Our Course Workshops
The Creative Skills Foundatiion works to widen access to the performing arts for young people from disadvantaged backgrounds. We provide bursaries for music lessons, dance classes and drama school (recall) audition and tuition fees to those who cannot afford to fund themselves, we set up and run youth theatre projects in areas where there is little or no such provision
Arts activities were the most frequently provided services, followed by counselling and by sports activities. Only 13% of charities expected their work to contribute to the health legacy of the 2012 London Olympics. Telephone help-lines were provided by 16% of charities that promote mental health. Counselling and arts activities were relatively common, but sports and activity were limited, despite the evidence base that sport and physical activity as an important intervention for maintaining good mental health and well being
The Creative Skills foundation focus on working with locals to improve their quality of life through music – whether that’s giving them a confidence boost, teaching them a new skill, or helping young musicians make contacts in the music industry. We will be running a number of courses, such as beginners’ classes for learning to play live instruments , singing and songwriting sessions, and classes in live sound engineering.
The Creative Skills Foundation organisation gives young people the chance to form a band or a group with professional music mentors there to help every step of the way – from finding a name and style of music through to performing live at a local venue.
Young people have the most to offer our societies and the most to lose; they are prepared to make sacrifices with total commitment that resonate with their passion and belief in an honest and just world. They are often full of the passions of life, of ideologies that help them defeat their fears and overcome adversity.
Sports just like arts have been shown to benefit the mental and physical health of children and young people. The charity sector often is a main provider of health promoting activities in response to local community needs.
There is empirical evidence from sports and academic organisations which demonstrates the important link between physical activity, mental health and wellbeing.
VR And AR CLASSES
As both augmented and virtual reality evolve, we will continue to see changes in how we use these everyday. Today, we are beginning to see how they will impact the schooling we once had to trudge through with only books, pencils, and notepads as our trusty tools.
Imagine, if you will, no longer needing to tell younger generations of your awful school trek through ten feet of snow, uphill both ways. Instead, you could simply show them a VR video allowing them to experience the daunting daily venture in a near lifelike scenario.
The above isn’t probably the best use for VR when it comes to education-related story-telling. First off, your enjoyment of telling your previous hardships is slightly odd. Secondly, there is virtually no educational benefit to the child. Thirdly, and most importantly, we all know you made that up. You’re not fooling anyone.
There are real benefits of the use of the realities in schools, though. Instead of forcing a child to sit through a dull 8:00 AM session of students each taking turns reading a paragraph from a history book’s passage in Ancient Egypt , perhaps the class engages in a virtual reality session.
The class, all now eager beings of near endless pent-up energy, can be physically, mentally, and visually stimulated while learning. They enter a castle, something they no longer need to imagine as it sits before them and they look around at the people from a time we only see in period dramas.