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Scottish Ballet’s Safe to Be Me™ programme supports young people to feel safe and confident in who they are.

Age
10-12

Scottish Ballet’s Safe to Be Me™ programme supports young people to feel safe and confident in who they are. 

Prior to the pandemic, our Safe to Be Me™ programme engaged over 1,200 pupils in primary schools across Scotland to explore themes of homophobia, racism, ableism, transphobia, bigotry and family diversity (in line with key Scottish Government targets).

As part of our digital Safe to Be Me™ festival, we are running online sessions for schools as well as offering two sessions for the public so that more young people aged 10 to 12 years old can experience these rewarding, thought-provoking and interactive workshops.

Family Diversity Workshop

Date: Saturday 29 May 2021
Time: 09:45am - 11.00am
Suitable for 10 - 12 year-olds

Beginning with a dance solo performed by one of Scottish Ballet's experienced dance artists, this 75-minute workshop will consist of a warm-up and creative activities exploring family diversity. 

Our experienced dance practitioner will take pupils on a fun narrative journey through various dance tasks. A facilitated discussion will explore a dynamic range of family make-ups including fostering, adoption, multiple heritage backgrounds, same-sex couples and single parenthood.  

This discussion is then used as creative inspiration for movement-based tasks. 

Gender Identity Workshop

Date: Saturday 29 May 2021
Time: 12pm - 1.15pm
Suitable for 10 - 12 year-olds

Beginning with a solo performed by one of Scottish Ballet's experienced artists, this 75-minute workshop will consist of a warm-up and creative activities focusing on personal and gender identity.  

This workshop includes a combination of poetry exercises and tasks facilitated by experienced dance and literary practitioners. Through exploring the concept of identity labels, participants will learn terminology, be empowered to take ownership of their own identity and feel encouraged to practice allyship – supporting others to feel safe in who they are. 

Participants then learn specially created choreography and have the opportunity/chance to create their own movement in response. 

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