Ablaze and National Friendly partner with Bristol Hippodrome to offer a Creative Learning Programme

National Friendly and the Bristol Hippodrome have announced a wide-ranging Creative Learning Programme for Bristol schools, supported by Ablaze Bristol, a long-term charity partner, which tackles inequality of opportunity for young people in the West of England. The Creative Learning Programme gives pupils insight into the variety of careers available at the theatre, and opportunities to try performing while enabling them to examine their anxieties around transition to secondary school through creative activities. Pupils were visited in school by a team of The Bristol Hippodrome’s qualified theatre practitioners for a half day, followed by a second half day session at the theatre. In-school Sessions The in-school sessions led by Natalie Flynn (Senior Creative Learning Producer) and Kyle Pyke (Creative Learning Assistant) were insightful and engaging. The children completed a range of tasks and activities to demonstrate that it is OK for us all to approach tasks differently. They discussed how people in the theatre deal with change and how that relates to the changes the children will experience when transitioning to senior school in September. The children drafted poems to be read aloud highlighting their thoughts, their worries and what they are looking forward to.           … Continue reading Ablaze and National Friendly partner with Bristol Hippodrome to offer a Creative Learning Programme