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

We have had a wonderful end of term delivering some fantastic projects across the country and we're now busy preparing, planning and training for the year ahead. 

Read below about what we've been up as well as what we've got coming up -  enjoy! 

10% off ALL one day projects for September 2017 booked during August. Quote Summer17 when booking. 

 Contact us to find out more information! 
What have we got coming up?
Specialist workshops & Performing Arts Courses
Summer Holiday Projects
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We are busy delivering some amazing Summer holiday projects across the country which we can't wait to tell you about in our September newsletter. It's not too late, however, to book for the rest of the holidays! From one day specialist skills workshops to transition projects and longer performing arts course. Contact us now to check our availability!
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PPA Cover, Supply Days and Classroom Support
Creative Residencies and Bigfoot SOS
We are delighted that so many schools are continuing with their Creative Residencies next term; we still have a few slots available for PPA cover, so please do get in touch if you would like to discuss how your school can work with us in 2017-18.

We have also been working with schools to create 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. 

So whether it be short term solutions to staff absence or classroom support for targeted students, we can help!
Staff training and INSET sessions
Start of term INSET sessions
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Whether it’s a short session at the beginning of a staff INSET, or something longer to reinvigorate energy levels and provide a kit bag of new adaptable games and activities to be used in the classroom, our Senior Facilitators Adrian Benn and Jules Tipton are ready to inject energy and enthusiasm into your group and help them shine!

Limited availability 1st - 8th September 2017 - Contact us now to book
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25th September - 3rd November 2017
Black History Month
We are now taking bookings for Black History Month 2017, one of our most popular events of the year! We have a wide range of wonderful programmes on offer, from interactive assembly performances to Early Years storytelling.

We have limited dates available so please do contact us to book your preferred date/s asap.
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Wednesday 13th September 2017
Roald Dahl Day

We at Bigfoot are HUGE fans of Roald Dahl, and so we are delighted to offer some truly marvellously magnificent specialist Buzz Days to help celebrate Roald Dahl Day on 13th September.

Help Bigfooter in role, Beatrice, try and land her dream job at the library. But it’s a race against time; can she recognise and arrange the shelves in order of the chief librarian’s favourite author and books with your schools help?!

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Friday 8th September 2017
International Literacy Day

Fifty-one years ago, UNESCO officially proclaimed 8 September International Literacy Day to actively mobilise the international community and to promote literacy as an instrument to empower individuals, communities and societies.

If you want to inspire your children this September to be innovative literary vehicles for change, have at look at what we can do to help you engage, inspire and motivate your school.

What have we been up to?
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Transition Workshops
KS1 Transition
Bigfooter Beth made a big impact at Trent Primary School this month, delivering Pirate themed Transition workshops with Reception classes moving into Year One.

We LOVE this pirate ship the children made - after painting it together they role played what skills, attributes and learning they would take into Year One, which they then put into the ship.

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Cyber Safe Performance Programme
Caught in the Net
At the end of term, Bigfooters Adrian and Lauren had a great time delivering our Cyber Safe performance programme Caught in the Net at Davenies School. Their Head of PSHE told us:

I really liked the interactive nature of the workshops, I liked how it was all 'unplugged' too so the boys had to really think of the consequences of their actions.Thank you, it was a great day!

Our Anti Bullying and Cyber Safe programmes are available all year round, so please do get in touch if we can help.
Big Steps Transition
Year 6 Transition Workshops
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Bigfooters Sarah and Jules have been busy exploring Transition with Year 6 students at Alec Reed Academy this term. Bigfooter Jules said "You know it's been worth it when a child goes up to a worried boy in a workshop and says 'Don't worry, we all feel the same - and you'll have us to go around with when we go up to Secondary".  Incredible!

It has been a privilege to help so many young people with this huge moment in their lives - we wish them the best of luck and hope that they have an amazing transition to Secondary school. We still have a few dates left for Transition in September so do get in touch if you would like to book a date.
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Creative Days - Hook and Supply Days
Go Mantle!
Our Go Mantle! Creative Days are always really popular, and we were thrilled this month to receive some BRILLIANT feedback from La Fontaine Primary School:

Both Glen and Adrian were exemplary and everyone loved having them in school . Staff were asking to join workshops as they thought they were missing out !! The children and parents have been blown away that some children really got involved and both facilitators were able to quickly establish which children would need that extra tlc and encouragement !

We used this as additional release for teachers to write a curriculum but we all wanted to be in and take part. Children who struggle in class stayed on task all day!

For what the children got from this it was worth the money that we would otherwise have been spending on a supply teacher.

Amazing! We are so proud to have made such an impact on the children, staff and parents. Thank you Glen and Adrian!
What's in the News?
Bigfoot Training
September Training Courses
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We still have a few places left on the following Training courses:

4th September 2017 - Working Creatively with Early Years
11th and 12th September 2017Crash Course in Drama Workshop Leading

Please contact us if you would like to book a place
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Bigfoot Facilitators
In the spotlight - Jules Tipton!

We take great pride in knowing that each and every one of our facilitators is an exceptional educator and talented individual. However, once per term we like to select a single facilitator to focus on and tell you a little bit more about…generally if they’ve gone above and beyond for us and the schools in which they work!

This term, we are thrilled to recognise the amazing acheivements of Bigfooter Jules Tipton.

“Absolutely superb. Our facilitator was a breath of fresh air and brought a real enthusiasm which was contagious amongst staff and students”  Rebecca Mulhearn, Aston Manor Academy

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Bigfoot Mailing List
Mailing List Prize Draw Winner!
Thank you so much to you all for signing up to receive our monthly newsletter. We REALLY hope that you are enjoying reading about the world of Bigfoot as well as the latest Arts Education news and information.

We are delighted to announce that the winner of the Summer Term prize draw is YVETTE SAUNDERS - congratulations!

We have will have another prize draw next term which will be announced in our September newsletter so please do tell your friends and colleagues to sign up!
Action for Children's Arts
A pledge for Children's Arts - Write to your local MP!
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Action for Children's Arts (ACA) has been busy writing to all 650 MPs asking them to sign a pledge for the arts, created by children and young people. They have been delighted to have had a varied cross-party response thus far. This is where your help is needed...600+ signatures are STILL needed!
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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