Sensory Clubs

Weekly Workshops

What is Sensory Drama?

Sensory Drama offers us an opportunity to get creative and explore the imagination through storytelling, craft and prop making, mime, movement and music making. Each 11 week block explores a fun new theme, providing us with lots of exciting games and activities. The course is divided up into an 8 week course of workshops, followed by a fun 3 week project. The project might include a trip, a picnic, performance, or a public craft project.

This sociable group encourages us to listen and to communicate in different ways, as well as taking on challenges to make creative choices. The space is wheelchair friendly and we have an accessible toilet on site. Support workers and carers are always welcome to come along completely free of charge. Please note that if participants attend alone they will be expected to make their own way to and from the sessions, and emergency contact must be provided for all participants before attending. Sessions are delivered by a drama specialist not a healthcare professional.

The sensory drama club has been great as it differentiates for the wide range of needs of the students at Blueberry Academy. It is also great that our students are able to have a meaningful creative and community experience, generalising skills beyond our provision.

Kirsty Kingsley – Complex Needs Functional Skills Tutor

Course Information

Days: Thursdays

Times: 10:00am – 11:30pm

Address: Oaken Grove Community Centre, Reid Park, Oaken Grove, Haxby, York, YO32 3QW

Costs:

£42.00 for an 11 week block (includes all materials, plus a weekly snack and drink).

The payment can be divided into 2 instalments – £30.00 for the 8 week course, followed by £12 for the project.

If you would like to book a free taster on our most recent course, then please get in touch.

An Introduction to Oaken Grove Community Centre

Established in 2005, the centre is run by Haxby & Wigginton Youth & Community Association (reg. charity 1105675) provides a wide range of educational and leisure activities for local people in Haxby, Wigginton and York. As well as hosting community groups, local businesses and local services, a very active group of volunteers organise weekly activities for the benefit of local people of all ages.

Click here to find out more about the centre.

Outreach Sessions

Tool Box Drama regularly offer outreach workshops, often for free or at low cost. This is our way of connecting with the local community and engaging with other service providers. We have had the pleasure of working with groups such as

The Hut York

Yorvik Gateway Club

Blueberry Academy 

The Wilberforce Trust

If you would be interested in hosting a Tool Box Drama outreach session with your group, then please get in touch via the contacts page. We would love to visit you with our various drama props and tool kits!