A Sound Connections event
What role do the arts and music education play in our work with early
years and families in challenging circumstances? What barriers do
children in early years and their families face to accessing arts
activities? What are the key skills and approaches we need to adopt to
work in these contexts?
This workshop, led by Sally Anne Donaldson, will explore the current
landscape of provision for young children and families living in London,
and present the extraordinary work of Creative Homes;
a home visiting service that brings artists into families homes to help
them find creative solutions for day-to-day triggers of stress.
Together we will look at how to engage early years and families in
challenging circumstances through creativity, interactively develop
practical key skills and approaches, look at planning appropriate
activity, and address the challenges associated with the work. The
session will also explore meaningful evaluation and social impact tools
and ideas for supporting progression.
Sound Connections defines challenging circumstances as any
barrier to accessing music. This could mean visually impaired children,
refugees, young offenders, young people with mental health problems,
those with disabilities, young people living in social deprivation the
list is (almost) endless.
This course is aimed at workshop leaders, musicians, artists, Local
Authority early years advisors and representatives of arts organisations
working in a range of early years settings.