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Bigfoot has been a leading light in the world of arts education since 2000. This means that we are fully committed to providing schools with the VERY best creative experiences for their children and staff that money can buy!

We fully understand how high quality drama, music, dance and art interactions can enrich the curriculum and help bring learning to life through imaginative play and exploration. Therefore, each programme we offer is the perfect blend of fun, energy, interaction, reflection, and education.

Plus our staff, who we call ‘Bigfooters’ are highly qualified and skilled theatre practitioners who we have personally selected, trained and invested. Each Bigfooter has a DBS that we check every year and PLI up to the value of £5 million. All our facilitators are also trained in child protection & safeguarding children, health and safety, and equality & diversity policies and procedures.
We are proud to say that all performances and workshops have been thoroughly researched, tried and tested so that you can feel confident your students will have a truly wonderful experience with our Bigfooters!

Don’t just take our word for it though…

‘Fantastic, engaging, encouraging- what could be better?! Thank you Bigfoot for another amazing workshop programme!’ (Emma Hart, Hornpark Primary)

‘Once again, you have touched the hearts and minds of the children in our school; Bigfoot’s presence was immense and the children (and teachers) have learnt so much! I have to say that, out of all the external providers that I have used throughout the years, yours is the company that I will always have in my mind!’ (Siobhan Johnston, Bishop Winnington Ingram)

‘It was absolutely amazing – our Bigfooter was so knowledgeable, genuine and fun. And the programme was absolutely outstanding from start to finish. The children were instantly engaged and left full of enthusiasm and passion for the subject. One of the best workshop I've ever seen!’ (Stephanie Quinn, Sandringham School)

‘What a fabulous fun session to introduce a topic . The way the workshops were delivered meant that children could recall the story very well; it was so good that children and staff didn't want it to end!’ (Lorna Hancock, Windrush Primary)

‘I just wanted to say a huge thank you for coming into school! Your facilitator gave all our students confidence and encouraged them to draw upon skills they didn’t know they had within. Our children had someone to look up to, and someone whose faith in them did not falter, and that is priceless to us. If there is any kind of star rating then you get a 10 out of 5!!’ (Kim Blythe, St John’s C of E Primary)

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Why book Bigfoot Arts Education's Theatre Skills workshop for your school?

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Bigfoot’s range of theatre skills and dance workshops are designed to give students and their teachers the opportunity to work with professional arts practitioners to explore a variety of theatrical techniques:

Spotlight workshops encourage communication, cooperation and concentration skills, as well as speaking & listening skills and creative thinking. ‘Spotlights’ can be booked for enrichment days, post SAT’s activities, holiday courses, summer universities, special events and celebrations. They can also be used to support school productions, teacher INSETs, or simply for a class, year group or whole school to enjoy working together; anything is possible!

Skills include:

Rhythm & Percussion (KS1- KS4)
Puppetry & Object Manipulation (KS1- KS4)
Clowning (KS2- KS4)
Mask (KS2- KS4)
Stage Combat (KS2- KS4)
Voice Coaching (KS2- KS4)
Physical Theatre (KS2- KS4)

Bigfoot’s ‘Dancing Feet’ programme consists of a range of dance workshops designed to give students and their teachers the opportunity to work with professional dance practitioners to explore various styles and techniques.

Dance styles include:

Street dance
Hip hop

Which Curriculum Subjects do you cater for?

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All of our curriculum based workshops use 'the arts' (drama, dance, music, art) to engage young people in exploring important, and sometimes quite complex and challenging, issues. Using movement, sound, imagination and real life interactions, we create a safe forum within which children can learn and play together to extend their knowledge about a wide range of subject areas.

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Bigfoot’s ‘Dancing Feet’ programme consists of a range of dance workshops designed to give students and their teachers the opportunity to work with professional dance practitioners to explore various styles and techniques.

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Spotlight workshops encourage the deveopment of specific skills, such as music. We are plesaed to be able offer Bigfooters who can deliver workshops based on 'Rhythm & Percussion', 'Voice Coaching', 'Instrument Tuition', and 'Vocal Singing Techniques'.

What activities are available during this educational workshop?

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We offer schools a wide range of curriculum focused programmes designed to compliment various school events and occasions throughout the year, as well as continuous creative school support. Please note that each category listed below also compromises of different options for particular ages and specific themes:

Anti Bullying
Black History Month
Mental Health & Wellbeing
Cyber Safety
Christmas Shows
Creative Literacy
INSETs & Team Building
PPA Residencies
Creative Buzz Days
British Values
Gender Stereotypes
Healthy Schools
Theatre Skills
Creating & Devising
Raising Attainment

What size groups do you cater for?

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Group Sizes range from assemblies for the whole school (as many that can comfortably fit into the hall space) to workshops for a maximum of 32 students per session. We can usually deliver 1 x assembly plus 4 workshops, or 5 x workshops across a full school day.

Do you offer access for visitors with disabilities?

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Do you cater for visitors with Special Educational Needs (SEN)?

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Anything else?

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