Rainhill Arts Faculty Widening Participation in Arts and Culture
This week our Arts Staff and Youth Arts Leaders delivered a Dance workshop to Y5 students at St Anns Rainhill. The workshop is part of our widening participation transition programme for Y5 students within our community.
We were joined by professional dancer and choreographer Sam Broadbent from "Company Chameleon" who is the schools cultural partner this year. Rainhill High School is the lead school in an Arts and Culture programme commissioned by the Arts organisation Curious Minds. The programme aims to engage young people in arts and culture through participation and exploration, raising levels of self confidence, well-being, creativity, imagination, physical literacy and developing crucial skills of communication, resilience, autonomy and team work.
During the workshop the Y5 students explored the theme of inclusion and created solo and ensemble dance pieces to interpret what inclusion meant to them. The workshop was supported by our Arts Academy Youth Arts Leaders who supported the Y5 students in exploring their ideas using movement language. It was also a fantastic opportunity for the Y5 students to meet their prospective Arts teachers. The students thoroughly enjoyed themselves and created some very exciting and unique pieces. It was wonderful to work with such young creative minds and see our Arts Academy Youth Arts Leaders inspire our next generation of students.