Tuesday, 6 June 2017

Soap Box Video: Drama & Film for Adults with Learning Disabilities


Sharon Woodward / WoodwardMedia ran a 5 week video production course working with Cornerstone in Didcot and Abingdon & Witney College.
Creative Learning for employment, there are many ways to learn new skills and develop and improve on those you already have.
Based on some work I had done in schools for pupils with mild and complex learning disabilities. I developed a course with Miranda Laurence the Arts Development Officer, Cornerstone.


Soap Box Video: Drama & Film for Adults with Learning Disabilities Influenced by TV programmes such as: Miss Marple, EastEnders, Heartbeat and Casualty.
Over the 5 weeks leaners were involved in a process to create a short improvised video drama.
Throughout the process we explored skills such as Developing Communication, Planning, Organising, Team work, Time management and Confidence building.


The Birthday Party (short video)
Synopsis: When wealthy Scott Lockwood organizes a weekend celebration for sister Stephanie's Birthday. She is ready for a wonderful time with friends and family. However, the weekend becomes a darker occasion and not everybody is who they appear to be.
We received excellent feedback from those taking part.


Some of the comments:
“Really enjoyed it.”
“Great! Think I should have got 10 years at the end.”
“Brilliant!”
“Was great! Pleased we made a happy ending.”
“Really brilliant!”
“Good to learn about missing your cue”
A small extract of the film will be shown at the Access All Areas SHOWCASE, on the 23rd June 2017 at Cornerstone Arts Centre

The drama made by the group will also be shown on the 12th September 2017 at the Westbank Portobello Film Festival


Sharon Woodward / WoodwardMedia here

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