Are you looking for a fun activity for your group or organisation?

We’ve worked with pretty much every kind of group you can think off, including after school clubs, curriculum provision as part of the school day, home educated groups, Brownies, Cub Scouts, young carers, youth clubs, retirement homes, MAP, Assist Trust, Families House, Leeway women’s refuge and New Routes-and you could be next!

 

What are our commitments in our outreach work?

  • To provide activities of a high artistic quality with a creative purpose.
  • To support participants’ skills development with a bespoke approach, including artistic and technical skills, as well as transferable skills and key skills.
  • To support participants to build their self-esteem via artistic activity.
  • To be actively influenced by the needs and desires of the community around us, in what we offer and how we offer it.
  • To supply work and opportunities to new and established creatives in West Norfolk.
  • To be a fun and approachable organisation in order to achieve the above in an authentic and informed way.
 
 

Our offering to schools and other learning and activity centres

Examples of what we offer (depending on tutor availability) are:

Ballet
Band Skills
Contemporary/Creative Dance
Choir
Drama and Theatre Skills
Musical Theatre
Percussion
Song Writing
Street Dance

It’s simple; name your activity, time, participants and space and we’ll provide the activity – nice and easy! If necessary, we can organise bookings and payments directly with parents – so all you need to do is provide the space.

Sessions are delivered by our team of qualified, experienced and energetic freelance tutors. Our tutors are DBS checked, Safeguarding Trained and hold First Aid qualifications.

Students attending our sessions have the opportunity of taking part in The Workshop’s wider performance opportunities and studio sharings.

We currently have two excellent offerings of creative activity; ‘School-time Activity’ and ‘Extracurricular Activity and Clubs’. More information on these below…

 

School-time Activity

This option caters to any provision wanted as part of lesson-time. The offering can include regular curriculum-based classes in drama, dance, music and PE as part of students timetables up to GCSE, one off workshops and masterclasses for GCSE and above and off-timetable activity days. Accessible provision is also available. All school-time teaching costs £50 an hour.

We are always flexible and open to your ideas and needs regarding how best we can deliver the arts to your pupils, and love to chat and liaise with fellow local educators on such matters anyway! Feel free to drop us an email or a phone call to raise casual interest, be it in a one-off or a whole term’s worth of provision.

 

“We really enjoyed the workshop ran with our year 9 students. It was engaging, energetic and humorous. The students responded really positively and we’d love to have you in again.” – Amy Chapman, Drama and Theatre Teacher, Downham Market Academy.

 

“Thank you for being so thoughtful – and inclusive. You are a breath of fresh air!” – Recent Participant, The Workshop.

 

Extracurricular Activity and Clubs

This offering is specifically for non-compulsory settings such as lunch-time, after school and holiday clubs, in addition to youth clubs and day centres, including those with SEND members. We are also able to offer these activities to retirement homes and communities. Alike to School-time Activity these can all be regular or one offs.

Again within this category we are flexible to the needs of our participants and open for discussion on the format through which we can provide for you. Likewise, we are open to engaging in fundraising partnerships to make this work possible where it may appear financially challenging.

There are two payment options available for Extracurricular Activity and Clubs:

  1. Funded by institution (school/centre/club etc.)
  • Max 25 students for dance and choir, 15 students for drama or music
  • £40 an hour
  • We invoice the you ahead of each session/block of sessions
  1. Funded by parents/guardians/carers
  • Min 10 students, max 25 students for dance and choir or 15 for drama or music
  • £4.00 per session per student
  • Parents book directly with The Workshop and pay termly in advance. We deal with all the admin and send you a list of participants ahead of the course. All the institution needs to do is provide the space.
 
 
 

“In our Youth Group we have had The Workshop delivering bespoke sessions for our young people. What really has worked is the flexibility and adaptability these sessions offer. This really works when numbers and attendees change, the sessions are professional but down to earth. This means that young people are happy to engage, express themselves but most of all have fun.” – Angela Teague, Operations Manager, The Benjamin Foundation.

 

“The Workshop has delivered music, dance and theatre workshops which have been well received in all our youth provisions to such an extent that we were running additional sessions. The Workshop have always been young people focused and this dedication is recognised by the young people and those of us that have had the pleasure of working with The Workshop.” Tracy Ellis, Youth West Project Coordinator, YMCA Norfolk.

 

“Thank you for all your work with us I know the members really enjoyed your sessions.” – Sam Jennings, Service Manager, Forward Day Centre.

 

 

We are now booking outreach activity for the new term, so please contact us to book your space now! Email contact info@theworkshop.org.uk or call 01553 277919 to arrange your session.

WEST NORFOLK REFERRAL NETWORK

The Workshop believes that the arts should be accessible for all young people, who should be central to their own creative journeys. 

We are working closely with performing arts deliverers and partner organisations across the region to push boundaries and break down barriers to participation, using an ‘innovate, test, embed’ approach which explores authentic ways of developing quality music provision ‘by for and with’ young people.

This is a strategic programme of work, which sees The Workshop working with a broad range of partners; schools, charities and providers to form a bespoke network for West Norfok; a place to share ideas and strategies, as well as to safely refer young people to each other’s services. The network meets termly and is always open to new members; just drop us an email at freddie.main@theworkshop.org.uk for more info and to join our mailing list.

CREATIVE FOUNDATIONS

Our offering to referrals we recieve is Creative Foundations; an in-house opportunity for vulnerable young people to engage with Trinity College London’s Arts Award for free, as funded by Children In Need. The award will be delivered through free sessions for 7-11 year olds who are referred to us as benefiters of the sessions. These benefiters should be people who may typically struggle to access extracurricular activities in the arts. The group will meet every Tuesday 4-6pm from 8th June 2021. You do not have to be a part of the network to access this offering, just get in touch if you want to refer a young person.

Please contact Freddie.main@theworkshop.org. for more information on the network and referrals, and an application form for a young person you wish to refer. All applications will be considered.

“Lynn’s YP need this sort of support and opportunity.” – Rachel Williams, Learning and Engagement Officer, Stories of Lynn, Member of West Norfolk Referral Network.

 

“I found the work you do very inspiring!” – Joselyn Cox, Education and Training Lead, GamCare, Member of West Norfolk Referral Network.

COMING SOON. Contact info@theworkshop if you would be interest in hiring us to run either a one off or series of performing arts sessions in your school, community centre, club or wellness centre.

Examples of what we offer (depending on tutor availability) are:

Ballet
Band Skills
Contemporary/Creative Dance
Choir
Drama and Theatre Skills
Musical Theatre
Percussion
Song Writing
Street Dance