This is the second summer we have delivered creative workshops as part of Autism East Midlands’ Summer School service held at Rosehill School, as part of our on-going Community engagement programme. Autism East Midlands are a leading autism charity who strive to ensure that people with autism can live their lives with dignity, choice and independence. HandMade Theatre work with AEM as part of their Play and Leisure Service, giving children and young people the opportunity to access some great activities. These activities take place during most school holidays as well as occasional half terms, weekends and after school. The service is supported through funding from Nottinghamshire County Council and Nottingham City Council’s Flexible Support developments.
This summer we encouraged young people to take to the skies on The Flying Machine visiting a wide range of holiday destinations, interacting with sensory props, stories and songs. As usual – the skies are our limits!
The Flying Machine Testimonials:
‘‘Really enjoyed every single minute of the Flying Machine, it made me feel happy, all happy, I really enjoyed it!’ – Young Person
The Flying Machine Practitioners:
Creative Director/performer: Amy Nicholson
Company Manager/performer: Suzy Gunn
Musician/performer: Matt Marks
Media Practitioner: Tom Walsh
Set Construction: Ben Thomas & START in Salford
Prop maker/performer: Emily Croxford
Costume Design: Emily Aherne
Puppet Design: Sarah Lewis
Ideas & Inspiration: The Children @ Rosehill School