The glorious sunshine is here! We've been non-stop creating, collaborating and soaring. Read below about what we've doing in the lead up to a well deserved holiday in August. We'll then be jumping straight in to rehearsals for our national tour of Emerging - that's right! It's nearly here, more info below...
We've just had our amazing sharing 'JOY IS...' performed by our young flyers from Take Flight. Celebrating the joy of life. They're working hard on an upcoming film promoting the programme, directed by Seb Whyte and performed by our young participants, supported by the Media Trust and funded by John Lyon's Charity, so make sure to follow us on social media for updates!
Image by Henri T
FLYING INTO PHYSICS It's been brilliant working again on our 'Practical Engagement' model of our Flying into Physics programme, using exciting and creative aerial techniques to explore physical forces. Students get hands on (and feet up!) experiences, making physics more approachable and accessible. See our latest video here! "Because forces are a very abstract concept, any opportunity to engage children in a practical way is going to greatly enhance the learning." Jo Moore, Primary Science Teaching Trust
“I loved bonding with my child in such an exciting and exhilarating way!’
TRANS AWARENESS TRAINING As part of our commitment to gender inclusion - and just to because everyone should be more aware and inclusive of trans and non-binary people - we offered trans awareness to all of our team and creative collaborators. We were incredibly fortunate to book the amazing, Gendered Intelligence (GI), to run it. We've been working with GI for a number of years, they're a trans-led organisation with strong roots in the trans community, offering a broad spectrum of practical services to the public, private and not-for-profit sectors to develop, improve and enhance trans inclusion and gender diversity. The session was welcoming, interactive and non-judgemental, giving participants the opportunity for discussion and questions around key topics on gender, language, legislation and how to be more trans-inclusive. A huge thank you to the GI team and for everyone involved in the training, we highly recommend it.
Thank you to our funders for making our performances, films and participation programmes possible: Arts Council England (ACE), The Foyle Foundation, Garfield Weston Foundation, AG Manly Charitable Trust, Portal Trust, Ogden Trust, The Armourers and Brasiers Gauntlet Trust, John Lyon's Charity, Mayor of London's Young Londoners Fund, The Vintners Company, National Lottery Community Fund and Media Trust.