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BigFoot Arts Education
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January 2018 Newsletter
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Hello and a brilliant Bigfoot welcome to our January newsletter!

We hope you had a great Christmas break and wonderful start to the Spring Term. We had an amazing December and a busy beginning to the New Year; 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!
 
NEW YEAR OFFER!

To ease us into 2018 we would love to offer schools a 10% discount on any booking for January 2018. Quote JAN10 when booking!
 
 
What have we got coming up?
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Tuesday 6th February 2018
Safer Internet Day
We still have some dates available for our various Assembly and Workshop programmes in celebration of Safer Internet Day next month.

We are so excited to be launching our new KS2 programme Be a Smart-E, which we have piloting in schools across Sussex this month. One Year 4 student told us '....it's funny and helps you learn about e-safety in a different way' - we couldn't put it better ourselves!

We also have Cyber Safety, Cyber Bulling and Parent Workshops available - contact us now to make a booking.
Interactive Storytelling Workshops
KS1 E-Safety Storytelling - Introducing Boo!
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This year we are developing a series of KS1 Interactive Storytelling workshops called The Adventures of Boo the Bigfoot Bunny and we are delighted to announce that the first story is Boo the Bigfoot Bunny Learns to Surf Safely.

Designed to introduce younger students to simple internet safety messages, the workshop explores the decisions that Boo has to make when using his family's new tablet - should he click on the message that keeps popping up, how can he find the right video to watch and what about the people that are being unkind to each other on his favourite game?

Contact us to make a booking for your school!

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Thursday 1st March 2018
World Book Day

We can't wait for this year's World Book Day, and are again offering a range of fantastic Assembly and Workshop programmes. From early years storytelling to an intergalactic author exploration, as well as our new programme for KS1 and KS2, Poems, Rhymes and Authors of their Time celebrating all things poetry!

Programmes are available from Monday 19th February 2018 - book now to secure your preferred date/s.

 
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12th - 18th March 2018
Shakespeare Week

We are also offering a range of Creative Literacy programmes for Shakespeare Week this year, including Shakespeare Ain't that Bard (Assembly and Workshop programme), Rapspeare (Shakespeare through Rap workshops) and our specialist Buzz days, Introduction to Shakespeare Days.

Contact us to discuss which programme/s might be best for your school.

 

10th - 21st December 2018
Pantomime 2018 - Pinnochio!
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After the huge success of our 2017 pantomime (see below) we are already taking bookings for our 2018 pantomime - Pinocchio, featuring songs chosen by….you!

 In the summer term we will be running a nationwide competition to help us to choose the songs that will be included in this year’ show. Every class that will be watching  the Bigfoot Pantomime in December, will be given the chance to submit their favourite song for us to sing and dance to – we will want to know the name of the song and also why they have chosen it.  

The classes with the winning submissions will get a mention during the show itself – fame at last!

Contact us now to secure your preferred date/s
What have we been up to?
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Pantomime 2017
Hansel and Gretel Round Up
It was another incredible year for our annual pantomime, with Hansel and Gretel being a completely SOLD OUT show! We delivered 60 performances and it was an amazing tour- click below to read our pantomime round-up.
Creative Buzz days
Buzz Day - Victorian Toys
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Recently, our brilliant Bigfoot facilitator Ellen visited Walton Oak Primary school to deliver a Creative Buzz Day about Victorian Toys. It's great to see that the school enjoyed having Ellen deliver a fantastic session, to help the children explore and learn new facts about Victorian toys. Amazing work Ellen!

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Stay safe out there
Pantomime North East
We were overwhelmed with the positive feedback for our North East pantomime A Christmas Carolling Catastrophe.  We particularly love this comment from Shotton Primary School in County Durham 'The children really enjoyed the performance and the actors really put on a show for the children to remember. They captured the magic of a traditional panto but used contemporary music to help engage the children. We would thoroughly recommend them'

Thank you so much - details about our 2018 North East Pantomime coming soon!
 
 
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Early Years Christmas Storytelling
The Littlest Christmas Elf
The littlest Christmas elf, Pip, brought her magical Christmas spirit to over 35 schools and nurseries in the North East throughout December.

We had such lovely feedback that we will be offering the programme to schools and early years settings across London and the Home Counties in December 2018. PLUS we will have a new Pip adventure for North East schools - not to be missed!
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Creative Residency
Staff Christmas Flash Mob!
Before Christmas we were delighted to join St. Peter’s London Docks for a very special final assembly.  Put together by Bigfooter Sarah, who provides PPA cover at St Peter's, the teachers executed quite possibly the best flash mob Bigfoot has ever seen! Caught by surprise, the students were thrilled to see their teachers all up at the front giving them the perfect send off before the end of term. An amazing way to celebrate all the hard work achieved by everybody and a lovely way to end the term.

Watch the flash mob here!
What's in the News?
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Mailing List Sign Up
FREE Drama Games Booklet
Our mailing list sign up offer this term is a BRILLIANT one....if you subscribe before the end of this term, you will receive a FREE copy of our Bigfoot Drama Games Booklet, containing over 80 drama games, exercises and activities!

If you have subscribed already, please email us and we will happily send you a copy. Please tell your friends and colleagues!
Tuesday 27th February 2018
Bigfoot Training Day - How to Create Devised Theatre with Children
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There's still time to book on to our excellent training day How To Create Devised Theatre For Children on 27th February 2018.

This course explores the ways in which devised theatre can be exciting and fun for all young people and teachers. A brilliant opportunity to learn how simple drama games can be used and developed to create environments, characters and themes!

Contact us to book a place

The World Day Book Award
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The World Book Day Award competition is now open and the challenge is fantastic. Take a look at what it involves and the amazing prizes available, including £5,000 of books from your local book shop. We hope our Bigfoot Schools get involved, good luck to everybody who enters!
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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