‘Going Up’ Transition workshops
This summer term our Drama Development Workers Alyson and Jez are currently working with year 6 pupils in Primary Schools in Bridgend. The project is called ‘Going up,’ and is focused on the transition of moving from Primary to Comprehensive schools. The workshops look at ways of adapting to a new environment, new rules and new relationships with peers and teachers. This is done using exercises, image theatre and forum theatre giving the young people a place to voice any concerns.
The ‘Getting On’ OCN project has kicked off at Ynysawdre School. Getting On is a series of workshops around self-confidence, conflict resolution and goal setting currently offered to Bridgend Secondary Schools. The workshops result in participants gaining a Level 1 OCN, however the workshops come after many years of working with young people in schools around emotional health issues, looking at challenging unhelpful behaviour and promoting personal development and self-awareness. Although the course has currently been offered to schools we are keen to widen its use in terms of other institutions and participants who may benefit.