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Wac Nites

Evening performing arts and media programmes for those with mild/ moderate learning disabilities

Wac Nites is an inclusion programme specifically designed for those with mild/ moderate learning disabilities.

Wac Nites runs on Wednesday evenings in term time, and welcomes young people with mild to moderate learning disabilities. Led by tutors with a wealth of experience in this area of teaching and learning, young people are encouraged to engage in a variety of Performing and Creative Arts sessions, working towards sharing’s of their work at the end of each term. Sessions are tailored to the needs of the group, and the topics and activities change each term to provided a rounded experience.

In addition to providing high quality performing and creative arts classes, the group is encouraged to develop social skills during the sessions and work collaboratively across each term to encourage team building, socialization, communication and social skills development.

Wac Nites offers inclusion classes for three age groups:

Spark – Coming September 2022

Participatory projects for 9 – 12 year olds
Tutor led projects with a focus on boosting self-confidence and social skills. Sessions for Spark range cover a range of activities including arts and crafts, drama, music and digital skills. Spark sessions build on the skills the young people already have, and provide a range of opportunities to broaden their artistic experience.

When?
Wednesdays in term time
16:30 – 18:00

Register your interest for September 2022 and be the first to find out when booking opens!

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Ignite

Artistic development and collaborative projects for 13-17 year olds
Tutor led projects with a focus on boosting creative skill and artistic input. Sessions for Ignite range from acting and dance to art, film making and animation. The Ignite session seek to develop higher level skills in each area and involve opportunities for public sharing of work.

When?
Wednesdays in term time
18:30 – 20:30

Urban Motivation

Social development, performance and life skills for 18-30 year olds
Young people steered projects facilitating creative exploration of the ever-changing world around them, boosting self-confidence and self expression through content creation and performance opportunities.

When?
Wednesdays in term time
18:30 – 20:30

The application process:

  1. Apply by clicking the ‘Apply Now’ button above.
  2. A member of the admin team will send you a detailed onboarding form to complete.
  3. If required, a member of the team will arrange a phone call to discuss your specific needs.
  4. We will book you into a trial session where you can come along meet the team, the other participants and take part in a session.
  5. After your trial session you will be invited to join the group, or a discussion around any extra support needed will take place.

Term dates

Summer term
Wednesday 27th April – 6th July 2022 (10 weeks) 

*New applications are accepted until Wednesday 18th May. Applications received after this point will be deferred to the Autumn term 2022.

Half term week  
1st June 2022 

Fees

Wac Nites classes for the remainder of the academic year continue to be free and fully subsidised by Wac Arts*.

*From September 2022 this may change, and a class fee may be charged. This will be confirmed as soon as possible.

Things to note

  1. Due to staffing ratios, Wac Nites is not suitable for young people with profound and multiple learning disabilities
  2. Wac Arts cannot provide 1:2:1 support in sessions, but we willingly accept external 1:2:1 support in order to allow young people the opportunity to engage in sessions.
  3. Wac Nites is not suitable for young people with significant antisocial behaviours’

agreements

Parent Guardian Code of Conduct

Student Code of Conduct

Ask us a question

If you would like to get in touch we the admin team are available at admin@WacArts.co.uk

Wac Arts
Wac Arts Nites
Old Town Hall
213 Haverstock Hill
London NW3 4QP

General enquiries: 020 7692 5800

Email: admin@WacArts.co.uk

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