‘Under The Sea’ - Immersive Sensory Story Workshops!
This February half term, Jade and Sarah created an immersive, sensory performing arts workshop based on the book ‘Tiddler’ by Julia Donaldson. On Monday they transformed a hall into an immersive space, with gazebos, coral reefs, blue material canopies, bubble tubes, lights and more!
On Tuesday they were joined by BDCPS where they delivered sessions for 10 of their young people culminating in a full group dance and song using the jellyfish the performers had made on the day! Over the following 3 days, with a team of 6 1:1s, they delivered 10 workshops for 60 participants with complex and profound disabilities and additional needs!
The participants explored coral reefs, swam with fishes, danced with jellyfish, sang with a giant octopus and even partied with mermaids through different sensory activities and offerings. The workshops were differentiated for each group and we welcomed a wide range of ages and needs from a 1-year-old through to PMLD performers in their 50s!
The sessions were free and funded by Central Beds Council and took place at The Chiltern School in Houghton Regis. We thank them both for their support in making these sessions happen and look forward to working with them again in the future.
The feedback from participants and parent/carers has highlighted even further just how important sessions like this are! Have a look for yourself…
"Brilliant! So lovely to have somewhere my girls can come to and enjoy themselves. All the carers are so caring and understand special needs.”
“Thank you so much…for the best morning!! We had such a great time and now I cannot get the songs out of my head! I can only imagine how much planning must have gone into the session to make it so inclusive and immersive for everyone. Thank you for creating these sorts of wonderful opportunities for our children!”
“Just wanted to feedback to you how much my son Max enjoyed your session on Wednesday morning... I think his carers did too! It sounded really good! The feedback from the carers was so positive! I was so pleased that you offered something to over 18’s , it’s very rare to find anything appropriate for young adults with complex disabilities to do. This was right up his street.”