Blue fuzzy bumblebees! Using art, drama and music to overcome language barriers
Start date: Spring term 5 June
Autumn term 16 October
Time: 7.00pm to 8:00pm
Location: The Friends Institute, Highgate
English is not obvious for everybody! How do you ensure EAL speakers, non-verbal adults, children with special needs or those who choose to stay silent feel included, valued and involved in your lessons and sessions?
Explore the diverse and differing needs of these groups and how to meet them using art, music and drama as tools to communicate, express emotions, share experiences and most importantly, have fun.
Sarah studied music at the University of Birmingham, but has supported and facilitated community arts workshops since she was a teenager. She now teaches art, music and drama in primary, secondary and special schools and recently recruited and directed a brand new children’s chorus for Midland Opera’s production of Turandot. For BCAT she has worked with learning disabled elderly service users at Deelands Hall and in Balsall Heath and she is one of the facilitators for the BCAT Starz project running this Autumn. Sarah is passionate about improving access to the arts and the opportunities her work brings for her to meet new people and learn new perspectives. Her favourite colours are blue and green and in her spare time she loves dancing and African drumming!