for the North West Region
Friday, 16th October 2009
DNA Puppetry, The Watermark,
9-15 Ribbleton Lane, Preston, PR1 5EZ (directions here)
10.00 am – 4.00 pm
(Coffee from 9.30am)
please bring a packed lunch or money for the café
10.00 Earlyarts National Growth Programme and introduction to Pathfinders in region
10.30 Morning Case Study Presentations by Earlyarts members:
- Elaine Bates and Debbie Walker, Renaissance North West on the Renaissance NW Early Years Family Learning Programme.
- Rebecca Johnson, Head of Learning and Play at Eureka on International Developments in Childrens Museums, and what next for family learning at Eureka.
- Rachel Riggs, DNA and Ruth Churchill Dower, Isaacs UK and Earlyarts on the learning emerging from Earlyarts International Exchange programme, Dandelion (focussing on theatre for families).
12.00 Earlyarts Knowledge – Latest publications, research, national initiatives and Speed Networking
12.30 Networking LUNCH
13.30 Practice Workshop – choose one of two excellent opportunities to gain ideas and skills:
a) Zoe Greenhalgh, Turton Music – Supporting family learning through music (specifically exploring Kodaly approaches).
b) Louise Rutherford, Peoples History Museum – story building with young children and families
To book a place please contact Susan at firstname.lastname@example.org or phone
Any problems on the day, phone Ruth on 07967 804223