Bright Young Things News

Read all the latest goings on behind the scenes at BYT.


Bright Young Things is always up to something, so keep informed with all our latest news and goings on.

Lets talk about bullying

In the fraught dynamic of children and bullying, there are a number of roles being adopted in the playground, community or online setting. Directly, there are two parties involved: The oppressor and the oppressed.' Indirectly, however, there are many others involved....

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THE POWER OF DRAMA

There are many recognised studies about the power of drama for young people. The benefits are extensive and develop a child's physical, emotional, social and cognitive skills, evidence of which can be found here. Drama is a strange word. It can mean so many different...

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BRIGHT YOUNG THINGS ANNOUNCES THREE NEW SCHOOLS

THE FUTURE'S BRIGHT AS BRIGHT YOUNG THINGS DRAMA ANNOUNCE THREE NEW SCHOOLS!   After a hugely successful summer of drama, Bright Young Things is thrilled to announce it is opening three new drama schools this September, in Ballymena, Comber and Portstewart....

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Lisa’s End of Year 1617 Blog

Relaxing is definitely not something I am good at! When in BYT mode, I cannot help but give 100% energy and drive in every moment - the children make me! No matter how tired or worried I’ve been, when I walk into a BYT workshop or a BYT...

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Belfast Middl’uns beginning to learn lines to the Family Red and exploring the story and character development. So much growth in confidence and creative attitude on display. Super proud of how this wonderful group work together as a team and are facing lots of personal fears....and really really enjoying it 🙌

#confidence
#communication
#creativity
#skillsforlife
#bytshowterm
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It’s Winnie the Pooh Day!

On a cold winters day who doesn’t need a warm pooh bear quote to keep them feeling positive and ready for anything 💛. This is one of our favourites as it instills the bravery that we know is inside every one of us, even if some days we forget how strong we can be 💛.

#winniethepoohday🍯 #poohbearquotes
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It's Festival Term at Bright Young Things.

Two weeks into Winter Term and our bright young things are already getting to grips with scripts, story and character and development, as they work towards their end of term show which they will perform as part of BYT's first ever Children's Festival of Creativity taking place at Rockport School on Saturday 24th March.

Over the festival programme, all 22 Bright Young Things classes will take to the stage as individual casts to perform their shows to their family, friends and the wider community who will be in attendance.

So it's time to tell you a little more about our shows. All shows are part of our 1718 Theme, Family.

The Littl'uns will perform, The Jolly Postman, an original play written for BYT 2018, inspired by the children's book by Janet and Allan Ahlberg.

The Middl'uns will perform, The Family Red, an original play written for BYT 2018, inspired by Grimms Tales and the theme of family.

The Big'uns will perform, You Know What They Say About Family, an original devised piece which will be co-written and directed by the Big'uns themselves.

Expect wonderful creative and unique interpretations of these classic tales, and an original script and production from each of our Big'uns classes.

Over the coming weeks, we will be sharing lots more about our Festival, including how you can come along, and most importantly how you can get involved to support our very special charity partner Cancer Fund for Children. Everything we are doing is to raise as much money as is possible for this wonderfully deserving charity and to inspire our bright young things along the way.

By Children. For Children.

Team BYT x
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Littl’uns Armagh trying our own frantic assembly at a very young age - this helps them to follow instruction, freezing, facial expressions, physicality, getting into character and working towards aspects of our March Shows.

#hiddenvegetables #bytshowterm #developingdiscipline #learningthroughplay #thepowerofdrama
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Bright Young Things Drama updated their cover photo. ...

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Bright Young Things Summer 2018 Camp Schedule and booking system will be launched this evening at 8.30PM for those eager beavers who we know are very keen to get booking and finalising their summer plans!!

Here are our summer camp locations again for reference.
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Attention BYT Middl'uns and Big'uns!!

Casting session details from Paper Owl Films, the creators of one of our favourite homegrown tv shows, the wonderful Pablo, on Jan 23rd!

All details below - you can audition online or in person.

Paper Owl Films
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We have had an overwhelming response to the casting call. In order to be fair, we have decided that everyone will be asked to submit an online audition first. There will no longer be a casting day at the Park Avenue Hotel. Please email [email protected] to register for an online audition.

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Each of the BYT Big’uns class this term are devising, developing, writing and directing their own production for the BYT Festival of Creativity which is taking place on 24th March.

To see the maturity, big ideas and teamwork on display from groups of 10-15 year olds, makes us so excited for their futures, and so proud of the amazing talent we have the privilege of watching and working with each week 🙌🎬. We cannot wait to see what they each produce!

#bigideas #bigimaginations #confidence #creativity #teamwork #tomorrowsleaders #thefuturesbright #lifeskills #employabilityskills #bytbig’uns
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We are so excited about the forthcoming Belfast Children's Festival from Young at Art, now in its 20th year. The biggest problem is fitting in all the shows and events we want to go, to the programme is so good!.

Check out the full programme and book tickets via their website www.youngatart.co.uk
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Get Ready To Party! Ni4kids is a proud media partner of the 2018 Belfast Children's Festival (Friday 9 - Wednesday 14 March). This year, the largest children's arts festival on the Island of Ireland and within the UK is hosting the biggest birthday party for kids the City has ever seen to celebrate being 20 years young. The festival theme for 2018 is FAMILY and you can watch the highlights here, then find out where you can share loads of special moments by reading all about it at tinyurl.com/y9v2tdmt or visit www.youngatart.co.uk

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