We’re pleased to announce that we have set two dates for Arts from the Start Inspiration Days aimed at current and past Creative Skills participants. These events are now on sale and we would love to see you there!
By the time they are five, Scotland’s least advantaged children will be 18 months behind in vocabulary and 13 months behind in problem solving skills compared to their most advantaged peers. A playful, open-ended approach to the arts can be instrumental in transforming the lives of those children.
Join the Starcatchers team for a day of practical training and discussion as we explore the role practitioners can play in helping to close the equity gap using a creative, playful approach to the arts. Andy Cannon will share some of the learning from Talking Tales, Starcatchers’ pilot project looking at playful ways to explore language and support language development with children aged 0-3 using stories and storytelling, and will be joined by Hazel Darwin-Edwards (Edinburgh) who will share some ideas about enjoying puppetry and object-led play with younger children or Dr. Rachel Drury (Dundee) who will explore the role music and the arts have in child development.
This training is aimed at Early Years practitioners from across sectors who have previously taken part in the Creative Skills Programme and assumes a working knowledge of creative, open-ended approaches to the arts in early years. We hope it will be an excellent opportunity for practitioners from across the country to meet and share practice, be inspired and gain new practical skills.
- Arts from the Start Inspiration Day: Closing the gap (Dundee) Saturday 12th March 10:00 – 16:00 BOOK EVENT IN DUNDEE NOW
- Arts from the Start Inspiration Day: Closing the gap (Edinburgh) Saturday 23rd April 10:00 – 16:00 BOOK EVENT IN EDINBURGH NOW
PLEASE NOTE: both days will cover the same content so we would recommend only booking a space on either one or the other.
We will shortly be announcing a further date for an event to be held in Glasgow which will be aimed at Early Years practitioners, Managers and anyone else interested in learning more about the programme and the benefits of putting creativity into practice when working with small children.