OUR SCHOOLS PROJECTS SO FAR
Between January and February 2015 we successfully realised our first Achieve Your Greatness (AYG) pilot schools project in two secondary schools in the borough of Greenwich. It was aimed at 40 young people between 11 and 14 years with a special focus on children who had been identified as lacking in confidence, suffering from bullying, experiencing difficulty fitting in, at risk of disengagement or receiving little support at home.
We delivered an extended six-week AYG project at Plumstead Manor, and at Corelli College we delivered it over three days during half-term. Over the course of both AYG projects, participants devised the beginnings of a new performance piece inspired by the life of historical figure, Philippa Schuyler and the music of Abram Wilson. The workshops culminated in a sharing of work to an invited audience of family and friends.
The workshops were led by two workshop practitioners and involved four visiting artists specialising in a range of disciplines, including the director and writer of The Philippa Project, Pia Furtado.