Kiln Theatre (Tricycle)
Working with Key Stage 2 pupils in Brent
After a recommendation about her wealth of experience and wide ranging skills, Naomi has become a highly valued member of the Creative Learning team at the Tricycle Theatre, being able to adapt her skills to support the wide range of young people the company works with.
She was one of the lead facilitators on the theatre's pilot programme Story Lab, a collaboration between the Tricycle Theatre and local primary schools in Brent. The in-school sessions combined story-telling and writing activities, focussing on the development and confidence of the pupil's literacy skills. Naomi also provided training for class teachers as the project supported their own Continuing Professional Development. The structure of the project encouraged the pupils to create their own stories which were then adapted by the creative team at the Tricycle and performed on their stage.
In Minding the Gap Naomi worked with young refugees and migrants not yet in mainstream education. She provided the participants with an opportunity to develop their spoken and written English, whilst addressing their emotional needs of living in London town. She used a wide range of theatre-making techniques; movement and devising, ensemble and new writing to explore stories both traditional and modern.
"Naomi is an essential member of the Creative Learning team at the Tricycle. She is a favourite with both young people and co-facilitators because of her warm, supportive manner as well as her thorough and imaginative workshop planning."
Mark Londesborough – Creative Learning Manager, Tricycle Theatre (the Kiln)