BRIGHT YOUNG THINGS

SCHOOL WORKSHOPS/PROGRAMMES

Goal – To develop primary and secondary children in the 4 BYT Competency areas of Confidence, Communication, Creativity and Critical Thinking*. These core skills are developed through drama to build emotional intelligence and wider soft skills essential for long term success. All programmes are developed to support the key stage and school learning goals.

Bright Young Things delivers personalised school programmes aligned to school goals and key stage. Below is just an example of the types of workshops Bright Young Things has delivered for schools across Northern Ireland.

A personalised approach to a school programme would be developed and tailored to support foundation stage, KS1, KS2 and school goals.

As well as a wealth of core drama programmes to support the Arts Curriculum for each key stage, Bright Young Things offers a range of programmes to support the core curriculum learning areas of LANGUAGE & LITERACY, THE WORLD AROUND US and PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT & MUTUAL UNDERSTANDING

Creativity and Literacy – Programmes include:

Shakesperarian Storytelling
Living your Imagination
Play in a Day
World Book Day
Poetry in Motion

PSHE – Programmes include:

Diversity and cultural awareness
Refugee Week
Anti-Bullying and Developing Resilience

Social & Emotional Learning – Programmes include:

Transitioning – supporting children through difficult school and life stages
Family – Exploring and promoting positive relationships with family
Friendships – Exploring and promoting positive relationships with family
Emotions – Managing difficult emotions
Dreams – Exploring career and life goals

DRAMA ACROSS THE CURRICULUM

Bright Young Things can bring subjects from Geography, History, Science, English and maths to life, learning in a very creative, active way.

We offer a wide range of programmes from The Norman Family to Dragon’s Den Profit and Loss.

Workshop Formats

Multiple Days . Full Day . Half Day .  2-Hour . Weekly . Assembly

We can deliver workshops for a full school in one day to mark for example Anti-Bullying week or World Book Day or deliver transition workshops to one year group in a half day.

As a local company with a large number of highly qualified drama facilitators, we can deliver a very personalized programme suitable to your needs and budget. Our workshops are priced by time and number of facilitators required and we offer discounted rates when multiple workshops and programmes are booked.

WHAT HAPPENS IN A BYT SCHOOL WORKSHOP?

No two Bright Young Things workshops are the same. It depends on your goals. However at the core of every session will be children singing and dancing, playing games, lots of pretend play, storytelling and using our imagination. Every session will be a different adventure, either exploring a different theme, curriculum topic or developing a concept.

There is also the option to work towards a small performance for teachers and/or parents.

We write, adapt and devise original material that is bespoke to each group and bring along all of the resources to deliver the sessions.

EXAMPLE OUTCOMES

Sessions can be developed to:

  1. Reinforce or teach important social skills or messages such as listening, voicing opinions, dealing with conflict and negotiation
  2. Work to your Foundation Stage Areas of Learning objectives such as exploring the seasons through character or understanding place through physicality and sensory story.
  3. Learn through drama to prepare children for many things including starting secondary school, preparing for transfer test, dealing with playground and new friend dynamics, learning about their world and much more.

Our classes develop fundamental age-appropriate skills such as communication, cooperation, confidence and concentration, delivered in a fun, active way!

HOW MUCH DOES IT COST?

Pricing is bespoke to each school based on the package chosen and the numbers of children and sessions involved.
You may choose a one-off session, a regular weekly slot or an intensive full day, full school programme.

Please get in touch with your requirements and we will give you a bespoke proposal for your school.

Get in touch with Bright Young Things to discuss bringing drama to your school!

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