Training our brains to learn new skills

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'New Year, New Courses'

 

Why not join DIY this January – we are training our brains to learn new skills!

We have 3 clubs for children and young people:

  • Chatsworth Students Lunchtime Drama Club
  • Youth Drama and Arts Award Club
  • Young Leaders

Our courses for adults offer a range of activites:

  • First Steps – Song Making
  • New Skills, New Choices 2
  • Communication Through Craft

'DIY's dedicated Youth Arts Programme' Passing the Baton logo

Passing the Baton is our dedicated youth arts programme that works with children and young people with learning disabilities. Passing the Baton is funded by The National Lottery Community Fund.

All Passing the Baton Clubs are free! We have three weekly groups for children and young people starting this January:

New for 2021 – Chatsworth Lunchtime Drama Club

Starting January 11th.

Working in partnership with Chatsworth High School this weekly club supports sensory learners to engage with music, drama and the arts. If you are a student at Chatsworth High School, either attending school or currently learning from home, please email Hebe at project.diytheatre@gmail.com to find out more.

Youth Drama and Arts Award Club

Starts Tuesday 12th January, sessions are from 6-7pm via Zoom

Open to young people aged 10 – 24 years this club develops confidence in young people through drama, music and the arts whilst offering the Arts Award – a nationally recognised qualification. Visit our  Youth Drama Club page or email Hebe at project.diytheatre@gmail.com to find out more!

DIY Young Leaders

New Term starts Monday 11th January, sessions are from 5.30-7pm via Zoom

DIY’s Young Leaders Group is open to young people up to the age of 30. The group helps young people to support one another to develop their facilitation and leadership skills. In 2020 our group worked to achieve their Silver & Gold Arts Award Qualifications. To find out more visit our  Young Leaders page or email Hebe at project.diytheatre@gmail.com


Our courses for adults this term:

For more information on any of our these please follow the link to our  Working with Adults page

First Steps: Song Making

Sessions start Wed 13th January running from 2 to 3.30pm on Zoom.

We will be creating our own song on the theme of change and transformation using different musical devices. We will explore how music affects our moods, finding out about different instruments and learning about the building blocks of music.
Contact DIY by emailing diytheatre@gmail.com if you are interested in joining us!
This free course is funded by Community Learning at Salford City College.

New Skills, New Choices 2

Sessions start Thursday 14th January running from 10.30am to 12 noon on Zoom.

DIY BUD’s New Skills, New Choices is a drama course for anyone in Salford with a learning Disability, not in work, who wants to develop their skills and experiences. This term we will be exploring our choices and aspirations by re-imagining Salford. What kind of place do we want to live in? How do we want to treat each-other? How will we make sure everybody is included?
Contact DIY by emailing diytheatre@gmail.com if you are interested in joining us!

This free course is funded through the Greater Manchester ESF Community Grant programme:

  • European Union Social Fund (ESF)
  • Workers Education Authority (WEA) with funds granted by the government’s Education and Skills Funding Agency (ESFA) in partnership with Greater Manchester Combined Authority.

Next Steps – Communication through Craft

Sessions start Thurs 14th January running from 2 to 3.30pm on Zoom.

Using the theme of Spring and Spring Festivals we will be using revealing and layering techniques like collage and scratch art. The weekly Zoom sessions will be supported by a series of Creative Resource Packs.

Contact DIY by emailing diytheatre@gmail.com if you are interested in joining us!
This free course is funded by Community Learning at Salford City College.

 

For more information on any of our courses for adults follow the link to our  Working with Adults page

 


logos of the funders who are supporting this work; Arts Council England, Community Learning at Salford City College, The National Lottery Community Fund, European Social Fund and Workers Education Authority