About the show
After the success of our digital support scheme, we have chosen to continue the journey of holistic programmes, Positive transitions are weekly sessions that will support your child in learning creative tools to support their well-being, through the use of drama and wellbeing activities. Positive Transitions sessions, are designed to coach participants to get back into the flow of being back in education – either in the last year of primary school, or the first year of secondary school. helping young people ages 10-13 to manage feelings of anxiety, low self-esteem or a lack of confidence. The programme also helps to develop skills in public speaking, written communication, collaborative teamwork and having a more positive outlook on life.
Positive transitions will be open to up to 10-15 participants, for ages 10-13, participants must be Southwark residents, it is designed as a drop-in style session in order to identify, the young people who need it the most. The programme will take place in our studio 1 space or our under-croft space (next to theatre Peckham), the space will consist of two facilitators and 10-15 participants, in respect of the government guidelines regarding Co-vid 19, after the 19th of July we will know whether to cap the spaces at 10. Because spaces may be limited, please sign up as soon as possible, as this will be based on a first come first serve basis, please feel free to sign-up to as many of the workshops as you would like.
This years unique programme has been designed to deliver a holistic arts-led, person-centred series of sessions that combine the techniques of dialectal behavioural therapy, (specifically emotional regulation and mindfulness through poetry, well-being and drama techniques. Each week will have a specific focus such as anxiety, self-worth, peer/social pressure and self-belief to name a few, each topic of self will be rooted down by a creative medium, the weekly two-hour workshops will help young people ground the self through creativity, using art, poetry and improvisation.
Our facilitators have experience in delivering participatory arts projects with children with SEND and vulnerable young people, our facilitators have a variety of experience in delivering holistic programmes
Marjorie Agwang – Marj has experience working from a model of care rooted in a strengths-based approach that nurtures connection, growth and healing. With a background in performing and designing holistic workshops, Marj creates holistic bespoke workshops combining the two, Marj is a trustee-director and mentor at Body & Soul Charity.
Russenï Fisher – Russenï is an actor, poet and performing arts workshop facilitator, Russenï is an acclaimed spoken word artist and has featured widely in events, including events at the Olympic Park, Southbank and was the opening act for The Last Poets at the Love Box Festival 2015. Russenï is the lead facilitator on our positive futures programme, creating poetry and performing arts workshops for young people to improve confidence, challenge negative thinking, alongside helping to improve language and communication skills.
Feel free to apply to several sessions, however our facilitators will be assessing the needs of the applicants via the form and within the sessions themselves. Please bare in mind that applying doesn’t guarantee you a place in each session.