If you’re a parent of a child aged 13-16, you might be interested in a 10-week course of drama workshops which starts next week at Craig Park Youth Centre. Every Tuesday evening through most of January and February, and for two full days in half term, qualified drama teachers from schools throughout Enfield will be running sessions for secondary school age children.
The workshops are run by Ignition Arts, with help from Kayleigh Cooper of Enfield Parents and Children, an Edmonton charity which helps children who, for a variety of reasons, need extra support with education, or with other aspects of their lives.
“The workshop is designed for children who are shy, introvert, have had experience with bullying, at risk of fixed or long-term exclusion or have another social, emotional, behavioural need,” said Kayleigh. “They have circle time where the young people get to express their opinions and feelings. They also work towards putting on a performance which they show to their families on the last session. The last session tends to be more like a celebration where certificates are given out and there is time for parents to have a talk to the drama teachers about any concerns they may still have.”
The course starts on Tuesday 17th January. The evening sessions are 17th, 24th & 31st January, and 7th, 21st & 28th February. There are two full days in the half term holidays: Monday 13th and Tuesday 14th February from 10:00-16:00.
Craig Park Youth Centre, 2 Lawrence Road, Baxter Road, Edmonton, N18 2HN Map
There are limited spaces and they need to be booked by contacting Kayleigh Cooper on 0208 373 2703 or via email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please make sure your child fits the criteria above.
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The original version of this post said the course started on 10th January, which was incorrect. The post has been updated with the correct dates.