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

We have had an amazing start to the Autumn term - read below about some of the projects we have been delivering
across the country, as well as details about upcoming programmes, news and information.

Enjoy!
 
THE LITTLEST CHRISTMAS ELF - 10% NEWSLETTER OFFER

We are thrilled to announce that we are now touring our Early Years storytelling experience The Littlest Christmas Elf  across London, the Home Counties and the North East. Quote OCTOBERELF10 to get an exclusive discount.

Read more below!
 
What have we got coming up?
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Assembly and workshop programmes
Black History Month - Last dates available

We have had a fantastic start to our Black History Month celebrations, and it has been a privilege to see children and staff engage so enthusiastically with our assembly and workshop programmes.

We only have a few dates remaining - please contact us to enquire about availability.

 

 
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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.
20th November 2017
Universal Children's Day
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Bigfoot are proud to support the United Nations Universal Children’s Day, celebrated on November 20th each year to promote international togetherness, awareness among children worldwide, and improving children's welfare.

Our British Values and UNC Rights of the Child assembly and workshop programme raises awareness about UNICEF's Rights Respecting Schools Award, which we recently delivered at Honeywell Junior School. We were thrilled with their feedback and look forward to facilitating these important issues throughout the rest of this term. 

Contact us to make a booking


 
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Thursday 7th December - Wednesday 20th December 2017
Hansel and Gretel
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! 
 
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Early Years Storytelling Experience
The Littlest Christmas Elf 
We are SO excited to be offering EYFS children the chance to participate in our brand new interactive storytelling experience The Littlest Christmas Elf.

Join us in Santa’s workshop! You’ll meet elves, hear stories and sing songs as the magic of Christmas is brought to life through charming puppetry and interactive drama

Bookings available between Monday 4th and Wednesday 20th December 2017
What have we been up to?
Specialist Buzz Days
Roald Dahl Days
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We LOVED delivering our special Buzz Day workshops in celebration of Roald Dahl Day last month.

Immanuel and St Andrews Church of England School told us 'All the children loved the workshops and commented how fun and interactive they were. Sophie and Adrian were fantastic and we would definitely like to have them back!'

Gloriumptious!
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Black History Month Creative Days
Heroes; Buzz Days
In addition to our assembly and workshop programmes, we also deliver Hero Buzz Days throughout Black History Month, which are a perfect way to celebrate and appreciate the amazing achievements of heroes in Black and Afro Carribean History.

The workshops conclude with the children creating a 'wall of protest', as seen here from a recent day at Garden Suburb Junior School. The children's art work was made into a display following our visit. Amazing!

 

 
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Promoting Positive Relationships
Cyber Safety Workshops

We had a fantastic day at Hatherleigh Primary School in Devon last month, delivering Cyber Safety workshops with their Year 5 and 6 classes. 

The facilitator, Charlie Kay, was really impressed with their level of engagement around the pitfalls of cyber safety and told the students in his follow up thank you letter 'I hope you all stay safe when you are online and treat others with respect when you are on social media in the future'.
 

Bigfoot Training Courses
Advanced Behaviour Management Training
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Bigfoot trainer Sarah Cuthbertson recently ran a brilliantly successful Advanced Behaviour Management training day with facilitators and teachers, exploring common classroom behaviour issues through new techniques and observing different practises.

Our next training event is our popular Drama Games and Exercises day on Monday 11th December. Contact us to book a place.
What's in the News?
Bigfoot Facilitators
Well done Gigi!
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We are always delighted to share and celebrate what our Bigfooters get up to both inside and outside of the classroom.

Bigfoot facilitator Gigi Strehler landed herself a fantastic role in the recently shown BBC1 adaptation of Ian McEwan’s award-winning novel, The Child In Time. Gigi played the role of a primary school teacher and credits her work with Bigfoot for helping her to get the role.

Congratulations Gigi, we're really proud of you!

 
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Arts Education News
Music to our ears!

We thought this recent article in the Guardian was so good we had to share it -- Feversham Primary School's approach to embedding music, drama and art into every part of the school day is nothing short of brilliant!

Results have improved, attendance has increased and the kids are enjoying learning. It's inspiring and we couldn't agree with it more!

 
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Bigfoot Baby!
Welcome baby Zack!
You may remember from our July newsletter that our Creative Director Lizzie Clancy was going on maternity leave - well we are delighted to announce that baby Zack has arrived safely!

Huge congratulations to Lizzie and her family, we wish Zack lots of Bigfoot love!
Prize Giveaway!
Cookies  - Theatre Royal Haymarket
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Our fellow member of the Anti-Bullying Alliance, the Theatre Royal Haymarket Masterclass Trust, have been working on a brilliant new Cyberscene project in collaboration with children’s charity Kidscape.

In support of this brilliant project, we're GIVING AWAY A PAIR OF TICKETS to one lucky winner to see a performance of Cookies at the Theatre Royal Haymarket in London on Sunday 29th October.

Click below to find out how to enter - good luck!

Mailing List Prize Draw
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Don't forget 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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