundamental skills such as communication, cooperation, confidence and concentration, and because they are lots of fun!
Bright Young Things can visit settings weekly, once a month or every half-term, and some just once in a while; to help celebrate Christmas or World Book Day for example. We are very flexible to discuss your specific requirements.
SPECIAL EDUCATION NEEDS
Creative arts and drama techniques can have a life-changing impact on those children and young children with additional needs helping them communicate, build confidence and self-expression and encourage and develop their creative minds. All Bright Young Things classes are inclusive with a range of mixed abilities in most after schools workshops running, however specific bespoke programmes and classes can be developed for SEN specific needs and development priorities. Sensory journeys, music and song, acting, story and movement are all powerful vehicles for communication and development and form a key part of all Bright Young Things SEN programmes. BYT’s highly skilled team of facilitators have extensive experience in teaching drama to children with a wide range of additional needs.
CHARITY & COMMUNITY GROUPS
Drama is a proven and powerful vehicle to support young people at risk, raising aspirations, building self-esteem and working through challenging personal issues and conflict resolution. Bright Young Things offers a range of bespoke workshop programmes tailored to the needs of the organisation, designed to develop self-expression, confidence, communication, and creativity, introducing skills to support working effectively in groups and teamwork, through a variety of fun, engaging, energetic drama activities.
Bright Young Things can develop one-off workshops or work as a strategic partner to bodies wishing to develop a more strategic framework and programme.
At Bright Young Things we are passionate about unlocking every person’s full potential, giving them the toolbox of techniques and methods to help them in every aspect of their life. Bright Young Things uses fun, impactful drama techniques and principals to develop people and teams, by doing and showing rather than telling.
You won’t find a powerpoint or a desk in our workshops, rather your team will get out of their heads, lose their inhibitions and step out of their comfort zones. Using our unique approach to team development we will help to develop your team’s Confidence, Communication and Presentation Skills and inject some invaluable creative thinking into your organisation.
Get in Touch
All the best relationships start with a chat.
What challenge is your organisation facing?
What are your priorities for the year ahead?
Drop us an email or call anytime. We would love to sit down to talk about your organisation and your project, then let us design a programme specific to your needs.
Who knows what we might achieve together!