SEND AND SILC

 

Equality is core to our mission at Ignite Lights: we believe strongly that everyone should have access to great quality, varied learning experiences. Because of this, all workshops offered for mainstream classes are also offered to classes in which all/the majority of children have SEND, as well as the workshops below, designed with children with SEND in mind.. Whilst the workshops have been carefully customised by a practitioner with experience of working creatively with children and young people with SEND, dialogue is really important so your practitioner is happy to talk to you about your group’s specific needs and adapt accordingly. If you can’t find what you’re looking for here, please contact me to discuss bespoke workshops.

SEND Groups
SILCs and Specialist Schools
SEND Groups
 

Do you have a group of young people in your class whose needs you struggle to meet whilst differentiating for the wider class? Do you feel you are stretching yourself too thin and are finding it difficult to challenge all of your pupils? Or do you simply have a group of pupils who might benefit from a confidence-building, sensory creative teaching programme tailored to your curriculum? Ignite Lights can help, with literacy based creative remedial programmes encouraging pupils with low literacy levels in KS1-3 to engage with a variety of texts using tried and tested theatrical techniques. We follow the social model of disability and work hard to ensure our workshops are actively accessible to all levels of learning disability and can be adapted to be fully inclusive of those with physical impairments too. To discuss a programme, please contact us; also feel free to peruse the example projects shown below. To view our range of seasonal workshops, all of which have been customised to be fully inclusive, click here.

Mixing Metaphors
 
Learn to create a stir with your writing in this adventurous programme. Children will engage with metaphor, simile, alliteration and personification, using these rhetorical techniques to create stunning settings, creative characters and perplexing plotlines. Sensory stimuli, music and drama are integrated in this inter-disciplinary programme designed to enable children who often struggle to engage with regular writing activities to learn through theatrical play. Children will enjoy being guided through the joy of expression whilst also being encouraged to journey independently to find their own unique writer’s voice. Time will be spent helping individuals to work on editing their stories and emphasis placed on syntax and grammar following an exciting project based on group and solo storytelling. 
Available with a performance outcome and/or a self-produced anthology for children and school to take away. For up to 8 children, half or full term.
Build a Play
 
Enhance your social and teamwork skills by working together in a small group to create and put on a small play or series of plays from scratch. Devise characters, develop your authorial voice and learn how to structure a scene, enabling the story to progress with clarity. Build confidence in your own articulation skills as you bring your play to life and learn how to use body language and facial expression alongside words to make yourself understood: a transferrable skill which often has great results for young people in and out of the classroom.
Available with a performance outcome and/or a self-produced anthology for children and school to take away. For up to 10 children, half or full term.
Time Warp
 
Engage with the history topic of your choice, using historic artefacts, theatrical re-enactment and exciting sensory activities to enable children to connect with history, retain information more easily and use their knowledge to produce a variety of written and artistic outcomes.
Available with a performance outcome and/or a self-produced anthology for children and school to take away. For up to 10 children, half or full term.
 
SILCs and Specialist Schools

Have you ever wanted to take your class/group on a trip, but found the location was unable to meet your access and inclusion requirements? Ignite Lights brings the experience to you, enabling your young people to enjoy multi-sensory theatre and history-based workshops, delivered by a disabled practitioner with years of experience working with disabled adults and young people, in the comfort of your own learning space. This approach empowers young people with strict routines and specific environment needs to take part in flexible sessions and positively encounter new activities, skills and knowledge in a safe space whilst also being stretched and challenged as appropriate.

We follow the social model of disability and work hard to ensure our workshops are actively accessible to all levels of learning disability and can be adapted to be fully inclusive of those with physical impairments, including those with profound and multiple disabilities. To discuss a programme, please contact us; also feel free to peruse the example projects shown below. To view our range of seasonal workshops, all of which have been customised to be fully inclusive, click here.

We Could Be Heroes
 
Just for one day, discover how it might feel to be a superhero. Create your own hero character using costume and your own physicality through integrated drama, as well as learning about some real-life heroes, from Nelson Mandela and Florence Nightingale to Neil Armstrong and Usain Bolt. 
Half or full day session for up to 20 children/young people.
Live Poets' Society
 
Work together to create a fun sensory poem using movement, words, sounds and objects, then gain confidence as you learn to stage your poem as a collaborative group. Engage with a range of topics and learn a variety of modes of expression to help you communicate with assurance and gain a poem to perform and display in your classroom.
Half or full day session for up to 20 children/young people.
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