What you’ll do
‘Celebrating Who I Am’ is a sensory exploration for SEND students of the methods we use to communicate who we are – our preferences, our feelings and our personality.
This is a two-part workshop that gives students the chance to develop their physical, social, cognitive and communication skills.
For the first part, Wellcome Collection staff will visit students at school. Through sounds, actions and display, our facilitators will work with the group to think about what it means to be human.
This session lasts 45–60 minutes, depending on your students’ requirements.
For the second part, students will visit our ‘Being Human’ exhibition to see how people communicate through artworks and exhibits. Using their own preferred communication methods, students will have the chance to produce their own creative response, celebrating who they are and what being human really means.
Any time during the session that your students want to find a space away from the programme of activities, they can go to our Chill-Out Room. There will be low lighting, comfortable seating, cushions, mats, ear defenders, earplugs and sensory toys.
This session lasts between 60 and 90 minutes, with additional breaks, depending on your group’s needs. Groups are also welcome to have lunch in our youth studio.
Please contact the Youth Programme team to discuss session times, structures and a timetable that works best for you and your students.
Who can come
This event is suitable for SEND students aged 14+ following pre-formal, informal and semi-formal curriculum pathways.
You can bring up to eight students.
All of our study days are free. Due to the small scale of our programme, schools in the Greater London area have priority.
Supporting your students
This workshop is designed to be flexible and adaptable, according to the needs of your students. At the point of booking, we will discuss your requirements and adjust the study day accordingly.
Start and end times are flexible, depending on how many breaks you would like to build into the day and whether your group would like to stay for lunch. Specific timings can be agreed with the school upon booking.
If you would like to book, or have further questions about what we can do to support the learning of your students, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
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