LOCKED DOWN, BUT NOT LOCKED OUT
We ran a series of holiday activities over the Easter Break, which were not only hugely enjoyable, but also really beautiful. There were four days, with a different theme/skill based activity each day.
A workshop was delivered for an hour each morning and then the participants worked independently to produce something that they could show back later on that day.
The four days were such a success with brilliant imagination, preparation and passion displayed by all the participants who took part.
DAY ONE: WHAT’S IMPORTANT TO YOU RIGHT NOW?
The young people were asked the following:
If you could just do one thing today, under these circumstances, what would you make your priority and it has to be realistic.
They could respond with any art form. We had dance, poetry, circus, rap, music and craft to name a few.
Here we have Nathan’s response. It was really important to him to remember his Grandmother. He made a sculpture of him and his Nana at the Plymouth Eye.
DAY TWO: PLAY IN A DAY
Character creating, script writing and then performing the play. We hope to edit down the Zoom video and send out our performance where everyone somehow got stuck in a freezer!
DAY THREE: ANIMATION AND PUPPETRY
We made our own cardboard theatre, created a puppet set, made puppets and told our stories
Nathan’s Wicked Themed set and puppets and Isaacs and Honei-May’s two amazing creations.
DAY FOUR: STAND UP COMEDY
We learned about writing a short set, creating our own material, then performed it back. A lot of laughs were had! The young people practiced their heckling skills on Eddie.
Victors Stand Up Comedy script:
Towards the end of the fourth day there was a fantastic moment, when one of our wheelchair users gave us all a lesson in inclusion, by calling her show back “Sit down comedy.”
Donate to Haringey Shed
We completely understand that this is a difficult time for everyone, so we won’t ask anyone to pay the termly fees. However, we are a charity and our work is continuing, including paying all of our wonderful freelance team that are keeping the activities running until the end of the Summer term, so if you can and would like to make a donation it would be hugely appreciated. Donations can be done via our website https://www.justgiving.com/haringeyshed/donate or by making an online bank transfer to our bank:
Bank: The Cooperative
Account Name: Haringey Shed
Account No: 65067486
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Jack Petchey Community Awards
This programme recognises young people going the extra mile in their communities at this difficult time.
Are any of your Young People going above and beyond to help in their community? Nominate you’re your Young Person and winning entries will get £50 to spend on whatever they like at Shed, and a letter from our Founder, Sir Jack Petchey CBE.
Send your nomination (max 100 words) to firstname.lastname@example.org
Let’s get young people recognised together!