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BigFoot Arts Education
Raising standards in education through a creative approach to learning!
September 2017 Newsletter
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Hello and a brilliant Bigfoot welcome to our September newsletter!

We hope you have had a wonderful summer and are ready for Autumn adventures.

We have been busy delivering some amazing holiday projects which you can read about below, and are excited to share the many programmes and projects we have got coming up this term.  

Enjoy!
 
MONEY BACK GUARANTEE! 

This month sees the launch of our money back guarantee offer for all one day projects and programmes, ensuring that children and young people have access to high quality creative provision at no financial risk to schools. Give us a try! 

 Click here for more information! 
 
What have we got coming up?
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25th September - 3rd November 2017
Black History Month 2017
Black History Month is our most popular event of the year, and dates for this year have been selling out fast. We have a few dates available for specific programmes, and our popular Hero Buzz Days are available across the month.

Please contact us ASAP to enquire about available dates and programmes!
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PPA Cover, Hook and Supply Days
Creative Residencies and Bigfoot SOS
We have been really enjoying starting our Creative Residencies over the last few weeks, in schools old and new. We can offer PPA cover all year round, so please do get in touch if you would like to discuss how your school can work with us this year.

Also click on the below link to read about Bigfoot SOS -  a range of short term, cost effective solutions and discount offers, ensuring that high quality creative teaching remains at the heart of the schools we work with. 
 
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13th - 17th November 2017
Anti Bullying Week
This year we are proud to support the Anti Bullying Alliance's 2017 theme 'All Different, All Equal', encouraging children to celebrate what makes them, and others, unique, promoting difference and equality in schools.

Contact us now to find out about our popular range of assembly and workshop programmes.
Thursday 7th December - Wednesday 20th December 2017
Bigfoot Pantomime - Hansel and Gretel
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Bigfoot's 2017 Pantomime, Hansel and Gretel, will be our 15th annual pantomime - oh yes it is!

Let our team of professional performers take your students on an unforgettable journey through enchanted villages, forbidden forests and gingerbread houses - a perfect end of term treat for the whole school! 
What have we been up to?
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Summer School 2017
Acton High Transition Summer School
This has been a great experience for me! It has helped me more confident about high school

I was nervous at the beginning but now I have made new friends

This week I have learnt that being respectful is more important than falling out


We love these quotes from students who participated in our Transition Summer School at Acton High School, where we were delighted to visit for the fifth year!

 

 
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Summer School 2017
Bigfoot Big Book Project
Bigfoot North East was thrilled to work with the Ernest Cook Trust this summer to deliver the Bigfoot Big Book Project Summer Holiday Club at Wallsend Library. During this 5 day project, children used technology including photography and animation as a stimulus for story making, which had some amazing results!

We love this evaluation from one very happy parent - ‘A holiday club that is not sport! Love that it is all about creativity, imagination and performing!’ Wonderful!
Big Steps Transition
Year 7 Transition Day
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Bigfoot South Wales had an action packed and hugely successful day at Aberdare Community School last week, performing and delivering Transition workshops throughout the day with all 10 Year 7 form groups, exploring their transition to Secondary School. It was a pleasure to be part of their transition journey!

 
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Teacher INSET
Team Building INSET
Bigfooter Jules had an amazing day delivering a start of term team building INSET at St Joseph's Primary School in Nottingham last week. Deputy Head Teacher Sinead Broad told us:

Jules made all staff feel comfortable but at the same time encouraged them to come out of their comfort zone and provided excellent opportunities for our staff to bond whilst at the same time having a real giggle and providing ideas to transfer to the classroom.

Brilliant!
What's in the News?
Bigfoot Training
Training Courses
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We still have a few places available on the following Training courses:

Monday 2nd October 2017 - Advanced Behaviour Management 
Monday 11th December 2017Drama Games & Exercises

Please contact us if you would like to book a place
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Six Months Success in China!

Exciting things have been happening for Bigfoot in China! Earlier this year we teamed up with Ginger Cat to help develop an exciting new after school creative curriculum for children aged 7-14 years. Click below to find out what Bigfoot have been getting up to in Beijing and see our Bigfooter's in action

 
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RSC Jumble Sale
We LOVE the community initiatives that the Royal Shakespeare Company have been offering recently. This month they are hosting a jumble sale selling off 10,000 costumes from their shows - an amazing opportunity to kit out the end of term play whilst bagging a piece of history!
Mailing List Sign Up Prize Draw
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This month sees the launch of our Autumn term mailing list prize draw. This term you can win a whole case of wine - just in time for Christmas!

In order to be in with a chance of winning, please sign up to receive our newsletter, and if you've already signed up - please tell your friends!
About Bigfoot
In 2000 Bigfoot started out as a very small drama workshop company working in just a few schools. Today we are one of the UK’s largest independent arts education companies providing creative arts based learning to hundreds of schools across the country.
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