The Trendsetters group of young disabled people spent the day with a team from Advocreate sharing ideas using mime, sound, speeches, poems and even a bit of rapping! They were given the task of helping a wannabe actor ‘Dayo’ overcome different obstacles on his way to an audition.
- He has no money to buy a costume
- He has a problem with his dad
- He doesn’t believe he’s good enough to audition
- He’s nervous about joining a drama class in his community
- He gets told the drama class is full because someone is worried he’ll be better than them
- Someone at the drama class suggests he’s ‘different’
Scope has been working with Manchester Metropolitan University to think about the kinds of things, like people and experiences, that can help you lead the life you want to lead. It’s great to be assertive, but you don’t have to always rely on just yourself. Advocreate took some of these ideas and turned the workshop into a few hours of fun ‘creative advocacy’.
So much was talked about on the day, the Trendsetters thought we could share some of the discussion in a short guide on this website. We’ll use photos to explain some of the ideas about what can help someone lead the life they want to lead and you’ll find out whether Dayo made it to the audition…
If you would like to come to next year’s workshop, you need to be a Trendsetter .Find out how to join Trendsetters here.