Please get in touch with Jake if you have any questions about social distancing in our projects.
Social Distancing in our Drama classes.
In light of COVID-19 and the national lockdown, we have rethought how our Drama classes will be delivered. These decisions have been made following advice from Health and Safety England and the Department of Education for the continued safety of all the fantastic children and young people we work with.
Until further notice, class sizes shall be capped at 15 students per project. Within this, children/young people will be placed into smaller teams ('bubbles') of 7/8 people, thus helping maintain the 2m distance rule. Each team will be assigned a member of the lead facilitator team to work with throughout the project, and have additional support from a member of the supporting facilitation team.
Time shall be devoted to hand washing/sanitising at the beginning and end of every session. We will also establish a clear policy for attendance, drop offs and collections with parents who have children taking part in all current projects. We are also encouraging all parents to avoid the use of public transport to attend classes (and to opt for walking, cycling or travel by car instead).
For so long as we are unable to put on live performances, we shall record productions at the end of term so that parents and family can enjoy children and young people's work at home. Should the rules change ahead of the end of term, we shall still record the production, but will invite parents to attend a private showing, providing social distancing is still possible.
As always, we will continue to support the additional health/educational and/or wellbeing needs of all our participants and are happy to work alongside parents to determine an approach which will best support their child.
Whilst we are aware that these rules put limitations on how our projects usually run, we continue to plan each session/rehearsal carefully and will still provide all children and young people the same positive experience as they would have attending a regular term.
If you have any additional questions then please feel free to get in touch!