Supporting English as an Additional Language (EAL)
EAL (English as an additional language) is one of the growing issues faced in our communities. Young people who come into the country with various levels of EAL needs are put at a disadvantage with communicating in their environments. With the isolation this brings, there is also the effect of trauma caused from moving from one country to another. This can have a significant effect on mental health, social skills and confidence.
BCAT’s EAL project funded by the Big Lottery Fund, will assist young immigrant people of school age address their core issues of confidence, communication and socialisation, and look to assist beneficiaries in improving their overall educational attainment.
Sessions will be delivered by professionally trained arts therapists and language teachers who will work together in one to one or group sessions of up to 6 pupils.
Delivering arts in health
BCAT will be able to deliver free arts in health workshops to small organisations delivering community services from one off workshops to longer projects up to 6 weeks.
Our experienced facilitators have training in a variety of arts forms and can co-devise an arts based programme in art, dance, drama, music and play.
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