It's back to school for many of you - we found some time to relax over the summer, but we've also kept ourselves busy with these recent and upcoming projects.
Summerversity - Take Flight at Caxton House
Our third annual Summerversity course was a great success, with young people aged 13-19 completing a week-long aerial skills intensive using cocoons, harnesses and platforms. A film of the week by filmmaker Chloe Plumb can be seen at https://vimeo.com/233908343
We were also delighted to welcome young people from the BAOBAB Centre (baobabsurvivors.org) for a short course at the end of August, and hope to build on this work soon.
Thanks to Islington Council Summerversity
Flying Into Physics
Flying Into Physics, our schools' education project using aerial skills to explore the science of forces, has begun and is continuing this term. A film of our first term's work can be seen at https://vimeo.com/232813911
Flying Into Physics is supported by Paul Hamlyn
The Fight For Women's Equality - Than And Now
This week we're launching an exciting project at Parliament Hill School in Camden, looking at the history of women’s rights.
Over two terms, 40 students will research and devise a theatre performance and a photographic exhibition looking at key figures from the women’s suffrage campaign and discuss why political representation and activism are still important issues across the world today. For this project we are working with the Women's Library at LSE, Houses of Parliament, East End Women's Museum and the Museum of London.
Follow the project on Facebook and on our webpage.
Supported by Heritage Lottery Fund.
EXODUS - Take Part
Following a very successful pilot at Keys Meadow School in Enfield, we're now very pleased to be rolling our EXODUS - Take Part project out to four further schools, with two more to follow next year. EXODUS - Take Part uses yoga, aerial skills, trust exercises and storytelling to share stories and challenge negative perceptions around migration and refugee arrivals.
See a video about the project here.
EXODUS - Take Part is supported by John Lyons Charity and Stavros Niarkos Foundation. The pilot was funded by Awards for All.
Also at Keys Meadow School we created a very special site-specific performance this summer responding to the theme of migration, inspired by the book ‘La Mariposa’ by Francisco Jimenez. See a video at https://vimeo.com/225828772
Don't forget to check in with our social media channels to find out more about what we're doing!
Wishing you all a very happy autumn,
Daniela, Søren and the Scarabeus team