Short (arts) Breaks Summer School rocks!

Posted by mjs76 at Aug 30, 2012 12:47 PM |
Children and young people with complex needs and disabilities took part in a new summer school at Embrace Arts, supported by volunteer students.

Fourteen young people took part in four days of activity at Embrace Arts over two weeks which enabled them to work with world class artists from Leicester, and get a taste of circus skills, musical instrument making, immersive theatre, creative movement and dance, film making, soundscapes and installations, all tailored to meet the needs of the children taking part.

Feedback from volunteers and parents has been overwhelming:

“I just have to say WOW!! The past two days have been incredible and the whole experience has opened up new career ideas which I had never even considered before."

"The workshops were amazing and just to see the incredible work that the carers do to enhance the life experiences of the young individuals was incredible and even moving at times. The fact that each individual was respected and each of their individual needs adhered too was so inspiring and really showed how important these young people as individuals are. I am so inspired! they were incredible and the past two days have been such an eye opener.

"Thank you! for this amazing opportunity and I would love to be involved in any future events that go on at Embrace Arts!”

The sessions were kindly supported by Leicester City Council Disabled Children’s Services who also provided 1:1 personal assistants to support each child, and to enable them to attend without their parents or regular carers.

For more information on similar events, please contact Marianne Pape, Education and Outreach officer, Embrace Arts mp422@le.ac.uk

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Video installation made by young people with complex needs, with artists from Salamnda Tandem.

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