Contact Studio School open for pupils
Manchester’s Contact Theatre is now open for referrals to its unique Studio School,
The school offers an alternative education using creative arts and digital media for year 7 to 11 students not in mainstream education - pupils at risk of going into pupil referral units, specialist schools or alternative providers.
Studio School aims to recover the loss of self-esteem and aspirations in a student's engagement with school and study due to the impact of Covid-19 and the lack of classroom schooling during lockdown.
“In a time of uncertainty we need some normality and a sense of hope - this is what Studio School has given to students already on the eight-week programme”, said one of the school's teachers.
Studio School is part of the "recovery curriculum", to fill the gaps in learning using activities that appeal. Students will develop a range of literacy, numeracy and ICT skills using music, drama, the spoken word, film and other multimedia and ICT activitie To improve their team-working and communication abilities.
Each session lasts two hours between one and three days a week for a term of six to eight weeks.
To refer a student to the school, or for more info, email here or check out the website here