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

We have had a wonderful few weeks delivering some fantastic projects across the country, which you can read about below, as well as details about upcoming programmes, news and information.

We hope you enjoy it! 
 
EXCLUSIVE NEWSLETTER DISCOUNT! 

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

 Contact us to find out more information! 
 
What have we got coming up?
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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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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. Limited dates available!
 
Summer Term Transition programmes
Final dates for Transition 
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We have visited so many wonderful schools this term with our popular Transition programmes and have loved seeing how the children respond to exploring Transition creatively. We were blown away by the amazing feedback we received from St Boniface Primary School about their recent Big Steps workshops:

Your fun, energetic and wholesome approach to transition was thoroughly engaging for all of the children and very inclusive. Worth every penny!

We still have a few dates available before the end of term - contact us now!
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Summer 2017
Summer holiday projects
It's nearly the holidays! Whether it be a one day specialist skill workshop for a holiday playscheme or a two week performing arts transition project, Bigfoot has a variety of amazing programmes for children of all ages and ability this Summer.
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Our response to the school funding crisis
Bigfoot SOS
We at Bigfoot know and understand the pressures schools face regarding recent budget cuts and we are active supporters of the various Save our Schools campaigns taking place across the country and are committed to doing what we can to help.

We have been working with schools to create a range of short term and 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.

Contact us to discuss how we can work with your school!
What have we been up to? 
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Bespoke Buzz Days
Election workshops

In the run up to the recent General Election we had a fantastic day with Year 5 children at Hetton Lyons Primary School near Sunderland delivering some brilliant workshops exploring democracy snd the role of government. The day culminated in the children creating their own political parties and election campaign. They then presented back their ideas to the rest of the class and there was a vote to decide who they wanted to rule the country. The Helpful Party won from the morning session and The SOS Party in the afternoon - how brilliant!

 

Rachel who delivered the day was really impressed by how kind and caring the students were and loved the motto they created, I’m voting for honesty. The teachers were overwhelmed by how mature and intelligent the children were. It was such a successful day and the children were a real credit to their school.
 

New Maths Programme
Once Upon a Fraction
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This month our long awaited Maths programme Once Upon a Fraction was put into action! Year 6 children enjoyed working in small scene groups to solve the fractions' problem set by the Big Bad Wolf before he would return the stolen pieces of Red Riding's hood!! Involving peer support, team work solving fraction problems and  finding their equivalent percentages.

Don't just listen to us, here's what the children think!

After today I understand more about fractions' relationship to decimals and percentages.

Today has helped me to simplify fractions more confidently.

The games helped us to compare and make equivalent fractions.

I enjoyed everything!

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Creative Consultancy
INSET 
We LOVE working with schools and organisations to enhance their creative skills and our INSET and training programmes are popular throughout the year. Jules Tipton recently worked with NQTs at the London East Training Alliance. Ben Sperring, programme tutor, rated the day as 'outstanding' and has told us that "Feedback from NQTs was overwhelmingly positive".

We are about to release some more dates for early September 2017, so do contact us if you would like to discuss how we could work with your school or organisiton.
 
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Healthy Living Programmes
Best Foot Forward
Bigfooters Sarah and Glen had a brilliant time delivering our popular Healthy Living assembly and workshop programme Best Foot Forward this month. Crofton Junior School told us: 

We have been having this Healthy Schools assembly for the past few years. The pupils loved it, and kept telling me it was interesting. Informative and hilarious!'  

We are thrilled it was so successful  - thanks you Sarah and Glen! We offer our many PSHE programmes all year round, contact us for more information. 
Supply Cover and Hook Days
Creative Days
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We had a great day recently visiting Hillbrook Primary School with a special Buzz Day, funded by the school's PTFA! One of their Year 4 teacher's said:

The visit was very informative and a really great way to teach about he rainforest. Cheryl engaged the children very well and exceeded all of my expectations!

Brilliant! Have a look at the link before to unlock a very special offer if your school can do the same!
What's in the news? 
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Training Courses
Crash Course in Drama Workshop Leading

Next Course: MONDAY 11TH & TUESDAY 12TH SEPTEMBER 2017

This two day intensive course will equip anyone looking to begin a career in arts education with the basic skills required to facilitate drama as an educational tool within a theatre, community setting, or school.

Join our master trainer, Carolina, as she takes you on an incredible journey to a different way of learning, teaching and drama facilitation!

 
Training Courses
Early Years Training

We are currently taking bookings for our upcoming training course Working Creatively with Early Years on Monday 4th September 2017.

Led by Early Years specialist Dani Bradstreet, this fun packed,  motivational day will equip you with a whole host of imaginative, multi-sensory and creative ideas so that you will never be stuck for ideas to inspire the very youngest of participants. Not to be missed!

Summer holiday offer from the RSC
RSC £10 tickets for teachers!
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Our Shakespeare programmes are popular all round, and we LOVE this initiative from the Royal Shakespeare Company.

Throughout the school holidays, teachers can have up to 4 tickets at just £10 each for any Monday to Friday performance at the RSC.

What a great idea!

Our promise to you
Money back guarantee
We want to limit any schools concerns about spending their money on services like ours.

Therefore, as of September 2017, our ‘Money Back Guarantee’ promise, relevant for all one day projects and programmes, ensures that your students have access to high quality creative provision at no financial risk to your school.
 
 
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Lizzie's off on maternity leave!
Goodbye (for now) Lizzie! 
Our brilliant, hardworking, passionate and all round Arts Education champion Creative Director Lizzie Clancy is soon to be going on maternity leave.

We would like to take this opportunity to thank her for all the tireless work she does to make Bigfoot the best it can be. We will miss her over the next few months, but can't wait to hear about the new addition to her lovely family.
 
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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