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Develop important skills that last a lifetime

Reaching your secondary school pupils

When it comes to young people, performing and creative arts can play a pivotal role in developing confidence, teaching Citizenship, releasing creativity, and improving opportunities for future success. That’s exactly what the experts at Caboodle had in mind when we created programmes to address these issues in a fun and compelling way. We encourage pupils to step out of their comfort zones, be responsible citizens, and prepare for the future.

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SELF-IDENTITY & COMMUNICATION

Unfortunately, today’s society promotes increasingly isolated forms of communication that don’t allow pupils to practice complex verbal skills or cooperation, but Caboodle’s programmes are specifically designed to help with understanding diversity and acceptance, team building, self-confidence, gang culture, and anti-bullying.

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SKILLS FOR ENRICHMENT & CONTEMPORARY ISSUES

Open up creative minds and broaden world views with engaging and informative workshops from Caboodle. We offer a wide variety of workshops that challenge young people to express themselves using Art, Dance, Drama & Performing Arts and Physical Theatre/Mask & Movement.

Our programmes are also designed to raise awareness about difficult but contemporary subjects like homophobic bullying, which is the main topic of our popular “Boxed In” performance.

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SKILLS FOR WORK & EMPLOYMENT

Communication, cooperation, and self-confidence are essential for achieving success in the workplace, which is why Caboodle’s secondary school programmes at the secondary level are focused on maximising pupils’ potential and striving for success. Our performances address a wide variety of topics, including communication, self-confidence, team building, public speaking, debate and interviewing, and customer service.

Stamping It Out!

During their time at secondary school, young people undertake an enormous emotional & physical journey and it is essential that all pupils are able to do this in a safe environment. This means that sensitive subjects

need to be addressed to ensure that there are understanding, tolerance and acceptance amongst peers. What is ‘normal’
to one may not be ‘normal ‘ to another but equality must still exist so that each individual can achieve their full
potential. Caboodle strives to support schools in addressing some of these issues through their performances and
follow on workshops.

Dying to fit in

Dying To Fit In is a performance that deals with a number of issues around identity, the need to belong and peer

pressure. Prim is starting a new school. She feels ‘different’ to the other pupils and worries what people will think
of her. Her worse fears are realized when Courtney and her crew begin the merciless teasing. Prim will do anything to
fit in with this new group...even when she knows what she is doing is wrong. The performance allows pupils to consider
the need to ‘fit in’ and question themselves as to how much they would be prepared to change or compromise themselves
in order to do so. The play fits with the 2018 theme of “Choose Respect”by highlighting the need to be respectful in
our language choice, show respect through our actions and also to have respect for ourselves and not to compromise
this. 
 
Follow on workshops allow pupils to explore and consider some of the issues raised in the performance in more detail
through simple but effective drama based exercises. 

Boxed In

Boxed In – this performance was originally written as a piece of mask work, but has recently been adapted to a

performance with 3 actors. The play deals with the issue of Homophobia using stereotypes and assumptions displayed
through the characters. The play highlights the prejudice that surrounds sexuality and the impact loaded words can
have. These issues are explored further during the follow on workshops where pupils are encouraged to think about
their own prejudices and assumptions through a series of simple but effective drama exercises and discussion. The play
is focused on a young boy called Ben who is what many would call a ‘stereotypical’ gay. This has never been an issue
for him, but at his new school his ‘quirky eccentricities’ are viewed rather differently by a particular group of
pupils.

Enhance learning with an all-inclusive workshop

We now cover  Leicester, Northampton, Coventry, Birmingham, Derbyshire, Warwickshire, and the East-Midlands. Call today!

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