Educational and Motivational classes throughout Ayrshire for people with Additional Support Needs. Delivered by a fully qualified GTC registered teacher and Full Actors’ Union Equity Member with over 10 years in Further and Higher Education [specialising in Access and Inclusion] and over a decade of delivering Children’s Drama throughout Ayrshire.
Classes are held in Ayr, Kilmarnock ,Saltcoats and Irvine- every week. Classes offer opportunities for self expression,socialisation, friendships, exercise through dancing ,singing ,drama as well as focusing on areas where students can discuss and learn about the following in the Daily Living Skills class:
Goal setting. What is a goal? Are they Important? Why?
Money management –planning a meal etc
Cleaning your home [or what needs done] Is it important?
Personal Health Care
Safety when in the home and out and about
Leisure and Relaxation [including armchair exercises]
Who do I talk to when…? Where do I go when…?
Thoughts and feelings
These components can then be utilised outside the class as well as further discussed in the Health and Well Being class.
These classes are offered to students to give them choice and most importantly to give students the opportunities to meet new friends ,to go somewhere new, develop new [transferable] skills, learn about life, use their newly developed knowledge and put it into practice at home and when out and about. Develop a better idea of who they are and how they fit into this world. To see their ideas come to fruition in the drama classes, have the opportunity to sing in front of a large audience and to have the opportunity to play their instruments, sing their own songs and speak their own poems out in the classes, These classes value individuality and uniqueness as well as assist students to learn to work as a team, wait their turn and to encourage the students to appreciate others. The classes also accommodate students who wish to observe, to not take part but who are happy to attend. These classes are run for the students with their best interests at heart always.
Monday 1pm-4pm – Mixture of Dancing to Music and Singing (Disco)-Sutherland House, 123 Prestwick Road, Ayr KA8 8NJ Tuesday 1pm-3pm – DISCO – The Base,(Old Grange Church) Woodstock St, Kilmarnock KA21 2BE
Wednesday 9.30am – 12pm (Independent Living Skills) – The Salvation Army Church Hall, 12 Manse Street, Saltcoats KA21 5AA
Wednesday 12.30pm – 3pm – Health and Well-being – The Salvation Army Church Hall, Saltcoats KA21 5AA Thursday 9.30am – 12pm – Arts and Crafts – The Volunteer Rooms, Irvine KA12 0AB Thursday 12.30pm – 3pm – DISCO Singing and Dancing / with slight drama element- The Volunteer Rooms, Irvine KA12 0AB Friday 9.30am – 12pm – Drama Class – leading to formation of a Drama Group and performing in the local community…Schools etc – The Salvation Army Hall. 12 Manse Street, Saltcoats KA21 5AA Sunday 1pm – 4pm – Woodlands Hall Community Centre, Kilwinning Road, Irvine (next to Si Italia). Please note the class will be held in the Castlepatk Community Centre the 1st Sunday of every month
The classes differ in costs:
Monday class £4 Ayr
Tuesday class £3 Kilmarnock
Wednesday classes. £4 each or £7.50 for both classes Saltcoats
Thursday classes. £4 each or £7.50 for both classes Irvine
Friday class £4 Saltcoats [morning only at present]
Sunday class £3 Irvine
These classes will run every week of the year except the October school holiday week [North Ayrshire School Holiday] and of course Christmas. Dates to be confirmed for Christmas 2015. Please check this site for updates.
Resources and Amenities
Every class is provided with the necessary materials in order for students to fully take part in the class. All the music, cds, costumes, handouts, props and sound systems required for the music/drama classes are provided by ifound.
Volunteers who have up to date PVGs are on hand to assist Teacher [s] in certain classes.
All the venues ,where classes are held, are accessible to wheelchair users and those with limited motability and have ramps and suitable toilets.