Supported by the Tiny Changes Fund, and presented by Let’s Pretend, each of the brand-new Stuck in the Mud! sessions will use games, music and puppetry to explore the feelings associated with lockdown and loss of freedoms. Very much ‘light touch’ rather than covid-specific, the sessions will also offer a mix of literacy, drama, movement and song.
Each child who participates in the sessions will receive a take-away pack that includes a copy of Pants on my Face, a book written for early years children by Jackie Hardie. A childcare expert and nursery owner, she was motivated to write the book after hearing one of the children at her nursery asking why people were wearing pants on their faces in the wake of covid.
The sessions, which begin on 11 January and run through to early February, are 45 minutes long and will have a maximum of six children in each class. They are particularly recommended for children who parents feel would most benefit from a fun drama workshop in a small group which aims to aid wellbeing and confidence after such a challenging period of time.
Stuck in the Mud! is the latest addition to the Eastgate’s range of classes specifically aimed at young children, as well as a wider programme of health and wellbeing classes that together use music, dance and drama to add richness to the lives of people of all ages.
The Stuck in the Mud! drama sessions begin on 11 January and run through until 9 February. For more details, call Box Office on 01721 725777 or go online.