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Summer School


Delivery dates: July - August 2020

Commissioner: BBC Children in Need

Target cohort: Young people aged 8 to 14 years

Key objective: Young people will participate in free activitiees, learning skills in different specialisms. A Young Creative Apprentice will be recruited, who will assist the Project Manager with running the project, as well as supporting Trainee Practitioners and Lead Tutors during workshops. Trainee Practitioners will be recruited, who will receive formal training developed from Pedestrian's 20+ years of experience. They will work alongside the Young Creative Appentice and support Lead Tutors during workshops. Lead Tutors will lead the holiday provision for young people, coach Trainee Practitioners and act as role models for the Young Creative Apprentice.

Summary: Summer School encompasses three distinct phases repeating annually: training, participatory activity and reflection. Training consists of a five day programme for Trainee Practitioners interested in art and/or youth work. Six Trainee Practitioners will be recruited via an open process, and trained in youth participatory arts best practice: including safeguarding, child protection, planning, delivery and reflection. Participatory activity involves delivering three weeks of holiday-time activity, with young people working towards the Arts Award Bronze qualification. Week one will focus on music, week two photography and media and week three visual arts. Activities will be rich in creative thinking and cutting-edge approaches, rather than duplicating statutory learning. A supervised lunch break will be provided each day. Finally, there will be a session of reflection for the Young Creative Apprentice, Trainee Practitioners and Lead Tutors facilitated by the Project Manager, capturing learning for an annual evaluation report.

Please email for more information about this project. If you would like to secure a place, please complete the booking form here.